Martin Tithonium (tithonium) wrote,
Martin Tithonium

Shared Posts from 05 February to 28 February

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Lessig Blog - Caving into bullies (aka, here we go again) - Amazon has caved into demands from the Authors Guild that it disable the ability of the Kindle to read a book aloud. This is very bad news. We had this battle before. In 2001, Adobe released e-book technology that gave rights holders (including publ[...]
Interior Design, Decorating, Furniture, Architecture, Home & House Design Magazine - Bath tub design inspired by the natural form of the human body - This bathtub design by Marco Tallarida won the Bathroom Innovation Award in 2008. The bath tub design is inspired by the natural form of the human body. Its shape resembles that slanting organic posture that we take while bathing. It was consciously [...]
Bad Astronomy - John McCain still really hates science - Oh John McCain, I'm so glad you're gone. But I wish you would actually leave! Through Cosmic Variance I found out John McCain has a Twitter feed. That's pretty amazing for a guy who doesn't understand computers or even use email, but hey, everyone's[...]
Boing Boing - Octopus removes valve, floods floor of Santa Monica Pier Aquarium - Shared by Marty Perhaps we could take this as a sign that they're BORED OUT OF THEIR LACK-OF-SKULLS, and maybe we shouldn't lock them in little rooms? A small mischievous octopus at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium broke a valve in its tank, resulti[...]
TechCrunch - Diomede Offers Green File Storage In The Cloud For A Fraction Of The Cost - Shared by Marty Interesting. Depending on the price, this might be good for my offsite backups. At today's TechCrunch Cloud Computing Roundtable event, a new storage company called Diomede launched in private beta with the goal of offering low cos[...]
Coding Horror - Paying Down Your Technical Debt - Every software project I've ever worked on has accrued technical debt over time: Technical Debt is a wonderful metaphor developed by Ward Cunningham to help us think about this problem. In this metaphor, doing things the quick and dirty way sets us [...]
End User - A VCR Hack That Nobody Could Have Possibly Expected - Let's see now, it being 2009 now it has got to be 10 years or more since I last turned on the VCR that a recent scavenger hunt down to my basement revealed. Why on earth do I still have the thing? Well for one there are those old Tae Bo tapes I've be[...]
The UberReview - UrBonfire, a Clean Burning Fire For Inner-city Living - If you want the warmth that can only be obtained from an actual fire, without all the inconvenience of having an actual fireplace, the UrBonfire gets you pretty close to the experience. It uses clean burning BioEthanol, which allows you to have the f[...]
MAKE Magazine - Grow your own fresh air indoors - It's no surprise that indoor plants help to reduce carbon dioxide and increase oxygen in the buildings they inhabit, but this TED presentation discusses a particular indoor planting strategy that is being used by a business park in New Delhi specific[...]

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