Archive for June, 2007

Geeks in Lines

Friday, June 29th, 2007

UniversalHub has a photo of the line for iPhones at the Apple Store in the Cambridgeside Galleria.


Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Hashiwokakero, or Bridges, is a sudoku-like logic puzzle in which you have to connect all the islands with the number of bridges specified on each island. They have to go in straight horizontal or vertical lines, and you get a maximum of two bridges between any two islands. The solution must also be connected; that is, there has to be a path over the bridges from any island to any other island. For a sample solution, see the FAQ.

You create a bridge by clicking on one island and dragging to another, and a second bridge the same way. If you try to do a third bridge, you go back to zero bridges. You don’t actually have to drag all the way to the second island, just a little ways in one of the four possible directions. Click the Ready button to check your progress.

Now you’re addicted, too!

Big Dig, the Movie

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

See the Big Dig in amazing Technicolor, thanks to Universal Hub.


Friday, June 8th, 2007

By a series of unlikely links I came across Tofu, a nifty Mac application for reading text horizontally in columns. For some reason I’m not seeing the associated View in Columns service, but I’m not a big user of Services anyway.

Now if only it handled PDFs…

[Update]: I updated to Tofu 2.0 alpha, which does handle simple PDFs, and also noticed this in the Help:

The “View In Columns” service is only available if Tofu is in your Applications folder and you have logged out and back in since installing it. Also, not all applications support Services.