Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Radio of the Future

In 1942, anyway

Friday, August 6, 2010

Mad Men Ads of Today

What if Facebook coexisted with Mad Men?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Apple Hater

One young man goes to lengths to avoid an Apple-contaminated roomate in NYC

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Counterfeit Sterling

It seems that 1 in 20 One Pound coins in circulation in the UK is counterfeit.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Probably good for now.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Remember when the Gulf was a living Sea?

Here we go


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cool fantasy subway maps. More...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Piracy Deflation

Looks like the cost of all those fake DVDs made in China may not be so great after all. More...

Friday, April 9, 2010

Music Deflation

After a short period it looked like the revenues of the recorded music industry might stabilize (CD sales have been collapsing but digital sales have been growing to the point where the two were at equilibrium), digital sales have now started dropping too. More...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Second Avenue Subway

The Second Avenue Subway in New York City has been under construction in one form or another for 80 years. It looks like they are getting somewhat serious.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Two years ago



Here's a great graphic from New Scientist showing the relentless assault of spam.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Bad News For Treasuries

The yields on 2 year treasuries are higher than those on Berkshire Hathaway bonds - not great news for Uncle Same More...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

At last

Healthcare reform has been a lifetime in the making.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Facebook Passes Google

In terms of hits, anyway. More...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Lightning Strikes Twice

There have been a lot of earthquakes lately, but here's a family that fled Haiti after the earthquake there. Their choice of refuge? Chile.

Luckily, everybody is safe.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Rogue Wave

Video of a rogue wave hitting a cruise ship in the Mediterranean.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Apple has Patented Everything That Matters

So it turns out that Apple has somehow patented pretty much every imaginable aspect of the iPhone.

Let the games begin.

Deflation in Europe

Tighter money is very easily pushing down prices with demand still so low.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Chrysler Building March 1, 2010

I am living in a sublet for a month or two so I've lost the view of my beloved Empire State Building. However, imagine my delight when I get this view from the bedroom in my sublet!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Merkel to Greece: Drop Dead

Angela Merkel says Germany will help Greece out after all. How? "By stating clearly that Greece has to fulfill its duties."

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dubai Aquarium Springs A Leak

I've spent quite a bit of time in Dubai and this story seems to more-or-less sum it up for me.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Like, OMG!


Bald Eagles in Manhattan

These were spotted in the water off 145th St.

Monday, February 22, 2010


So perhaps Sen. Scott Brown isn't the Great White Tea-bagging Hope after all.

Monday, February 15, 2010


The world's scariest sport?

Friday, February 12, 2010


More likely to be fat and ugly.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Regarding Airport Security

So it turns out that anyone can walk into the terminal at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport at night, when there's no security and access to the terminal is easy.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Most Interesting Shots (Today) #10

Every day the photo sharing site Flickr ranks my photos in order of "interestingness." Here are today's 30 most interesting shots.

Earlier versions here.

A lot of movement since I last posted this link. My top shot changed for the first time in months, with "Flood Tide" knocking out "Woolworth" for the first time in months.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010


It's a home office. It's a space vehicle. It's a pine comb. It's an Apple store.

Empire State Building Utilities Outrage

Turns out the tenants of the Empire State Building are billed pro-rata for the building's exterior lighting, which is paid for separately by sponsors. A lawsuit is in progress.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

My Mom's Next Computer

An argument for the iPad as the perfect solution for the non-tech-savvy.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

GOP Deficit Reduction Policies

Taking a page from the GOP playbook

iPhone's Big Brother


Monday, January 18, 2010

In the Summer of '59

707's were the It planes More...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Air Travel Animation

Gorgeous More...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

It's Okay

It is not immoral to walk away from your mortgage, even if you just feel like it. More...

Language Maps

The Modern Language Association's website has a cool feature that let's you look at the distribution of languages by county across the nation in an interactive fashion. Her's a map of Yiddish in the NYC area.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Empire State Building January 9, 2010


Most Interesting Shots (Today) #9

Every day, the photo site Flickr ranks all of my photographs in terms of their "interestingness." Here are my 30 most interesting shots today.

Earlier versions are here.

Flickr has always liked my boxers Lukas and Chip, and my shots of buildings with 7 featuring the old Metlife Building in Madison Square Park and 3 featuring the Empire State Building.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Blame the NAO

You're freezing and Greenland is warmer than Florida.

Blame the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO).

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010