Cool Thing: A browser based Theremin

Well, it’s not really a Theremin but more of a sound toy. Yes, it’s a great distraction and something to pique the curiosity of your cubemates. HTML5 based, it’s a very cool implementation. The author states he’s working on an update that will allow you to play along with your own music.. cool! Check it out!

Music in the Air, music everywhere

mainUI.png

A friend recently turned me on to one cool application that let’s me listen to synchronized music from all my networked devices at the same time.

This is likely one of the coolest software enhancements I’ve made to my home listening experience in a long time. Continue reading “Music in the Air, music everywhere”

What is it about a Moleskine?

ms1.jpgIt’s a notebook, plain and simple. A very well-made notebook, to be sure. It is, perhaps, a premium notebook (which would justify the price). I know, I have one. And it’s quite nice.

Yet, Moleskine is also a brand that brings a lot of emotion and sentiment to the humble notebook. Notebooks are about remembering things, writing them down to have later — and the Moleskine brand is based around the concept of being the best notebook you can use to remember. Just check out this description from the Moleskine website’s about page:

Moleskine was created as a brand in 1997, bringing back to life the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries: among them Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Bruce Chatwin. A trusted and handy travel companion, the nameless black notebook held invaluable sketches, notes, stories, and ideas that would one day become famous paintings or the pages of beloved books.

 

ms3.jpg

Today, the name Moleskine encompasses a family of nomadic objects: notebooks, diaries, journals, bags, writing instruments and reading accessories, dedicated to our mobile identity. Indispensable companions to the creative  professions and the imagination of our times: they are intimately tied to the digital world.

 

ms2.jpg

A lot of famous people use(d) Moleskines, and a lot of people wax eloquently about the virtues of the notebook.

And now, they can do the same about the free official Moleskine app, for iPad and iPhone / iPod Touch:

The official Moleskine App for iPhone and iPad allows you to express your creativity through text, images and sketches. Pick a classic Moleskine notebook paper style, create a new thought and start to type or draw choosing amongst different colors and sizes. Once you are done with your thought, you can store it on your device and make edits whenever you want.

Features:

  • Pick a Moleskine notebook paper style: plain, ruled, squared
  • Write and edit a text note
  • Sketching tool
  • Insert and play with your personal images
  • Catalogue as many memories as you want with a full range of categories
  • Play with images provided by Moleskine
  • Geo-tag each note created and create a virtual map of your memories
  • Share your notes with friends through email or social networks

Of course, the Moleskine app is also a marketing tool to get the Moleskine name on your iOS device, get you comfortable and familiar with the Moleskine name, and presumably get you curious about the actual paper notebook.

Marketing aside, the app is a fairly good notebook app, with some interesting features. And it’s free, so what have you got to lose — maybe it’ll work for you, as the original notebook worked for Hemingway, back in the day.
[ad#Future Shop Post Attribution]

Only 50? Seems longer…

Google Doodle
Only 50 years ago today, a significant milestone in the space race was achieved, launching a man, the Soviet Union’s Yuri Gagarin, beyond the atmosphere and into a single orbit of the Earth.

Lots of cool space and Gagarin related info found via Google today; they also provided the cool animation on their doodle — just float your pointer over the image on Google.com 🙂

More ways to get rid of your old tech.

PalmTX500.jpg

A while ago I wrote about disposing of tech you no longer need or use. And today I found a very cool tool that will help you sell off your used gear for a fair price. Bonus points, it’s got a funky name; Worth Monkey.

Continue reading “More ways to get rid of your old tech.”

Personal Indulgance: Airplanes and Photography

Earlier this week I found a rather cool website that combines two of my interests; photography and aviation.

YouLikeAirplanesToo.com is a simple little Tumblr blog that profiles interesting aviation photography.

It’s clean, almost sparse, giving all the attention to the images. Which I appreciate. Maybe you will too!