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Monday, May 31, 2004

Go play Asteroids on an old Mac

Test Drive a Macintosh
via [ Hatchetation ]

First Live Shot From An Airplane Used Two PC's

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's a Live Shot From 35,000 Feet
The Internet service on the plane sent the signal via satellite, while Mr. Knutsson used a Sony laptop and a Toshiba laptop computer-one for audio and one for video. He relied on a voice over Internet protocol service to send the audio signal and used a regular interruptible feedback earpiece to hear the anchors.
This seems strange to me.

Why did the Cyberguy have to use two PC's?

The second live shot should use a Mac with iChat.
via [ Lost Remote ]

The Great Roslindale Vegetable Hunt


My Great Roslindale Vegetable Hunt ended up being successful, plus I got the added bonus of discovering GaZinnias.

Garden: A QuickTime Time-lapse Video


I've got a new entry up over on my Video Blog. Garden: A QuickTime Time-lapse Video.
Here's another easy way to shoot a video for the web. Well, it's relatively easy.

Setting Up - Hardware Requirements
In this example you don't need a video camera. Just a still digital camera that can take time-lapse photos.

For this project I took my Macintosh PowerBook and Canon S400 out into the yard. I attached the S400 up to a tripod and then connected it to the PowerBook via a USB cable.
Again, I used my video blog to try out something new, I created a web video using time-lapse photography.

Check out other Timpe-Lapse photography.

As Seen In TIME Magazine ASIA


If you missed it the first time, the article featuring me, See Me, Blog Me, just came out in Asia:
Boston-based music-video producer Steve Garfield, 46, is no ordinary blogger. Instead of simply posting his thoughts online in a chatty weblog like millions of others around the world, he links a Canon GL2 digital video camera to his laptop and uploads short clips of protest rallies, traffic short-cuts and even news events onto his personal Internet site.

Garfield belongs to a small but growing group of video bloggers, or vloggers, who are turning the Web into a medium in which it's possible that someday anyone could mount original programming, bypassing the usual broadcast networks and cable outlets. "My last entry was a news story about a local ice rescue, and this July I'm going to cover the Democratic Convention," says Garfield, who posts one or two new clips every month. "With cheaper digital cameras and cell phones that can also shoot video, more and more regular people like me will start becoming citizen journalists."
Now I'm waiting for the Today show to call.

Sunday, May 30, 2004

That's why you can't swim in Jamaica Pond

Pondside (area of Jamaica Plain)
The Pondside neighborhood of Jamaica Plain is defined by Jamaica Pond, the 60-acre kettlehole that is so clean that the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority considers it an emergency source of drinking water for the City of Boston.
Mmm...water.

The Master Key

Outside, late afternoon.

Kids are coming out of an apartment building in Jamaica Plain. A woman drives up to the building enraged, "What are you kids doing coming out of my apartment building?"

"We're just storing our food in there."

At that moment, other kids come out of the garage with their bikes.

"And what are you doing in that garage."

"We keep our bikes in there."

The woman asks, "How do you get inside?"

One of the kids replies, "Oh, we have a master key."

"A master key?! Get all your stuff out and get out of here."

The kids take all their food and bikes and then start opening all the doors to all the houses in the neighborhood. The woman watches as the kids srart removing chairs and tables and all kinds of things from every house.

The woman goes into one of the houses to see what is going on.

One of the kids sees her and says, "Hey lady, what are you doing in here. First you are mad at us for storing stuff and now you're curious and coming into other peoples houses too."

"Tell me more about this 'master key'", she asks.

Saturday, May 29, 2004

Here come old flattop he come grooving up slowly


Unique Beatles Links.

Jim's Big Contest


The Band Jim's Big Ego is having a Music Video and Mix Tape Re-mix contest.

UK Reality TV

Watching Paint Dry kicks off today with a luxurious coating of smooth masonry paint in a verdant green. We estimate that the masonry paint could take some time to dry so you should be able to catch a few drips and interesting textures forming as the day progresses. Producers plan to install further spotlights later this evening which will heat up the paint and could lead to some cracks appearing and the possibility of some early flaking so stay tuned!
via [ Reality Blurred ]

Friday, May 28, 2004

My Enthusiasm for On Demand has been Curbed


Last night I settled down to catch up on this past season's Curb Your Enthusiasm on Comcast's HBO On Demand.

So I scrolled over to HBO Series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, only to find that this year's episodes aren't there!

What have they done with this year's shows?

What are the rules?

How can live a life without TV recording rules?

Now I realize that I should have stuck with TiVo and recorded the shows myself.

Update:
There's an HBO schedule and it shows both NEW and LAST CHANCE shows.

Last Chance?

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Indina is Wicked

Idina Menzel - Official Site.

Off On A Tangent Cereal


Design your own!
Via [ The Presurfer ] by way of [ J-Walk ]

It's not exactly the bomb

Penetrate H-Bomb Magazine. [ nsfw ]
via [ Zoomscope ]

Fantasia Barrino Voted 'American Idol'


In a very rare occurance for me, I was watching American Idol last night, live on TV, without TiVo.

Hey, I've been missing some pretty good commercials. Maybe I'll have to start watching them on my TiVo? Or not.

So Fantasia wins and hugs Diana. I'm waiting for the 'money shot'. Nothing. Nothing.

Then the camera gives us a wide shot from behind the stage. At that exact moment, Fantasia gives us the 'money shot', that you see pictured here.

What were we seeing at home at that exact moment? Not much. Just a wide shot.

I'm yelling at the TV, that's the shot that'll be in all the papers! Let's see it, let's see it!

Well, there it is.

Hello Katarina Wigander


Miss Sweden Katarina Wigander.

I've got to spend some quality time picking my top five Miss Universe contestants.

Kwame Jackson and Paula Abdul - Together!


Check out the panel of judges for this year's Miss Universe pagent.

Hi. My name is Steve. I'm a blogaholic.

For Some, the Blogging Never Stops
Tony Pierce started his blog three years ago while in search of a distraction after breaking up with a girlfriend. "In three years, I don't think I've missed a day," he said. Now Mr. Pierce's blog (www.tonypierce.com/blog/bloggy.htm), a chatty diary of Hollywood, writing and women in which truth sometimes mingles with fiction, averages 1,000 visitors a day.

Where some frequent bloggers might label themselves merely ardent, Mr. Pierce is more realistic. "I wouldn't call it dedicated, I would call it a problem," he said. "If this were beer, I'd be an alcoholic."
Why wasn't I in this article? ;-)

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Lipitor Side Effects?

There are 166 ratings for the drug: lipitor.

I Am Responsible

Laser Fart - The Internet TV show.

Ha Ha.

William and Mary and Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart's Commencement Address:
In 1981 I lost my virginity, only to gain it back again on appeal in 1983. You could say that my one saving grace was academics where I excelled, but I did not.

And yet now I live in the rarified air of celebrity, of mega stardom. My life a series of Hollywood orgies and Kabala center brunches with the cast of Friends. At least that’s what my handlers tell me. I’m actually too valuable to live my own life and spend most of my days in a vegetable crisper to remain fake news anchor fresh.
Nice speech!
via [ Shimon ]

Cure Cancer


Robert's Snow for Cancer's Cure online auction.

If it's an RSS feed why does the button say XML?

FeedBurner introduces SmartFeed, an intelligent, subscriber-aware feed service that enables you to reach the widest possible audience while publishing a single feed on your blog or site.

RSS 2.0 Specification

Monday, May 24, 2004

Nothing Accomplished: Defeat Bush on '04


Get a Free Bumper Sticker!

PayPal Spoof Emails Are Bothering Me

I just got another PayPal spoof email.

It starts off like this:
Dear PayPal Customer

This e-mail is a notification of the recent innovations taken by PayPal to detect inactive customers and non-functioning mailboxes.
PayPal never sends out emails to you without using your first and last name.

Then later on in the email you are instructed to click a link to secure your account.

Don't do it.

6 Degrees of Music

musicplasma.com is a graphical search engine that allows you to "map out" your favorite musicians to others they're "related to" musically.
via [ greengrl ]

Jay McCarthy's House Burnt Down

Fire, Fire, House on Fire.
It is 7:08 AM on Sunday, May 23rd 2004. I am sitting in my car behind my burning house. Just about two hours ago my house was struck by lighting and I woke up to the sound of the fire alarms. Although, at the time I did not know about the lighting.

Comcast HDTV

Comcast HDTV Cable Box Details

Just A Geek


Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

The tagline
Just A Geek : Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life, love, and fulfillment beyond the Starship Enterprise.

Will's release reminds me of a book I wrote that was never published. It's all about my radio career. It wasn't published because one of the chapters had all the jokes I wrote about the news of the day. Since I couldn't provide sources for each news related joke, that chapter was deleted and then the book was too short.

So I put it up on the web for free.

I just gave it a cover. ;-)

My book, Adventures in Radio, is free to view online.

The tagline
A heart wrenching look inside radio, from innocent beginnings, to my heartless demise.

Maybe O'Reilly will publish me too?

Sunday, May 23, 2004

More [ OPTION ] key goodies in FCP

Using The Option Key In FCP 4 - Ultimate Shortcuts.
Copy Above or Below

Forget copy and paste. This is quicker. This will duplicate the clip directly above or below the original clip. The benefit over the previous method for copying: this one doesn't do an insert once its copied, so the rest of the Timeline is left intact.

1. Select a clip, a portion of a clip, or multiple clips.
2. Press and hold Shift/Option and drag to another track (straight up or down).

Next the video clip is copied as its dragged upward one track.

Opening Bins As Tabs In the Browser

This one is cool. Normally, double-clicking on a bin in the Browser results in a new window opening. But your screen can get cluttered this way and you'll find yourself constantly moving around windows.

Instead, hold down the Option key, and double click on the icon for a bin in the Browser.

Option/1, 2 or 3

Transition alignment. Changes whether a selected transition in The Timeline is set to Start, Center or End on edit.
I usually prefer the mouse to the keyboard, but these tips are making me change my mind!

Participatory Democracy


Participatory Democracy - Photo Album.

Had a lot of fun going to see and experience my friend Ravi Jain's group exhibit today:
Participatory Democracy (May 7 to July 29, 2004) is a ground-breaking exploratory art exhibition that will investigate three forms of interactivity: the first between the artists creating the exhibited works, the second between the artists and the audience, and the third between the audience and the artworks themselves. Featured work ranges from video and photography to performance and installation art.
It's not every day where you can participate in a work of art, have fun, and confirm your decision to vote out of office the current president of the United States.

Jeff Warmouth took me behind the scenes to explain how he triggers the Skee Ball voting device to trip an electonic switch that sends a keyboard command to a Macintosh which in turn activates a Flash program function. Very cool.

Electoral collage: Interactive exhibit captures the circus atmosphere of elections.

I'd like to use iDVD with my external LaCie DVD drive

My PowerBook doesn't have a Superdrive.

Maybe this will work:
iDVD can save to .dmg & external dvd-r!

The history behind iDVD not supporting external DVD drives:
Apple: Burn DVDs--and we'll burn you.

Blog Sourcing

Blog Sourcing Petition:
In order for the blogosphere to be taken seriously as a news medium, bloggers themselves should commit to crediting/sourcing the other members of our community who break legitimate news. In signing this petition, you indicate that you promise to abide by these practices from today on forward.
via [ Micro Persuasion ]

Final Cut Pro - Quick View

[ Option ] [ P ] Rules!


Final Cut Pro: Keyboard Shortcuts.

Can anyone tell me why the [ OPTION ] key is represented by that strange graphic?

What's all this Hubbub?

The Hubbub:
- Romney May Support Gay's Right To Breathe

- Nomar Breaks Silence In Sunday Globe Magazine Interview, Says Nothing

- Wandering Jew Finally Fed Up, Settles In Millis
It's a Boston version of The Onion.
via [ Boston Radio Watch ]

You can do something



Sudan: You can do something.

Passion of the present.

Michael Moore's anti-Bush documentary gets Cannes glory

Michael Moore Gets Palme d'Or:
"Provocative US writer and director Michael Moore (news) was basking in the glow of winning the Cannes film festival (news - web sites)'s top prize for his virulently anti-Bush documentary, 'Fahrenheit 9/11'."
THis is great news.

I'm looking forward to seeing the movie.

Friday, May 21, 2004

The Cost of the War in Iraq

$114,455,271,950 and counting.

The grid to end all grids

The Complete Fall 2004 Broadcast TV Grid.

My Fall Broadcast TV watching plan ( Does not include Cable ):

Monday:
8:00 The Benefactor - Mark Cuban has a lot to say.
9:00 24 - Jack Bauer for President.

Tuesday:
8:00 Average Joe, The Billionaire, American Idol (TiVo)
9:00 No Idea - That's not a show. I just have no idea what I might watch.
10:00 NYPD Blue - I like that new detective.

Wednesday:
8:00 Lost or Hawaii
9:00 The Bachelor - Gotta love that one on one time.
10:00 Wife Swap - Hello!

Thursday:
8:00 Survivor - Amber!
9:00 The Apprentice 2 - The boardroom is the best!
10:00 ER - I ususally enjoy watching the half of the show without the blood and guts.

Friday
8:00 America's Next Top Model
9:00 Star Trek: Enterprise - Excellent season. T'Pol rules!

Saturday:
9:00 The Amazing Race - We would have applied, but decided against it.

Sunday:
8:00 The Simpsons, Cold Case (TiVo) - Cold Case rocks!
9:00 Alias - Always a good show. Maybe I'll be able to watch in HD next season?
10:00 The Practice: Fleet Street - This show seems to be getting better.

Loose Lips by Claire Berlinski


Read the first chapter of Loose Lips for free. Here's an excerpt:
On the morning of my first day at the CIA, I dressed in a fresh cream winter suit with gold buttons and brocade trim. I wore silk panties, sheer nylons, pearls that looked real and earrings to match. My Ferragamo pumps came from a thrift store, but they didn't look it. I put expensive serum in my hair to make it straight and shiny, and I wore three very thin gold bracelets with my watch. I checked myself in the mirror one last time before I left: I decided I would have looked right at home in the photograph on the CIA Website.

Po Bronson movie

Alex writes:
I read The First $20 Million Is Always The Hardest and now it’s a movie.

There were some glaring mistakes, such as the pronounciation of C++ as “See double plus”, but it was certainly a good rental.
Just found him on Orkut.

I think I'm going to like Orkut.

I lost touch with Alex and now I found him!

Steve is a DJ


I'm on WZBC 90.3 FM in Boston, this afternoon from 4-6.
I'll be playing all local music.

The new Seinfeld/Superman short is up

Hindsight is 20/20.

Comedian Andy Kaufman: Snopes reports

Claim: Comedian Andy Kaufman has returned, twenty years after faking his death.

Paola & Chiara


Paola & Chiara - Official Website.

No translation needed.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Got a minute?

One minute movies.

R. Elizer Goldberg: Hero of the Torah


Hero of the Torah Drinking Glasses.

Jesse Palmer picks ' the missus.'


'Bachelor' Quarterback Drafts Jessica:
"The show was taped in Los Angeles last fall, but Palmer had been mum on whom he chose, referring to her only as 'the missus.'"
I don't think I could marry someone who calls a barbeque - 'que', his family - 'the fam', or his future wife - 'the missus.'

And Tara's throw up sounds were edited in after the fact, as were her repeated cries of "I'm so sorry."

Obvs.

Free TiVo on a Toshiba DVD Recorder

Toshiba Showcases the Most Comprehensive Line of Digital Video Recorders in the Industry:

With TiVo Basic Service included and without paying a subscription fee, consumers can record their favorite TV shows onto the hard disc drive and watch them on their schedule. They can also record content from the hard disc drive to a DVD disc quickly and easily.
Plus, you can pause live TV.

I love that!

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Repel Women: Wear these glasses to a bar.


Smart glasses detect eye contact.
A pair of sunglasses that can detect when someone is making eye contact with the wearer has been developed by Canadian researchers.

Besides being useful in singles bars, its inventors say the system could play a key role in video blogging, a hi-tech form of diary keeping.
Duncan Graham-Rowe interviewed me for this article. I wonder why he didn't use any of my quotes?
"I would NEVER wear a pair of glasses with a camera attached to them."

"Wearing those glasses in a bar would be a DATE REPELANT!"
Ha Ha.

Maura Hennigan Gets Some Action

Menino vows to fix streets, sidewalks:
"Needled for a year by a city councilor's crusade to rid Boston of potholes, Mayor Thomas M. Menino said yesterday he will spend $12.8 million to fix streets and sidewalks -- repaving, repairing, and in some cases, totally reconstructing crumbling pieces of streetscape."
Thanks Maura!

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

1-866-IDOLS-02

Call now.

Sign the FIX THE POTHOLES petition

This just in from Maura A. Hennigan:
Dear Friends,

As part of my ongoing struggle to combat street and sidewalk hazards (potholes) in the city, I am releasing a petition which calls upon Mayor Menino to instruct his Commissioner of Public Works to release the over $22 million dollars (according to a Boston Globe editorial last year) that the city has in a private utility/contractor deposit fund. This money is supposed to be used to make permanent repairs - but it's not being used as intended. I want it released immediately to repair the many street and sidewalk hazards in the city so we can prevent further injury, inconvenience, or damage to people or their property.

For your convenience, the problem sidewalk and street petition (potholes) is available online at: http://www.petitiononline.com/p123/petition-sign.html;
will be available in neighborhood stores; or you can request a copy from my office so you can gather signatures from your friends, family and neighbors. Although I hope many of you will sign the petition, I really need your help to spread the word. You can spread the word by passing this onto your
friends, printing out the attached petition and gathering your own signatures, or lastly you can post it up in public places (bulletin boards, shops, libraries, etc.) all across the city.

In closing, I cannot do this job alone. I need your help to put pressure on the administration so they understand that this is an issue that cannot dismiss. Bostonians deserve to have walkable sidewalks and drivable streets without fear from injury or damage. Together we can make it a reality.
Should you need further information, please don't hesitate to contact my office at: mauraH@cityofboston.gov, call: 617-635-4217, or visit my website at: www.boston.potholeweb.com to report additional street and sidewalk hazards (potholes).

Thank you,

Maura A. Hennigan
-----------------------------------------
Maura A. Hennigan
At-Large City Councillor
Boston City Council
One City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
Phone: 617-635-4217
Fax: 617-635-3734
Thanks Maura!

Monday, May 17, 2004

American Idol Outrage: Your Vote Doesn't Count

An in-depth look at America's most popular show reveals a seriously flawed voting system.

In reality, no phone system has the capacity to handle that kind of call volume. A logjam is inevitable and starts at the local level. AT&T, along with Telescope UK, is in charge of the Idol tabulations. "The real issue is not with the long-distance carrier network" but with jammed local phone lines, says Linda Lungo, vice president of AT&T's domestic business development.
via [ lost remote ]

I'm not that interested in the outcome this time.

Coming to America?

Fahrenheit 9/11 could light fire under Bush.
Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 is without doubt the most flaming-hot ticket at the Cannes film festival. And with good reason: Moore hopes that it will bring down the US government... Half the movie is about Iraq - we were able to get film crews embedded with American troops without them knowing that it was Michael Moore.
via [ ra ]

Looking forward to seeing this one.

Baghdad blast kills Iraq leader

The current head of Iraq's US-appointed Governing Council has been killed.
via [ bloggerheads ]

Sadly it's a rotating leadership position.

I feel bad for the next leader.

Sunday, May 16, 2004

The Internet Is Down?

Over at register.com they are displaying this message in the customer support area:
Currently the Shared Registry System responsible for the registration of domain names is down. Domain name registrations are being held for later submission. Presently we do not have an estimated time to resolution. We thank you for your patience and value your business.
What's up with that?

Jimmy Fallon's Last Show

I just fast forwarded through the Olsen Twins on Saturday Night Live.

Yikes!

They were bad. And young. Ouch.

Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon was great. Horatio Sans as the Greek Olympic guy was so funny. I loved the clips of Jimmy singing parody songs over the years.

I met Jimmy Fallon a few years ago when he wasn't a full time cast member of Saturday Night Live. He's gone on to do some great stuff on the show and I look forward to seeing him do more on his own.


The question remains: Who is going to join Tina Fey on Weekend Update?

Horatio Sans?

Not a new song by Led Zeppelin

Blog Software Breakdown.

Communication Breakdown by Led Zeppelin - Lyrics.

Great Images in NASA


A whole library of great NASA images.

Internet Video Links

Internet Video Magazine.

Flash AV Player.

Video-Link.tv

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Boston's Best Contractors

Steve Garfield's List.

You know how some people seem to be the ones that always have the good information on what to buy or who to go to for service?

People are always asking me for advice because they know that I do all the research to find the best people.

So I've started up a blog to list the best contractors in the Boston area.

So far I've got Painting, Animal Control, Electric, Tree Service, Plumbing, New Shingles, Patio, Fence, and Roofing.

If you call any of these guys, tell them 'Steve Sent Me'.

Is This On?


The Incredibles Trailer. [ QuickTime ]

Connect a Macintosh to Comcast Broadband


How to configure OSX (10.2) to connect to the Comcast High-Speed Internet Service.

The above FAQ from Comcast details the settings for a Mac running OS X, to be able to work on their network.

The settings are no big deal. If you already use your Mac on Ethernet networks then your settings are probably already set this way.

My mom just got an iBook. I set it up for her at home and hooked it up to my Comcast modem. No problems.

The Comcast Install Disk: Friend or Foe?
I'd read on some message boards that the disk that comes with the Comcast modem has software on it that's not needed for a Mac.

People say things like, "Oh on a Mac you just plug it in and go. Don't use the Comcast software."

Then I also read that you need to run the Comcast software to register the cable modem.

That my friends, is good advice.

Of course I was wary of running Comcast software after the nightmare of the Comcast Email wizard that changed your settings from attbi.com to comcast.net. That software, in fact, wasn't needed.

But, the software that comes with the Comcast cable modem is required.

I ran it, and it asks you to enter your customer number and your registration number. Then it goes off and connects to Comcast and sets up the cable modem.

You also get a chance to create a user name.

After you reset the modem and the Macintosh, you're online.

Friday, May 14, 2004

Jennifer Lopez is getting married again.

Chumworth writes:
Jennifer Lopez is getting married again.

This time she's getting married to singer Marc Anthony. I believe next year she'll be starting in on the "B"s.

It's a Chicken Mini-Marathon


My 'Run, Steve, Run' QuickTime video is now up and running over at The Weekly Dig.

Boston Online says;
If you see only one chicken video this year make it this one.

Thrills, chills and a guy in a chicken suit pulling every dirty trick he can think of to win a race in the South End.

A Night At The Playboy Mansion


Citizen Journalist Xeni Jardin shares her photos from the Playboy Mansion.
via [ boingboing ]

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Video Blog Assignment: Democratic Convention

Jeff Jarvis posts this from the Bloggers' convention assignment desk:
1. Do not cover anything we can see on TV: not a single speech.
2. Do give us your perspective as a citizen: be opinionated and, when deserved, cynical.
3. Do report on the reporters: Expose the tricks of their trade.
4. Do take assignments from your readers: ask the questions the people who can't be there would ask (that, after all, is the real job of reporters, isn't it?).
5. Do not take it too seriously. This is a nonevent, a media event, a carnival. Treat it as the amusement it is.
Assignment accepted.

Massachusetts Port Authority officials are stupid

Mac Daniel writes in today's Boston Globe: Massport to issue toll refunds.

The new gates on the Tobin bridge don't open for valid transponders sometimes.

Here's what a Massachusetts Port Authority official has to say about it:
"We shoot for 100 percent accuracy reading, but machines are machines," said Mary Jane O'Meara, Massport's director of the Tobin Bridge.
Hello... Mary?

Machines don't make mistakes, people do.

Sad parallels

Phil Zimbardo examines the Abuse of Iraqi prisoners and the Stanford Prison Experiment parallels:
Recent horrors being displayed of sexual degradation of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. military army reservists elicit direct and sad parallels between similar behavior of the "guards" in the Stanford Prison Experiment against their "prisoners."

As the guards on the night shift became ever more bored with their long 8-hour shift, they began to use the prisoners as play things
for their amusement, believing that their actions were not under surviellance during the night (they were secretly video taped for subsequent viewing). I then discovered they would get them to simulate sodomy and other homophobic behaviors.

They also stripped prisoners naked for various offenses, took away their sheets and mattresses, put them in solitary for excessive periods — all of which are mirrored in the behavior of military police in the Abu Ghraib prison outside of Bagdad. It is one reason we ended the study a week early because the guards were abusing the power in their roles, and were becoming uncontrollable by our staff.
The Stanford Prison Experiment.

via [ Elin ]

File Too Big For Email?

Try YouSendIt.
via [ unmediated ]

That's One Small Step For Man

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Official Movie Blog.
via [ Boing Boing ]

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Why did the Comcast installer leave a disk behind?

How to configure OSX (10.2) to connect to the Comcast High-Speed Internet Service.

According to these instructions, no additional software is needed to hook a Mac running OS X up to Comcast high speed Interenet.

So why did the Comcast installer leave a disk behind?

Have you ever wanted to sing with the Boston Pops?

POPSearch 2004.

New features I'd like to see in TypePad

I've started using TypePad to set up blogs for others.

It Gets Difficult
It gets difficult and time consuming when it's time to hand over the blog.

You've got to get the client to give you his/her credit card, billing address, mother's maiden name or place of birth.

Next you've got to recreate the design by going through all of TypePad's menus. Then you export existing posts and import them. Re-upload all your images. Go into each post and edit the image URL to point to the new URL.

Export TypeLists, import them, edit one, save it and republish to make them visible.

What I'd like to see from TypePad in a future release:
    The ability to clone an existing blog to another account. This includes copying the design, content, images and TypeLists.
    The ability to designate additional Account Owners who would have access to edit the design. You can only have one Account Owner now.
    Give Authors the ability to Add to TypeLists. Only owners can do it now.
    Give images relative URLs. They currently have a direct URL.
    An easy way to upload and link to a video.
Thanks for listening.

Saturday, May 08, 2004

Mahalo!


Vintage Hawaiian Shirts.

Fun Hawaiian Shirts to make you smile. :-)

Lorissa has a beautiful eye


Here's a new picture by Lorissa.

She's in London now.

This photo is a fine example of a photographer choosing a strong point of view, taking a shot that forces the viewer to understand what she is seeing that is different from another person who might stand on the same spot.

Friday, May 07, 2004

RBrowserLite

RBrowserLite: "BrowserLite - the premier FREE FTP Client for Mac OS X!"

FREE Stock Photos.

Stock.XCHNG.
via [ Seth Godin ]

Bad

'US soldiers abused young girl at Iraqi prison'
Mr al-Baz claims the guards at the prison were keen to take photographs of the abuse and turned it into a competition.

"They were enjoying taking photographs of the torture. There was a daily competition to see who could take the most gruesome picture.

"The winner's photo would be stuck on a wall and also put on their laptop computers as a screensaver.


"I had a good opinion of the Americans but since my time in prison, I've changed my mind. In Iraq we still have no freedom or democracy. They are so cruel to us."
Very bad.

Union for the Public Domain

Union for the Public Domain website.
The Union for the Public Domain (UPD) is a non-profit citizens group. Our mission is to protect and enhance the public domain in matters concerning intellectual property
Broadcast Flag Treaty - A nasty bit of work.

WIPO considering a ban on computers.

Techie Cinematogrphy Stuff

The Cinematography Mailing List has edited extracts of discussions about all kinds of interesting stuff related to cinematogrpahy.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Boston Garden demolition worker kept monkey remains

The girl who doesn't want her name mentioned told us that she met the worker who found the Boston Garden Monkey.

She interviewed him on video and it turns out that he hid the monkey up in the rafters and then took it home when no one was looking.

Monkey's remains found in Boston Garden demolition.

Howard Stern Interviews Tracy Richman


Today's interview with Tracy Richman proves that Howard Stern is the greatest interviewer of all time.

Tracy Richman's Help-U-Date Website.

Great Cakes in JP!


The Blue Frog Bakery in Jamaica Plain has the most chocolaty cakes!

Say Hi to Brad and tell him Steve sent you.

I just made a little five page website for him using Network Solutions Sitebuilder.

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Moblog The News with BlueHereNow.com

BlueHereNow.com:
"As we speak citizen reporters are capturing the major events of our time. The stories you see on this site combine reports from 'official' media with photographs taken by citizen reporters and accidental bystanders."
Interesting.
via [ Micro Persuasion ]

History is made.

Video Blogging Timeline.

Scroll down to 2004!

UMass Amherst Launches New Website

This just in from UMass:
After nearly a year of design, research, testing, feedback, collaboration with campus groups, and refinement, the new UMass Amherst home page, dubbed "the Gateway," is now up and running.
That took them 'nearly a year'?

D'oh!



Kate Beckinsale is HOT!


Kate Beckinsale Photos

The Whistle Goes Whoo!

Here's a link to a TV news story about annoying whistles being installed into car exhausts:
Thats' only in the morning, you're supposed to be cooking breakfast or something. It's just for decoration man, it's just for decoration.
Dave's also done a funny Garageband remix of the TV report.

Whoo Whoo!
Pat Tillman's memorial ceremony.

His brother Rich gets up an tells it like it is:
He hadn't written anything, he said, and with the starkest honesty, he asked mourners to hold their spiritual bromides.

"Pat isn't with God,'' he said. "He's f -- ing dead. He wasn't religious. So thank you for your thoughts, but he's f -- ing dead.''
Join the discussion over at Metafilter.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Step Right Up To Vote!

Participatory Democracy, a group show with Ravi Jain, Natalie Loveless, Jeff Warmouth, Andrew Warren and Douglas Weathersby, opens this Friday, May 7 at the Art Interactive Gallery in Cambridge!
Vote Ravi!

MP3J's

Blog Jockeys, a radio report:
What do you get when you cross a blogger with college radio DJ? A whole new format for delivering obscure musical gems from the collection of twenty-somethings with a high-speed connection. Reporter Benjamen Walker looks at the emerging trend of MP3 blogs, and speculates on their future in a creative culture still governed by copyright laws and litigious record execs.
Here are some MP3J's:
Fruits of Chaos.
said the gramophone.
fluxblog.

Jack has a creative and amazing way to look at the Red Sox season:
While watching last night's Redsox game, trying to put an ok spin on this disturbing losing streak, I came up with a new way (new to me anyway) of looking at the progress of the season. Instead of seeing it by month, or by "10% through the season now", or by before/after the All-Star break, instead how about using units that we're already very familiar with: innings.

It turns out that the 162 game season divides neatly into 9 18-game innings. We just finished game 25, so we're in the middle of the second inning -- still pretty early in the game.
This is an Internet meme in the making.

Explaining weblogs to people who haven’t heard of them yet.

A weblog primer.
via [ The Presurfer ]

Now we're going to need those Jane Jetson masks


OJO Personal Video Phone for the home.

Motorola and WorldGate Communications Announce Exclusive Agreement for Distribution of Ojo(TM) Personal Video Phone

via [ lost remote ]

1962 - In an episode of the Jetsons, Jane Jetson answers a video phone. The Jetsons’ phone number was VENUS-1234.

P2P-TV

Peer-to-Peer Video Internet / TV Network.
The goal of the project is to create a platform for content consisting of a network of contributors and correspondents, recruited from young audiences and students distributed throughout all parts of the world, who are engaged in direct reporting via collective production of Internet and broadcast newsclips.
via [ unmediated ]

Mean Girls Rules the world


An Interview With Tina Fey's Supposedly Reluctant Sex Symbol Status.

Single Serve Coffee is Officially a Craze


That's because it has it's own Single Serve Coffee weblog.