Author: thornet

Viking Chess: Playing Kubb on a Cool Summer Day

Kubb, pronounced “kobb”, is a traditional Swedish game of patience, tactics, and beer. At least, that’s how I learned how to play it a few weeks ago with buddy Peter Ulrich of natural born friedrichshainer fame. Kubb can look more complicated than it really is.…

Kiss and Drive

After visiting the post-apocalyptic haunt of Louvain-la-Neuve, it was refreshing to see Belgians with a sense of humor. The “Kiss and Drive” signs at Brussels National Airport guide visitors to the passenger drop-off point, where families and lovers bid farewell with a kiss. In a…

Global Creative Commons Case Studies Launched

When all is said and done, case studies are a rather modern method of information sampling. It wasn’t until the turn of the 20th century during the Golden Age of the Social Sciences that case studies became accepted as a major research methodology. It took…

Wordle: Cloudy Biz Cards

Here’s webby way to make design-tastic business cards. As Rebecca Froley suggestes, take a visit to Wordle, the strangely named word cloud service that generates impressive typographic layouts from any text. Paste in your blog URL, RSS feed, or whathaveyou, and let Wordle do its…

Weezer captures the essence of the internets

How have I missed this video? Weezer’s music video Pork and Beans features, well, um, just about everybody. Everybody of YouTube fame, that is. It’s like a big ROFLCon reunion. I’ve been trying to keep track of the references. Spot any others? Diet Coke +…