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Monthly Archives: June 2009

The Central Park Conservancy have provided a uniquely hip/geek way to tour Central Park: You can dial the numbers, 646-862-0997, and punch in the numbers corresponding to a park feature (see appended list) from anywhere. The numbers are also posted in the park. Read More »

new zealand treehouse

“This unusual restaurant started life as an ad campaign for Yellow, a New Zealand company similar to the Yellow Pages. The idea was to build a restaurant in a tree using only resources listed in the company’s directories. Ad campaign aside, the result is breathtaking: a graceful pod that glows about 30 feet above the ground.” by Lucy Gauntlett

From the Offbeat Traveler: Yellow Treehouse restaurant in New Zealand at

DoubleTwistJon Lech Johansen, famous for having reverse engineered the CSS DVD-copy protection scheme, makes headlines again with DoubleTwist, an application which which removes DRM from iTunes so you can play your music on any device — not just those approved by Apple: “With doubleTwist, it’s a breeze to put your media on your devices and share it with your friends. Grab it for free, or learn more on the website. It’s time to play!” Download doubleTwist here.

Use Andrew Hedges’ Aspect Ratio Calculator

“to calculate the missing value for a particular aspect ratio. This is useful, for example, when resizing photos or video.

Say you have a photo that is 1600 x 1200 pixels, but your blog only has space for a photo 400 pixels wide. To find the new height of your photo—while preserving the aspect ratio—you would need to do the following calculation:

original height / original width x new width = new height

1200 / 1600 x 400 = 300”

usability fail

Whether you intended added or deleted attendees to be notified, which button would you press for either of the alternatives given?

Usability = Productivity!