Interesting - Python-based spreadsheet type thing - ResolverOne. Looks interesting - any cell updates are reflected instantly in the python code.
A little impractical for anywhere that gets rain - Illy Push Button House. But with so many containers floating around its an interesting take on a house. If you want to see a real container house check out this one in Wellington. Looks a little utilitarian on the inside but I'm sure it could be made a little less austere with some thought.
Turns out there is a megapixel sweet spot for compact digital cameras - Best picture quality with 6 megapixels!. It does point out that if you have an SLR then more megapixels is definitely better - for the magority of us however, it looks like 6 is more than adequate.
Does your government treat you like a child - How the UK government advises you to deal with a broken bulb. Followed by lots of discussion about the dangers of mercury contained in this type of bulb
Should be fascinating as it expands - How Experts Fail: The Patterns and Situations in Which Experts Are Less Intelligent Than Non-Experts. Nice case studies.
I need to get something like this up and running to complement our Cactii install but it looks to painful - PHP Network Weathermap.
Interesting blog - RoughType. The author has a bunch of good books and articles out - IT Doesn't Matter, IT Doesn't Matter-Business Processes Do and Six IT Decisions Your IT People Shouldn't Make. Looks like a must read for anyone in upper IT management.
My biggest gripe is probably a lack of any decent (and simple) plugin architecture like Blosxom. I really miss a simple category-tree like view.
The biggest PITA (pain in the ass) is that the new VI 2.5 client doesn't work on a 64bit OS (ie WindowsXP or Vista 64) - feck!
The previous client worked - why would they remove functionality ?
I guess you just run it in a 32bit VM on VMWare Workstation!
Other than that 3.5 looks pretty nice.
Trailer looks promising - Horton Hears a Who. Dr Seuss rules.
Nifty - A definitive list of where the in-jokes & self references in Pixar's feature films & shorts are located.
Compare and contrast side by side - Evolution vs Creationism. Genius.
Nice. I want. Lovely pictures - review of the Leica M8.
Geeky gifts (yeah I know its a little late) - wooden usb stick, desktop characters, electronic bubblewrap.
Spooky - Mini spy planes that re-charge via the power lines. If they make them look like bats that would be awesome.
Humour - How many five year olds could you take in a fight. I can only manage 14 . . .
Whichever bright-spark at Microsoft came up with that gem should have been shot.
Check out the 2007 Interactive Fiction Competition Winners.
I am one of these Music snob t-shirt.
Nice - Putty Tray. A custom Putty app with extra bells and whistles.
Strangemaps strikes again - The blonde map of Europe.
Yet another Elite remake.
Fascinating - Game theory in which two losers equals a winner.
A friend is a Physics lecturer (first years through to post-doc) and he's striking the first group of Physics 101 students who have not had to do maths under NZ's NCEA Physics - and of course they complain that its just to darn hard when you add in those pesky theoretical equations. It reminded me of a an article by Wellington Grey (a GCSE physics teacher) - A physics teacher begs for his subject back. The idiocracy is looming.