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base 26 and Four Letters

Friday, June 11th, 2004

Interesting graphs about the alphabet and four letter words.

Shadows Collide with People

Friday, June 11th, 2004

From here.: John Frusciante’s fourth solo album, Shadows Collide with People, is a scatterbrained, eclectic tour de force and a joy to listen to. His guitar work, so sharp and funky for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, mellows for his solo work, and to beautiful effect. Frusciante gets experimental, as he has on his last three solo albums, but this time it really works. This album, though encompassing a wide variety of styles and genres, is ultimately rock music made very, very prettily.

I totally agree. This is an undiscovered gem of a record. I really really like it and has the best opening song on an album that I’ve heard in a while.


Friday, June 11th, 2004


The Photography of Frank Lemire

Words spelled out with human bodies.

Suck Suck Suck

Thursday, June 3rd, 2004


This L.E.D. Mirror is available from Suck for the very reasonable sum of £300. There’s some lovely stuff available from them. I might just buy on of their t-shirts. Always nice to walk around with a T-Shirt that has “SUCK” on it.

Baby chairs

Thursday, June 3rd, 2004


Not getting Broody but these are some really nice baby chairs.

Air Texting. Walking to Run…

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004


The new Nokia 3220 phone has some fine funky features. Air Texting allows you to type in a message and as you wave your phone back and forth it spells out the message with L.E.D.s on the back of the phone.

The phone also has motion sensors and vibration settings to allow you to have more fun playing games. I guess force feedback is one feature and tilting your phone will move avatars in games. One person commenting on this news was guessing there’d be some interesting hacks for this. I look forward to seeing them.

Found a link on Donncha’s site about a good way to start running called the Couch to 5k running plan. You start off walking and then you run a bit then walk then run. Within 2 months you should be able to run about 3 miles without killing yourself. This was the plan I’ve been looking for to get myself fit.

Street Art from Bogota, Columbia

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004


Bogota StreetArt.

harvey goes cleaning, Suicide by murder, Why is the Sky Blue ?

Monday, May 31st, 2004

Harvey Keitel, actually becomes a real life ‘cleaner’.He played people who cleaned up murder scenes in movies and now he buys into a legit ‘cleaning’ company.

The boy who used the internet to plot his own murder.

Why is the Sky Blue ? and why are sunsets red ?

Beaten because of a painting

Monday, May 31st, 2004


Display Art reminding America of the wrongs it does and it beats you up.

Lori Haigh, a North Beach district gallery owner, bears a painful reminder of the nation’s unresolved anguish over the incidents at Abu Ghraib — a black eye delivered by an unknown assailant who apparently objected to the painting that depicts U.S. soldiers torturing Iraqi prisoners. Associated Press photo by Jeff Chiu.

The painting is in the background of the photo. It’s a great photo. There are others too at the above link. The woman has closed the gallery because she fears for her well-being.

World Press Photo Winner 2003

Monday, May 31st, 2004


World Press Photo Winners 2003. The above photo was taken by Ahmed Jadallah in the Palestinian Territories for Reuters. Entitled “Raid on Jabalya refugee camp, 6 March”.