Oyster is a travel site I’d never heard of. They’ve just launched Oyster Shots. Rather than presenting a handful of staged photos provided by the hotels themselves, they send their people to hotels and take their own set of high-res photos. They cover the rooms, pool, restaurants, everything. There are over 300 photos of The…
Month: June 2011
Because the world needs more Kip
The Napoleon Dynamite animated series will be coming to Fox in 2012, filling the spiritual hole left by King of The Hill’s cancellation. First look trailer:
LA-RICS is still years away
A few years ago Orange County consolidated the radio systems used by every Fire and Police Department in the county into one gargantuan, hugenormous radio system called the CCCS (Countywide Coordinated Communications System). Instead of having thirty-four cities each with their own isolated radio systems, the CCCS created one huge, interoperable communications channel across the…
“Going Out of My Head” and “For Me” performed live in 1967 on ABC’s The Hollywood Palace by Sergio Mendes’ Brasil ’66. Complete with an introduction from the man himself, Herb Alpert.
Whatever happened to Ken and Roberta Williams?
I’ve been thinking about “the old days” and I wondered what happened to the cofounders of Sierra On-Line, Ken and Roberta Williams. I found this 2006 Interview with Ken that lays it all out. After they sold Sierra to CUC in 1996 the new management kind of made a mess of things and the company…
Whatever happened to Kai Krause?
Kai Krause, of “Kai’s Power Tools” fame, kind of disappeared over the last decade. People know him for KPT, but he’s also the guy behind Kai’s Power Soap, Bryce, and a handful of other plugins and tools that helped popularize photo editing and digital imaging at a time when PhotoShop was years away from becoming…
The Joy of Easy Listening
BBC 4 just put together an outstanding documentary of the history of easy listening music. It’s on YouTube now. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 All the greats are covered, from Ray Conniff to Percy Faith to Bert Kaempfert and everyone thereafter.
Know Your Drinks
Get drunk, not fat. Liquor broken down by calorie count and calorie-to-alcohol ratio. Get drunk, not broke. Liquor broken down by alcohol content, and price-per-oz of alcohol.
This one made me laugh out loud. Repeatedly. It is so truly awkward and wonderful.
Five things to do before you die
The Top Five Regrets of dying people, culled from years of hospice care. 1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. 2. I wish I didn’t work so hard. 3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings. 4. I…