Concise advice

Paper Starships

The Apology Line

I'm sorry I didn't call

Robot Swarms

Can mini-robots detect the sources of chemical or biological hazards?


Make words that look the same rightside up or upside down (via a free orange)

Paper airplanes

Requires Flash (via growabrain)

Playing It Again

Chuck E Cheese for grownups

Is this Poison Ivy?

"101 Dalmatians" and "Peter Pan" are the only Disney animations in which both of a character's parents are present and don't die during the movie.

The Portion Doctor Kit

Take charge of your eating habits!

jobs jobs jobs jobs + superclean interface

other people’s stories

Every story on OPS is a story a contributor heard from someone else. These stories have been overheard and misheard, told and re-told and sometimes refined over time.

Trucker boobs

Cite sources

I'm still not happy with the way to properly reference books, songs, pieces of art, authors and more in hyperlinked documents.


June 24-26, 2005 : Navy Pier, Chicago

Nintendo themes, a cappella

A choir performance of classic nintendo songs (windows media)


shared sound clips

American Sign Museum opens to public

The American Sign Museum, Cincinnati, OH

Self Publishing

Classic Gaming Expo

August 21 & 21: San Jose, CA

The Virtues of Vice

It’s like fancy-coffee-drinking, Volvo-riding music for kids. And kids should be listening to music that shakes them up more, makes them uncomfortable.

The Murakami Influence

Elephant sculptures in NYC complete with turds

Flatpak House

Pre-fab housing


Postcards of secrets sent in anonymously (and oddly, really well designed)

Alte Cadillac Werbung

Old cadillac ads

The Undoing of America

Gore Vidal on war for oil, politics-free elections, and the late, great U.S. Constitution (something I want to read later)

Nice desktop

33 Things You Should Know About Ray Charles

Being blind didn't stop him inventing soul or flying planes

Feld Thoughts: The Torturous World of Powerpoint

Or, things to tell a venture capitalist

Make your own Duct Tape wallet

3M Canada | Duct Tape Workshop


A Photoshop plug-in to remove lens distortion from digital images

Iron-on Transfers for Color Fabrics

Yep, for COLOR fabrics...

What Should I Do With My Life?

If you don't like The Inevitable Cocktail-Party Question, maybe it's partly because you don't like your answer.

Traktor DJ Studio 2

Software I want to explore later, looks super nifty

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT (350D) vs. EOS 20D

A Comparison - Bob Atkins Photography

Revenge of the Right Brain: Wired Magazine

Logical and precise, left-brain thinking gave us the Information Age. Now comes the Conceptual Age - ruled by artistry, empathy, and emotion.

Going Dutch – what it really means

You won't see the history of the Von Dutch brand on any of its T-shirts

Mispronounced Words

As someone who read more than spoke, I'm still getting the knack of these.

Museum of Creation in Kentucky

I didn't know man walked with dinosaurs. The world's first significant natural museum collection devoted to creationist theory. Opens Spring 2005.


A video production house I'd like to explore more at some point. Excellent music video work.

Travel & Leisure | 2004 Design Awards

To recognize the best design and architecture of museums, restaurants, public spaces, hotels, transportation and more

Seldom Asked Questions about Japan

Why do anime characters have such big eyes?

Top 100 Toys

A fun stroll down memory lane by

How to make a Life Poster – by Mike Matas

Create a poster from your iPhoto library.

Are You Generic?

Cap’n Design

Matt Jacobs makes websites for a living but writes about all sorts of things that happen in life. Some of it is about websites.

A screengrab of Matt Jacobs website


Bryan Berg stacks cards incredibly well.

A man stacking cards

The Word Spy

The Top 100 new phrases


A tribute to PSA Pacific Southwest Airlines

PSA Museum