Thursday, April 26, 2007

A Devastatingly Good Video About Vanity and the Media

This is some incredible animation work and a poignant comment on society as well. Enjoy.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Flash Earth: Keeping it Simple

Flash Earth is a very straightforward and fast satellite image maps with one-click switching between the various map service images. It's actually a good way to see the differences in quality between them (Google wins). Easy navigation, zoom and rotation. It has a location finder, but I couldn't seem to get it to find any street addresses. Zip codes worked fine.

Flash Earth ...satellite and aerial imagery of the Earth in Flash

Monday, April 23, 2007

Virtual desktop trifecta at Web 2.0 Expo | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone

As a follow-up to my post about Desktoptwo, I just ran across a week-old post at WebWare reviewing three similar services: Zcubes,, and Sparc. I seem to remember looking at Zcubes a while back and finding it a bit sloppy, but perhaps I'll go back and have a look.

Virtual desktop trifecta at Web 2.0 Expo Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone

MiniBoxs Misses "E" and the Mark

Another competitor for the likes of OriginalSignal and PopURLs is MiniBoxs (what happened to the "e?") which is an RSS aggregator billing itself as the "Net's first RSS magazine." If that's what this is, then I don't think they're the first.

It's a nice-looking site and the editors do a good job of choosing feeds to include. I like the
Buzz! page, which aggregates the most popular items from many social news sites like Digg, Reddit,, Furl, TailRank, etc. This is similar to other sites of this type, but they have a pretty comprehensive list here.

All in all, I prefer PopURLs and OriginalSignal, but my true preference will likely always be rolling my own.

MiniBoxs Buzz!