Microsoft Surface Computer

May 31, 2007 at 7:09 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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I showed a preview of this concept a few months ago. Like they say, from concept to reality. According to this video you can expect to see the Surface Computer in use and for sale by the end of 07.

Be sure to catch the way a digital camera interacts with this seemingly intuitive device. Look for it about 2:20 into the video.

Microsoft Street View

May 31, 2007 at 6:46 am | Posted in privacy | Leave a comment
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2007_local_live_street.jpgMicrosoft is offering a beta version of their street preview.  It offers some interesting alternatives to the Google Street View discussed below.  You can view downtown SF or Seattle.

Find it here:

Google maps street view

May 29, 2007 at 2:42 pm | Posted in privacy | Leave a comment
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2007_googlemapsstreet.jpgVisit Google maps and search for San Francisco. Click on the Street View button in the upper right. Move the little Google Person around on the blue streets and watch the view change.

Click in the street view and drag to rotate. Click an arrow to move N/S/E/W.

Zoom the street view and read license plates – see the faces of pedestrians.

Privacy? NO MORE!!

That said, I like it. Reminds of the long-gone A9 street view.

5/31/2007 update:

-available for SF, Denver, Vegas, Miami, NY
this is the type of van that captured the images

E-Paper demo

May 23, 2007 at 10:10 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Watch the video demo showing a prototype device using a flexible, rollable display. These are NOT far away. Imagine how a display like this could change the shape of so many current devices. Plus, it could end up in all sorts of new locations.

Job Search

May 17, 2007 at 8:47 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

Click here to begin your search.  When you are done answer these questions about the career that you located.  Print out the results of your research and attack it the questions when you hand them in.

In Microsoft Word record the following information. Remember, spelling and punctuation count. 

-the name of your job

-the average hourly earnings

-the average annual earnings

-In at least three complete sentences, describe what kind of training you need for this job.

-In at least three sentences, describe why this job is interesting to you.

Use your own words and do not copy and paste.

View from outer space

May 17, 2007 at 7:49 am | Posted in environment, food, news, photography | Leave a comment


What are those black objects?  If you want the answer just follow this link.

Class Wiki

May 16, 2007 at 2:02 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

Follow the link:

Embed audio and video

May 15, 2007 at 1:15 pm | Posted in video | Leave a comment

This code plays audio when the page loads – user has NO CONTROL!

<EMBED src=”file.wav” autostart=false loop=false volume=100 hidden=true><NOEMBED><BGSOUND src=”file.wav”></NOEMBED>

This code shows the player and gives the user control.

<EMBED src=”file.wav” autostart=true loop=false volume=100 hidden=false><NOEMBED>


Embed options:

Embeding video (non-YouTube):

Blooker Prize

May 15, 2007 at 8:00 am | Posted in books, food | Leave a comment

blook (noun) A blook can refer to either an object manufactured to imitate a bound book, an online book published via a blog, or a printed book that contains or is based on content from a blog. Source-

Blooker Prize – annual $10,000 prize awarded to the best book of the year based on a blog.

This year’s award winner is Colby Buzzell whose book about his service in Iraq will be published by Penguin later this year.

Last year’s winner wrote about her effort to cook all 524 Julia Child recipes in one year.  Her book is now being adapted to the screen by the director of “When Harry Met Sally”.

E-paper concept

May 14, 2007 at 12:36 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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2007_epaper_guide.jpgWhat could you do with e-paper?  Click the photo to see an interesting concpt from Nikita Golovlev.

The idea of a digital guidebook is great for the traveler.  Particularly appealing is the ability to store photos and attach a location to each pic via GPS.

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