2 Prong →
Do you hate giving out your personal email address to register for stupid stuff online? Simply going to the 2 Prong homepage gets you a disposable email address that you can use for random registrations and other nonsense web hoops. It’s dirt simple, and no registration or other steps are required.
30 Free eBooks To Learn Everything You Want to... →
From the fine folks at Mint. [via Consumerist]
I’m always changing my desktop background (aka wallpaper) and love tweaking my icons and other interface elements. As a result, I’ve collected a group of great sites that help me keep my computing environment fresh. One of my favorites is InterfaceLIFT, featuring wallpaper, icons, and themes for Mac, Windows, and Linux. It’s extremely well organized and easy to use, and the wide...
FRONTLINE: growing up online →
This episode did an exceptional job of explaining the challenges of teens whose life is increasingly online and the parents who struggle to make sense of it all. The entire program is available to watch online, thanks to PBS, and I urge parents and educators to watch it and talk with one another about the issues raised.
eMusic Pick: Soul Food Taqueria →
I’m a big fan of eMusic for inexpensive, DRM-free music from hundreds of excellent lesser-known artists. This month one of my favorite eMusic finds is skateboarder Tommy Guerrero’s Soul Food Taqueria, a relaxed, groovy, guitar and beat based album with solid jazz foundations. It reminds me of the first day of the year when it’s warm enough to roll down all of the car windows as...
brian dilg photography :: retouching →
Check out these amazing examples of photo manipulation and retouching. This man is a master, and makes me wonder about every image I see online, on television, in movies, and in print.
If you ever have to schedule an event with a group or have them make a choice, Doodle is the place to go. This is one of the best examples of something simple done well, and the result is among the most useful free web tools I regularly use.
Quebec is such a beautiful city! It’s also colder than I’ve ever experienced in my 38 years on this planet, but all of the extra clothes and hand-warming packets seemed to do the trick for the most part. We started the day early, going outside of town to have breakfast at a Huron Indian reservation and learn a bit more about their culture. From there we enjoyed a stop at one of the...
I have extremely limited Internet access, so unfortunately these updates will be brief… Last night we arrived in Montreal, had a great dinner and explored the old city a bit by night. Today we checked out the Biodome located in the old Olympic Stadium, then had lunch and shopped for bit in the Underground City before boarding the bus for Quebec. The kids (7th through 9th grade) are...
I’m headed off to Canada for the weekend, and may not get online to post until I return. At the very least, I expect to begin posting again by Tuesday. Have a great weekend, all!
Here’s a fun Flash game for a Friday, by RobotJam.
aM laboratory's 909 →
For an old-school techno fan like me, this Flash-based Roland TR-909 drum machine emulator is incredibly fun. Make your own classic house and techno beats … you can even save your patterns to a browser cookie. [via BoingBoing]
Catalog Choice →
Save the environment and unstuff your mailbox by using this great new service to remove yourself from catalog mailing lists. Keep the ones you want and stop the ones you don’t, all without the hassle of complying with arcane removal requirements. With the Internet, why do we need so many of these things, anyway?
I just sent my first test run to this service today, and if it works well I’m psyched. Of course, everyone I talk to thinks I’m either crazy or lazy, but I don’t care. Postful takes email messages, prints them in color on high-quality paper, and then mails them out for you. It works with both plain text and full-color attachments (like photos and PDF’s). For mail...
Best Freeware Games of '07 →
An extensive list of highly-recommended free games from the Tigsource forums. If you run Windows in particular, it looks like there are some excellent choices.
Welcome, 52 Walks Listeners!
I’d like to welcome all listeners of my weekly 52 Walks podcast to this new blog. It’s where I share some of the amazing stuff I come across online with the rest of the world, and I hope you enjoy it. Please send me some feedback to tell me what you think!
This site tries to collect all of the “rules of thumb” in one place. Looks like some good stuff to explore. [via MeFi]
Deleted Images →
Lately I’ve really been enjoying these “discarded” pics … found art at its best. [via web zen]
This is an impressive new tool for finding great music, movies, and books. It collects and aggregates reviews, opinions, and blog posts from across the web and provides a way to both search and explore them. [via Lifehacker]
Cool Tool: True Films eBook →
This free (ad-supported) PDF eBook lists the details of Kevin Kelly’s 200 favorite documentaries, most of which are available on Netflix. This is an extremely high-quality offering that has my DVD queue loaded for months to come. His Cool Tools blog is a must-read for discovering new, novel, and often inexpensive tools for making our lives better in areas that range from flossing to...
David Byrne's Survival Strategies for Emerging... →
Worth reading, from Wired. [via /.]
The Best Links 2007 →
Jason Kottke is, simply put, one of the best bloggers out there (and a pioneer of the form). Check out what he considers to be the best of 2007, plus his best links from ‘04 - ‘06 as well. I’ve spent way too much time on these lately…
Best Of 2007: Twenty Top 10's of 2007 →
I always discover useful and interesting stuff from Lifehacker’s Top 10 lists. Here’s their roundup of 20 of them from 2007.
Best wishes to the universe for a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.