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Remember the Milk and Gmail Integration

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Now here are two great tastes that taste great together. For those of you that make use of Gmail for email and Remember The Milk for task management (*cough*Morgan*cough*), there’s a Firefox Extension called Remember The Milk for Gmail which integrates your task list within Gmail’s interface.

Totally worth it.

For those of you wondering what this is all about, there’s a great article at Unclutterer that will ease you into this system.


April 9, 2008 Posted by | How-To, Software | 1 Comment

Viewfinder: How to Seamlessly “Flickerize” Google Earth

A collaborative effort at USC aims to integrate gps-tagged Flickr photos with Google Earth. Here’s their abstract:

“Viewfinder” is a novel method for users to spatially situate, or “find the pose,” of their photographs, and then to view these photographs, along with others, as perfectly aligned overlays in a 3D world model such as Google Earth. Our objective is to provide a straightforward procedure for geo-locating photos of any kind, and our approach is to engage a community of users for a certain amount of human help. We specify that a 10-year-old should be able to find the pose of a photo in less than a minute, and we are convinced that this goal is achievable. While we are not entirely there yet, we are getting closer. This is our progress report.

April 3, 2008

Seeing stuff like this makes me reconsider the possibility of witnessing The Singularity within my lifetime. Awesome.

April 9, 2008 Posted by | Photography, Software, Video | Comments Off on Viewfinder: How to Seamlessly “Flickerize” Google Earth

When is Good

When is Good is an online tool that helps you plan a meeting or an event with friends (or enemies). It’s free, no account-creation is required, and no passwords are needed.

That’s a handy-dandy tool for trying to get a bunch of software jockeys to meet up for lunch here and there. I wish I knew about this earlier.

April 9, 2008 Posted by | Software | Comments Off on When is Good

Prisons Reaching Critical Mass

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Many states are considering “releasing tens of thousands of convicts from prison, including drug addicts, thieves and even violent criminals” in order to offset “huge budget gaps brought on by the slumping economy.” Anybody else worried about this besides me?

From Yahoo News:

Police officer Tori-Lynn Heaton (pictured above) is seen at her home in West Greenwich, R.I., March 31, 2008. Lawmakers across the country are debating plans to grant early release to criminals as a way for cash-strapped states to try to close budget gaps. Heaton, whose ex-husband previously spent time in prison for beating her but who would have been eligible for early release under Rhode Island’s current proposal, opposes early release programs in order to protect the safety of crime victims.

April 9, 2008 Posted by | News | Comments Off on Prisons Reaching Critical Mass

Favorite Instant Messaging Clients

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Lifehacker has a roundup of the five most popular IM clients in use today. Personally, I use Adium on my laptop and Meebo on my iPhone.

What do you use?

April 9, 2008 Posted by | Linux, Mac, Software, Windows | Comments Off on Favorite Instant Messaging Clients

Before-and-After-Death Photos

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A hauntingly poignant photographic art show in London depicted “before-and-after-death photos” of a variety of people. Though hard to look at, I see this as photographic proof of that undefinable quality of life. It’s hard to put a finger on it, but you know it when it’s not there.

From Boing Boing.

April 9, 2008 Posted by | Oddities, Photography | Comments Off on Before-and-After-Death Photos

The front runner to win this years Darwin Award

Not sure if this is real or some joke.

I’m voting for “Real”

April 9, 2008 Posted by | Humor, Oddities | 2 Comments

Olympic Torch Relay rerouted

from MSNBC

“The last-minute changes were made amid security concerns following chaotic protests over the torch in Paris and London.

In San Francisco, as the heavily-guarded torchbearers made their way through the city’s streets on a chaotic journey, there was scuffling between police and protesters, but order was restored quickly.

Mayor Gavin Newsom told The Associated Press that the well choreographed fake-out was prompted by the size and behavior of the crowds amassing outside AT&T Park, site of the relay’s opening ceremony.

There was “a disproportionate concentration of people in and around the start of the relay,” he said in a phone interview, while traveling in a caravan that accompanied the torch.

Less than an hour before the relay began, officials cut the original six-mile route nearly in half.”

April 9, 2008 Posted by | General | 6 Comments