Laptop flambe, sir?

August 15, 2006 at 6:09 pm | Posted in tech | 1 Comment

You heard it here first– Dell’s exploding batteries.  Well, after months of pressure and bad press Dell has decided that it should do something about the problem and is conducting a massive recall.  4.1 million batteries are involved in the recall which will cost the company over $200 million in production, marketing and shipping alone. 

For you Dell haters out there- the batteries were made by Sony.

Check https://www.dellbatteryprogram.com/Default.aspx to see if your Dell has one of the defective batteries.

Scarfbook: read your clothing/wearable literature

August 15, 2006 at 3:16 pm | Posted in books, flight, tech | 1 Comment
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Given the danger that a book can conceal these days your never know when airborne book banning could become permanent.  Thus I bring you the Scarfbook a DIY project that involves printing text on iron-on transfer sheets and then affixing them to a length of cotton.  The added comment has a nice bit about fabric designed to be run through an ink-jet printer.

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Read it all here: http://www.boingboing.net/2006/08/14/make_a_scarfbook_to_.html

Amaze your friends

August 15, 2006 at 12:31 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

060624_07.gifThe folks at makezine.com linked to this Japanese language site showcasing images created using a lightpen and a digital camera. 

Makezine details here: http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/08/animated_light_pen_art.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890

Original site here: http://tochka.jp/pikapika/2006/06/report_pikapika_in_kitijoji.html

Google Maps+Flight Simulator=Goggles!

August 15, 2006 at 12:01 am | Posted in flight, tech | Leave a comment
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Sure, you should be outside enjoying all the fresh air that you can get.  Instead you explore the InterWeb and find Goggles.  FlightSim for free over the city of your choice: http://www.isoma.net/games/goggles.html


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