Posts by Category: Awesome


Awesome April 29, 2005 posted by

Atlas of the Human Journey.

I admit it, I’m a closet anthropologist. Yep, I know exactly where my wardrobe came from. That’s why I lurve this stunning NatGeo Atlas of the Human Journey. Man’s migration over time. From Africa to Abercrombie & Fitch – just de-lovely.  When humans first ventured out of Africa some 60,000 years ago, they left genetic footprints still visible today. By mapping the appearance and frequency of genetic markers in modern peoples, we create a picture of when and where ancient humans moved around…

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Awesome April 25, 2005 posted by

Tickets please.

I think we can safely say that Steve Jenkins’ Family Home Theater is somewhat different from yer average living room A/V setup. 

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Awesome April 20, 2005 posted by

Firefox on fire!

Inspired by the BoingBoing figures I’ve just checked the Ferret stats again. The Firefox browser is now the clear leader at 59% of Ferret readership. Click the image above for a larger view. Wow, that’s nearly double since we first checked in January.

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Awesome April 13, 2005 posted by


Wrappers. Indie designer Deborah Procter has created a range of hand knitted tea cozies for yer iPod Shuffle. From £8.00 incl P&P. Awesome amalgam of kitsch and kitsch.  Wrappers aren’t just practical; they personalise your player too with a choice of over 45 designs. Every Wrapper is a work of art that puts the Bayeux Tapestry in the shade. The most complex designs have over 25,000 stitches, which means around 400 stitches per centimetre square. This very high quality, embroidery…

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Awesome April 11, 2005 posted by

Retro phone clone.

The 1884 Ericsson Trade Mark Telephone. $59.95. This is one cool looking repro phone, complete with last number redial too. But why oh why do they keep installing push button dials, eh? Tsk. Still…”Hello, hello? Operator? Get me Sam Linklater at the Daily Bugle.”  Not only did Lars Magnus Ericsson invent this incredible telephone in 1884, he constructed each and every one of them with his very own hands…The “Trade Mark” phone broke ground by being one of the first truly…

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Awesome April 7, 2005 posted by

Call it a draw, then?

There’s probably no better way of saying ‘I trust you’, than wearing a full Gothic Suit of Armour to your wedding ceremony. Clanking clumsily up the aisle before swearing fealty has such an Arthurian feel to it, don’t you think? $2,750.00.  Offering a rounded surface to both lance and sword, the Italian Gothic armor was in high demand throughout Europe. During this period of time, the average suit of armor would cost about the same as a top of the…

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Awesome March 7, 2005 posted by

Up to 11.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the service could be one of the single most awesome music finding tools evar. Why? Well think of collaborative filtering based on P2P networks combined with Wikipedia background info on artists, allied with a kickin’ search engine and you get the idea. The only thing that could do with some improvement is the preview function, which really needs better and deeper linking into tracks on places like Amazon….

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Awesome February 17, 2005 posted by

Race Pac.

Race Pac. £100.00. Fold up racing controls for consoles? With Dual Shock vibration? Uber cool! More here. Shame there’s no PC version though.  It’s a completely unique system, compatible with both PS2 and Xbox games stations incorporating an adjustable racing wheel with an adjustable racing seat and pedals. When the [sic] it’s not in use, the Race Pac simply folds away and can be transported to a friend’s house or stored with ease under a bed or in a cupboard. The wheel…

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Awesome February 4, 2005 posted by

Tube Guru.

The Tube Guru service is actually cool. Who would have thunk that the legendarily inefficient London Underground system could ever come up with an online tool that’s useful? And works? Live travel news, station info, what’s interesting around each station, local street map? It’s awesome. Use it dear people, use it! FlabberG.  

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Awesome January 28, 2005 posted by

Dial M for magnificent.

How to use the Dial Telephone. Fabulous clip of a silent AT&T training film from 1927. Here’s the actual video. Someday they’ll laugh over archives of iPod commercials too, won’t they?  

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Awesome January 28, 2005 posted by

Big…so big!

The Airbus A380 is a big plane. Very very big. Ridiculously, ‘how will it ever get off the ground?’ big. And golly, they’re on sale on eBay already? Isn’t Google wonderful?

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Awesome December 24, 2004 posted by

Happy hols.

Well, here we are again. The Ferret would like to wish his reader all of his readers a very very merry holiday. Just remember, a turkey is for life, not just for Xmas. And a special thanks to all those who’ve contributed to making it a fun place to hang out, you know who you are! See ya all in the first week of Jan. Be good!  …and thanks to for the loan of the thumbnail.

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Awesome December 20, 2004 posted by

Wipe and shine.

These are definitely the bestest windshield wiper sunglasses the Ferret has ever seen. Eh…?OK, perhaps the only ones we’ve ever seen. But with built in headlights? Oh joy, be part of our life once more. $70.00.  Using a single Double A battery in each of the side pieces, this pair of sunglasses really takes the cake. An On/Off switch on the side turns on both the wipers and the headlights at the same time. While the wipers glide smoothly across the heart shape…

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Awesome December 15, 2004 posted by

Super Congratulations!

Hearty congratulations to Peter and the Engadget team for scooping the Best in Show..sorry…Best Tech Blog in the 2004 Weblog Awards. The Ferret was actually up for a Best Feral Fotoblog award, but we were pipped to the post by Poodle Press Daily. …and commiserations to Joel who was sneakered by a measly 6.3%  smidgin of a vote!

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