This month I posted 12 entries, crafted 30 tweets, listened to 106 songs, watched 2 videos, bookmarked 2 sites, took 6 photos and favorited 7 things.
Auto-Tune the News
This meme will inevitably get old, but I figure it's all the more reason to share now before things go sour. See Kottke's auto-tune post for some more entertaining examples.
Posted April 22, 2009
I've talked before about my favorite sports blog, Da' Bears Blog, but I wanted to quote a slightly longer passage from his recent missive about middle-aged writers complaining about Jay Cutler's nights out:
It's not just sports, of course. We live in a "you must have a wife and kids" culture. Happiness need not apply. And since I'm about to spend an entire year apologizing for every mistake Jay Cutler makes, I think this is the right time to point out that being young and having fun is not a mistake. Not at 26. Not in April.
Like Jeff (the author of the blog), I've long disliked reading into a public figure's private life. If Cutler shows up on day 1 and throws 5 touchdowns and 400 yards, everyone will be sending him jello shots and Long Island Iced Teas.
Last Year's Model: Buy Good Stuff and Keep It
Anil launches a new site to encourage everyone to reconsider buying the latest and greatest. This is something I can get behind. Everyone, let's make an Earth Day Resolution to hold onto our gadgets a little bit longer.
The Cost of Downloading
Time Warner Cable attempted to introduce additional fees for heavy downloaders, but public outcry forced them to shut it down. The Bits Blog points out TWC's hypocracy as they refuse to offer bandwidth-based pricing to businesses but insist consumers must use it. Oh, it's also nominally more expensive for TWC to double bandwidth.
Photos of Jake Nickell's New House
This house looks really well put together. I love the bright, but not overwhelming colors.
Tweenbots: A Robot That Relies on Strangers
A robot is released with a location written on it. It can only go straight and at a constant speed. Without the intervention of those around it, there's no way it would make it to its destnation. The site has some documentation — videos, photos, maps — of the Tweenbot's inaugural run. I do wonder if the results would have changed with a menacing looking robot.
Composite Photos of New Yorkers in a Particular Place
Peter Funch stakes out a corner for weeks at a time, then pastes together the most interesting elements into one striking photo. The photo of yawners is especially awesome. [via boing boing]
Google Unveils its Server Hardware
While I'm not a hardware nut, it's impressive to see all of the engineering that went into this. [via rc3.org]