Firefox add-on ‘LastPass’ saves all your passwords… aaahhhh, fiinally.

For a long long time, in a land far far away, I’ve been writing and remembering, and, yes, forgetting, my numerous and more than numerous passwords. Over time, as I subscribe to more and more password embellished sites and services my password scribbles and clever remembering tricks have gotten messy, tedious and burdensome. I have 1Password for Safari but browse mostly in FireFox (love affair with the Web Developer tool bar and Firebug) where the version I have does not work. I was going to upgrade so that I can use it in FireFox but found this add-on, LastPass, seems like a no brainer. It’s free. And convenient. And secure. Works from any platform or browser application. Add it, use it, and stop the password headaches.

Design Politics

zanews: South African satire not welcome to political leadership

South African puppet show satire doesn’t make it to tv but does make it online


Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu as cranky puppets? South African politicians don’t like being satirized in a tv news puppet show.

While originally intended to broadcast on the South African public tv station this show had the plug pulled on it. Widely speculated is the theory that certain of the satirized politicians did not like the unglamorous representation of themselves. A few calls, a little arm twisting and it’s gone. But is it? These puppets can be seen in all their glory online.

Design Science

Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302

A collection of hubble photography – the – is the source for this beautiful image. The provided information is worth a read, here’s an excerpt:

What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour—fast enough to travel from Earth to the Moon in 24 minutes!


Originally ran across this image at the, where, for example, one can see this image of, and get information on, the Eagle Nebula.

This image is 9.6 arcminutes (87,000 light-years or 27,000 parsecs) wide.

Eagle Nebula


Wiki Commons

The Wiki Commons is an amazing resource for beautiful images and photos in the public domain or other creative commons type licenses.

I’ll offer just one almost random example here, artwork by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, The Serpent, 1887. The print depicts Hakamadare Yasusuke in a magical battle with Kidomaru.


Design Featured Interesting People

Nina Paley’s movie ‘Sita Sings the Blues’

Movie website:

Also available here: Sita Sings the Blues Movie

Her take on Copyright is interesting, check out her blog at: