Jan Ole Peek

Monthly Archives: February 2006

New Server and Theme

After I had to unexpectedly change hosting providers yesterday, I’ve decided to change the blog’s theme while I was at it. I know, I’ve done that a lot lately, but my search is finally over. I’ve been looking for a theme that was different from your everyday blog laylout. You know, posts down the page, […]

Coolest Toy Ever

Cool is an understatement… Built out of kevlar and carbon fiber, this miniature Tomcat figher jet can reach speeds upwards of 280 M.P.H. The models (which are exact and accurate scale replicas) use small jet turbines, functionally identical to those used in actual full-sized jets to achieve remarkable speeds and flying precision.

Why George Lucas Sold Pixar To Steve Jobs

It was twenty years ago this month that George Lucas sold Pixar to Steve Jobs. This short story explains why. Mr. Lucas, of Star Wars fame, needed to raise cash to settle the divorce and decided to sell a smallish piece of his Lucas Film empire. Steve Jobs was interested but deemed Lucas’ original asking […]

2GB of RAM: Do We Really Need that Much?

How much RAM should a contemporary computer system have? This is a very important question for many users out there. In our new test session we compared the performance of systems equipped with 1GB and 2GB of RAM. Personally I have to say, absolutely yes, if you are playing Battlefield 2. I’m running on 1.5GB […]

How to design Web 2.0 look-a-like sites

A comprehensive summary of design issues on Web 2.0 web design. This one is focusing on a design related point of view instead of the usual Ajax / Web2.0 API approach. Basic, yet highly interesting facts on why those websites look as cool as they do – while still being dead simple web design. read […]

Free Racing Game

Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC 2006) Official Website The Electronic Sports World Cup has released a free racing game that you can use to compete in online competitions. It looks pretty cool, I think I’ll give it a whirl this weekend. Nadeo, developers of the massively played online racing series, Trackmania, have come up trumps […]

The Pee Tree

we make money not art: The Pee Tree Ok now this is truly odd. Some German design school came up with the, wait for it… Pee Tree. Some men avoid going to the public toilets due to the smelly atmosphere and, unable to find a wildlife tree, they go for street corners or the facade […]

Olympic Villages Open in Turin

Newsvine – Olympic Villages Open in Turin A partial view of the Olympic village that was officially unveiled in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006.The village includes some 52 thousand square meters of residences with 750 apartments and 40 thousand square meters dedicated to village services. The Village will host over 2,500 people, including athletes […]