Twine

Twine

Nov 26, 2011

Connect real life tasks/objects to the internet. Like IRL @ifttt. Want to hook up things to the Web? Maybe you want to get a tweet when your laundry’s done, or get an email when the basement floods while you’re on vacation. Even if you’re good with electronics and programming, these are involved projects. Instead of […]

Helveticize Your Web

Helveticize Your Web

Sep 14, 2009

It’s been fun to see new scripts and themes developed to “Helveticize” the web, starting with Google Reader, then Google Calendar, Gmail, and now Twitter.  If you’re a Helvetica lover, you’re in luck.  Get rid of multiple fonts and cluttered interfaces and give your apps a minimalist makeover.  It is just a visual makeover, though, […]

Low-budget Mac

Low-budget Mac

Apr 6, 2007

“The breakthrough is done, OS X runs on Apple TV!” wrote “Semthex,” the anonymous hacker responsible for the mod, at his website. “Now we got (the) low-budget Mac we ever wanted.” (via Hackers Dissect Apple TV to Create the Cheapest Mac Ever)

Hack This (Please)

Mar 20, 2004

In Hack This (Please), Andy Kessler writes about the benefits of true hacks (“clever solutions to an interesting problem) and the “new breed of users out there, computer-literate consumers who don’t think twice about altering the look, feel and functionality of a product.” Mass customization is the next big thing. It sounds like an oxymoron, […]