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Flickr Comment Spam

Yesterday I got hit with comment spam inside one of my flickr images. I checked the flickr’s forum and it seems to be a new issue creeping up. Apparently from […]

The Future of Software?

Over the weekend I was reading Steve Portigal’s blog, where he posted an observation about software sold over the net titled Out of the box? There is no box. Really. […]

Wikia Search?

I was surprised to read over the weekend via PSFK that Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia founder) is creating a new search engine at http://search.wikia.com. What I’m finding of late when I’m […]

CS3 icons

Hey look – it’s all the CS3 icons. I haven’t spent any time to have an opinion for it being good/bad and I think it would be pretty hard to […]

I Saw NY

This year for Renegade’s annual season greetings to clients and friends we’ve all contributed to a google api that shows all the places we luv to visit in New York. […]

My one word prediction for next year – Folksonomy

At some point I’ll jot down some things that I saw this year that perhaps could grow into something more next year, but I think there’s one word that anyone […]

Spam Karma

Wobbly Text Spam, originally uploaded by Michael Surtees. Everyone gets spam, but if you blog you’ll also get spam entries for your blog. From time to time I’ll get some […]

All those 0101010111100010101’s

Ok, I thought today was going to be a non blogging day – that lasted all of twenty minutes. I caught a great comment from the post titled Binary Code […]

Custom Graphics for the Beetle

I don’t have a car anymore, and if I did get a new one it probably wouldn’t be a Beetle. But I think they’re on to something with their custom […]

Good Read?

I’m not a huge fan of design magazines, but I do have to say that it was nice to see the image from 37 Signals this morning. While I haven’t […]

One minute ago

One minute ago, originally uploaded by Michael Surtees. Things to remember as I go forward: · make things simple understandable for people · bounce ideas of people · is entertainment […]

Damn Email

For some reason my michael [at] michaelsurtees.com address is not working at the moment – if you sent some exciting news to me over the weekend, I probably didn’t get […]

Generate This!

BrazilName – Generate your own Brazil football shirt! http://www.minimalsworld.net/BrazilName/brazilian.shtml Your Name in Japanese :: Japanese Translator .co.uk http://www.japanesetranslator.co.uk/your-name-in-japanese/ The Baby Name Wizard: NameVoyager http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html Emptybottle.org – The Web 2.0 Bullshit […]

Tree Map app for Macs

Tree Map app for Macs, originally uploaded by Michael Surtees. Here’s a pretty neat app for Mac’s for no other reason then it indicates where all your space is being […]

Interactive Floral Floor – Mine Control

Link of the day via Anat from Renegade: polaris.icmb.utexas.edu/zack/_moderation.mpg

Wifi in the car

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Wifi in the car, originally uploaded […]

Hi Fifth Avenue


Considering that Emigre has had the same website since I was in Design School in 1995, the fact that they have redesigned their site now is a pretty big deal. […]

Hello, are you there?

One of my email accounts went down over the weekend. How did I know? I stopped getting email. At first I hoped it would have gotten better on it’s own, […]


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Trending Google

You can now compare keyword searches with Google trends. The above compares art, design and advertising: www.google.com/trends

Tina’s Back

After taking a couple weeks off to deliver a beautiful baby girl, swissmiss is back to fine form. Be sure to say hello at http://swissmiss.typepad.com

wifi shoes

They tell you when you’re in a WIFI Hotspot – using Nike Dunk SBs via Sebastian Chen Speier

Blog reDesign

Every once in awhile I flirt with the idea of redesigning this blog. Though ironically in the first year I did update it three times. I even changed the name. […]

iPod Patent

I’m trying to not make it a habit of posting something on apple every couple days, but… Above is an image that I’m assuming is part of the patent process […]

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