Archive for April, 2005

50,000,000

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

Almost fifty million!

(Firefox has been downloaded quite a bit.)

Google MBTA

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

First Chicago’s Transit Authority. Now it’s T time for Google Maps, thanks to Firefox and Greasemonkey.

Everyone in the Boston area using Firefox (with Greasemonkey installed) will love this. (:

Update: Lots of info has been released, along with a call to improve the service.

Redesigning prescriptions

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

New York Metro has a feature about a graphic designer reworking the age-old medicine bottle. Not only is the new bottle much more clear; it might actually even save a large number of lives!

KSpyware: open source spyware

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

Oh great; just what the world needs: more spyware. This time it’s open source, too. Despite the KSpyware name, however, it’s for Windows, not KDE.

It does use perl, but it relies heavily upon win32 heavily.

Also, for those who need it: The Free (and 99.9% foolproof) way of ridding your computer of spyware, adware, malware in general, and viruses. It’s a must read for any Windows user (and a very good link to pass around to your Windows-using friends and family…)

Sega Fantasy VI

Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

When game consoles are placed in the roles of Final Fantasy VI, all of the old gaming systems fight to save the world from the PSP. This long, wacky flash animation is filled with tons of jokes and is quite true to the original Final Fantasy game (well, as true as it could be with consoles playing the main characters).

Someone over in Japan with an extensive gaming background had way too much time making the flash animation — but it is funny.

I found the link on grand text auto (which I found from del.icio.us), for those wondering. (:

Random works

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

Totally random stuff:
* Mozart minuet
* SCIgen – automatic CS paper generator
* Gnoetry – nice random poetry
* Color palettes
* Kittens
* Essay (you can make it about anything you want too…)
* Generated names
* Various words
* DadaDodo – the classic random tool
* Random WikiPedia page (not to be confused with Wikipedia’s page on random)
* True random

When will the winter end?

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

We had yet another cold day in New England. Here in Cambridge, it even snowed!