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Iron Man and Batman on YouTube

If you can get over the decid­ed­ly non-stan­­dard Iron Man out­fit, this is damn fun­ny.  Also, check the fol­low-up, with the offi­cial movie license doll.  There’s a whole series.

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Link Technology

Android touchscreen prototype: Live pictures & video demo!

iPhone beware.  Peo­ple have been talk­ing about iPhone com­peti­tors for a whole year, and Android for longer than that, but these first videos of Android in action are pret­ty impres­sive.  Note, espe­cial­ly, the sec­ond video, where they show off the built-in com­pass in Street View.  Yow.

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Link Politics

Ixnay on the Ebbway

Wow.  So, I guess we don’t want Webb as Oba­ma’s VP.  Actu­al­ly, after read­ing this, I real­ly don’t want Webb on the tick­et.  Next!

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CushyCMS

Web-based app turns any web site (if you give them access to your ftp info) into a con­tent man­aged sys­tem where clients can edit their own con­tent in a sim­ple text-based edi­tor.  Sim­ply awe­some.  Wish I’d had this when I was free­lanc­ing.  Would have been per­fect for the sheep ranch­ers.

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Fluid Nightly with Google Gears (updated)

Flu­id is an awe­some (Leop­ard-only) appli­ca­tion that lets you run web pages as stand-alone apps.  I use it to run Gmail as its own appli­ca­tion, inde­pen­dent of my brows­er.  Now, Todd Ditchen­dorf has added the abil­i­ty to use Google Gears to enable offline usage (in web apps that sup­port it).  Or not.  Safari (on which Flu­id […]

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Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Beta

I came back to Dreamweaver after five years away, and found it changed in only one mean­ing­ful way: I sent my mon­ey to Adobe instead of Macro­me­dia. Now, with the new CS4 beta, Dreamweaver is final­ly mak­ing some strides away from the lega­cy MX ver­sion. You’ll need a DW CS3 ser­i­al num­ber to real­ly play […]

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Link Politics

Barack Obama at Wesleyan

This is the video of his inspi­ra­tional call to ser­vice, while fill­ing in for Ted Kennedy at the Wes­leyan Com­mence­ment. Too cheap to lis­ten for 20 min­utes? Here’s a dis­cus­sion of the most impor­tant three para­graphs. And a fol­low-up re:speechwriting.

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Link Technology

Unsharp Mask: How Do You Actually Use That Thing?

Final­ly, some­one explains Unsharp Mask in sim­ple terms. Ever won­der why the amount of the radius on the thresh­old can make your pho­tos look like crap? Read this.

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Ultra Fit Jr Brannock Device

This is a kid-friend­­ly (mean­ing col­or­ful and plas­tic) ver­sion of those big foot/shoe-siz­ing devices found at rep­utable (read:not Tar­get) shoe stores. $50 is expen­sive for one of our own, but we spend that much on over­priced shoes when we go some­place to have the kids’ feet sized prop­er­ly. (It is hard for us to leave […]

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All’s Well That Ends Well

Josh Mar­shall makes a fun­ny about the Demo­c­ra­t­ic nom­i­na­tion race.