Archive for the ‘web’ Category

tycoon

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Some light relief – this screen capture from Roller Coaster Tycoon is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in ages (from today’s Bleat):

photos

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

This time not my pics – an awesome collection of photo art from a friend of a friend. Here’s his portrait of my friend Kjetil:

the moth

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

I recently discovered the Moth podcasts -they are a collection of stories told live on stage, a bit like the This American Life concept, but less reported and produced. The couple I have listened to so far are funny, personal and really moving. Maybe it’s because I’ve been a bit sleep deprived, but I was just listening to one and noticed that I was choking up a bit.

Anyway, highly recommended. If you have the iTunes (or another RSS tool) you can subscribe here.

distasters

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Or, what happens when nobody proofs your work. It’s all here at Photoshop Disasters!

another list

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

After the post on rating manly activities, here’s one for the ladies – specifically on rating your wifeliness. How would you do, and which is your favorite list item? I’m not sure why being religious is rated so highly, but I can see how not putting your cold feet on your husband would be important.

Wife ratings

skills for men

Friday, May 9th, 2008

I think I can reliably do around 65 of these.

wilford brimley cats

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Wilford Brimley is an American actor with a great old cowboy mustache and a gruff, no-nonsense manner. He appears in commercials for a medical insurance company which provides specific services to people with diabetes. He has now achieved web immortality by being featured in this gallery of cats that look like Wilford Brimley.

aha!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

We all like palindromes, but have you ever enjoyed a fake palindrome – a falindrome? Although they cannot be read the same forwards and backwards (like their sister palindromes), their peculiar structure make them appear as if they can. So from falindrome.com:

A-hah! A banana ban. Haha!

“I, a CD-ROM?!” ribbed a bearded Mordcai.

fantastic spam

Friday, March 14th, 2008

I just saw a link to this great spam email offer:

Good time of day. You are disturbed by the charitable company Redd Cross of Slovenia. We have the business offer for you. We can offer to you of earnings, thus your salary will make from 1000$ to 2000$ per one month, at an incomplete working day. Your earnings can be and higher. The more and forces you will give time, the there will be your salary more.

If it is interesting to you, you write on the address of e-mail of our agent: manager_on_connections@yahoo.com he will contact you within 24 hours and will throw off to you all details, and will answer you on all your questions.

Thank you for attention Redd Cross of Slovenia!

an hour and a half with barack obama

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

I’ve been reading Marc Andreesen’s blog a bit lately – he was founder of Netscape and is generally seen as being an early leading light and guru in the development of the Internet. Today he posted about spending some time with Barack Obama last year, before the real campaigning started. Interesting reading. He notes that although he also donated money to the Romney campaign he sees Obama as being “Smart, normal, curious, not radical, and post-Boomer. If you were asking me to write a capsule description of what I would look for in the next President of the United States, that would be it.”