Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Dept. of Virtual-Food

Fried egg

Ten ways to use a computer: #10: fry an egg on the processor...

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Dept. of Gamer-Go-Nuts


This is not the hardest Tetris game ever.

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Dept. of OG-smile

Bling Bling.

Why not spend a lot on bling-bling on your teeth?

At Bling Bling you can spend your dimes on glittering chimes.

And I totally adore the fabulous marketing lingua without any logic:

"Mr. Bling offers the world’s best craftsmanship and at half the price compared to the leading maker in gold, white gold, and platinum teeth. This master of fine jewelry had been practicing since 1994, and now has mastered the art of teeth jewelry."

Somehow words like "world's best" and "half the price" don't match. Neither do "master" and the "practicing since 1994". Man, I would think twice before putting this stuff in.

Saturday, June 26, 2004

On the site What Should I Do If The Internet Goes Down? they give the ten commandments of downtime of the lifeline-connection to the virtual reality:

1. Panic!

2. Find A Telephone

3. Use Your Back-Up Computer

4. Install A Game

5. Perform Routine Maintenance (this is my way truly...)

6. Turn On A Television Or Radio

7. Read

8. Go Outside

The idea of leaving your workstation may seem a little extreme

9. Spend Time With Your Spouse

Communicating with your wife or girlfriend may seem like a radical suggestion, but the time investment may offer long-term rewards. WARNING: These will probably be the longest hours of your life.

10. Use Your Emergency AOL Disk and kill yourself with it...

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Dept. of Final-Solution

The economic logic in executing hackers

Personally I'm against death penalty. But as Steven E. Landsburg puts the argument in his essay Feed the Worms Who Write Worms to the Worms the reptile brain says "yes, that figures". Totally weird of course but rather fun way to put the question of the costs of script-kiddies running amok.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Dept. of Too-Much-Time-On-Hand

The art of balls of paint

This must be one of the most weird hobbies to have: making balls of paint. Not this one that one use when fighting paintball but large rounded objects built by putting on layer after layer of paint. These hillbillys are fucking crazy! And the most hilarious part of it is that people are willing to pay to see the balls!

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Dept. of Notable-Names

"Hello, I'm Helga...

...and I'm a Fucking girl. In the heaps of links via the RSS-feeds some stand out. Metafilter have a fun story about Fucking. The sign of this small village in Austria is the most stolen street sign in Austria. I would put my money on that it's the most stolen roadsign in the whole world. But "[d]espite the cost of constantly replacing the sign, however, residents of the small village thankfully refuse to change its name."

Monday, June 21, 2004

Dept. of Hangers

Information overload

Salma Hayek have a heavy load to carry... (FashionDish's Worst Dressed)

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Dept. of Living-Dead

If the zombies took over the world

Have you ever wondered what would happen to our power if a Dawn-of-the-Dead situation occurred? At Straight Dope they take questions like this serious (well...) and have done a thoroughly investigation.

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Dept. of Ingeneric Craze

The project of analogus digitalis

Why not rebuild a Underwood no. 5 to a computer?

This guy is some sort of über-g33k using old typewriters as parts of customized computers.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Dept. of Stupid Criminals

Hand sweat?

At Stupid mugger there's a hilarious sequence of a mugger trying to act cool but the scene is changing. I believe the store clerk was laughing calling the police...

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Dept. of Wacko-Fatso

Jay's TRON-ism

Jay Maynard's TRON costume is a piece of art. Art made out of a really sick brain. Remember the flic "Tron"? Well - it's a good movie but uses theories of the virtual life.

Sunday, June 06, 2004

Dept. of Womens-Clothing


Today my wife is having her birthday. I have spent money on a ring but if I have had seen this before I bought the jewelry I would have put this into the box. It really seem nice and cozy...

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Dept. of Stylish PA's

Doing the camo-tape


For the military influenced rockband: . camo-colored duct tape. I imagine that in the eighties bands like Accept, Manowar and likely vio-charging heavy metal-bands would have been big buyers.

(Tip from BoingBoing)