Friday, June 29, 2001
Apologies to all for not posting in a while; I've been out and about, conducting interviews and going to Wimbledon. Rough life, I know...

But what I really wanted to say was that I'm not persuaded by the new Google Image Search-- it doesn't seem to get anywhere near the pictures I want and is overwhelmed by lots of little advertising .GIFs.

The only way an image search engine is ever going to work is by accepting a starter image as input, and using that as a search criterion...


Thursday, June 21, 2001
Why isn't the Foucault figure clad in leather and wearing a pair of the thickest black glasses you've seen this side of Piggy?


Wednesday, June 20, 2001
I'd be hard-pressed to think of a less likely Tupperware salesperson, but it appears that she's serious about it.

While we're on the topic, this book is an excellent take on the the plastic containers and how they fit into the economies of 'female' work.


Friday, June 15, 2001
This has got to be copyright infringement of some kind, but it looks like so much fun.

Speaking of Kitty-tastic technology, check out this little desktop device that controls your computer.


Wednesday, June 13, 2001
Whew! Thank goodness I found it. I've got a literature review to write, after all.


Tuesday, June 12, 2001
As the 'sulfnbk.exe' virus hoax continues to spread (hitting my academic department, incidentally), some clever person has seen the humourous side of computer-inspired paranoia.


Tuesday, June 05, 2001
First, a homeless boy gets a perfect SAT I score (in addition to some incredible SAT II scores). Then instead of the likely suspects (i.e. Harvard, Yale, Stanford, etc.) stepping in to offer the kid a chance to come and study, he gets an offer from unaccredited, ultra-religious Bob Jones University (the very same one that was vilified in the press during the last election for its retrograde attitudes towards racism, the Confederate flag, and sexuality). What seems the biggest shame here is that he'll end up going there unless something pretty drastic happens.














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