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August 29, 2013
Today in sites that haven’t been updated in twelve years: Back in the ’80s, Ted Turner started a competitor to the Olympic Games called the Goodwill Games, as a reaction to the political unrest around the Olympics during the era. There hasn’t been a new edition of the games since 2001 (a 2005 edition was cancelled, and Turner is no longer involved with Time Warner, which owns the games), but that doesn’t mean its site isn’t still online.

Today in sites that haven’t been updated in twelve years: Back in the ’80s, Ted Turner started a competitor to the Olympic Games called the Goodwill Games, as a reaction to the political unrest around the Olympics during the era. There hasn’t been a new edition of the games since 2001 (a 2005 edition was cancelled, and Turner is no longer involved with Time Warner, which owns the games), but that doesn’t mean its site isn’t still online.

11:15 // 11 months ago
September 3, 2012
Nintendo-powered sweater? Meet the weirdest unreleased video game accessory ever
So, according to former Nintendo employee Howard Phillips, Nintendo seriously considered selling a knitting add-on for the NES. “Now you’re knitting with power,” indeed. (ht Hacker News, where some suggest Nintendo should get into the 3D printing market)

Nintendo-powered sweater? Meet the weirdest unreleased video game accessory ever

So, according to former Nintendo employee Howard Phillips, Nintendo seriously considered selling a knitting add-on for the NES. “Now you’re knitting with power,” indeed. (ht Hacker News, where some suggest Nintendo should get into the 3D printing market)

20:18 // 1 year ago
June 25, 2012
reuters:

Emoticons in 1881, via Retronaut. Some more digging indicates these “typographical art” originated in the magazine Puck. [h/t @MAlexJohnson]

It was probably a major pain in the butt to do this with a letterpress in 1881. Still very much worth it though.

reuters:

Emoticons in 1881, via Retronaut. Some more digging indicates these “typographical art” originated in the magazine Puck. [h/t @MAlexJohnson]

It was probably a major pain in the butt to do this with a letterpress in 1881. Still very much worth it though.

16:15 // 2 years ago
June 16, 2012

Coolest thing you’ll see today: A guy managed to play a reel-to-reel tape through his iPod Touch using a slightly-modified Square credit card reader, which seems obvious if you think about it, but not so much at first. Clever work, bro. (via Hacker News)

13:01 // 2 years ago
April 27, 2012
peterfeld:

Is Gawker Media’s legendary site Sploid back from the dead — literally?

Here’s a reminder of how awesome this site used to be. 2012 would be a great time for Sploid to make a comeback if Nick Denton felt like it.

peterfeld:

Is Gawker Media’s legendary site Sploid back from the dead — literally?

Here’s a reminder of how awesome this site used to be. 2012 would be a great time for Sploid to make a comeback if Nick Denton felt like it.

15:04 // 2 years ago
November 6, 2011
If Steve Jobs wore his own uniform in 1983, this is what he’d wear. Style didn’t exist back then. (On a side note: We just finished the Steve Jobs book, which we read start to finish on our iPhone, and among other things, he didn’t wear deodorant for like a decade because he claimed his fruitarian diet prevented him from getting stinky. He was wrong about this fact.) (via Mark Wilson on Google+)

If Steve Jobs wore his own uniform in 1983, this is what he’d wear. Style didn’t exist back then. (On a side note: We just finished the Steve Jobs book, which we read start to finish on our iPhone, and among other things, he didn’t wear deodorant for like a decade because he claimed his fruitarian diet prevented him from getting stinky. He was wrong about this fact.) (via Mark Wilson on Google+)

21:33 // 2 years ago
August 31, 2011
5:07 // 2 years ago