Archive for August, 2004

Extreme Gravity and stuff

Monday, August 30th, 2004


Soon to be mine.

Extreme Gravity – Soap box racing taken to the next level. Corporates with lots of money having fun really.

Firediving Not sure is this for real or not.
“Fire diving is when ateam of Scuba or Skin Divers compete with another team on how many divers they can have scooped up by either a helicopterbucket or the scoop of a water dropping airplane”

Terraforming – The Building of Osaka Airport. Way cool pics of the airport appearing in the middle of the sea.

Not the Bladerunner illuminated umbrella. The Bladerunner ones were cool. This is naff.

Opening Hooks – The start of a cool book. Interesting idea. Some great first few lines of books there. The bloke running the site needs to intergrate this with amazon to make a tiny bit of cash.

It’s been a while

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004

Had loads to post and then my pc crashed so lost loads of links.

Bjork the Pirate. Yarr ! Great interview with this unqiue human.

Economist reviews the Book “Company of Strangers”.

Furl – Online bookmark thing. Kinda like I guess. Just started using it and testing it.

Lycos specific search for forums and discussions. Results aren’t too bad. Minor UI tweaks are needed.

LiveJournal Attention Whoring

Gridcosm. I really love these art applications. There is going to be a fascinating future the more art and tech blend and morph together. Here’s the blurb:

How it works: Each level of Gridcosm is made up of nine(9) square images arranged into a 3×3 grid. The middle image is a one-third size version of the previous level. Artists add images around that center image until a new 3×3 grid is completed, then that level itself shrinks and becomes the “seed” for the next level. This process creates an ever expanding tunnel of images, the newest level a direct result of the previous level which is a result of the previous level… and so on.

Tricks of the trade. Various tradespeople disclose some of their tricks. Some interesting bits. I like how if you use the word “rendered” instead of coloured the architect could charge four times as much.

Nintendo Underwear. Just so WRONG.

Meeting Point. I mentioned before a Gaydar for phones thing. Looks like someones made a start on it.

Bunny of the Month. Bit pricey for €35 a month but well creepy/cool.


Wednesday, August 11th, 2004

Jason Byrne asks Richard Pryor a question:

Jason Byrne: You talk about Muhammad Ali in your latest DVD and how frightening it was to be in the ring with him. But do you reckon you could beat him now that the two of you shake like maracas?

RP: That’s your fuckin’ question?

How to Install Xp Unattended.

Create a symphony using Dot Matrix Printers

Extreme Democracy – some excellent essays on this. I’ve already read Joi Itos Emergent Democracy Paper.

Can a human see a single photon ?

Retro Watches

Tuesday, August 10th, 2004


I really love retro watches. Check out Watchismo.

It’s good we feel so comfortable lying this easily to each other

Tuesday, August 10th, 2004

Lots of linkage on this update.
That quote above is by Damien Mulley. Might be a good first line for a short-story.

Now I can close some tabs in Firefox.

Monitor Perch for Cats

A sink without the basin in it. It’s just a slab with a tap above it. It’s so cool.

Brandons Arms. Help a kid shut down a nasty gun company which makes guns which only seem to be used for criminal purposes.

Sprawl: a typographic map of Belgium. ‘Sprawl’ is based on urban planning maps and the density of population in Belgium. The basic shape of the letters is the same so that when you type they can lock into eachother. The letters are filled in by relating the frequency of use in the dutch language with a corresponding density. — Yeah.. Odd.

Nice quotes. Such as: “Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations.”

For the nerds: nntp//rss is a Java-based bridge between RSS feeds and NNTP clients, enabling you to read your favorite RSS syndicated content within your existing NNTP newsreader.

Books that will induce a mindfuck.

Pres, creativity, TAZ

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004

Subservient President

How to be creative. Fantastic ! Inspiring ! And other things that end with an exclamation mark !

The Temporary Autonomous Zone. Hakim Bey. Just read it.