Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Korean Gamers

Korea = Gamer Nation? Koreans take their games seriously. Mainly Starcraft, I've been told. And what enables it? Twentish bucks a month for broadband? A "wired culture?

Why not here, in the US? An article in Foreign Affairs tries to explain.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Choosing Athletic Shoes

I need to start running again, but I'm getting shin splints and sometimes my arches hurt. Maybe I should find running shoes that feel like soccer cleats? Or try the Nike Free?

The How To's of Choosing Athletic Shoes
New Wired Article: Nike Makes Barefoot Breakthrough

Friday, July 22, 2005

Bringing Starbucks to the Home of Coffee

Ethiopia (along with Yemen) is generally accepted at the birthplace of coffee. The circle starts in Africa, through the Middle East, eventually to Italy and making a last stop in Seattle before returning to Africa.

Along With That Caffeine Rush, a Taste of Seattle - New York Times

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Hideous Soccer Kits ExtraTime: 10 of the kits. Too bad the article author isn't familiar with US Soccer.

Here are some ugly MLS kits.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

A Galaxy vs. Galaticos

The other most popular sports team in the world comes to play.
Stargazing in Los Angeles
Discount Guide: Real Madrid

Edit: Match Report

Friday, July 15, 2005

An Examination of Belief opposed to beliefs.

KQED | Forum: Belief

Gothamist: Drink Up: Gothamist Revisits The Idea of Sangria

On a hot and lazy summer day, not much beats a glass of sangria. All I need now is to find my tools.

Gothamist: Drink Up: Gothamist Revisits The Idea of Sangria

Monday, July 11, 2005

American Bikes Conquer the Tour de France

I just found the following article interesting, since it touches upon globalization and technology.

For American Bikes, a Takeover de France and All of Europe - New York Times

And it's not just the Americans (Trek, Cannondale, Specialized): see Giant.

Slashdot | Attack of the Corporate Weasel Words

Slashdot | Attack of the Corporate Weasel Words

And a comment from the originator of Action Item.

"Digital Devolution"

Why music in digital formats can suck: Wired 13.07: PLAY

It's not the format, but the whole processing chain.