Pantani dies of a heart attack

“Italian cyclist Marco Pantani died of a heart attack following a cerebral oedema and also had damaged lungs. Pantani, a former winner of the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, both in 1998, was found dead, aged 34, on Saturday…

  • February 17, 2004

Triplets of Belleville

I have not seen this movie yet, but I hear it is fantastic… 2 Academy Award Nominations (Best Animated Feature Film and Best Song “Belleville Rendez-vous”). More info

  • February 14, 2004

Cell Phone Gun – sigh

I was not sure what to make of this. A cellphone with a 4-bullet magazine? This is sad. View the movie clip (528k) to see it in action.

  • January 29, 2004

Screw-cap in Napa? My Sister-in-law is making it!

The San Francisco Chronicle wrote this article about Dannielle’s new wine, branded as TwoTone Farms.    “The wines are geared to those who know Sarah Jessica Parker but not wine critic Robert Parker. The target buyer doesn’t have a wine cellar,…

  • January 17, 2004

Coffee at $160 a pound?

Read up on Kopi Luwak, a very unique coffee from Indonesia. I quote: “On these Indonesian islands, there’s a small marsupial called the paradoxurus, a tree-dwelling animal that is a kind of civet. These catlike animals were long regarded as…

  • January 16, 2004

Atkins diet? Something to think about

An interesting cartoon about the Atkins diet. However, I am sure that the average carbs consumed in America is still way more than other countries. I think everything is overly sweet and sugary here. Thoughts? Thanks to Rajiv for this…

  • January 12, 2004

Is this the new input method for phones?

Digit Wireless came up with a very interesting text entry concept for cell phones. They don’t have number keys, but rather has letters between the keys on small raised keys. So, instead of pressing number 8, you actualy ‘by accident’…

  • December 10, 2003

Amazing Accord ad

This is one of the coolest ads I have seen in a long time. Check it out. It is for the new Accord. After you looked at it, you can go here to read how they did this.

  • April 17, 2003

Gas Goes Solid

Good progress in Japan. Read the whole story in the MIT Technology Review “For decades, researchers have been looking for ways to gather these crystals from their deep-ocean deposits and reap what they expect could be a natural gas harvest.…

  • April 13, 2003

Trading on Celebritries

CELEBDAQ is a celebrity share-trading game. You can buy and sell ‘shares’ in listed celebrities. Every week, the shares you own will pay out a dividend, depending on how much press coverage those celebrities received. Just like in the real…

  • April 12, 2003