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January 31, 2007

Slate wine columnist's story of his two-year odyssey in pursuit of a $700 bottle of wine

The default set of wallpapers that Vista ships with includes photos by amateur Flickr photographers and Microsoft employees

January 27, 2007

Photo series featuring people going through NYC subway turnstiles

January 23, 2007

Ten common mistakes people make when trying to improve their credit score

Microsoft has released a nice new software add-in that enables easy editing of EXIF data inside digital photographs from within Windows Explorer
It also provides enhanced "hover tips" and additional sort properties for digital photographs in Explorer (in Details view).

Taxi drivers in Shanghai are to be issued with "spit sacks" to curb their habit of rolling down their windows and hawking into the road
Phlegmatic cabbies will soon have a sack fixed to the metal grill that surrounds the driver's seat, so that both they and their passengers can make use of it.

The pound hit a 14-year record against the dollar, rising above $1.99

All outbound links from the English Wikipedia site now use the NOFOLLOW attribute, no exceptions

January 21, 2007

Ars summary of an analysis of the iPhone interface from Tog, a founder of the Human Interface Group at Apple

January 19, 2007

Diagram that charts every instance of the phrase "is the new" encountered from various sources in 2005
"Space Travel is the new HIV"? What the hell does that mean?

January 15, 2007

ABC Entertainment president Steve McPherson said the network would run all 22 episodes of Lost straight through next year, perhaps starting in midseason (a la 24)
I think that's a good idea.

January 14, 2007

The Sopranos and Entourage return April 8th

Ando Momofuku, the inventor of instant noodles, dies
The article says he was born in Taiwan to Japanese parents while his Wikipedia entry says he was born into a wealthy Taiwanese family and only later became a Japanese citizen. I wonder which is correct.

January 12, 2007

Reconsidering Star Wars IV in the light of I-III

An art critic makes the case that Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon gave birth to the whole of modern art 100 years ago

January 11, 2007

Supposedly Japanese people are not impressed by the iPhone, according to this article in the LA Times

NY Times has a story on Steven Holl and his new addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City scheduled to open in June

January 10, 2007

Time magazine writer got an early look at an iPhone

January 7, 2007

Cool watermelon carvings

January 5, 2007

The Mystery of Picasso
Time-lapse photography of the creation of a Picasso painting.

January 4, 2007

NYT story on Taiwan's high speed rail
I'm looking forward to taking it after the initial frenzy dies down.

NY Times' David Pogue looks at 4 online backup services
I have been thinking about trying Mozy.

January 3, 2007

Find out the sex of your brain with this online test
I scored right in the middle of the male-female brain continuum.

A couple worth $2 billion did their own divorce in an afternoon over a bottle of wine

January 2, 2007

New York magazine's "Where to Eat 2007"

January 1, 2007

NYC retired the last mechanical parking meter a couple of weeks ago