July 13, 2005
Firefox 1.0.5 released
Link goes to release notes.
July 7, 2005
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.
July 5, 2005
Ouroussoff loves Gehry's preliminary designs for the Brooklyn Arena plan
Also see the article describing the plan.
July 4, 2005
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?!
July 1, 2005
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.