11
Apr 13

Staples redefines monitor “Response Time”

 

 

 

 

 

staples lcd monitor specification meaning ignorance

 

Either the staples editor responsible for this 25” LCD product listing revels in technological ignorance, or is just the kind of joker that amuses me most.  It’s the kind of thing you might see written into an episode of the IT Crowd.

For what it’s worth, a monitor’s response time has nothing to do with power on, but it sure is funny to think about.  (Wikipedia has it right)


07
Oct 10

Unintentional Art via frozen Windows

Those clever engineers at Microsoft… what better way to deal with the frustration of having a locked up application than through art? I remember creating angry-art pieces back when frozen Windows applications, such as IE6 were common place. Good times.

Thanks to mr doob for re-creating the experience in a controlled environment.


27
Jan 10

Apple’s new shit, the iPad

Apple has officially become predictable and trite.  Their newest product was unveiled today, by the big Apple ego, Jobs.  It is a super-sized iPhone/iPod.

big iPod

big iPod

It can’t play Flash, is tied to Apple’s various stores, intended for AT&T’s network, can’t <acronym title=”Meaning: only one application may run at any one time”>multi-task</acronym>, and its design is utterly and completely devoid of originality.  It is a “giant” [~10″] iPod touch with 3G [certain models only].  Thankfully MadTV already made fun of the name, which also screams of routine.

I’d love to see this product flop, but I hold no such delusions.  Apple’s golden age is in full effect.  Their shit is gold to a vast array of much-disposable-income consumers.  It will sell and probably pretty well.  Fact is, there isn’t anything quite like it.

My biggest complaint is that there are zero surprises.  None of that unique innovation that got Apple where it is today, is evident in this “new” device.  Do not pass go, but somehow collect $200 million dollars.  We know you’ll find a way.


31
Dec 09

Self proclaimed voice of his generation…Kanye West, everybody

Let’s face the facts, Kanye was well deserving of the title Douche before he ever pulled his stunt at the 2009 VMA Awards & has been deserving of ridicule before & since.

Today I came across this gem that just tickled me pink.


16
Dec 09

We are but simple creatures with like minds

First I read this: Abstraction

Then I immediately think, “Yeah, I want to see that too.”  And go over to YouTube for this:

And then see this:

Screenshot-YouTube-cat-in-box-comments

Just how many other people did exactly what I did?
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