Monthly Archives: March 2011

March 28, 2011

James Gosling joins Google

I don’t know what I’ll be working on. I expect it’ll be a bit of everything, seasoned with a large dose of grumpy curmudgeon.


WeatherSpark is a new type of weather website, with interactive weather graphs that allow you to pan and zoom through the entire history of any weather station on earth.

Get multiple forecasts for the current location, overlaid on records and averages to put it all in context.

Weather nerds will go nuts over this.

March 23, 2011

Digital subscription prices visualized

Does The Times really think the mass audience is going to decide their $455/year is better spent on The Times rather than getting 20+ free articles/month from The Times plus The Wall Street Journal ($207/year) plus The Economist ($110/year) plus say The Daily ($39/year) for good measure, and still having ~$100 left over each year?

Puts things into perspective.

March 18, 2011

Donate to tsunami relief via PSN

You can make donations in the amounts of €2, €5, €10, €20 from your wallet in the PlayStation Store. With your donation, you’ll get a free Sunrise Blossom Theme for your PlayStation 3.

A great idea, hats off to Sony.

March 16, 2011

"NGP to be priced at $250, but also $350?"

Don’t you just love Kotaku? They classify this post as a rumour, when it is, in fact, the result of a survey conducted by a third party. They even admit as much:

Of course, being a survey conducted by a third-party publisher and not Sony itself, these prices could well be pure conjecture.

Of course it’s pure conjecture, so why have such a misleading title? Also, I’d bet against a $250 price point.

March 13, 2011


GreenGoose is a real-world game platform with wireless sensors that automatically measure things you actually do!

This may actually work, because the exercise sensor is the size of a credit card and the other ones are simple stickers that have year-long batteries built-in. Not having to do anything extra after the initial setup is absolutely key. And the setup has to be extremely simple.