Archive for July, 2006

On vacation

I’m leaving for a 2 week vacation, so there won’t be any posts for a while. I return on the 10th of August, so come back then!


Cellphone vending machines

A friend of mine is proposing cellphone vending machines. Of course, someone’s already doing it. It’s a brilliant idea nonetheless.

The mistake that is agriculture…

Two interesting articles: one fairly aggressive one on the energy costs of food, and one by Jared Diamond on why agriculture is a bad thing. If you haven’t read it yet, I can highly recommend Jared’s book Guns, Germs and Steel.


PlayPumps is a clever invention that uses kids’ play to pump water.

Deep Inside

Joe Nishizawa’s Deep Inside is a collection of great photographs of underground industrial facilities in Japan.

Counting German tanks

A short article on how we cleverly figured out how many tanks the Germans were manufacturing during WW2.

March of the Emperors

March of the Emperors is an absolutely hilarious commercial. Browse around the site after you’ve watched it, there are a lot of other good ones on there as well.

I like this definition:

An interface is humane if it is responsive to human needs and considerate of human frailties.