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June 30, 2007

iPhones iPlenty: the sell-out that wasn't
"Only Steve Jobs could get people to wait in line for something that, well, you didn't need to wait in line for."

The new album by Prince is being launched as a free CD with a national Sunday newspaper in the U.K.

June 29, 2007

Philadelphia mayor John Street is one of the people waiting in line to buy an iPhone
Shouldn't he be at work??

June 28, 2007

Greg Packer, the first one in line at the 5th Avenue Apple Store, turns out to be an obsessive line-sitter

Retro-looking wireless baseball scoreboard
I don't know if I'd actually buy one myself, but I would certainly like to receive it as a gift. Haha.

June 25, 2007

Image to HTML Converter
Takes any JPEG, PNG or GIF and recreates it using a HTML table with a massive grid of 1x1 colored cells. Very interesting idea.

June 21, 2007

NY Times article on the rise and fall of the Mondavi family's wine business

June 20, 2007

Desktop Tower Defense
Do not click on this link if you value your productivity.

June 18, 2007

Long profile of Steve Jobs in New York magazine

June 16, 2007

Beijing has been blocking Flickr images since early June
Rumors say it's because images of the Tiananmen massacre were posted. Here's a workaround.

June 12, 2007

Flickr now available in seven additional languages
French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.

June 11, 2007

Safari for Windows
Very smart move by Apple. Get people used to Apple's apps with iTunes and Safari and a move to the Mac becomes that much less foreign. Incidentally, I've been growing increasingly dissatisfied with Firefox, hopefully Safari turns out to be a worthy alternative.

June 10, 2007

Tuzki bunnies, the current favorite cartoon emoticons of Chinese and Taiwanese MSN users
Convert between completely unrelated items. One Jennifer Aniston is equal to 24.95 chickens.

June 6, 2007

Ortho-K is a non-surgical process which reshapes the cornea of the eye using contact lenses
It's a pair of hard contact lenses made up with a curvature calculated to squeeze each eye gently in the right places to correct a range of short-sighted and astigmatic prescriptions. You wear it to sleep and take it out when you wake up and you have perfect vision for the day.

June 5, 2007

Guy Kawasaki on how to build a Web 2.0 site for $12K

The logo for the 2012 Games in London is unbelievably awful

June 2, 2007

"The finale of Lost reads like a major fuck you to the sorry attempts at serialized storytelling it has inspired."
A scathing dismissal of Heroes and its fans. No question, Lost's finale kicked Heroes' ass.