Archive for March, 2006

 

Didn’t I Blog This Already?

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Case in point:

Recessed into a urinal is a pressure-sensitive display screen. When the guest uses it, he triggers an interactive game, producing images and sound. The reduced size of the “target” improves restroom hygiene and saves on cleanings costs (like the “fly in the urinal” at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport). It also makes a trip to the urinal “fun and games” – more than just a necessary nuisance. By projecting the game experience into the public space, viewers are treated to a new way of visualizing the abstract, and the entertainment value is boosted. The projection of the project into a museum space was conceived of as a critical-ironic measure, questioning the concept of art, but extending it at the same time. “On target” is an interactive installation with the functional purpose of improving hygiene.

Here is the On Target Toilet.

However, I did already blog this. About three years ago. Observe.

Lesson: Read the samaBlog daily, and stay on the cutting edge.

 
 

Ok

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Some sodas are Ok. This one is So So. I’d rather have one that’s craptacular.

(actually, it’s a video game ad).

Also see Stalker Perfume.

 
 

We Hate You Too

Friday, March 31st, 2006

And from the entertainment desk:

HARRISON FORD hates the internet, because it means anyone can spread malicious gossip about him.

Well, we hate you too. That’s because we know the truth about you and your “affinity” for donkeys.

Link.

 
 

Nymphomaniac?

Friday, March 31st, 2006

This just in from the science desk:

A health journal on Friday describes a newly-identified syndrome affecting women – non-stop sexual arousal that can last for months and cannot be satisfied regardless of the number of orgasms.

The paper, which appears in the International Journal of Sexually-Transmitted Diseases and Aids, tentatively calls it Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome, or PSAS.

It seems to affect only a small minority of women but the true extent is unclear.

Seems as if scientists have just learned about nymphomaniacs. Also:

The study says that, despite the snickering or smart remarks this condition may cause, the state of endless arousal can cripple a woman’s life.

So lots of sex makes it difficult for women to walk. What else is new?

Read more here.

 
 

Color Blind People

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Get the t-shirt here.

 
 

Think Free

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

This looks promising:

Think you can’t open Office documents without paying hundreds of dollars for software? Think again. Just visit ThinkFree Office Online and you can open, edit, and create Office documents with this easy and convenient online service, new from ThinkFree.

Visit ThinkFree.

 
 

Blog Boot Camp

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

What a joke:

Blogs are evolving quickly as a communication medium and influencing the development of communications and marketing strategy. With more than 27 million blogs being written today, it is impossible not to find a niche community that can influence customer perceptions of a brand. As customers increasingly tune out traditional advertising and turn to new communication channels to fill the void, companies must learn how to join in the conversation. Moreover, besides connecting companies and their customers, blogs are also becoming an invaluable collaboration tool within companies to facilitate knowledge management and cross-functional communications.

This Boot Camp will focus on the fundamentals of blogging from a corporate perspective, helping companies develop a blog strategy and implementation plan, including discussion of policy, technology, and process. It will have a heavy focus on hands-on exercises that will complement in-depth presentations on these issues.

Price: $2,500.

If you want to waste money and go, click here.

 
 

All Look Same

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Think you can tell Chinese from Japanese from Korean?

Take the All Look Same quiz.

I got 5 out of 18, and the average is 7.

 
 

Pimpstar

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

I may need to get these:

You’ve seen neon lights and spinning wheels on expensive, tricked-out cars, but Dub Wheels is rolling out their “Pimpstar” wheels that could become a fancy trend in automotive accessories. Powered by a microprocessor and wireless modem, the wheels are covered with color LED lights and can display images, text, digital photos. Dub said.

Check the photo:

Read more here.

 
 

India

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Erik Moon has posted pics of his trip to India.

Check it out here.