Save yourself some data charges and take wikipedia with you on your PockerPC smartphone.
Pocket Wikipedia, hand-checked selection from Wikipedia which is about the size of a fifteen volume encyclopaedia (24,000 images and 14 million words)
The selection was made by Schools Wikipedia and is available for download here. This application it’s a freeware software, works on PocketPC, Windows and Linux.
Pocket Wikipedia was created to work on PocketPC systems. After that was ported on Windows and Linux systems. Because the large size of the database file all OS versions of Pocket Wikipedia are distributed in one zip archive.
Knowledge on the go.. Via Lifehacker.
Tongue in cheek or asinine?
Why are women avoiding the device? Because it’s hard to use with long fingernails. Also annoyed by Apple’s design?
Fat Large people. Why? Because their fingers are too big.
Is Comic Sans ever enough?
People like Mr. Gjerde are realizing that the thousands of fonts available on the Internet are not enough anymore. They can build custom fonts in which the letters are not perfect duplicates of one another. They can mix in other fonts and produce something that is uniquely suited for the job.
Good commercial and free programs make the job easier for a wide range of users. Some people with degenerating handwriting are freezing their script in a font. Scrapbookers are casting their lettering into a font so they can have a personal look. Battle re-enactors are even printing out orders in historically accurate typefaces.
Sites Help Create Custom Fonts
I like to hear the passage of time which except for a nearly inaudible hum isn’t possible from most digital slocks. These classics from Twemco would look great in my office and since I will in Hong Kong in a few months I think a visit to the Twemco showroom might make it on the list of shopping stops. They are accurate to boot!
Twemco Industries Limited. Via apartment therapy.
A huge eccentric clock which though analogue has a display which looks digital – a digital/analog fusion.
Numbers are printed on vertical sliders and only reveal themselves when shifted into perfect alignment with the ‘display box’. When not aligned they look like random, alien forms.
Digimech clock. Via BBgadgets.
I like these. A great way to brighten up your office or storage room while organizing your stuff. If only I could drill holes in the concrete walls of our house.
These wall straps can be used to hold things right against the wall.The further apart you place the two end screws, the more tension on the strap and the tighter the hold.
Wall Straps by NL Architects
I’m not sure why this is of interest to businessweek but they spoke to a bevy of experts and distilled the must-follow rules top online designers live by in 2008. Link.
One of my favorite services is going mainstream.
The Plazes team takes pride in being one of the first services in the location-context arena. When we started in 2005 the potential of that space might have been obvious but it was an uphill battle nevertheless with so many concepts gone sour before. We build the first service moonlighting. A year later we were honored to bring some of the smartest people on the web on board as our angel investors. A year later we got enough traction to bring more great investors on board. Now in 2008 we feel that it is time to take Plazes mainstream and really start making a difference for a larger group of users.
While a beautiful case it does seem a bit awkward for frequent use.
Black leather iphone case with outside zipper, iphone fits snug in case with bottom support and leather elastic band to hold in place, lined in leather, slot for credit or business card on the inside.
I’ve been an EVA frequent flier for years, but the airline, facing financial loses, has announced changes to both it’s fare and service structure. Problems within the airline industry are pretty well known and not isolated to EVA. It doesn’t look at present that choosing a different airline will result in significant savings. Certainly, the fare increase will bring about changes in my travel habits as I cut back plans and choose an airline based on price versus past experience.
EVA Air will raise their air fares by an average of 30 percent for international flights starting next month to reflect surging fuel costs …
EVA Airways Corp spokesman Nieh Kuo-wei (聶國偉) said that the fuel price for air carriers has risen from US$84 a barrel last year to US$145 a barrel. Fuel costs used to account for 20 percent of the airline’s operations costs, but the ratio has now risen to 50 percent, Nieh said.
“The air carrier has no option but to adjust its air fares,” Nieh said.
In checking orices to Vancouver recently I found the fare increase to be far above 30%.
Evergreen Club release:
1. Silver Card members traveling with any EVA Air’s int’l flights can access EVA Air VIP Lounge at TPE / BKK / SFO
2. Silver Card members holding Evergreen Deluxe Class / Elite Class ticket or with confirmed upgrading reservation can access EVA Air VIP Lounge worldwide
You used to be able to access the lounge regardless of the class you were flying. Not much of a concern except when you need access to a lounge for work (and you’re traveling on the cheap).