Month: June 2008

  • Geotracking through Alaska

    Geotracking through Alaska

    I recently took a vacation to Alaska. It was a great escape from the city, and an awesome return to the backcountry for my Brother and I, who have both spend time backpacking there. There are a few photos in this blog post, and the rest of them, including captions describing most of the trip,…

  • The Jeffzilla Wordle Contentcloud

    The Jeffzilla Wordle Contentcloud

    Wordle is a service that takes any text or rss feed, and parses the content down into the most important and most used words. It generates all sorts of nifty tag cloud-like graphics. Next step, I wish, would be to get a Wordle wordpress plugin that dynamically generates a real blog tagcloud, but with the…

  • Buying Guns in Mogadishu

    Found over on Current.com, an intense look at the Irtokte gun market in Mogadishu, Somolia, and how easy it is to buy an ak-47 Machine gun, or American m16. Apparently, this is the first time a foreign camera has every been allowed to film this gun market, and likely the last. Kaj Larsen and Christof…

  • Who needs Instinctiv when you have real Pandora on your iPhone 3G?

    Who needs Instinctiv when you have real Pandora on your iPhone 3G?

    Why make software for an increasingly dwindling market – the 1st generation (EDGE) iPhone. Instinctiv is a new company that’s making iPhone software that purports to predict what you want to listen to based on a number of factors, and the smartly shuffles your songs accordingly. But it only shuffles your own songs. Only the…

  • Back from Alaska with geocoded photos

    Back from Alaska with geocoded photos

    I’m back in NYC, after a great trip through Alaska. Writing a blog post about the trip is no simple task, though – in addition to the description, here’s what I’m working on: Collecting photos from my camera (3 sd cards, 4gb total, about 650 photos), my brothers camera (200 or so photos), and my…

  • Macbeth @ St. Ann’s Warehouse

    Macbeth @ St. Ann’s Warehouse Originally uploaded by jamfan2 Sitting outside under the Brooklyn Bridge, at the old tobacco factory, to see the St. Ann’s Warehouse production of Macbeth. Presented in Polish with English supertitles. Its nice to be outside for theater, fresh air etc. We all get headphones to wear so we can hear…

  • Kenai River

    Kenai River Originally uploaded by jamfan2 Kenai River, Alaska Sent via BlackBerry.

  • Alaska….

    Alaska…. Originally uploaded by jamfan2 On my way to AK for the week…. Sent via BlackBerry.

  • iPhone Followup: Qik

    iPhone Followup: Qik

    The possibilities for the more open, developer-friendly iPhone 2.0 software just keep getting better, especially on the speedier iPhone 3G. TechCrunch reports that Qik just announced that they are coming out with an iPhone application, to allow users to stream live video direct from their iPhone. Pretty cool feature, and that will also mean that…

  • Geotweeting with iPhone 3G and GPS

    How about “Geo-tweeting”? Automatically posting geo-tagged updates to Twitter via iPhone 3G‘s GPS chip, cell data coverage and wifi coverage? Maybe a Google Maps geotweet maps mashup? Needless to say, I’m very excited about the new iPhone 3g, and can’t wait to get my hands on one and try out the GPS, high speed data,…

  • Starbucks Card Wifi Access Working…

    Starbucks Card Wifi Access Working…

    Looks like the free 2 hours of wifi at starbucks is real. I just walked into a Starbucks in Soho, bought a $5 starbucks card, setup my account at starbucks.com, and got on the web. For free, unless you count the $5 of credit on my starbucks card as payment. The speed is pretty decent,…

  • Thrillist has the information? Has the green, at least…

    Thrillist has the information? Has the green, at least…

    Thrillist! Hiro Ballroom! Stacks of fake money! I suppose it was appropriate that the first song I heard as I walked into Thrillist’s Internet Week party was Nada Surf’s “Popular“… Place was packed, cash was flying. Nick has more pictures over on RandomNightOut.com  

  • Obtrusive Advertising – TBS Pauses Family Guy mid-show

    This must be the some of the worst, most obtrusive advertising I’ve seen in a long time. Last night while watching Family Guy, TBS ran a lower-third banner ad, which paused the whole show, to draw attention to the advertisement. Seriously TBS? Pausing the programming to get in more ad time? This is a serious…

  • Visual Magnetic Fields – Magnetic Movie

    Coolest video/cg I’ve seen this week. With a combination of science and 3d Animation, Scientists from NASA’s Space Sciences Laboratory made this nifty movie which brings to life complex magnetic fields. Take a look and read the back story. Finally, make sure to turn the sound up. In addition to the trippy visuals, the crackle and pop…