Archive for December, 2003

BBC will open up the archives

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003

The BBC’s program archives will be freely downloadable. Cool! Bring on the Monty Python!

Operation Hero Miles

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003

This is pretty cool…

You can donate your unused frequent flier miles to help troops travel home from Iraq, via a program set up by Maryland Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger. Over a dozen airlines have signed up for the program, including, I’m glad to say US Airways, the airline I’m flying with to Tampa. Many of the airlines have donated miles, and/or will match passenger-donated miles. Good stuff!

Bad news for Joanne & Damon

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003

Redheads are harder to knock out, needing 20% more anesthetic before surgery than blondes or brunettes.

Smooth and mild — and refreshingly addictive.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003

Remember Skittlebrau? Well, it turns out tomacco is real, too.

Fast video paper

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003

(via Nature)

Electronic paper fast enough to show video. Diamond Age, here we come!

Legal downloadable music

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003

(via The Shifted Librarian)

A collection of freely distributable, legally downloadable music in BitTorrent format.

How do you solve a problem like the Nazgul?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2003

(via s-t)

and since we’re on a LotR theme theme, you know the tune!

One can only hope

Tuesday, December 9th, 2003

(via boingboing)

A fan-generated trailer for The Hobbit. Maybe it’ll convince Peter Jackson to actually do the film!

At this festive season…

Tuesday, December 9th, 2003

“At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge,” said the gentleman, taking up a pen, “it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and Destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir.”
(from A Christmas Carol, of course!)

Here’s a way to check up on your favorite charities, from the Better Business Bureau.