Remember a million years ago when George W. Bush won his second term and Kerry supporters world-wide were utterly shattered and Kerry supporters in America felt particularly responsible for their candidate's loss and apologized to everybody?
(There was a "we're not sorry" counterpoint site as well, but it appears to have expired.)
I was wondering if there'd be a McCain/Obama version this time around and was reminded this morning to share Ze Frank's genuinely heartwarming 52 to 48 project.
What reminded me was this site from Italians appalled by the remarks by their president about Barack Obama's "tan."
Feeling somehow similar: 700 newspaper headlines from around the world on the day after the election.
This blog claims to be the source for the Fox News item on Palin not knowing that Africa is a continent, not a country. More interesting, however, is the question of whether the author of that blog even exists. "I had no reason to believe that someone would invent a persona, a blog, a foreign policy institution, a video with a fake Iraqi television station, a press release, and an organization or email entity to send out said press release." There's something about creating a false identity for the purpose of hoaxes that appeals to me on a Bruce Wayne/Peter Parker level.
Photojojo has a 90 degree adaptor for your camera lens for sale for 50 bucks. Even though I'm sure this works and I'm not above taking a surreptitious shot once in a while, there's something about this that bothers me. Not on a moral level; I'm not a good enough person to be bothered by sneakiness, but on a sportsmanship level. The challenge of street photography and candid shots is part of the art.
We've seen impressive "20 Questions" type artificial intelligence before, but the way this thing guessed Han Solo seemed pretty miraculous.
"Write or Die is a web application that encourages writing by punishing the tendency to avoid writing. Start typing in the box. As long as you keep typing, you're fine, but once you stop typing, you have a grace period of a certain number of seconds and then there are consequences." It's a nag app.