In addition to being tech geeks, most of us in ZingIT are music geeks as well. JoeG’s got his growing record collection (pretty sweet I’ve been told), Craig’s in on all the indie bands and obscure artists, Elph’s a patron of the Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Brian’s got Sirius in his car. Then there’s me. [...]
The new iMacs feature LED-backlit 21.5 and 27-inch widescreen displays, with a new edge-to-edge glass and seamless aluminum case design. It’s quite the sexy little get up, and it’s sure to turn a few heads. Also sure to turn heads is the introduction of quad-core processors to the iMac line, though the entry level model [...]
I watched Food, Inc. last night. (Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser both contributed to the film.) It was upsetting and fascinating and terrifying and wonderful. If you’re at all concerned about what you put on your table or in your body, I urge you to watch. Here’s a quick list of recommended viewing on the [...]
This is the art of Liu Bolin. He uses paint, and only paint – no trick photography or Photoshop – like camouflage to turn himself nearly invisible. See The Telegraph’s slide show for more images & info.
I’m particularly proud that this gastronomical giant is from my own Grand Rapids and the WMWhitecaps. The Whitecaps baseball park, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, sells a $20 burger made with five (5) one-third pound patties. Topped with Frito’s, chili, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, sour cream – and served on what looks like an entire [...]
Adding to Oberon and Two Hearted, Bell’s now offers Best Brown in mini-kegs. Damn fine beer in a purple keg with an owl on it – sells itself!
Accelerometers are built-in to many laptops and iPods and they sense when the equipment is moving in any direction. How do they do this. Magic. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic (A.Clarke). If you have two microstructures next to each other, they have a certain capacitance between them. If an accelerative force moves [...]
A very belated bit of blog bric-a-brac: What causes these long, strange clouds? No one is sure. A rare type of cloud known as a Morning Glory cloud can stretch 1,000 kilometers long and occur at altitudes up to two kilometers high. Although similar roll clouds have been seen at specific places across the world, [...]
With every major OS release, you can expect some applications to break, and things to act up until a few patches are released–The latest version of OSX, Snow Leopard is no exception. ZingIT along with some help from a few brave ZCoBbers have been putting it to the test and we’ve found some lingering weirdness: [...]
In: Good Stuff5 Oct 2009
“This is a mosaic I did using those Benjamin Moore paint chips you can get from hardware stores. After a lot of time, patience, photoshop, and numerous trips to ACE hardware, I was finally able to finish.. -Nite Kongtahworn . ” Via re-nest.com
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