Monthly Archives: July 2007

Creepy Digital Animation

Pink Tentacle points to the Japanese Mortion Portrait web site, featuring software that can take a digital photograph and convert it into an animated, interactive 3D representation. Among the examples linked is one of a dog, which I agree with … Continue reading

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Joy. Oh joy oh joy oh joy

It’s not bad enough that St. Louis in August is characterized by hot, muggy days, with lousy air quality. It’s not bad enough that we’ve just had our first human case of West Nile Virus in the county, and that … Continue reading

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More on the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007

The Consumerist has more on the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007. People Over Profits has an email campaign but it also helps to contact your Congressional rep directly. A letter of phone call also works wonders. How important is this … Continue reading

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The Ugly Face of Facebook

Another weekend, and another carefully calculated self-love link fest where some A lister makes a bold and basically useless announcement, and others rush to support. If you want to increase your link count, writing self-centered, arrogant, and useless posts with … Continue reading

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Breaking the Mandatory Arbitration Back

People over Profits has a campaign under way to encourage Congress to support this bill. It’s important to let your Congressional representative know you support the Arbitration Act of 2007. Ars Technica and Tortdeform both write on the recent, and … Continue reading

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Traced Botanical Tour

I grabbed my camera and my GPS handheld yesterday to get some test data for application development. The recorded track isn’t the best, primarily because the containing field was small, and the terrain was flat. I also realized from the … Continue reading

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Confusion about YouTube

Dear Republican Candidates, There seems to have been some confusion of terms this week, as evidenced by your recent decisions not to participate in a YouTube debate. The “YouTube” referenced this week is not, repeat, not a colonoscopy scope. Yes, … Continue reading

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