This Hack Was Not Properly Planned →
An excellent, highly quotable article by why the lucky stiff about the general tedium of modern programming. I really think chaos is an essential component of writing code. The system is too big for you to fathom. So you are always finding yourself in unfamiliar territory. And once you fathom the system, it becomes too boring and tedious to pay attention to details. Two opinions, eh? One must...
In Montreal, it’s the little differences. Example. In the U.S. we say...– Remiel (Twitter)
Hype Machine: My Favourite Tracks →
Stream a small selection of songs I love.
Disorganised Gmail usage logs
24 Aug 2006: You are currently using 79 MB (3%) of your 2757 MB. 27 Sep 2006: You are currently using 83 MB (3%) of your 2768 MB. 31 Dec 2007: You are currently using 343 MB (6%) of your 6168 MB. Looks like I’m good for the next few decades. It seems crazy that, a little over three years ago, I used to delete emails all the time to free up space in my...
If you can’t convince them, confuse them.– Harry S Truman
Wikipedia: Long exposure photography →
The model is asked to stay as still as possible for 15 seconds in the dark, while a small amount of light is directed at them. Then with slightly more light, the model is asked to shake their head about in panic. This creates a central image of a “normal” head with what appears to be panicked spirits trying to leave their head, if done correctly.
A joke from "Cheers My Arse!"
A guy with blond hair walks into a penthouse bar forty storeys up in a Los Angeles skyscraper. As he sits nursing his drink and admiring the panoramic view across the city, he gets talking to a man with jet-black hair who is on the stool beside him. ‘Some view, don’t you think?’ he asks. ‘Yes,’ the other man slurs, obviously well on the way to being drunk....
I want _why (who coined the term “tumblelog” and wrote the craziest...– Daily Meh. I agree; I’d subscribe to this in an instant.
SHIT Rock BAND
Two years ago I spotted this intriguing flyer in a music shop in Dublin. Quoted verbatim (minus the contact number & Times New Roman font): SHITE ARE You CRAZY Want to paly in a SHIT Rock BAND We CALL BAREBACK Do IT DOGGY STYLE We are MACHO You are MACHO MACHO MACHO MACHO STYLE Oh yeah You better drum good or we kill you You are a wanker WANK WANK WANK Mr Wanker
Photoshop Tutorial: Create Your Own Planets →
A simple Photoshop technique that can produce amazing images. Here’s my first planet! (And here’s some other crap.) To see just how much potential this technique has, take a look at Planet “Manhattan Midtown”, or check out the Create Your Own Planets group on Flickr.
Flickeur - Every Picture Tells a Story →
A surreal, infinite film generated using random photos from Flickr. Flickeur works like a looped magnetic tape where incoming images will merge with older materials and be influenced by the older recordings’ magnetic memory. The virtual tape will also play and record forward and backward to create another layer of randomness. This principle will create its own sometimes very suggestive or...
The Design Bookmarklet →
ben (via joelaz): This is really cool for design nerds. It’s a bookmarklet that will bring up design tools like rulers and grids. This works very nicely, and looks slick too. Finally, I can stop using Print Screen, Ctrl+V, Marquee Tool for measurements.
50 answers →
50 questions answered in comic form as only John Campbell can. — dailymeh
nosmo: I finally got to see an iPhone in the flesh
nosmo: it was kinda disappointing after seeing an iPod touch
Inky: It's just like an iPod touch, only instead of listening to music, you get to listen to people shouting at you
nosmo: you can listen to music on an iPhone though!
nosmo: and you can listen to recordings of people shouting at you on an iPod touch
A little taste of internet history →
Phidias’ animated GIFs! (Warning: embedded MIDI)
\nü-gat-ä-si-tE\ (noun) A heightened yet fleeting state of accomplishment that makes you realize how unbelievably unmotivated you normally are. — gondaba
Student Arrested After Cutting Food With Knife →
Meanwhile: somewhere far from any police activity, actual crimes are taking place…
Review: Windows XP →
I have finally decided to take the plunge. Last night I upgraded my Vista desktop machine to Windows XP…
Meshuggah – New Millenium Cyanide Christ Classic Meshuggah video, featuring some excellent air-guitaring, air-drumming, hair-swinging and pen-screaming.
How Many Five Year Olds Could You Take in a Fight? →
— nostrich This says I could take on 22 of the buggers. Have at ye!
Byford Dolphin →
An oil rig which suffered a horrific “explosive decompression” accident in 1983.
Bragging about not having a Facebook account is the new bragging about the size...– nostrich in #tumblrs (irc.freenode.net)
Wiki Man Code .com →
(via herkamer) A man may date any woman over the age of 18. The closer the woman’s age is to 18, the greater the celebratory high five he must receive from his friends. If man A touches man B in the crotch or buttocks, whether accidental or on purpose, man B is required to punch man A in the face.
I didn’t imagine that art girls in the Midwest would be flashing their...– William Gibson
In rhetoric, anthimeria (traditionally and more properly called antimeria) is the use of a word as if it were a member of a different word class (part of speech); typically, the use of a noun as if it were a verb. — nostrich
In One Word, Who Are You? →
Definitely worth reading. A quote won’t do it justice.
I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write...– Emily Dickinson (via pwn)
The Geek Test (v.3.1) →
— vb — hilker I’m 21.7% geek! + Geekish Tendencies................................≥09% ++ Geek.............................................≥15% +++ Total Geek......................................≥25% ++++ Major Geek.....................................≥35% +++++ Super Geek....................................≥45% ++++++ Extreme Geek.................................≥55% +++++++ Geek...