Worst Kids Playground Toy Idea Ever

This is possibly the worst kids playground toy idea ever. Not sure if this is the actual way this toy is supposed to be used or if the top came loose making it spin. Either way it’s seriously scary watching the kids going flying off. (via The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century)

Google Launches Knol Knowledge Base

Google unveiled it’s Knol service yesterday – a Wikipedia-eque service that allows users to write topics and post photos on a specific topic for money. WSJ.com: “By trying to provide such content, the service is likely to compete with online encyclopedia Wikipedia, whose articles tend to rank highly in Google search results. In an interview,…

We Wouldn’t do it Here So Lets do it to the Canadians

Joey the Accordion Guy has a write up on a bill going through the Canadian legislature right now that would essentially make it illegal for anyone to copy videos or music to their ipod or as a backup copy. It would also mean everyone with a PVR would have to use the crappy “broadcast flags”…

New Math

Warning: Watching this video while drinking any kind of beverage (I was drinking coffee) may cause you to do a spit take and choke. Drink responsibly laugh like the person in the next cubicle is getting fired and you’re the only one who knows it. Got this one from The Accordian Guy Here’s Bo Burnham…

It’s A New World So Why Not A New Way To Get The News

Have you had a chance to check out Daylife yet? I’ve been using it for little over a day now and already I’m impressed. Daylife: “We gather stories of all shapes and sizes from countless perspectives around the world, and then present them in a rich browseable landscape, helping you make connections you never knew…

Bringing Back The Dead

What’s wrong with copyrighting your work? Nothing. Copyright offers incentive to be creative. Unfortunately there’s an ongoing battle to extend the amount of time a work can be copyrighted for that has led to parties involved into pulling some sneaky tricks. The very astute Larry Lessig noticed that not EVERYTHING was legit with some of…

Give Us The Camera Or We’ll Blog You.

Looks like some mob justice is about to break out. Anil: I’d been following Judith’s story of her lost camera with great interest until the latest update shocked me: “Well,” she said, “we have a bit of a situation. You see, my nine year old son found your camera, and we wanted to show him…

A little dirt, a little water, voila! Coolness!

I have yet to try this but I found an interesting article Kottke was pointing to on Shiny Dorodangos. Shiny Dorodangos are evidently shiny balls of dried mud Japanese school children have fallen in love with making. Check out the article. [Go there now]   Should you want to make your own the article also included…

Guy Kawasaki Tells His Secret: How to Get a Standing Ovation.

Guy Kawasaki is awesome and I really dig what he has to say. Take for instance one of his most recent posts, “How to get a standing ovation.” Guy Kawasaki: Have something interesting to say. Cut the sales pitch. Focus on entertaining. Understand the audience.  Overdress. Don’t denigrate the competition. Tell stories. Pre-circulate with the…

Everything You Wanted To Know About Parenting But Were Afraid To Ask

Here’s a site that’ll keep you coming back again and again and again: Parent Hacks. I think the description of the site gives you the general idea. “Parent hacks is… …everything they left out of the instruction manual. oh yeah. there is no instruction manual.” As a parent I can’t help but smile. Good stuff….