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Archive: October, 2004

October 31, 2004

The super duper machine.

If as a kid I had ever managed to convince myself to actually go out on Hallowe’en night, I might have considered the following as a possible costume. I had a major Tonka meets Billy Blastoff meets Joe 90 sort of aesthetic going on back in 1969. I probably could have pulled it off too, … Read the rest of this item

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October 29, 2004

Patina domain go.

The available domain name of the week is copperplated.com

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

October 21, 2004

I don’t have all the answers.

If I did have all the answers (hell, even a few of them…), perhaps I would be able to address some of the queries impressed upon me in the daily glop of unsolicited email. It’s rather like having a several mini vans worth of babbling pre-schoolers following you around all day, asking why the dog … Read the rest of this item

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October 20, 2004

All fired up.

Taking a few random kicks at uniplatform, hegemonic muck is a worthwhile cause anytime of the year, but helping promote the launch of an browsing alternative designed to knock Internet Explorer’s teeth out to the curb… well, that’s even better. If you’d like to add a bit of your own grease to the wheel, head … Read the rest of this item

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October 16, 2004

Slick as a brick.

Mark Simonson somehow managed to mash three of my favourite obsessions — typography, computer hardware, and Lego® — into one marvelous example of basement ingenuity. His typositor film scanning jig is not so much a Rube Goldberg-style, single-use contraption as it is simply another example of how Lego is the best and most flexible rapid … Read the rest of this item

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October 12, 2004

Rumor has it…

Ah, it’s so refreshing to see respected news outlets such as CNN and Reuters finally using the same “highly reliable sources” that stalwart rumor-mongering institutions such as ThinkSecret have relied on for years. If you’re going to hang it all out and pimp the hype, you better have your facts straight, right?

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

October 6, 2004

Photo of the day.

 Garage. 2nd Avenue Northwest, Calgary.

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October 3, 2004

It’s not called a golden parachute for nothing.

The available domain name of the week is ejecutive.com

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

October 1, 2004

An excitable boy.

Through one method of deduction or another, you may have come to the conclusion that there is not much of late that excites the author of this weblog to point of actually writing something about it. Sporadic web publishing schedule aside, there are plenty of things that do (and have been known to) get me … Read the rest of this item

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October 1, 2004

Icon like it, too.

It’s articles like this one about Daniel Burka’s continuing quest for his favourite favicons that reinstates my belief that the real art of minimalist icon design didn’t die off with the photorealistic dreck dumped on us with OS X. I’m sorry kids, but these are not iconic, no matter how you interpret the definition of … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.