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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.

I’m not dead silly.

Saturday, July 31st, 2004

How many words per minute can you read ? I got 450 and that’s after a long tiring day. I’ll try again when I’m really awake.

Emotemail from MIt. Interesting concept. Adding emotion to an email.

Another Gay Test.


Saturday, July 24th, 2004


Fleep Comic. Great ending too. Well worth the read.

Got this great spam email today

Friday, July 23rd, 2004

This spam has some great quotes and what a great name:
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A man canont be too careful in the choice of his eenmies.

Better do a good deed near at hmoe than go far away to burn ineecns.
Be the change you want to see in the wolrd.

Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.
No untroubeld day has ever dawned for me.

Woeehvr wants to konw the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game.

I neevr see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win.

Those epxesrsions are omitted which can not with pporriety be read aloud in the family.


Friday, July 23rd, 2004

Nick T. Spark Photography.
Nick Spark is a California-based photographer who specializes in montage or composite photography. This is a technique in which dozens, if not hundreds, of photos are seamlessly pasted together to create a unified image. The result is a balanced, yet highly detailed view of reality… albeit slightly enhanced.

Comics inspired by Spam. (Not the canned meat-like substance.

Cuddle Party. Just. Too. Damned. Strange.

360 Degreee Camera

Friday, July 23rd, 2004

Interesting 360 degree camera.
Ovnipan is a circular pinhole camera that has six pinholes equally spaced around its periphery, thus covering all 360º of the scene. The film plane is an inner cylinder that covers a panoramic format of 6 x 18cm. The shutter is the white plastic cylinder that forms the outside of the camera. All six pinholes are uncovered simultaneously, when the shutter is rotated.

Overqualified. This guy writes letters to recruiters asking for jobs and saying why he is suitable for the position. I think I’d like to try this with some recruiters in Ireland. I’ll add it to my to-do list and post up results if I get going on this project.

TypoGenerator. Type in some words. It does a google image search, randomly chooses pictures from the result, plays with them and gives you back something new. This is tech art.

Wink , a handy presentation application. Free for personal and corporate use. No more powerpoint. I can see some e-learning company acquiring this software.