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September 30, 2008

More on that Colicchio once-a-week restaurant I linked to before

Starting Oct. 14, Tom Colicchio will personally cook a multi-course dinner on alternate Tuesday evenings in the private dining room of Craft
Price starts at $150 per person, depending on the menu offered. Reservations will be accepted two weeks in advance. (212) 400-6495.

September 29, 2008

The LoHud Yankees Blog points out that the Yankees and Mets ended up with identical records this year
Both finished 89-73 and even their home-road records are the same. Their runs scored and runs allowed are essentially the same as well. Bottom line is they both suck.

September 28, 2008

Another random Wikipedia find: I did not realize that General Electric was founded by Thomas Edison

Video of people getting punched in the face at 1000 frames per second

September 27, 2008

Blob-like sculpture made from used batteries

September 24, 2008

Story of 190 Bowery
The six-story, 72-room, 35,000-square-foot building was purchased in 1966 for $102,000. It's not estimated to be worth anywhere from $30 million to $70 million.

The T-Mobile G1 has no 3.5mm headphone jack
That's just stupid.

Short film shot with the 5D Mark II
Also watch the behind the scenes video. The video output from this camera is stunning. The D700 I bought just two months ago is already looking hopelessly outdated.

September 18, 2008

Two economists answer a few FAQs about the current financial crisis

September 17, 2008

The Big Picture posts some recent photos from North Korea

Wired has published a wiki on how to install Mac OS X on an Eee PC

Canon EOS 5D Mark II officially unveiled
On paper, this is a much better camera than the D700. Same price, claimed same high-ISO performance, much higher resolution and Full HD video capture.

Rose vs. Jeter
Long essay, but very entertaining.

iPhone 3G sees slow sales in Japan

September 16, 2008

23 East 22nd Street, a residential high-rise designed by OMA

September 14, 2008

Work has started on the construction of 56 Leonard Street, a 56-storey residential tower in New York designed by Herzog & de Meuron

Obikà, a "mozarella bar," is opening in midtown Manhattan next week
The first one opened in Rome four years ago and now has branches in Milan, London, Turin and Parma.

September 13, 2008

54 side-by-side comparisons of new buildings in New York and the ones they replaced
From New York magazine's architecture critic.

September 12, 2008

In-depth preview of the Panasonic G1, the first interchangeable lens camera without a mirror box
They're sticking with conventional camera form factor for the launch of this new system, but I'd love to see some radical re-thinking of how an interchangeable lens camera should handle and what it should look like. And if—and this is a big if—they can get the Four Thirds sensor to produce images close to the APS-C sensors in the low-end of the DSLR market, then this is a potential game changer.

Second installment of the deceptively compelling Gates-Seinfeld TV spots
Still unsure what this does for Microsoft as a brand, but let's see more!

September 11, 2008

Swype—a way to type blindingly fast on a touchscreen by tracing your finger or stylus over the letters you want without lifting up, connect-the-dots style

The convoluted history of the browser user-agent string

Vanity Fair interview with Lance Armstrong where he makes his comeback official

September 9, 2008

Video of Esquire's E-Ink cover
MAKE has take-apart photos.

September 8, 2008

Armstrong to come out of retirement and race in the Tour de France

September 6, 2008

Insightful analysis of the "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" commercials: John Hodgman's PC character is Wile E. Coyote.

Gizmodo interviews Alton Brown

Google's Chrome browser comic made funny

September 4, 2008

NYT's annual preview of notable restaurant openings

September 2, 2008

SANAA and Alejandro Aravena are constructing new buildings at the Vitra Campus at Weil am Rhein in Germany

September 1, 2008

Wired article on the Red One camera

A 747 converted into a 25-room hostel and parked at the entrance to Arlanda Airport, the largest international airport in Sweden