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Information R/evolution

Really smart, elegant and somewhat optimistic explanation of how we create and share information online.

From the same guy who made this.


look at the size of that thing

A failure, yes. But what a glorious failure it is…

update: I realise this post needs a bit of context.

be hip, or be shot in the head

This is why I love the IT Crowd.

Very timely also, considering the recent Odex saga, the near-Kafkaesque apex of which can be read here.

In case you were wondering about the title of this post, nah.


Nothing earthbreaking at all at WWDC 2007, unless you count Safari for Windows. All I really cared about was the Leopard news; Lifehacker‘s got a pretty good breakdown. Am I the only one who has absolutely no interest in the iPhone?

The opening video was pretty funny though…

keyboard of doom

I love my Logitech Cordless MX keyboard, but 4 years of non-stop use means a fair amount of detritus lurking under the keys. As evidenced by picture below.

Here’s a bloody disgusting close-up if you’re so inclined.

So I called up this useful guide to cleaning your keyboard, and went to work.

Here’s 4 years of my dead skin cells, the occasional food crumb, and I’m sure not a few decomposed insect remains – forcibly removed by cotton buds.

Much cleaner now…

Here’s a gratuitous shot of the keys, which were a lot of fun popping out.

By the way, I’m actually cleaning it cos I’m selling my Logitech Cordless MX Duo (means it comes with an MX700 mouse with docking base station as well). Its a pretty good and very comfortable keyboard. And the MX700 is a damn kickass mouse, I know I’ll never settle for anything less than 8 mouse buttons from now on. Although the rechargable batteries that came with it are crap now, so you’ll have to get your own.

So if anyone’s interested, can drop me an email at bsideprojektatgmail.

bill vs steve

Freaking hilarious. Its a sign of Apple’s increasing dominance that Steve gets to use the red lightsaber now, innit?

Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us

This mind-blowing clip is the most elegant, even most moving explanation of Web 2.0 I’ve heard yet. Its been popping up all over the blogosphere and getting fanboy receptions, but I wonder if it’s as impactful to a non-geek, or if it even makes sense?

I really hope it does, cos I hate getting all excited over this stuff and only having Grace and my brother to geek out with.

Here’s the transcript, courtesy of Bud.