Archive for January, 2007

Are they used for skating anymore?

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

skateboards

Seems like the only skateboards I see these days are used as an art canvas (or in a Tony Hawk videogame). I guess I’m not crazy, there’s a whole book on the subject.

I make things
Alai

Reverse snowbirding

Monday, January 29th, 2007

In NYC Sunday-Wednesday for a little break from the perfect weather Miami is having. One plus though, outdoor ice skating….and I didn’t fall once!

Central Park ice skating

1 in 8 men would dump their girlfriend for latest gadget

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

The survey was conducted by GfK NOP on behalf of price comparison service 60207, and revealed that 13% of men would swap their significant other for gadgets, compared to just 6% of women. The percentages are higher for younger age groups, and lower for older folks.

I’m guessing this number is about right. At least 20% of all relationships are on the edge of breaking up anyway, why not take a parting gift?!

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Nintendo Wii news channel launches

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

and it’s fantastic.

You can browse AP news by category(there’s about 10, ranging from sports to technology) or hop on the globe and look around by area. Each article is easy to read from the couch, unlike the Opera browser channel, and the categories run like an RSS reader, making for a quick visual scan. The globe browsing is great because you can see exactly where something is happening. Much needed for us Americans who generally lack geography skills.

No tailgating at the Superbowl

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Dolphins Stadium

Considering they allow it for all regular season Dolphins game, something is odd here. Maybe it’s a ploy to keep the parking lot from filling up with people who don’t have tickets. Either way, it’s an easy way to piss off fans.

link (thanks alex)

The other Miami silicon…

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

barcamp Miami

Today my eyes were opened, there are other dotcoms in Miami. Usually I’m working with our team in California or agencies in New York or Chicago, so little attention is paid to the scene down here. I’m hoping refreshmiami and Barcamp Miami are the tip of the iceberg, but my gut is telling me otherwise. Either way I will definitely be attending some of these conferences.

Gameboy round the world

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

gameboy around the world

Great Flickr photoset featuring a boy playing gameboy around the world. Funny yet sad. He also needs to upgrade to a DS.

link (via neatorama)

Does it contain a miniature Dennis Quaid?

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

pill cam

Proctology exams are recommended at age 40 for men? Doctors, you have 12 years to get this pill completed…

link (via medgadget)

For your hell’s angel hamster

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Critter Chopper

Give your little rodent pets something to do besides eating their babies.

link (via redferret)

Too soon!

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Tree 9/11

The above photo is from an ad for French environmental site Defi Pour La Terre, it transforms the image of two trees into the twin towers burning. With copy reading “For nature, every day is 9/11.”

Probably not the best way to gain support for your cause!

(via adrants)

Farecast offers airline ticket lock-in

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

They must trust their predicting system.

    “Farecast is a service that predicts airline pricing in the future (U.S. domestic market only), helping customers decide if they should purchase a flight now, or wait. They’ve been testing a product which allows users to lock in a price found on the site for up to a week. For $10, customers will be protected against any price increases for that flight. This is, effectively, the purchase of an insurance policy against the risk of future price increases.”

Time to add farecast to my regular lineup of flight sites (kayak, mobissimo, southwest). And note to southwest, share your flight data with the aggregator sites already!

link (via techcrunch)

Dogs everywhere rejoice

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

dog beer

    “Once a year we go to Austria to hunt with our dogs, and at the end of the day we sit on the verandah and drink a beer. So we thought, my dog also has earned it,” said inventor Terrie Berenden.

Unfortunately it’s non-alcoholic, so my dog will be sticking to Miller High Life. It’s supposedly fit for humans, so I’m guessing it doesn’t taste like dog anus and garbage.

link (via mojo nixon and thanks mr larry)

In search of the ultimate home theater

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

home theaters

TecheBlog has a great post on three killer home theaters. The above Opera House has to be my favorite. Nice attention to detail.

This Star Trek theater that was on Gizmodo last week is pretty wild too.

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The (innercity) Alamo

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

the alamo

Who knew it was in downtown San Antonio? I’ve always pictured it out in the desert, but I guess that was 150 years ago. There’s some kind of conpiracy though, because searching google, there’s very very few images showing the alamo with it’s surrounding buildings. Yet the hotel I was staying in was 15 stories tall and my room overlooked The Alamo. Must be some Texas pride thing.

And like Pee Wee, they didn’t have my bicycle in the basement.

Saw San Antonio’s Riverwalk area for the first time this weekend as well. I really liked it’s setup and the great architecture. However for a Saturday night, it was empty. Also many boarded up stores/restaurants and the people that were there didn’t give off a vibe fitting of the place.

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BUNCO: The worst game ever?

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

dice

The game is completely luck, socializing is minimal (everyones busy rolling or scoring) and watching people flip coins or play ‘war’ with a deck of cards would probably be more exciting.

Basically everyone rolls dice for six rounds trying to match each die to the round number. If someone rolls three of a kind, three 1’s in round 1 for example, they score a BUNCO and win the round. There’s a 1 in 216 chance of this happening.

I know all of the above because I had to sit through 13 hours of housewives playing BUNCO yesterday. Fortunately the event raised some money to fight breast cancer.