Very wicked little video of HD slo-mo surfing. The “underneath the waves” shot is spectacular.
Very cool little video up in the Land of Glutnix. He posted an update with a “spoof” video done by a guy juggling 5 instead of 3, but I agree with most of the posters on YouTube – it isn’t the act of juggling that is well done, it is the choreography and timing with the music.
A great little Flickr stream dealing with Transparent Screen, the art of taking a photograph of your computer’s surroundings, without the computer, then replacing the computer, using the photo taken as a wallpaper, creating an almost artificial looking effect. I’d consider if it there wasn’t just a blue wall behind my screen 😉
Bonus link to the originators site where a gallery of pics is located.
WuzzaDem has posted a special O’Reilly Factor featuring the little green man with a bucket full o’ butt kickin’: Yoda.
You’re talking in circles, sir, and you’re not answering my question.
Already know you that which you need.
KODAK: Taken On The Road-American Mile Markers is an interesting drive across America, displayed as photos taken every mile along the way.
Interesting little read on the history of the plumber from Nintendo over at NFG Games. No mention of the 3D incarnations of Mario, but it does give a little history, including the reasoning for the mustache, hat, and gloves.
Mario’s basic look was because of limitations of the video game systems, not because that is the way they wanted him to look per se.
HoustonChronicle.com has an interesting article about an artist who has taken his piercing through the bridge of his nose and converted it to hold his eyeglasses.
It sort of looks like the glasses that Morpheus wears in The Matrix. They sort of float on your face by attaching to your nose, instead of requiring the ear “hooks”. It appears to be normal set of glasses, but something doesn’t look quite right. Once you figure it out, the whole “cool” factor comes into play.
Had a buddy tell me last weekend about a nifty little feature that Google offers that allows you to send a SMS message to 46645 and Google will do its thing, SMS’ing you back with the search results. Here is the official link if you want to check out the details – Google SMS
And if you are having problems remembering it: 46645 is GOOGL on your keypad 😉
Calvin and Hobbes – someone has thrown together a site featuring one of the greatest comics every. Enjoy it while you can.
Wiki + Recipes = Wikipes. Interesting idea for a wiki.
Congrats, you bunch of jerks. You are making my day. Nothing like taking a few minutes out of an afternoon to moderate the comment spam you think you are leaving behind. No, I don’t want to play Poker online. And the classic quotes attached to your replies does little to make you appear any smarter.
Spammers are the lowest of low on the Internet and while it’s repetitive and takes my time, I have no problem doing it, knowing I’m adding a little aggravation to your attempts to add your worthless links to my website. If there was more possible I could do, I’d be all over it.
Take your wasted existence elsewhere, please.
LAWeekly has a very interesting article up on the history and origins of the Internet Movie Database, one of the best sites on the net, in my opinion. If you want to know who starred in a movie or a TV show, what movies someone has starred in, or even trivia and goofs for movies, this is the site to check it out. I’ve saved myself from quite a few sleepless nights, trying to figure out where I’ve seen an actor before. It’s pretty common for my wife and I to pause a movie so we can figure out where “I’ve seen that guy”.
If you consider yourself and even remote movie fan, you should definitely put this site in your favorites.
While doing my daily news feed check via FeedDemon, I discoverd that ThinkGeek was carrying Just A Geek , a book I’ve been eyeing for a while. I don’t do much book readin’ these days, as I think my reading eyes are worn out from all the surfing I do, but every once in a while something sounds interesting and I bite. I did end up reading the Masters of Doom on my flight out to E3, but haven’t been able to get into anything since.
For those that don’t know, Just A Geek is written by Wil Wheaton, an actor known for his roles as Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation and as Gordie Lachance in Stand By Me. Wil has a popular weblog that he updates pretty regularly, with combinations of his run-ins with Holllywood and interactions with his wife and kids.
Since I’ve been following the site for a while, I decided to spring for his new book when it came out. I’ve almost picked up his last, but after hearing about JAG, decided to use it as the ice breaker. I’ll try to remember to let you know what I think, once it shows and I actually crack the cover.
Classic Mario Brothers characters + gunplay = teh good
In case I’ve never mentioned it before, check out FolderShare. One of those programs I may pay for just because it’s such a great program to have.