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If Roger Federer keeps going the way he's going, he could one day be considered the greatest spor...

25/01/2007 @ 23:00 UTC

jkottke : If Roger Federer keeps going the way he's going, he could one day be considered the greatest sportsman in history - If Roger Federer keeps going the way he's going, he could one day be considered the greatest sportsman in history.

How to photograph cool smoke pictures

25/01/2007 @ 21:00 UTC

jkottke : How to photograph cool smoke pictures - How to photograph cool smoke pictures. Or you can skip the smoke altogther and make smoke-like images with Processing. (thx, shay)

The design disease

25/01/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

jkottke : The design disease - Designers often have the design disease, where you "can't stop looking at things through your designer eyes". "But it's not just books, it's everything. You'll choose wine by the design of the label and you'd stay [at a hotel] because of the sign." (via e [via]

Milo Vermeulen : Noisy Decent Graphics: The Design Disease [via]

Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics

25/01/2007 @ 19:00 UTC

jkottke : Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics - Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics.

Lego reproductions of some well-known photos

25/01/2007 @ 19:00 UTC

jkottke : Lego reproductions of some well-known photos - Lego reproductions of some well-known photos.

MySpace for Dummies

25/01/2007 @ 18:00 UTC

jkottke : MySpace for Dummies - Finally, a book unafraid to speak the truth: MySpace for Dummies. I keed, I keed.

A pair of fine sports-related headlines from The Onion

25/01/2007 @ 17:00 UTC

jkottke : A pair of fine sports-related headlines from The Onion - A pair of fine sports-related headlines from The Onion: Confused Bill Simmons Picks The Departed To Win Super Bowl and Bears Lead Rex Grossman To Super Bowl. "All season long, the Bears have shown that they can win, even in the presence of Rex Grossman."

Tupper's Self-Referential Formula is an equation that when graphed, displays the formula itself

25/01/2007 @ 16:00 UTC

jkottke : Tupper's Self-Referential Formula is an equation that when graphed, displays the formula itself - Tupper's Self-Referential Formula is an equation that when graphed, displays the formula itself.

1993 New Yorker piece on Barry Diller's search for his future and that of television, cable, and ...

25/01/2007 @ 07:00 UTC

jkottke : 1993 New Yorker piece on Barry Diller's search for his future and that of television, cable, and technology - 1993 New Yorker piece on Barry Diller's search for his future and that of television, cable, and technology. This article is a time capsule of the optimism surrounding technology in the early 90s. Note that no one saw the internet coming then...the word d

Running the Numbers, a great new series of photography from Chris Jordan

25/01/2007 @ 00:00 UTC

jkottke : Running the Numbers, a great new series of photography from Chris Jordan - Running the Numbers, a great new series of photography from Chris Jordan, is kind of a combination of Chuck Close and Edward Burtynsky, with a bit of Stamen thrown in for good measure. (via conscientious) [via]

philgyford : Running the Numbers - An American Self-Portrait - Images showing the number of things used by Americans every day/week/month/etc. Amazing, scary, etc. (via Haddock)

Khoi Vinh : Running the Numbers, an American Self-Portrait - Photographic representations of massive statistical facts.

The top 100 fonts as determined by a panel of designers and type experts

24/01/2007 @ 22:00 UTC

jkottke : The top 100 fonts as determined by a panel of designers and type experts - The top 100 fonts as determined by a panel of designers and type experts. Top 10: Helvetica, Garamond, Frutiger, Bodoni, Futura, Times, Akzidenz Grotesk, Officina, Gill Sans, and Univers. A PDF of the results (with photos, in German) is also available. (v [via]

Human slingshot video

24/01/2007 @ 22:00 UTC

jkottke : Human slingshot video - Human slingshot video. I so want a four-wheeler and a big backyard! (via cyn-c) [via]

How to extract stem cells from a placenta and store them for possible future use, all from the co...

24/01/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

jkottke : How to extract stem cells from a placenta and store them for possible future use, all from the comfort of your own home - How to extract stem cells from a placenta and store them for possible future use, all from the comfort of your own home. The cost runs in the thousands of dollars but it's totally doable at home.

A report encompassing the work of thousands of climate experts says that "global warming will hap...

24/01/2007 @ 17:00 UTC

jkottke : A report encompassing the work of thousands of climate experts says that "global warming will happen faster and be more devastating than previously thought" - A report encompassing the work of thousands of climate experts says that "global warming will happen faster and be more devastating than previously thought". "The really chilling thing about the IPCC report is that it is the work of several thousand clima

plasticbag : The Guardian reports on the IPCC report on Climate Change and it's ... well frankly it's scary ... - The specifics of the weather changes are one thing, but the significant pressures on the world's populations, the wars and the terrorism and migration it's all going to cause - that's the stuff that's really worrying...

Ticklebooth has tracked down online clips of three (and 1/2) of the short films nominated for an ...

23/01/2007 @ 23:00 UTC

jkottke : Ticklebooth has tracked down online clips of three (and 1/2) of the short films nominated for an Oscar this year - Ticklebooth has tracked down online clips of three (and 1/2) of the short films nominated for an Oscar this year.

Waxy.org: Pirating the 2007 Oscars

23/01/2007 @ 21:03 UTC

Andy Baio : Waxy.org: Pirating the 2007 Oscars - I just posted my research into Oscar screener piracy, also showing that restricting screeners may hurt film's Oscar chances

jkottke : Andy Baio has a report on Oscar nominated films showing up online - Andy Baio has a report on Oscar nominated films showing up online. Out of the 34 films nominated in one form or another, 31 have been released online. "The average length of time between a film's USA release and its first appearance online is 12 days."

Nelson Minar : Pirating the Oscars - Waxy researches the downloads of Oscar nominated films

wearehugh : Waxy.org: Daily Log: Pirating the 2007 Oscars

plasticbag : Andy Baio's written a great post about piracy and the Oscars and the effect of the piracy-free DVDs sent to academy members... - The general conclusion I get from this survey and from friends in the industry is that the companies who insist on copy protected DVDs ended up with Academy members unable to watch the films and subsequently not winning awards...

Bubble Bobble street art in London

23/01/2007 @ 21:00 UTC

jkottke : Bubble Bobble street art in London - Bubble Bobble street art in London. BB is one of my favorite arcade games ever. (via wonderland) [via]

Map of the world as described in George Orwell's 1984

23/01/2007 @ 19:00 UTC

jkottke : Map of the world as described in George Orwell's 1984 - Map of the world as described in George Orwell's 1984. (via strange maps) [via]

Food Network running subliminal McDonald's ads

23/01/2007 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Food Network running subliminal McDonald's ads - too bad subliminal ads don't work  [via]

jkottke : Is Food Network doing subliminal advertising during its shows? - Is Food Network doing subliminal advertising during its shows? This video shows a McDonald's ad that was displayed for only one frame during a recent episode of Iron Chef America. (via the grumpiest) [via]

Lists of best and worst Oscar winners

23/01/2007 @ 18:00 UTC

jkottke : Lists of best and worst Oscar winners - Two lists, both alike in dignity: the top 10 best best actress Oscar winners and the top 10 worst best actress Oscar winners. Anyone they missed? (Comment on this)

Ben Brown has a built a little site that takes the content from kottke.org's RSS feeds and adds t...

23/01/2007 @ 18:00 UTC

jkottke : Ben Brown has a built a little site that takes the content from kottke.org's RSS feeds and adds the ability to comment on them - Ben Brown has a built a little site that takes the content from kottke.org's RSS feeds and adds the ability to comment on them. "Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, Jason does not allow readers to leave comments. Kottke Komments contains the same stu

Photos of patterns taken from public transport vehicles

23/01/2007 @ 16:01 UTC

jkottke : Photos of patterns taken from public transport vehicles - Photos of patterns taken from public transport vehicles. Gotta make it ugly enough to hide the stains, I guess.

Nelson Minar : Public transit carpets - Great collection of photos, alas with flash vignetting (via kottke)

The Oscar nominees have been announced

23/01/2007 @ 16:00 UTC

jkottke : The Oscar nominees have been announced - The Oscar nominees have been announced. Compare with the top movies as determined by the film critics.

Interview with Jill Youse, who started the International Breast Milk Project because she has exce...

23/01/2007 @ 02:00 UTC

jkottke : Interview with Jill Youse, who started the International Breast Milk Project because she has excess breast milk that she wanted to donate to African babies in need - Interview with Jill Youse, who started the International Breast Milk Project because she has excess breast milk that she wanted to donate to African babies in need. "Breast milk has this fascinating aspect to it. It's not something you look at in your fre

Why is meat the most shoplifted item in America?

23/01/2007 @ 01:00 UTC

jkottke : Why is meat the most shoplifted item in America? - Why is meat the most shoplifted item in America? "So, more innovation is required in the battle against meatlifting. Meat-sniffing dogs pop to mind, though some shoppers might object to having a Doberman nosing around their crotches in search of stolen st

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