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5 December, 2002

World Trade Center Ideas

CNN.com has been soliciting World Trade Center replacement proposals. But not from architectural firms -- from normal people.

They've posted hundreds submitted drawings, and you can view them online. Some good. Some bad. Some very ugly.

Posted on 5 December, 2002

Windows RG: An Oldie But a Goodie

This amazingly realistic Windows simulation has been around for quite a while. I had forgotten all about it, until someone pointed it out to me. Hint: Everything that looks clickable is clickable.

Posted on 5 December, 2002

Total Information Awareness: T.I.P.

The rumors are true.

Read what President Bush has to say about the upcoming  nationwide Tattoo-ID Program (T.I.P.).


Posted on 5 December, 2002

Strom Thurman Turns 100

No comment.

Posted on 5 December, 2002

A Close Look at Beer

Did you ever wonder what your favorite beer looks like through a microscope? You might be surprised. The Beershots Photo Gallery proves that beer can be art. The site has dozens of excellent beer microphotographs, which can be downloaded and used as Windows wallpaper (and a screen saver app is also available).

The photos below show Red Stripe (from Jamaica) on the left, and Corona (from Mexico).


Posted on 5 December, 2002

Download the Microsoft Style Manual

Microsoft recently released a new edition of their Manual of Style for Technical Publications. It's actually a pretty interesting read, even if you're not a technical writer. It also includes a handy list of acronyms and abbreviations. It's in the form of a compiled Help File, so it's a quick download and it's easily browsable.

Posted on 5 December, 2002