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July 13, 2005

Google Maps + NYC Subway Map hack

Firefox 1.0.5 released
Link goes to release notes.

July 7, 2005

Nokia PC Suite updated to 6.6

The World Wife Carrying Championship

July 6, 2005

Interesting and funny article in the Times about what different chefs ban in their cooking
Apparently green peppers are the most-loathed ingredient.

Photos of urban ruins
[Thanks, Rajiv!]

July 5, 2005

Ouroussoff loves Gehry's preliminary designs for the Brooklyn Arena plan
Also see the article describing the plan.

July 4, 2005

GUIdebook, a website dedicated to preserving and showcasing Graphical User Interfaces, as well as various materials related to them
[Thanks, Rajiv!]

Photojournalism with a digital point-and-shoot

July 3, 2005

Very interesting article about bioart in the Times
Examples of what people have been doing: creating "victimless" meat by growing tiny steaks from biopsied frog cells and then eating the steaks; using bone cells from pigs to grow wing-shaped objects, a play on the "when pigs fly" trope; coaxing cactuses into sprouting humanlike hair; encoding a 60-character fragment of a Greek text by Heraclitus into the white-eye gene of a fruit fly. Disturbing and provocative.

What? NYC never cuts off anybody's water for non-payment?!
According to the article, about 231,000 water customers in New York City are late paying their bills—some by just a few months, others by decades. Then why does anybody bother paying it?!

U.S. to retain control of DNS root servers

July 1, 2005

Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement today, effective upon the nomination and confirmation of her successor

Manhattan apartment prices continue rising
The average price per square foot in Manhattan is now $1,000. I should stop linking to these articles. I'm as bored as you are reading about them.

Reprint of BYTE's review of the original 128k Mac
For another trip down memory lane, read this reprint of BYTE's in-depth look at NeXT's beta hardware in 1988.

The story behind the story that made wine history