Wednesday, June 28, 2006 1,000 pet rodents euthanized; rat lovers furious

A sad story, redeemed somewhat by the bizarre final paragraph: “He’s an intelligent man to talk to, but he smells like rat urine.” Well, nobody’s perfect.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Instructables: Always have Correct Change in your wallet

A vaguely appealing optimization, but surely pulling one of these out of your wallet would scream “NERD ALERT”? (via MAKE:Blog)

Tea Leaves: The Soul of A New Machine

psu on The Soul of a New Machine. I agree entirely—it’s a great, great book, and as much about the personalities (and the burnouts) as the technology. (“I have gone to live on a commune in Vermont and will deal in no unit of time shorter than a season.”)

Saturday, June 17, 2006

37signals: Does this company respect me? Try the sticker test.

“If there’s a sticker on the product, and it peels off cleanly, then they’re a respectful company.” Which neatly confirms what the music industry thinks of us: those god-awful tags along the top edges of CDs never peel off cleanly. (via Coding Horror)

Washington Post: Behind the Scenes at Disney World

The WP on Disney's behind-the-scenes tours. “Just remember, there are some hand gestures we don't do at Disney.” (via BoingBoing)

Guardian Unlimited Arts: 'It was complete, visceral excitement'

The Guardian looks back on the Who's Live At Leeds: “the most explosive live album ever”. Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

Is Ebert losing it? On his TV show he often seems to wander into trivial non-sequiturs; and now this review written entirely in Garfield’s voice? WTF, Roger? (Not that Roeper’s conservative misogyny is any better; does he inherit when Ebert checks out?)