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50 ways to help the planet

Written By: - Date published: 2:26 pm, April 23rd, 2008 - 5 comments

Check out 50 ways to help the planet. My favourites? Shower with your partner Invest in your own reusable coffee cup Picnic with a marker pen

Me-too but Cool

Written By: - Date published: 3:03 pm, April 5th, 2008 - Comments Off on Me-too but Cool

Do you have a fascination with ads? Ever wonder where they come up with their ideas or feel like you’ve seen an ad that’s similar somewhere else? This site has a curious and diverse range of original and less original works to view. The motto seems to be if it was successful the first time […]

Change blindness

Written By: - Date published: 10:23 am, April 1st, 2008 - 9 comments

Transport for London have recently launched a campaign to raise drivers’ awareness of cyclists. Try the test below. You can read about what’s going on here.

The Redolution is now!

Written By: - Date published: 2:58 pm, March 25th, 2008 - 1 comment

Vote for your favourite M&M candydate here (warning, extensive Flash content).

Yes, Pecan!

Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, March 13th, 2008 - 2 comments

Ben and Jerry’s icecream endorsed Obama when Edwards pulled out. To celebrate Obama’s win in Vermont, Slate recently ran a competition to name an icecream in his honour. The winner? “Yes, Pecan!”.

someoneorotherisyournewbicycle.com

Written By: - Date published: 3:36 pm, February 27th, 2008 - Comments Off on someoneorotherisyournewbicycle.com

I bookmarked barackobamaisyournewbicycle.com last week but forgot to post on it in amongst the (not over yet) story of John Key’s admission that: “we would love to see wages drop“. When you hit reload the web site displays a new complimentary message about Mr Obama. The Chicago Tribune has the full story on the site, […]

For use tomorrow

Written By: - Date published: 5:28 pm, February 13th, 2008 - 3 comments

Via Bureau of Communication.

How a blog works

Written By: - Date published: 3:45 pm, January 28th, 2008 - 47 comments

I’ve always wondered what happens after I hit ‘publish’ here on the blog. Wired’s goneAll information about free download free verizon ringtones samsung. and put together an infographic, so now I know – click to zoom and drag to pan. (Via BoingBoing)

Introducing the world’s cheapest car

Written By: - Date published: 11:57 am, January 18th, 2008 - 8 comments

From Time: A lot is riding on the the world’s cheapest car. In the words of Ratan Tata, chairman of the company behind the upstart econobox, India’s “People’s Car” will be a “safe, affordable, all weather vehicle for a family which is today traveling on a two wheeler.” The entry level model is ticketed at […]

Political intermission

Written By: - Date published: 12:49 pm, December 21st, 2007 - 1 comment

If like me you are thinking “why?” to the issue of attack billboards at the time of year when everyone just wants to escape from work and not even think about politicians then here’s something you might enjoy. From Creature Comforts – a unique perspective on the Christmas season… (includes a pensive turkey who feels […]

Huckabee’s subliminal Christmas message

Written By: - Date published: 11:30 am, December 20th, 2007 - 10 comments

CNN reports that Republican Mike Huckabee poked fun at critics who said a bookshelf in his new Christmas-themed ad that appeared to highlight the shape of a cross was meant to send a subliminal message. If you’re reading this Santa, please get me an awesome Christmas present. All I’ve ever really wanted is a pony […]

CommitteeCaller.com

Written By: - Date published: 2:07 pm, December 18th, 2007 - Comments Off on CommitteeCaller.com

Here’s a cool idea. From the site: I’ve just finished building CommitteeCaller.com, a site that allows one person to target an entire congressional committee over the phone. The web application utilizes the open source Asterisk PBX system to connect you to every senator or house member on a particular committee. No more digging around the […]

Miro: free, opensource video platform

Written By: - Date published: 5:45 am, November 21st, 2007 - 4 comments

Miro – a free, opensource video platform has recently been released. It’s a piece of software that allows you to download, manage, and watch video content and it runs on Microsoft Window, Mac OS X and Linux. Their pitch is “Miro: turn your computer into an internet TV… watch free internet video channels and play […]

Labour’s website: too smart for its own good?

Written By: - Date published: 11:52 am, November 20th, 2007 - 30 comments

Someone just sent me this blog readability test. It cl/aims to tell you what level of education is required to read your blog/website/myspace page. Here at The Standard we scored “College (undergrad)”, as did Kiwiblog. The real interest was the Party sites though. Depending on your point of view I suppose, Labour’s site fared pretty […]

Hollow man beachtowel

Written By: - Date published: 11:47 am, November 15th, 2007 - 4 comments

Make your National MP’s holiday season with one of these fantastic towels. Currently out of stock but don’t doubt for a minute that it’ll be back.

Google Australia launches election tools

Written By: - Date published: 11:01 am, November 15th, 2007 - Comments Off on Google Australia launches election tools

Google’s launched some great new online tools for the Australian election. Check out: www.google.com.au/election2007 where you’ll find Google maps called maplets, with electorate boundaries, seats held and margins as well as electorate profiles and member information. Links are also provided to videos and associated electorate information. Great way to waste a day! Quick YouTube overview […]

Belated Halloween post – vampire maths

Written By: - Date published: 12:42 pm, November 10th, 2007 - 4 comments

Vampires can’t exist. It turns out that their existence would contradict ours. Here’s the maths to prove it: “Let us assume that a vampire need feed only once a month. This is certainly a highly conservative assumption, given any Hollywood vampire film. Now, two things happen when a vampire feeds. The human population decreases by […]

Larry Lessig talks creative freedom at TED

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, November 10th, 2007 - 1 comment

About a year ago I discovered the TED website. It’s rapidly become a staple in my internet diet. From their ‘about‘ page: TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. The annual conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and […]

Gaybourhood Halloween party cancelled

Written By: - Date published: 2:08 pm, October 31st, 2007 - Comments Off on Gaybourhood Halloween party cancelled

From the NY Times: This Halloween, the Glindas, gladiators and harem boys of the Castro — along with untold numbers who plan to dress up as Senator Larry E. Craig, this year’s camp celebrity — will be celebrating behind closed doors. The city’s most popular Halloween party, in America’s largest gay neighborhood, is canceled. The […]

“Ethical Facebook” for businesses

Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, October 30th, 2007 - 1 comment

Actics.com is an online neworking site for “ethical” businesses. Businesses that sign up choose to nominate themselves as expressing various corporate values and also describe how they embody them. Users, clients and investors then get to rate the businesseson these criteria. The site’s meant to help individuals find businesses with values they share as well […]

The Superest

Written By: - Date published: 9:53 am, October 26th, 2007 - Comments Off on The Superest

You’ve probably heard of the battle raging accross the ditch. You’ve probably even heard of the one in the Parliamentary lobby. In California they’re still fighting fire. Here’s a challenge that might be new to you. It’s a an attempt to draw the world’s superest super hero: The rules are simple: Player 1 draws a […]

Elephants ‘do a Blumsky’

Written By: - Date published: 7:23 pm, October 24th, 2007 - 3 comments

The Guardian reports that “Six Asiatic wild elephants were electrocuted as they went berserk after drinking rice beer in India’s remote north-east”. No word as yet on whether or not the surviving elephants have laid charges against ‘pot smoking youths’ known to frequent the area. More news as it comes to hand.

FreeRice

Written By: - Date published: 11:53 am, October 23rd, 2007 - 5 comments

FreeRice is a vocabulary game. For each word you correctly identify, they’ll donate 10 grains of rice through the United Nations to help end world hunger. We are not sitting on a pile of riceâ€â€¢you are earning it 10 grains at a time. Here is how it works. When you play the game, advertisements appear […]

Creative Commons: Wanna work together?

Written By: - Date published: 3:57 pm, October 18th, 2007 - 1 comment

Fighting virtual climate change

Written By: - Date published: 11:56 am, October 14th, 2007 - 6 comments

The New York Times reports that game maker Electronic Arts and energy company BP have collaborated in designing the latest version of E.A.’s SimCity computer game. The game focuses on building and managing a virtual metropolis. Environmental concerns have always been an element of the game play but they’re taken to a new level in […]

Left brain or right brain?

Written By: - Date published: 6:51 pm, October 13th, 2007 - 12 comments

Apparently most people see the dancer spinning counter-clockwise. If you see her going clockwise you’re possibly right-brain dominant.

Free culture. Amen.

Written By: - Date published: 1:53 pm, October 13th, 2007 - 2 comments

Wouldn’t be a weekend on The Standard without a post on free culture now would it? I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that I think that the issue of copyright in the digital age has the potential to become The Next Big Thingâ„¢. The NYT has a good article on […]

Found

Written By: - Date published: 4:32 pm, October 12th, 2007 - Comments Off on Found

It’s Friday. Maybe you need a break. Don’t say we never think of you. Here’s a site I used to love but had forgotten: FOUND Magazine. Here’s how they describe themselves: “We collect found stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids’ homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, doodles – anything that gives a glimpse […]

Colourful advertising

Written By: - Date published: 7:55 am, October 7th, 2007 - 2 comments

The Sony Bravia ads are among my all-time favourites. First we had the bouncy balls, then the paint explosions, now it’s clay bunnies.

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