Monthly Archive: January 2005

Typical

Typical

Promoting tolerance? Accepting diversity? Dirty cartoons? What is this country coming to? Seriously. What is this country coming to? Lately, I’m too disappointed to be disgusted. Meanwhile, I have an awful feeling that this is the kind of “big story” that will be plastered all over newsstands the morning the...

Reflixed

Reflixed

Having not watched a movie since October, I went over to Netflix to cancel our much adored, but long neglected, account. Instead, I got sucked back in by a $9.99/month retention offer and distracted by a new widget that allowed me to perform yet another stupid geek trick. Tracking movies...

People

People

As online photo memes go, “These are the People in my Neighborhood” is simple and cute. Twelve lines of lyrics (well, if “bor…” counts as a line) plus twelve people on the street equals a tiny glimpse into a town. Only two neighborhoods so far (India and San Francisco), but...

Peek-A-Boo

Peek-A-Boo

Good news? Surveillance and networking hardware is finally getting so easy to use, anyone can set up a camera and watch a space via any web browser. Bad news? If you’re not careful, the world can watch, too. Thanks to default installations and, yes, Google, you can find hundreds of...

Hard Sell

Hard Sell

“Never shop on an empty stomach and never shop on an empty head,” advises Karl McKeever, one of Britain’s leading visual merchandising consultants, as he explains the “tricks or techniques” retailers use to get you to buy something. But the folks at Metafilter quickly pointed to America’s guru of sales...