Archive for June, 2005

Fantastic Engadget !!!

It’s been some time since I’ve added links in my “Blogs I really like” sidebar. Beyond the always fabulous Spirit Fingers (which I couldn’t recommend more highly), I’m going to add three more:

1) Engadget : I have come to enjoy and trust this blog more than most tech magazines. They have an open mind. They’re funny. They’re well informed and they publish a huge stream of stuff. I never miss a day of their posts. The reviews are complete, to the point, and very accurate. Truly one of the best blogs I know !!!

2) Luxist : devoted to all luxury seekers…

3) Cool Hunting : in honor of one of my favorite books of all time Pattern Recognition ;-)

Ransom Notes

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Here’s a rather fun script, Spell with Flickr, that automatically generates ransom note type text by using flickr pictures. If you don’t like how it looks, you can change letters one by one.

(via Coolhunting)

A bottle of milk gives you … a Royal Family !

According to this Associated Press article, for approximately the price of one bottle of milk per year, in Great Britain, you will get all the pageantry and pomp of the english Royal family. In a communiqué from Buckingham, this is presented as “good value for money”. Not cheap mind you, just “good value for money”. I wanted to repeat that so it’s real clear that in today’s world even grand traditions which are very much a part of a specific country’s identity need to justify the fact that they’re relevant and affordable. I would love to see what stuffy Prince Charles thinks of such a press release ;-)

To alleviate French depression…

embrouille.jpgWe now have a wonderful government in France. The prime minister, Dominique de Villepin, has never faced a voter in his life and the number two man in this government, Nicolas Sarkozy, is only thinking about what he should do (and not do) to get elected president two years from now. The unions, the Left, and every traditional special interest in France are honing their weapons to make sure that the country remains completely static. And to top it all, the european summit scheduled this weekend is already being called a failure even before it has started. Time for a little satirical humor to get us out of this black mood : this illustration does it just fine ;-)