Friday, August 29, 2008

Now it's Amazon and the CueCat

Hey, it's raining CueCats. Here's someone else talking about our favorite extinct auto ID kitty.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The CueCat Rides Again

Admittedly I'm a Luddite when it comes to tiny, expensive electronic toys; I never see the point and I hate carrying yet more crap around (plus they always make them so droppable. WHY WOULD YOU MAKE A THREE-HUNDRED DOLLAR CELLPHONE SLIPPERY?).

But it's with an extra jaundiced eye that I read a breathless review of the Groqit. It's tiny! It scans yer stuff! It keeps you from buying yet another copy of Steel Magnolias!

It's also already been done.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Barcodes in Schools. how long before the kids cheat?

From the Land Down Under comes a story of barcodes for kids' attendance. OK, so a parent wrote a barcode-based check-in system. Children as inventory. As a father of 3, I can relate.

My question is: how long before the little tykes realize they can photocopy their barcodes and have their siblings and friends check them in?

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Obama barcode tattoos!

Barcode tattoos, how can you not like 'em? Barack? We love us some Barack.

Put 'em together and whadda ya git? Barack barcode tattoos, that's what! All of this of course begs the question, "Why didn't I think of this???"

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Musical Barcodes from Malmö University in Sweden

If you love music and you love barcodes, how can you go wrong with this project? It's from Malmö Univ in Sweden and no I don't speak Swedish but I like what I see in this YouTube video.

The idea behind barcode beats is explained here. Sounds like fun! Do they do the Dead??