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February 13, 2008  1:52 PM

Where are my “Jumper” cables? Darth Vader, MIT and the science of teleportation.



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, college, conversation, cool, culture, event, forum, fun, futurism, geek, interesting, invention, science, Technology, video, YouTube

There's no question that living in Cambridge and writing about technology has its benefits. The city is swimming in startups, geeky events and plugged-in discussions. Last month, I was lucky enough to score an invitation to a Q&A session with two distinguished MIT physicists focused upon the...

February 8, 2008  5:16 PM

What is the Latent Amusement-Muddlement Equation (LAME)? IT humor, for sure.



Posted by: GuyPardon
fun, geek, humor, math, word meanings

Crack channel features writer Yuval Shavit doesn't just understand how to write an IT service-level agreement or


December 20, 2007  6:21 PM

Naughty or nice?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
fun, quiz, Uncategorized

'Tis the season! We've made a list and checked it twice. Now we're gonna find out who's naughty, who's nice... and who's...


November 15, 2007  9:11 AM

The IT Room: Streamingly funny IT humor coming to a tiny/medium/large screen near you



Posted by: GuyPardon
blog, buzz, community, culture, Dell, downloads, feeds, free, fun, geek, humor, interactive media, IPTV, new media, podcast, social publishing, video, Web 2.0

Thank to its ubiquitous advertising spots on BoingBoingTV, I've discovered the IT Room. Clearly, I'm part of...


October 31, 2007  11:54 AM

Happy Halloween to ghosts, goblins and geeks everywhere!



Posted by: GuyPardon
blog, buzz, cool, creativity, culture, event, fun, geek, ICANN, resource, trend

[Photo credit: Noel Dickover] Ah, All Hallows Eve has come...


October 17, 2007  1:02 PM

xkcd: a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math and language



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, cool, creativity, culture, feeds, fun, humor, image, interesting, Internet, new media, social publishing

xkcd comic -- exploits of a mom Yuval Shavit, a triple threat of writer/coder/sarcasm maven over at SearchITChannel.com, turned me...


October 4, 2007  10:05 AM

IPTV update: Free classes from UCBerkeley on YouTube; BoingBoing goes to online video



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, blog, college, cool, courses, culture, free, fun, gadgets, humor, information, Internet, IPTV, multimedia, new media, podcasting, public domain, resource, video

As reported by the AFP, the University of California at Berkeley has created a dedicated channel on YouTube for more than 300 hours of classes and events. Videos include peace and conflicts studies,...


September 19, 2007  10:11 AM

Harrrrr! ‘Tis International Talk Like a Pirate Day



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
fun, humor, Internet

pirate.gif Avast, all ye scurrrrrvy sons o' sea cooks! I don't...


August 29, 2007  1:43 PM

Latin phrase cheatsheets to impress your friends and colleagues



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
cheatsheet, culture, free, fun, humor, information, languages, lifehack, useful, word meanings

Last week I sent out a quiz about Latin-derived terms: Quiz: For Latin Lovers Latin is a dead language, As dead as it can be. First it killed the Romans And now it's killing me. Years ago, when Latin...


August 27, 2007  3:44 PM

Netflix, Zipcar … Flexpetz (rent a pooch online)



Posted by: SarahCortes
cool, fun, service, small business

While I've never used the Zipcar service, I was, at one time, a loyal Netflix subscriber.  I'd love to check my mail and look for that red evelope among the piles of junk mail in my mailbox.  Now, a service called Flexpetz allows would-be dog owners to rent a dog.  Now granted, the delivery of...


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