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New iMacs…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on August 31, 2004

Teh electronic cuteness.

20″ G5.

Mmmmm.

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O’Reilly reinvents the Whole Earth Review…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on August 30, 2004

One of the talks I had to miss at Euro Foo was on Make, O’Reilly’s forthcoming “mook” (it’s a magazine/book) of neat projects and tools. It reminds me of the early days of Coevolution Quarterly and the Whole Earth Review – and specifically the Whole Earth Signals Catalogue that included Bruce Sterling on the editorial team.

Rar! Just what I’ve been looking for since WER folded.

With another Apple Expo around the corner…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on August 30, 2004

…introducing the Apple Product Lifecycle as it really is…

The editors of popular Mac magazines hail the new device as the next great step toward our utopian digital future. Wired News runs exclusive interviews with the Apple design team. Fortune publishes another glowing fluff piece about Steve Jobs, proclaiming him to be the great visionary behind all technological innovation. Newsweek declares the device the new “must have” item for any self-respecting urban technophile. All of this is written before anybody outside of Cupertino has held the new device in his or her hand.

What ever they announce in Paris next week, I want one now! Or even yesterday…

The return of the Dancing Priest…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on August 30, 2004

No, it’s not a scene from Father Ted. However, it looks like Father Neil Horan is back. This time, he’s been dancing at the Olympics

Tech gets everywhere…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on August 29, 2004

We spent yesterday afternoon at Peter Jones attempting to construct our wedding list. Luckily the nice folk at the gift registry give you a little Palm-based scanner (in John Lewis green!)so you can wander around the store, and just scan the bar codes of the various items you want. The hand-held software allows you to see related items, so you can quickly set up lists of various patterns and designs, or see what else might be available.

Nifty.

Alex explains why we have parking restrictions in our bit of London…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on August 28, 2004

Heh.

Sell your cents!

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on August 28, 2004

According to the BBC’s “10 Things” page the current cost of copper means that one Euro cent costs more to make than its face value…

Inside the Ice Bar

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on August 27, 2004

It’s cold in the Ice Bar, minus 5, and they give you a shiny parka cape with insulated gloves to wear when you arrive for your allotted 45 minutes. You need the gloves to drink from the blocks of ice full of vodka cocktails – just don’t let them slide off the ice tables or your feet will freeze to the floor. The ice walls are clear, so clear you can see the heads of grass frozen into the river water…



Too cold for a decent digicam, so these are phonecam snaplets.

Brr.

Today Stockholm, tomorrow the world…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on August 25, 2004

Off to sunny Stockholm this afternoon, to stay in a hotel with an ice bar and lots of fish

Back tomorrow night.

Then a week in the UK, and off to San Francisco again! Third time this year, but I do love that city…

Twilight Zone goes Ape

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on August 24, 2004

A dedicated Twilight Zone fan has re-edited “The Planet Of The Apes” as if it were a 30-minute Twilight Zone episode

Such dedication!

(link via and Boing Boing)

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