Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Rock Me Amadeus

Apparently tourists from England keep stealing this town's traffic signs.

John Williams + Ukulele

Various blogs in Japan are pointing to this darned fine album, which contains various Star Wars soundtrack played by a ukulele quartet. (sample here)

Monday, August 29, 2005

Selling the Golf... $9500/bo

Can I interest one of you new parents in a darned fine, zippy 4-door hatchback?

Thursday, August 25, 2005

300/1200 baud 10 megs 24 hours

Old school. Love it.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Should I have gotten the Photo?

iPod subway maps. Low-tech, but it works!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Hangin' with the folks

Lucy would like this. The caption on the third photo says, "You can use the toilet with your child."

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

In many parts of Asia, He is simply called Soba

I'm always late to these internet moments...

An Open Letter to the Kansas School Board

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Look for すし on Google Local

Here's a nice cross-lang side benefit of Google Local -- Find out, say, what Japanese people are saying about sushi restaurants in New York.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Goooooogle for Hmoooooob

A little while ago I noticed "Hmoob" starting to show up on Wells Fargo ATM language choices:

I felt dumb. What is Hmoob, where is it spoken, and now that I've selected it out of curiousity, how do I navigate back to the English screens before I transfer my balance to a Nigerian scam account?

As it turns out, it's an in-language spelling for the language of the Hmong people.