Banana Republic 1987 Holiday Gift Workbook January 16th, 2020 @ 5:40 pm PST
When I was in elementary school, these are the clothes I imagined I’d wear to work every day.
Gator Helvetica T-Shirts September 5th, 2012 @ 6:42 am PDT
I’m sure you’ve seen the Helvetica t-shirts. The classic one displays “John & Paul & Ringo & George”. (The creators of that shirt have a pretty good website detailing its history.) Someone needs to make some of these for classic Gator combinations. Here are my suggestions: I know, I know. I forgot to include Percy […]
Real Products for Fictional Companies October 17th, 2009 @ 6:20 am PDT
The excellent local blog CurbedLA had an entry recently on artist Mark Bennett’s blueprints of fictional places. He has created very detailed floor-plans of famous pretend places, like the homes of George and Jane Jetson, Rob and Laura Petrie, and June and Ward Cleaver. (There’s a book, too!) I thought these were terrific so I […]
Star Wars Design Flaws August 21st, 2009 @ 1:59 pm PDT
Note to the Emperor: Someone on your Death Star design staff is in the pay of Rebel forces. Oh, right, you can’t get the memo because someone threw you down a huge exposed shaft in your Death Star throne room. from John Scalzi’s Guide to the Most Epic FAILs in Star Wars Design
Stop Being Broken February 7th, 2008 @ 8:38 pm PST
My buddy Bry has a brilliant new site: Stop Being Broken! (The exclamation point is not part of the site’s name, although I think it should be.) I’m not just saying that because I have repeatedly asked him for favors, eaten food with him, and met his wife. It’s seriously really good. Check it out!
Blackberry Pearl Keyboard Lock November 8th, 2007 @ 9:05 am PST
I’ve had a Blackberry Pearl for a few months now and, in general, I love it. It’s a great phone. I love that I can check scores on ESPN and use Google maps and — as a surprise bonus — I can send and receive phone calls and text messages. Here’s what bugs me: The […]
SpaceKits December 4th, 2001 @ 6:49 am PST
SpacecraftKits.com has an interesting way of keeping their costs low. They do it “through mass production, and by putting the extensive assembly instructions and fact sheets … online, rather than mailing them to you.” I think that’s a great idea. That way if they want to revise some part of the instructions, or add schematics […]
eMail Messaging November 20th, 2001 @ 9:53 am PST
Update 2016-03-18 — Boy, was I wrong about this one. In my defense, though, it was pretty awful to read email on your phone in the year 2001. “It’s the interface, stupid!” I got in a discussion recently about text messaging on mobile phones. I don’t understand why so much money is being pumped into […]