Monthly Archives: July 2007

Friday Link-o-Rama

Spinning Woman Optical Illusion

Beached Limo

Why people rent super-stretch limos in a city that’s mostly hills I will never know. This poor driver beached their limo on the hill near Goat Hill Pizza on 300 Connecticut St in San Fransisco.

Monkey on a goat on a tightrope

CD Hole Art

cdholeart_4.jpg

Fun jelly block puzzle and Gravity Orbs

Don’t play Gravity Orbs unless you have a lot of spare time in the near future. And flash 9…

Babies eating lemons

And the resulting amusing faces.

12 funny tombstones

bye

10 best spacewalks ever

Spacewalk

Flashlight Film

Pac-Man Hat

Are you the ultimate PAC-MAN fan? Envy PAC-MAN for his dot chomping ability?

No, but I think this hat is cool.

PacManHat

 

Friday Link-o-Rama

15 unfortunatly placed adverts

Carrot advert

Hot air balloon flash game

Life as sushi

Camera on a conveyor at a Tokyo sushi bar. It was about midnight and the place was packed with great people.

Slappy game

In Japanese, but you don’t need to be able to read to play it.

Presidential Homes around the world

Toy crawling zombie

What isn’t there to love about zombies?

Where is the safest place to sit in a plane?

At the back apparently:

The funny thing about all those expert opinions: They’re not really based on hard data about actual airline accidents. A look at real-world crash stats, however, suggests that the farther back you sit, the better your odds of survival. Passengers near the tail of a plane are about 40 percent more likely to survive a crash than those in the first few rows up front.

London Tube journey planner

For all you people in London, the London Tube journey planner. I really wish this had existed when I lived there, and it brings back many good memories scrolling around the different stations.

Friday Link-o-Rama

Man flies 193 miles in lawn chair

With instruments to measure his altitude and speed, a global positioning system device in his pocket, and about four plastic bags holding five gallons of water each to act as ballast — he could turn a spigot, release water and rise — Couch headed into the Oregon sky.

Man flies 193 miles in lawn chair

Air passengers get wiggle room on ‘bomb jokes’

Some other examples from a document, by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority:

– “I am going to set fire to the airplane with this blowtorch” (false declaration), versus “What do you think I look like, a terrorist?” (careless or inflammatory).

– “He is going to hijack the aircraft” (false declaration) versus “Hi Jack!” (careless or inflammatory).

– “The man in seat 32F has a machine gun” (false declaration), versus “My gun misfired when I was hunting this weekend” (careless or inflammatory).

Brigitte Caron, a spokeswoman for the security authority, said the clarification was issued because “screening officers were not discerning the context in which the declaration or the statement was made.

“And they were a little bit too quick on the trigger.”

If you ever build yourself a hovercraft…

Don’t go over a grate, it will hurt.

Darth Vader backpack

Strange shaped melons

The vegetable variety:

Melon

Will the iPhone blend?

Yes.

The 10 stupidest theives caught on video

Really quite stupid.

The 10 worst things to do during a zombie outbreak

A couple of good ones:

10) Don’t set zombies on fire. Burning zombies smell terrible.
7) Don’t keep zombies in the basement. Even if they are your zombie family.

Wifi network and computer network names

John Gruber over at Daring Fireball has posted some of the wireless network names his iPhone picked up recently, here are a selection:

  • McJesus
  • TuckerPoo
  • breasts

I particularly like breasts… Anyway, this started us talking in the 29degrees office about our wireless network and computer names. At the risk of starting a meme, here are mine:

Wireless network name: foo

Computer names:

  • Laptop (PowerBook): marmot
  • Linux machines: Patrician and Plebian

I am interested in Tony, Carl, Dean, Stig and Paul‘s nerdy naming conventions. Let’s see how far this can go ;)

Friday Link-o-Rama

Rainbow game and Orbs, Boomshine and 9 billion miles from home

Fun games.

5 obscure facts about declaration of independence

When the Founding Fathers adopted “The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America” on July 4, 1776, they didn’t form the nation called The United States of America.

Flaming bee death

Americans take things too far as usual.

Stop motion baby, the Dancing Stormtrooper and Really cool transformer costumes

Flash video goodness

Jet Powered Toilet

And other dangerous things.

Jet powered bog

Bugs on a leash

Who thought this was a good idea? Those crazy Japanese, that’s who.

Cadever Calculator

Find out what you are worth when you are dead. Apparently I will be worth $3525 as a dead body.

Don’t F**king Repeat Yourself

Carl has suggested some interesting improvements to the standard Rails migrations:

So, you’re a Rails developer? CHECK! You have this great idea for a new application, the one which will surely get Yahoo and Google involved in a bidding war? CHECK! But you don’t actually start developing it because you are fed up having to run script/generate model model_name, editing the migration for the table, writing the tests for all the rules which are implied by the database (Such as maximum lengths for columns and column uniqueness), and then editing the model to pass those tests? CHECK!

(digg here if you’re that way inclined)

Ubisoft pulls game for offensive language

Ubisoft has pulled MindQuiz for its use of an “offending word” to people with disabilities.

Calling one of the ability levels ‘Super Spastic‘ is somewhat unfortunate.

Super Spastic

(via JoyStiq)

Great use for Captchas

Site administrators use CAPTCHAs to prevent automated scripts from performing certain functions, such as creating an account, sending email to a distribution list, or participating in a discussion thread.

That’s fine, as far as it goes. But, frankly, I’d also like to see certain people on the Internet prevented from doing certain things. You know, like: logging onto the Internet.

And so, a modest proposal: Internet Access Captchas, built right into browsers, designed to greatly reduce the overabundance of youtube commenters, MySpacers, and bloggers.

Prove your eligibility to use the internet here. Great idea!

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