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.

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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!

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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 audible.com 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, […]

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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 […]

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