Friday, July 02, 2010

Norwegian Cinema At Its Finest

Java 4 Ever

(thanks, Steve)

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Surprise, surprise: Microsoft tries to steal Xobni's lunch

Watching the Scobleizer's interview with Microsoft Office Product Manager Chris Bryant showing new functionality in Outlook 2010 it's pretty obvious that Microsoft is not just going to let Xobni have all the fun with social networks and conversations - it will now be baked in...

Remind me why Xobni didn't take Microsoft's money when MS offered it to them?

There’s also lots of additional goodness in Outlook, let’s just hope they’ve cleaned up the ‘extra linebreak’ “function” as well.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Flying Nuts

My neighbor, Sean Tepper (graphics designer extraordinaire, designer of the logo) forwarded the video below, shot not too far from where I grew up in Norway:

wingsuit base jumping from Ali on Vimeo.

Insane. Any one little gust of wind and they'd all be candidates for the Darwin Awards.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Games: Crayon Physics Rocks

I have two young kids, so basically my only off-time on the computer is when the kids are asleep or at daycare.  And they're only at daycare if I'm at work, so that leaves not a whole lot of time left...  So anyhow- what I'm trying to say is that I'm hardly a computer gamer.

Still I paid $19.95 for a game today, when I haven't even finished the demo levels.  Crayon Physics is THAT good - I highly recommend it (PC or iPhone).  My 3 year old even sat still on my lap for 15 minutes while we drew shapes together!

Crayon Physics Deluxe from Petri Purho on Vimeo.

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Friday, January 09, 2009

52 years of internet in 8 minutes and 9 seconds...

(Apparently all the popular blog posts out there have titles starting with numbers – let’s see how this fares…)

Talking about the internet, how about some history?

via Frank’s World:

History of the Internet from PICOL on Vimeo.

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

Here’s to 2009 being an inspirational year for all of us.

by OverThinkingIt


Will you fight?  - No! We will run.  And we will live.  Shame on you. This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you’re going to let it be the worst. And I guarantee a week won’t go by in your life you won’t regret walking out, letting them get the best of you. Well, I’m not going home. We’ve come too far! And I’m going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. A day may come when the courage of men fails… but it is not THIS day. The line must be drawn HERE. This far, no further! I’m not saying it’s going to be easy. You’re going to work harder than you ever worked before. But that’s fine, we’ll just get tougher with it! If a person grits his teeth and shows real determination, failure is not an option. That’s how winning is done! Believe me when I say we can break this army here, and win just one for the Gipper. But I say to you what every warrior has known since the beginning of time: you’ve got to get mad. I mean plum mad dog mean. If you would be free men, then you must fight to fulfill that promise! Let us cut out their living guts one inch at a time, and they will know what we can do! Let no man forget how menacing we are. We are lions! You’re like a big bear, man! This is YOUR time! Seize the day, never surrender, victory or death… that’s the Chicago Way! Who’s with me? Clap! Clap! Don’t let Tink die! Clap! Alright! Let’s fly! And gentlemen in England now abed shall know my name is the Lord when I tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take our Independence Day!

(If you’ve seen this before, it’s probably because I’m posting this way back in 2008 on a dull day before Christmas.  So Merry Christmas, too.)

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