Archive for date: August 31, 2004

Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia

August 31, 2004 | Gutenberg Gems | By: Mark VandeWettering

Today’s gem is Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia, which is not only interesting because of the subject matter, but also because it has a number of really nice bird prints like the black tailed paroquet reproduced on the right. It’s really great that Project Gutenberg is reproducing more and more illustrated books […]

An Audioblogging Manifesto

August 31, 2004 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Thanks to Cory Doctorow for pointing out An Audio Blogging Manifesto, both in text format and as an mp3 file with inspiring background music.

XM Radio pulls PC hardware amid piracy concerns | CNET News.com

August 31, 2004 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Sigh. XM Radio pulls PC hardware amid piracy concerns | CNET News.com Guess they aren’t interested in taking my money.

Apple – iMac G5

August 31, 2004 | Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

Apple has just released a new iMac G5, and damn, it does look awfully cute. I like the trend of shrinking the footprint of computers, and in the grand scheme of things, the prices aren’t terrible considering it includes a 17″ LCD monitor and a new 1.6ghz G5 processor for only $1300. Very cool stuff.

Limits to Growth in Energy Consumption?

August 31, 2004 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

Sometimes a single sentence is enough to kick your brain into thinking about things in a different way than you have before. This rant was keyed off the sentence “There is no limit to the amount of energy an industrialized society will use per capita”. I’d never really thought of it in precisely this way […]