Archive for February, 2006

Rarest Tapioca

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

One of BoingBoing’s memes for this week has been anagram transit maps — hilarious, to be sure, but here in Seattle we have no subways, no metro, and certainly no monorail. So while I felt slightly inspired to anagrammize a transit map for my own beloved city, that just didn’t seem possible. Enter Metroblogging Seattle […]

Best Overlooked Album of 2005

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

Youth Group – Skeleton JarI heard Youth Group for the first time less than two weeks ago, but they’re good enough to merit a special post of their very own. Sounding like James with a little Built to Spill and Coldplay thrown in, then mixed with a dash of U2, Youth Group feels familiar and […]

Mudslides Discovered

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

On the beach at Discovery Park last weekend we came across some rather impressive mudslides. It’s difficult to tell from the photos, but these 50-foot cliffs were literally disintegrating before our eyes. The earth was reconfiguring itself into four huge puddles. We watched nervously from a safe vantage point as clumps of wet mud tumbled […]

Apples and Beige Boxes

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

Here’s some recent news from the CPU world to consider. Apple Computer has, as promised, begun converting their entire product line to an Intel-based architecture. In January, they started with the Intel Core Duo iMac and the MacBook Pro, an update to the PowerBook line. The old PowerPC iMacs disappeared from the online Apple Store […]