• Race cars sound awesome

    I love the sound of race cars. They loud, they’re sexy, they’re exciting. The American Le Mans Series is a mixture of different classes of cars, all blasting around the track at the same time in the same race. You’ve got production-based Corvettes, BMWs, Ferraris, Lotuses, Aston-Martins; and race-bred Le Mans prototypes like Lolas, Orecas,… Read more »

  • How to fix a wobbly Macbook Pro screen

    My 2008 unibody Macbook Pro has a loose screen. Loose and wobbly and drunken at times. It’s been chugging along loyally for over three years, and in Internet time, it’s like a Regis Philbin. But as we all know, old folks can get wobbly. No shame in that — but it happens. The whole screen/monitor (the… Read more »

  • Wordle: Prettier tag clouds

    I’ve been interested in information design for a long time, have read most of Edward Tufte’s books and recently started playing with data visualization. The idea of taking a heap of data that is otherwise meaningless in its raw form, making sense of it in some visually meaningful way, and especially making it beautiful, is… Read more »

  • Facebook-ified!

    I have an unnatural affinity for “Liking” stuff on Facebook — especially my own stuff (why? because I can). With Facebook’s new Open Graph initiative, they’ve made it easy for me to stick Like buttons all over my personal Web site, too. When you click one, a little man will carry your display of approval… Read more »

  • PowerPoint makes you stupid

    Information design expert Edward Tufte has long railed against PowerPoint and its mind-numbing cognitive style, and the chartjunk – bright, happy graphics with little informational content – that almost always accompany a presentation.

  • Velocity TextMate bundle

    In case you’re looking for the latest & greatest Velocity TextMate bundle, Thomas Aylott was nice enough to quickly update the old one (hosted on the Macromates svn repository) for me after I emailed him with a bug. It’s available here:

  • My Tracks: Handy app for Android

    My Tracks is a nice Android app for effortlessly recording your route via GPS and then uploading to Google Maps. It’s probably not as quite accurate as something like a true bike computer, but definitely a close second for cool GPS features and handy data for your ride, run, walk or hike. Here’s one leg… Read more »