Basecamp looks like another interesting web-app for design and print shops to manage their workflows. It looks pretty straight forward, but may not be as feature-rich as this one from Function Point here in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Anybody have any other favourites to post here? Ideally it would contain projects, tasks, calendar, contacts, tasks, notes, […] Read More⇒
This SF columnist’s article titled “Genital Torture For Dummies – Hey, it’s a war — what did you expect, flowers and bunnies and hopscotch in the Baghdad streets?” is worth a read. It contains links to much of the news coming out of Iraq and is a refreshingly honest read on things. I highly recommend […] Read More⇒
Check out this cool house design from an architect in San Francisco. I love the simplicity of the design. The architect and her husband wanted to buy a place in SF but the prices were too high. So they decided to build but it was going to cost too much. So she designed a simple, […] Read More⇒
I like the business approach that this guy is taking in robotics. 1. Fill a real need (save people time vaccuuming or get your robots to carry heavy packs for the military), 2. make it cheap (focus your development on ensuring that the value proposition makes sense and that you can do it for less […] Read More⇒
Richard Gibbs, one of the most prominent researchers in genomics, predicts that we will go from the research stage to actual useable personalized gene-based treatment within the next three years (by 2007). Following Ray Kurzweil’s double exponential curve on technology growth, it feels like NOTHING is more than three years away. Read More⇒
This article summaring the Red Cross report to the military sounds extremely plausible given the fact that the prison is overloaded, the prison guards were reservists with little or no training in guarding prisons, and that military intelligence (interrogation units) were basically running the place. The US deserves every bit of backlash it gets from […] Read More⇒
US Patent Office: No, we’re not overworked. Yes, of course I meant to assign that apple tree patent to Microsoft.
Either Microsoft is now making a covert move into agribiotech or a Patent Officer fell asleep while assigning this patent for shiny red “Adam’s Apple” trees to Microsoft. Read More⇒