Thursday, January 20, 2005

Technology just isn't as cool as it used to be..

I was playing with Jim's old school rotary phone the other day, and I was wondering what it is about rotary phones thats just so cool?
I think its because they engage the senses much more than phones (and other tech) do today. They have a cool dial thing, and its heavy, and you spin it, and it makes a sweet noise as it spins back. These days, everything is a keys and a screen, maybe a mouse, nothing feels cool, or sounds cool anymore. Nothing is fun to use.
Maybe thats why I like Apple products so much. Their hardware is different, appeals to some of my other senses. They have cool mice that are a single button in themselves, you can wring the neck of the iMac G4s like a strange looking goose, the first iPod's wheel would spin and click. They're not just another hunk of black plastic.
One of the coolest cell phones I've ever seen rotated open, instead of flipping open, and had a cool joystick like button on the keypad. Little stylistic designs made it cool without even knowing what the capabilities of the phone or the games included were.
Its possible that this is just a by product of growing up. Maybe I just miss toys, which are designed to be more engaging of the senses. *le sigh* Anyways, just a thought I had

Friday, January 14, 2005

The Governator Needs Open Source to Run California

Open Source is sweet. So is this articles title.. the Governator!

Friday, January 07, 2005

Shoes... Drama... icons...

...exhaustipation. Shoes and mom and oy.
...but in the midst of all the... whatever, I remembered that I want to put up the link to that nifty lil pic-file-generating app:

I use it daily, saves soo much annoyance, my pics are so much more easily searchable, I just scan through them visually. It has blurryness/aliasing settings of some sort that I haven't touched in a while, but they rule. The only problem I've ever had is when I drag a truly INSANE amount of big files onto it, it can get hinky. But yes... muchly useful app.

...i think I'm going to sleep now, and have nightmares about shoe sales.
Yeah, you heard me. I'm gonna have nightmares about *shoe sales*... me...
sign of the apocalypse and/or Mom Involvement.

Monday, January 03, 2005

New Year's 2005 - NYC

Here's a better gallery of the pictures. Better?
Please email me complaints and picture removal requests. :)
I also put up two movies of the party here and here. Unfortunately, spoiled by my camera's auto rotate function, I shot both movies sideways, and I can't figure out how to rotate them again. If anyone knows of a share/freeware way to do this, please let me know.

New Years Photos

Originally uploaded by Kusmeroglu.
I'm working on a good way to share all the great pictures I got.. at first I thought I'd just throw together some html, but then I realized that I might be doing this more often, now that I have a camera. I'm between using iPhoto/'s automatic gallery making thing or this flickr thing if it works out.
What would be ideal is some sort of gallery that me and Rachel can add comments/descriptions below the pictures, and is automated.
Any Ideas?