Archive for date: January 18, 2005

Would you buy a house here?

January 18, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Doc Searles snapped a picture of the town of La Conchita on a flight to Santa Barbara. Surf on over there and check out the hillside that hovers over those homes. Anybody who rebuilds there is not just a fool, but a damned fool.

GTA San Andreas

January 18, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

One industrious hacker created this master list of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas cheat codes by wiring a PS/2 controller to his PC’s parallel port and stepping through key combinations looking for cheat codes. That’s just simply brilliant! Well done!

Gizmodo : NFL on iPod

January 18, 2005 | Audioblogs and Podcasting | By: Mark VandeWettering

In the first of what will likely be many attempts at commercializing podcasting, Gizmodo is reporting that the NFL has inked a deal with to make their games available for download via the Apple iTunes music store. Complete recordings of games, including versions that feature local sportscasters, are expected to cost around $10 each, […]

AI Bots Pick The Hits of Tomorrow

January 18, 2005 | Music | By: Mark VandeWettering

Slashdot links to a story about the music industry using AI to choose hit songs. I can’t help but shake my head in shame. I’m reminded of a scene in the movie Dead Poets Society (excerpted here): KEATING Gentlemen, open your text to page twenty-one of the introduction. Mr. Perry, will you read the opening […]