Looks like a splendidly well designed and smartly integrated piece of kit. Uses a small shoe sensor to count your steps, an iPod nano to track them and store the data, iTunes to sync it, and a Nike-run website to visualize it over time. If I were ever planning to get off my arse, this would probably convince me to drop $80 on Nike trainers.
More software cluttering up my cellphone! This is a kind of like Konfabulator or Apple Dashboard — A website to manage your widgets (mostly RSS feeds at the moment), and a very simple, but attractive, on-phone interface for reading.
Hitting the ‘Insert’ key in Word 2007 will no longer enable the inexplicable document-eating mode. It had never occurred to me just how horrendous a usability experience the Insert key could be.
Somehow, I missed this when it launched. Subscribe your TiVo to “guides” provided by magazines. I’ve just subbed up for the Entertainment Weekly one, which nets me anything called out in the “What To Watch” section of the mag.
The Puffy AmiYumi Splurge! Splurge! Splurge! tour. They read their on-stage banter off of notebooks. "Thank you. You guys... are.. the.. best?" It only sounded 5% more scripted than when native English-speaking bands do it..
Dems suggest that medical malpractice suits can be avoided by… hey! Reducing the number of times doctors or nurses screw up. That’s just crazy enough to work.
“A nostalgic look at what used to happen when you tried typing swear words into text adventures”. Missing are those text adventures that swore *at* you, when you typed in the names of rival games companies, magazines that had given them bad reviews, etc.
This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.