Friday, November 28, 2008

25 Most Addictive Free IPhone Games

Great site pointed to my attention by my inestimable source Sted. Here.

Monday, November 24, 2008

DxO Labs Camera Info Database

only DxO Labs provides the first publicly-accessible database of objective and in-depth RAW sensor image quality measurements. It's huge: here.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Il Mitico Bar Sotti a Milano

Thanks Google Map & Street View

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

ThinkGeek rules

Echo Bot Memo Recorder

Star Trek TOS Tunic Tees: Comfortable and colorful t-shirts from the Final Frontier

Cyber Surfer R/C Spaceboard

Zombie Brain Gelatin Mold

Friday, September 26, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Trenitalia ci discrimina

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Sign for Trenitalia ci discrimina

A new version of AmigaOS

Ars reviews the latest and greatest update to the little OS that could: AmigaOS 4.1. (actually, I just wanted the Amiga ball to appear in my blog).

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Big Picture never disappoints

The Big Picture from the Boston Globe's online features several galleries of large images including an excellent set of night time aerials from London photographer Jason Hawkes.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Medium format never dies!

Leaf launches all new medium format camera line‐up
in response to photographers’ wish list of must‐have features.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Breathtaking Lego Taj Mahal

The famous Taj Mahal jewel of India is known all over the globe for its incredible beauty and elegance. Now you can recreate this modern wonder of the world for yourself! Designed for experienced builders, the LEGO Taj Mahal model features advanced building techniques, rare elements and colors, and realistic details of architecture. With over 5,900 pieces, the Taj Mahal makes an awesome addition to any LEGO collection!

Friday, September 5, 2008


CGTextures strives to be the worlds best texture site. If you have stumbled on this site by accident and are wondering who needs all these weird pictures of brick walls and other materials, take a look in the user gallery to see what these textures are used for.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Nel nuovo sito di, maggiore sito di vendita di libri online italiano, la categoria fumetti (per essere precisi, Fumetti e Umorismo) si trova sotto Sport e Tempo Libero. Sigh. Rifatevi gli occhi con la zona BD di

Google Chrome review and screenshots

Google Chrome is an open source browser based on Webkit and powered by Google Gears. It was accidentally announced prematurely on September 1, 2008 and slated for release the following day. It premiers originally on Windows only, with Mac and Linux versions to come later.

Features include:

* Tabbed browsing where each tab gets its own process, leading to faster and more stable browsing. If one tab crashes, the whole browser doesn’t go down with it
* A distinct user interface that places tabs on top of the browser window instead of right below the address bar
* An “incognito” mode that lets you browse the web in complete privacy because it doesn’t record any of your activity
* A new JavaScript engine built from the ground up for speed
* Malware and phishing lists that automatically update themselves and warn you of bad websites
* A default homepage that displays your most commonly used sites and other personalized information

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

How to Create a Super Shiny Pencil Icon

The Pencil is one of the visual metaphors most used to express creativity. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to draw a pencil icon.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Ma quanto e' fatto bene questo sito di appassionati (malati) di Z3?


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

40 excellent cyberpunk and Sci-fi style effects.

A question: what do exploding planets, energy spheres, ethereal lights, ruined cities, telepathic warriors, gloomy nebulas and light-rays all have in common? Answer: they look freaky awesome when you build them in Photoshop. Here.

Spore desktop wallpapers


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The South Atlantic and Subantarctic Islands Pages

A web site devoted to the isolated islands of the Southern Ocean, including Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia, Marion Island, Kerguelen, Bouvetoya, ...

This site is run by Paul Carroll: I am not a resident of any of the Subantarctic Islands, though I have had a lifelong interest in these fascinating places. I actually live near Derby in the United Kingdom.

Don't miss the incredible List of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands.

Monday, August 25, 2008

La singolarità arriverà nel 2050, parola di Intel

Quando si tratta di previsioni sul futuro della tecnologia, poche persone sono attendibili come Justin Rattner, il chief technology officer del principale produttore di microprocessori, Intel. (More)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

A table that sends ripples across its corners...

What say about a table that sends ripples across its corners and may help you look into the infinity of space within those ripples? Incredible.

Cool Jewels Ice Cubes

Why serve guests normal ice cubes when you could be serving ice jewels? Cool.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


TeraFractal is a free Mac OS X application that lets you create complex fractal images by manipulating colored boxes in a control window. Here.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Hype, widgets and comics

Cosa significa tutto ciò?
Cosa sta bollendo in pentola? E come mai quei due sfigati ora parlano inglese? Date fiato al passaparola (seee, come no) e restate sintonizzati... sta per arrivare una grossa novità! Here.

A Dream Come True

Put down that Lego nerd, it's time to give your (only?) other interest a poke. Meet the $68 animatronic Darth Vader and R2D2 USB hubs. Just stuff a USB Princess Leia into Darth's neck and watch the dark lord's eyes glow red as he scans side-to-side for the pretentious scowls of your contemptuous co-workers. Sounds effects? Oh you betcha, listen in after the break.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Diffidate dalle imitazioni

The Centre of the Internet. Here?.

Nice logo

Elephant Bottle Opener

The elephant bottle opener would make a fun and welcome addition to anybody’s kitchen. The elephant’s trunk forms the bottle opener while the backside of the elephant is perfect for hard-to-twist twist off caps. At only $8.99 you can’t go wrong with this little elephant. Here.

Another beauty, not so small

From TokyoFlash.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Leica M8 Field Test, Iraq

I will try to make this review as comprehensive as possible with samples of the work I have done with the three M8’s that I have used. This will allow others a detailed look at my experiences with the M8, most of which have been negative. Here.

WWDC 2008 Apple Design Award Winners

Apple announced the winners of their annual Apple Design Awards (ADA) tonight: oddly enough, freeComics, the incredibly popular widget, is not included in the list.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Steve Jobs to speak at WWDC 2008, no way he'll talk about new iPhones

On June 9th, Steve Jobs will be speaking at WWDC. Plans are vague right now, but we understand he will give two lectures on Sudoku, a shirt-folding seminar, and will discuss the possibilities of using a perpetual motion machine to replace the engine in his 1986 Volvo. Afterwards, every developer gets a hug and a low five. It's unlikely he'll discuss the 3G iPhone.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Franco Brambilla

Italian illustrator devoted to sci-fi. Since 2000 he has been one of the main illustrators of the "Urania" and "Urania Collezione" sc-ifi book collection by Mondadori. Here.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Jack Kirby's O.M.A.C. (???)

n one of his last major works, Jack Kirby, co-creator of Captain America, The X-Men, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, and many others, envisions a 1984-inspired dystopia.
The protagonist is corporate nobody Buddy Blank, who is changed by a satellite called Brother Eye into the super-powered OMAC (One Man Army Corps). Enlisted by the Global Peace Agency, who police the world using pacifist means, OMAC battles the forces of conformity in this short-lived but legendary series that serves as a companion to the JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS series. (Here).

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

On text composition

Differing opinions on glyph scaling and letterspacing in text justification.

InDesign, the hz-program and Gutenberg's secret.

Sconto fino a 5.000 euro sull‘acquisto di una nuova Hasselblad H3DII

E questo è sicuramente il momento migliore per passare alla migliore fotocamera DSLR del mondo. Da oggi fino al 30 giugno 2008, Hasselblad praticherà uno sconto fino a 5.000 dollari/euro sull‘acquisto di una nuova Hasselblad H3DII in cambio di un kit da 35 mm usato. Hurry up!.

Victor by Hasselblad Online FREE

Victor by Hasselblad offrirà una nuova prospettiva della professione e dell'arte sia a professionisti che utilizzano già le fotocamere Hasselblad che a coloro che desiderano semplicemente trovare lo scatto perfetto. Registratevi ora per approfittare dell'iscrizione GRATUITA.

Sigma DP1 review on dpreview

"Above Average" Ouch!
"In conclusion the DP1 is a great concept that needs a considerable amount of additional work to get rid of at least some of the flaws." (more)

freeComics: il freeware per le strisce dei fumetti giornalieri sul Dashboard

Un widget per Mac OS 10.4 o superiore porta sulla vostra scrivania con immediatezza oltre 100 delle strisce quotidiane dei giornali e pubblicazioni online statunitensi.
Per chi non può fare a meno della dose giornaliera di Doonesbury... (more)

How a Photo becomes a WSJ hedcut

The Wall Street Journal runs dot drawings of personalities, rather than photos. Photos are used as references to create these illustrations. ‘Hedcuts’, as they are called are dot drawings composed of tiny ink dots and lines illustrated by artists using pen and ink, not computers. Don't miss the example here.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Win The lens of Your Choice

Our latest contest provides you with the opportunity to win any lens of your choice, from any manufacturer. Here.

Iron Sky

In 1945 the Nazis went to the Moon. In 2018, they are coming back.
A two-and-a-half minute teaser for the dark science fiction comedy Iron Sky was released today at

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Alvy Ray Smith Web Site

The Art of Pixar’s Short Films

Tons of Pixar-related info. Here. In The Art of Pixar Short Films, animation expert and short film devotee Amid Amidi shines a spotlight on these and many more memorable vignettes from the Pixar archive. Essays and interviews illuminate more than 250 full-colour pastels, pencil sketches, storyboards and final rendered frames that were the foundation of Pixar’s creative process.Here.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Techniques for designing with type characters

Typography and typefaces, without a doubt, are two of the most fascinating aspects of visual design. Great designers can execute great designs with typefaces and nothing else, if required, and certainly if preferred. (more...)

Platinum Games

Ambitious and cool website. Here.

Infinite Line

Infinite Line, a role playing game exclusively for the Nintendo DS portable handheld system, takes place in outer space and gives players the ability to control, build, outfit and customize more than 150 spaceships. Infinite Line stretches the DS hardware to the limit, offering over 200 characters and the ability to control multiple spaceships at any one time.

The Best Pizza in Rome

Pizza may have been invented somewhere else, but in Rome it's hard to walk a block without encountering it in one form or another. You'll see it in bakeries, usually made without cheese—either pizza bianca (just olive oil and salt) or pizza rossa (with tomato sauce). Many small shops specialize in pizza al taglio (by the slice), priced by the etto (100 grams, about 1/4 pound), according to the kind of topping. These places are great for a snack on the go any time of day. (More...)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Friday, May 9, 2008

Too much success

Silicon Valley Beard-off!

It takes more than leading-edge technology and a Stanford MBA to make it big in high tech. Apparently it takes whiskers.
There's only one beard missing here: mine.

Featured download - immediate success

Mighty Marvel Wallpapers widget. The free source for Marvel super-hero and super-villain wallpapers! Each click will randomly pick an image from Marvel comics, toys, movies, and video games to help you bring a little bit of excitement to your computer’s desktop.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Nice touch.

From Kongregate. Here.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ignore "professional" photographers

"Digital means no film (duh!). So press the button. Take a chance, don't wait or worry just press the button. It costs nothing and it might work. Press the button. Get psychotically trigger happy with your digital SLR camera. Press the the damn button!" (more...)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wii Games Pipeline

Wii Kart
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (check)
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (June 27th)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Summer 2008)

New "Canali Wii":
WiiWare (Nintendo) 20 maggio 2008
Nintendo Channel (Nintendo) 30 maggio 2008

Nintendo DS:
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Books Pipeline

The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks (here)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (here)
Sessanta racconti - Dino Buzzati (here)

My Life as a Dog

I adopted George (a Great Dane/Lab/pit/greyhound/ridgeback/whatever mix — a k a Brooklyn shorthair) because I thought it would be fun. As it turns out, she is a major pain an awful lot of the time. (more)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Vacances j'oublie tout

Visualizzazione ingrandita della mappa
Vacances j'oublie tout
Plus rien à faire du tout
J'm'envoie en l'air ça c'est super
Folie légère
C'est fou !

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

freeComics maakt weer dan 100 strips beschikbaar

freeComics Widget maakt weer dan 100 strips beschikbaar, inclusief de meest beroemde strips, zoals Dilbert, Pinda's, Doonesbury, Garfield. Geniet van je favoriete stripdirect op het dashboard, zonder de de noodzaak je webbrowser (geen AD's) op te starten. Here.