Monday, January 31, 2005

Eleven worst songs of 2004.

God I love this site. I never actually go to it, but I end up there all the time. Anyway, here's The eleven worst songs of 2004.

Oddly enough, they're all by U2.

I used to really like U2, up until about 1991, and then I lost all interest. I don't hate them or anything; this guy's just funny.

via milkandcookies


"The flexible spokes are fused with a flexible wheel that deforms to absorb shock and rebound with ease. Without the air needed by conventional tires, Tweel still delivers pneumatic-like performance in weight-carrying capacity, ride comfort, and the ability to "envelope" road hazards."

via milkandcookies

Pet Penguin

Get 'em while they're hot... It's too good to be true. They have a price list and all, but I can't afford one anyway... Oh well, I can dream.

The site also lists:
Top 10 reasons to adopt a penguin
1. The perfect conversation piece for parties!
2. Make great foot-warmers.
3. Lovely lawn ornament.
4. Man's true best friend.
5. Good dancing partner.
6. Bring South Pole home!
7. Come fully dressed in their own tuxedo.
8. Rid house of pesky krill.
9. Good Christmas Decorations!
10. Have you seen a penguin?!

via bifurcated rivets

Sunday, January 30, 2005




Follow-up to this post

Saturday, January 29, 2005

The Whizzle

Friday, January 28, 2005


So about a month ago, a video I've had on my site for over a year, called "B.A.S.E. jumpers!", which I really love, got posted on News Today, and then picked up and posted here, on Metafilter - The combined effect of the two nearly crippled my site, since the video weighs in at 14.1 MB. Fortunately, I discovered it within a few hours, screamed like a girl, and then scrambled to rename it and shuffle it over to a different domain. Just a little sleight of hand - it's still available for viewing, just at a different address, on a secondary site with more available bandwidth.

The point is, since thousands of people were now following a dead link, I figured I'd at least give them an interesting 404 error message, rather than the boring, standard "page not found" message.

So today, I was browsing Metafilter, only to find that my FREAKING 404 HAS BEEN LINKED!!! (here)

It's been hit about 7000 times since yesterday - Luckily, it's less than 1 MB, but still, if this keeps up, I'm gonna hafta put back the boring, standard "page not found" error message.

For now, I'm laughing just a little too hard.

Click the pic to watch the 404

Incidentally, I didn't create the file; I found it at the same place listed in the metafilter post, the 404 Research Lab.

Chemical Brothers

The new album, "Push the Button" just came out a couple of days ago, and already, the team behind "Always Outsiders, Never Outdone", the unofficial Prodigy Remixed album, have done it again, with "Flip the Switch".

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Error Message Generator

Here are some samples from the gallery. Click one to generate yer own.

Life Goes On

Wow. I can't imagine vacationing in post-tsunami areas so soon, but apparently, as these images show, life goes on


Cool flash RPG game. Even the demo is pretty involved.

What a Drag

"Conservative Christian groups in the United States are protesting that everyone’s favourite absorbant and yellow and porous cartoon character, SpongeBob SquarePants promotes homosexuality to children...

If you want “unnatural” sexual behaviour and “improper” gender identity, one has to look no further than the world’s most famous antiestablishmentarian gender-bending wabbit."

found at metafilter

Google Video Search

World Processor

An attempt to do justice to the term 'political' and 'geo-political' globe.

Architecture of Density

One of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the world, Hong Kong has an overall density of nearly 6,700 people per square kilometer.

Surrational Images

For thirty years, Scott Mutter has employed classic photomontage techniques to create a world of his own -- a more perfect world. The hallmark of Mutter's remarkable imagery is the distinct sense that the elements of each picture belong together, even though the combination may violate the laws of physics. These photographs, which Scott calls "Surrational Images," have a poetic quality that invites highly personal interpretations.They are provocative as well as evocative.


"For 36 weeks, a sketchbook was sent in random order between four artists. By the time it was completed, book had traveled over 60000 miles."

Home English Home

Learn English, as well as some disturbing associations.

Corpse Bride

Trailer for the new Tim Burton flick, Halloween '05

Monday, January 24, 2005

Nevada shoe tree

WMD Search Called Off

Old news, but funny video clip.
Jon Stewart's Daily Show 01/13/05


Well that figures. I just spent $30 on GIF software.

GIFWorks! Free Online GIF eTools

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Five Blades

Journey Through A Jet Engine

Sunday, January 16, 2005


Online multiplayer Pictionary-like game

ESA Portal - Sounds of an alien world

Audio data collected by the Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument (HASI), which includes an acoustic sensor, during Huygens' descent, 14 January 2005.

The second one is really cool.

found at boingboing

Saturday, January 15, 2005


Friday, January 14, 2005


Huygens Probe

At this very moment, I'm watching this, as it happens, covering Cassini's Huygens probe's descent into Titan's atmosphere... Here's the site which lists many more mirrors for NASA TV

Seven years and a couple of billion miles later, I'm pretty thrilled to be watching it happen.

JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank

I've had this extra 20 grand burning a hole in my pocket for so long - Thank jeebus for Amazon...
Badonk Land Cruiser/Tank

Thursday, January 13, 2005

все будет хорошо

все будет хорошо: Everything will be good

found at metafilter

Pet strollers for cats and dogs

Pet Strollers


found at newlinks

Beer vs. Jesus

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Not One Damn Dime!

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Winners of the "I Look Like My Dog" Contest

Monday, January 10, 2005

TGI Fridays Menu Prank

Yiddish with Dick & Jane

The Food Timeline

Ever wonder what the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the new world? How Thomas Jefferson made his ice cream? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why? Welcome to the Food Timeline.

the extra man

Sunday, January 09, 2005

The Chronicles of Narnia

How you can break Murphy's Law

a panel of experts has provided the statistical rule for predicting the law of "anything that can go wrong, will go wrong" - or ((U+C+I) x (10-S))/20 x A x 1/(1-sin(F/10)).

found at attuseesall

How to fix Mom's computer

"True story: my mother-in-law heard a Barenaked Ladies song on the radio that she liked, so she Googled 'bare naked ladies.' There was more porn than music in the search results. She clicked around.

'Suddenly this weird web search bar showed up in my browser,' she told me. 'And after that, I couldn't use the computer at all. Any time I went to it, the disk drive made lots of noise and the whole computer was so slow, I couldn't get it to do anything.'"

here's a laundry list of steps I took to get Mom's computer working and secured from evil software.

found at attuseesall

Graffiti Archaeology

Graffiti Archaeology is the study of graffiti-covered walls as they change over time. The grafarc.org project is a timelapse collage, made of photos of San Francisco graffiti taken by many different photographers from 1998 to the present.

found at attuseesall

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Atari Adventure

Halo Champ

If all goes as planned, he figures, he should make well more than $100,000 this year. Just for playing a video game.
dallasobserver.com | Have Gun, Will Travel | 2005-01-06

Hummers Suck!

Friday, January 07, 2005

In Relativity, Matter tells Space how to curve, and Space tells Matter how to move.
-Douglas Adams


Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Kenneth Parker Photography

Monday, January 03, 2005

mario mosaic

Maybe time could go towards cleaning up a bit.. Naaah.
what time can do to the crazed kid

Death and Taxes

A visual look at where American Tax Dollars go

Concrete TV

Stunning Imagery

Fortune Teller

Amazing, how accurate this is.
Fortune Teller



Sunday, January 02, 2005

Torrent Watcher v1.1