Weekend, er, Tuesday Update

How about that new Pepsi logo, eh?
Well, I just thought I'd give a quick update to what's been on my mind the last few hours before I head to bed. So, let's give it a go.
A lot of people forget the impact of our own agricultural system when it comes to energy (hint: more greenhouse gases are emitted due to agriculture than transportation here), but at least one presidential candidate is thinking about it. Of course, that's when both candidates aren't having a dance-off:

More importantly, and seriously, though, is the use of language in this election. Anil Dash recently wrote an essay about Ms. Palin's use of language and how "it becomes clear that Sarah Palin's assertions are designed not to prove that Obama is unqualified for the office of the Presidency of the United States. Rather, she appears to be attempting to convince a substantial portion of her supporters that Obama supports terrorism against the United States and thus should be, at the very least, incarcerated as an enemy combatant?" All those "Gotchas" and "Betchas" from this tempestuous rogue are really being understood by at least one group of people.
Speaking of white supremacy, this little mini game is more a piece of art than a game, but it's still quite cool:

The Unfinished Swan - Tech Demo 9/2008 from Ian Dallas on Vimeo.

The idea being that you find your way around the maze by shooting blobs of blackness all around.
For those that care, Windows 7's pre-beta was given to some developers today, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. I personally don't think Vista is bad at all, in fact, I much prefer it over XP, but 7's features do look to be quite appealing, especially the Media Center. Watching and recording TV on your computer looks to be even more stylish and streamlined.
If you ever wonder what a cough would look like if you could see the disruption in the air around you, look no further! Researchers are trying to figure out exactly how germs are spread, and the technology they are using is producing interesting, beautiful, but definitely yuck-inspiring pictures.
Lastly, MTV has released every music video EVER MADE on their website, so just in case you wanted to see the classic "Whip It" video, you'll know where to find it: and the quality should be better than hi-def youTube.

Now, since I'm not sure really what time it is, or what time is, for that matter, I think tis time to hit the hay. Night.
[thanks to Kottke.org, Gizmodo, BoingBoing]
Oh yeah, and Go UTES!

1 comment:

  1. The dance-off is hilarious! It would be believable if McCain could really move his arms like that.