British encourage students by building really fast car

October 23, 2008 at 11:53 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

That’s right. To enourage greater interest in the sciences the Brits are building a car that will go 1000 mph.

more here

If only it were a hybrid and could carry the kids around, too.

Rumor: new Mac spotted on the fringes of the Internet

October 22, 2008 at 10:26 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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This breathless Gizmodo post reminds me of mystery aircraft sightings.  Sonic booms, seismograph readings, and weird contrails.

That’s what aircraft leave in their wake.  Mystery computers leave info on the logs of visited search engines.  That’s what the NY Times reports and Gizmodo fleshes out into an iPhone 3.0/MacBook slate rumor mix.

BTW, this is how the first traces of the iPhone were detected.

Start dreaming and saving your cash now.

Gizmodo post

Live small, live cheap

October 22, 2008 at 10:10 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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In an effort to save money and reduce their impact on the planet, people are choosing to live more simply.  One of the most obvious ways to reduce your footprint is literal – live in a smaller house.

Take the couple featured in this CNN article.  They ditched their 1800 square foot home for a 154 square foot home that cost about $15,000.  This involves getting rid of a lot of stuff along the way.

Article here. offer more details…

Today’s quiz

October 22, 2008 at 12:58 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

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Browser stats from w3schools

October 22, 2008 at 9:28 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

How many people use Chrome?
Mac or PC?
What’s the most common monitor size?

It’s all here – and current – thanks to w3schools.

How much to pay a web designer?

October 16, 2008 at 11:16 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Here’s question on metafilter

About how much should I budget to hire someone to redesign my website (I work for a small press, so it’s like a book catalog) and provide me with a custom word press (or other type of blogging software) blog type front page as well as a database driven book catalog (300 plus, a page for each book)?

Here are the answers.

Obama, Japan

October 16, 2008 at 11:11 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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It’s true- there is an Obama, Japan. Check the map.  I read about it in the New Yorker this week.

HUGE Remote Controlled Airplane

October 15, 2008 at 10:29 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

I’m not sure what is more impressive about this aircraft -its shear size (nearly 20 feet of wing) or the skill of the pilot. Check out the flyby halfway through the clip.

More pics from this RC airshow.

Google Maps on your phone

October 13, 2008 at 10:55 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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No iPhone? No problem. Download Google Maps for your phone.

Google Maps for mobile with My Location (beta)

No more Mother’s Cookies

October 10, 2008 at 10:30 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

Not that I would ever admit to eating handfuls of white and pink Circus Animal cookies they are darn good. And now they are gone as is the rest of the Mother’s Cookie line. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and let its employees go.

Mother’s Cookies started in Oakland 92 years ago. Though the company has since left the Bay Area they still have a strong East Bay association.

Cookie production stops Monday. Better stock up now.

Read the full, sad story in the Chronicle.

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