Monthly Archives: August 2007

Friday Link-o-Rama

Spherical treehouse


What the world would be like without us

Greener mostly.

Coffee Drinks Illustrated

Side-by-side diagrams of a few common espresso drinks.

Light art


light art

The Butt Biting Bug


Online memory test

I scored slightly above average on the Face Recognition (72nd percentile) and Object Recognition (90th percentile) tests and slightly below on the Verbal Recognition test (48th percentile). Yay!

183 metre communal spider web

Time to get out the vacuum cleaner…

50-50 faces



Friday Link-o-Rama

Revenge of the Asteroids, Dolphin Olympic and Pillage the Village

Three good flash games.


Interactive comic adventure

Advert for Fresh TV in NZ

An advert for an adult TV channel that managed to promote the channel without being in anyway sexual. Very funny and work-safe if you have headphones.

Dwarf gets penis stuck to vacuum cleaner

This has to be one of the best headlines ever.

The main part of his act saw him appear on stage with a vacuum cleaner attached to his member through a special attachment.

The attachment broke before the performance and Blackner tried to fix it using extra-strong glue, but unfortunately only let it dry for 20 seconds instead of the 20 minutes required.

More penis-vacuum related incidents here.

Really cool sculptures


Water tower converted into house

Some really good photos

Water tower house

The ‘Britney Bomb’

In the 29degrees office we have an mp3 jukebox that is basically a mac-mini with iTunes and VNC on it, it was playing some ‘Death Cab For Cutie’ when the bomb went off. Everyone is using a Mac as their computer, I have installed RubyOSA. This sets the stage for the ‘Britney Bomb’.

I fired up an irb session and typed the following:

> require 'rubygems'
> require 'rbosa'
> itunes ='iTunes', :machine=>'jukebox.local')
> c ='Colloquy')
> sleep(30); v = itunes.sound_volume; itunes.sound_volume.downto(0) { |i| itunes.sound_volume = i; sleep 0.05 }; itunes.stop; itunes.sound_volume = v; c.send_message('Britney FTW!'); sleep(4); itunes.sources[2]'britney')

This basically:

  1. Sleeps for 30 seconds (I left the room, I didn’t want to be around when the bomb went off after all).
  2. Gets the current volume.
  3. Scales the volume of the current track down to zero.
  4. Stops playback.
  5. Sets the volume back to the original volume.
  6. Announces to the office IRC channel that Britney Spears is wonderful (in my name).
  7. Sleeps 4 seconds to let the news sink in.
  8. Plays the first Britney Spears tune it finds in Carl‘s library (which the jukebox uses), this happens to be ‘Baby One More Time’

This amuses me greatly.

Playing with Cameroid

This is a photo of me taken at with my iMacs built in iSight camera.


Fun! And yes, Paul, it does look like me :)

And now Carl has done one too, an improvement over the original I feel:

Carl on Cameroid

From the office IRC channel:

[15:16] carl:, me > mona lisa.
[15:16] greg: lol
[15:16] greg: is that going up on your blog?
[15:16] carl: No!

Correct, it’s going up on my blog!

Greg has also been playing, though unlike Carl and I, Greg has decided to take a photo with no comedy overlay:

Greg cameroid

Websites as Graphs

Here’s as a graph: tree graph

Very pretty. Get yours here. Other peoples on Flickr here.

Man Gets $218 Trillion Phone Bill

From the article:

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – A Malaysian man said he nearly fainted when he recieved a $218 trillion phone bill and was ordered to pay up within 10 days or face prosecution, a newspaper reported Monday.

But I think the best bit of the article is this:

It wasn’t clear whether the bill was a mistake…


Friday Link-o-Rama

Gimme Friction Baby

Great flash game, I have a high score of 7.

Space Pilot

Another good game

Poorly Parked Cars

The Sex Change Doctor’s Referral Letter Generator

Two hilarious David Blaine take-off videos here and here

If there is an ace of clubs in my ass I’ll sue you.

How to fold a shirt really fast

Dog sex-doll

Saves the furniture apparently. As does having the dirty little shit-mongers shot, but that is just my preference…

Heat reactive shower tiles


Population density sculptures

Pretty Useful Tools

Starbucks Oracle

Astrology is lame and Myers-Briggs is for losers. The omniscient Oracle of Starbucks can tell you everything about your personality by what you drink at Starbucks. Simply enter your full drink order — including size — into the field below and the all-knowing Oracle will tell you everything about your personality.

Japanese Treadmill Challenge

The object of the game is to get as far along a massive treadmill as possible eating all the cookies along the way, but the treadmill gets faster after each cookie.

Wagamamas (Manchester) 2 for 1 meal voucher

For another brief period I will almost be able to afford to eat lunch at Wagamamas:

Wagamama voucher

This voucher is valid from August 7 to August 13 2007, just print it out and take it with you. Apparently a new voucher is released…

…every tuesday starting from 31 July, 2007 we will release a new voucher valid for 1 week.