Archive for October, 2007

Election07: Keifer Sutherland edition

October 31st, 2007


Other: Not a good day for Tony Abbott.

24 days to go.

Type art

October 31st, 2007

Beautiful typographic art.

I love fonts.

Worst bookcase ever

October 31st, 2007

A very unstable bookcase

Probably not what you want if you are trying to encourage people to read.

Donner party, table of eight

October 31st, 2007

A guide to when it’s safe to eat people with various diseases.

Hopefully I’ll never need it, but handy to know…


October 31st, 2007

Where plants and animals fit in the scheme of things.

It’s amazing just how much of the genetic variation in the world is in things smaller than can be seen.

Going in the right direction

October 31st, 2007

The new version of Microsoft Live Maps will give you directions that include signs that you’ve gone too far.

Better, but the future is probably when the online maps begin to link up with GPS systems.

Election07: Silver anniversary edition

October 30th, 2007


Polls: Newspoll ALP 54-46.

Other: The great debate (Treasurer edition).

25 days to go.

A guide to English

October 30th, 2007

Petter Sellers runs through the various English accents.

Quite brilliant.

One last Halloween post

October 30th, 2007

How to make a fake bloody gash.

If only Australia took this one seriously, it could be quite a bit of fun. Try Georgetown (Washington DC) on Halloween to see what real Halloween is like.

New ideas

October 30th, 2007

A push for plain English in US government forms and laws.

But, as always in politics, George Orwell was there first.