We were talking last night about Energy Star ratings, and how unreliable they are. For example, TVs that are tested and rated when their screens are dimmed so much you can’t see them. Or laptop batteries rated with performance and screen brightness turned down and no one doing anything on them. Or refrigerators that have […]
One of my regular stops for news on the web is talkingpointsmemo.com, which I’ve always found really great for getting the latest headlines quickly. Al Shaw worked on the latest redesign of the site, and his article about the development of it is good reading. I share his enthusiasm for jQuery, but am looking forward […]
I started a Twitter account. Don’t expect much.
The amount of pleasure I got just from flipping through last summer’s Philadelphia and Ocean Grove vacation photos was tremendous. Not as good as the vacations themselves, but pretty darn good nonetheless.
Well that may be overstating things a bit, but now that I’ve got your attention take a look at the Calais Viewer. Paste some text into the entry field and submit it, and it parses it for the specific meaning using natural language processing. My friend Eric Hoffer was a guest speaker at the Web […]
If you’re of a “certain age” and you’re a music lover, you’ve got a stack of vinyl records laying around somewhere and no way to play them in your car. I’d been mulling this over for a while, with most of the pieces of the puzzle laying around here, and finally figured out a “duh” […]
We’re popping champagne corks again here at tom-mcgee.com world headquarters (ouch! watch where you’re pointing that!) as a new site launches for Teall & Associates. Nothing fancy here; in fact the client direction was to do exactly the opposite. Jon is running a PR agency targeting major financial firms, so he wanted something really staid. […]
A friend just donated a stack of really interesting LPs (thanks Annie!). As I work through them (right now I’m listening to “The Late Fourteenth Century Avant Garde” — I love medieval music) I notice that I have to get up every 20-30 minutes to change sides. Isn’t that what all the ergonomic experts recommend? […]