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"A Pita and the Happy Yokel"
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Currently: Unfortunate Random Mode
Xkot points out a rather unexpected article on the Hatrack.
Orson Scott Card reviews everything and more! The man tells it like it is, discussing discontinued products and brand loyalty.
Looks like someone finally came up with a GUI design front-end thing for
Ldraw, the Lego block rendering system.
John K sells out for in-cartoon marketing spots. Or does he? It's Grem-i-licious! Also, he appears to really like Ultimate Fighting. [Flash required, well worth the load time, obscenity in the Ultimate Fighting]
Space invader DHTML flying around your mouse thingies
FactoVision on weblog ranking. [12/16/1999] I live down by th' docks in a run-down old shanty. Ah, some days we's go down to th' breakwater an' nab the dead fish off'n the rocks. My fishy! Woobawoobawooba.
Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel is a big Coltrane buff.
Getting into John Coltrane's free jazz was probably a bad idea for my checkbook, because now I feel compelled to dredge up as many of his albums as pay allows.
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OpenSRS eh? Maybe I should hold off on
the domain purchases for a bit then, considering the obvious is
Still borkin' about on the camera issue. Megapixel is a nice digicam magazine site.
]---=============[12/18/1999]=[ not blue and grey
]---=============[12/18/1999]=[ over and under hype
]---=============[12/18/1999]=[ op culture
"Got Milk presents: Britney Spears live in concert!" What. The. Dickens.
Milk Ads Collection Site.
Are people really this impressed with advertising?
Why, God, why?
[read the whole FAQ, tis charming]
]---=============[12/18/1999]=[ useless itself
It's time for a round of useless or absurd hits on stupid queries:
Bored at work -> surfing reflogs ->
newswire: Boy George nearly killed by glitter ball-paper.
Silly me. No usual mega-linkery today.
]---=============[12/16/1999]=[ rock over london
Haha! Wesley Willis is another good example of juxtaposition, possibly most famous for "Rock n' Roll McDonalds". From the homepage: "Wesley's sole mission in life is to rock the hell out of you." Here's an interview with the fellow, and a more interstitial conversation. [be warned, profanity surrounding Wesley, he is just that way]
So far, over the past three years, I wrote at least 2000 songs. But elsewhere I'm doing well anyway.
A highly entertaining schizophrenic
performer who has entire albums based on the Technics KN-2000 keyboard's
"country rock 8" preset. Plus him singing in his... unique style. Wesley
wraps up each nutso song with a blurted corporate slogan. Shaun has one of
records. [American seems to have disowned him since.] At the end of "Against the Law" where he details crimes he may have committed and you
shouldn't, out bursts "Allstate: YOU'RE IN GOOD HANDS!!!" Bwahaha.
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Monstro discusses plagiarism and the web. I wish this was an easy issue, but it's not. Fortunately it's not a problem either way for lame me. [as mentioned, killer redesign Lane! I die!]
Gamespot goes "behind the scenes" of id's hit game Quake 3 Arena.
Hit game with me anyway.
Quality read, with pitchers... is it me, or does
Graeme Devine look a bit like Weird Al?
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Toddled off looking for an approximate comparison of the complexity of Go as compared to chess. Even though Go's play seems more straightforward on the surface, HAKMEM [of course] shows that there are around 10170 positions as compared to the measly 1040 of chess.
Several things made me grin with glee today.
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Lots of mindwaves pouring into juxtaposition lately. The prime
musical example is
Highly magnetic to lawsuits, the ECC didn't just throw this together.
at least, if you don't have much bandwidth. Herb
Alpert + Public Enemy in a strangely catchy match made in some sort of
[gunderphonic pointer from cardhouse some time yon]
Explain relativity, four letters or less. A fine conversationally styled work that manages to almost seem natural, although as Steve mentions it might have been easier using one-syllable words instead of a letter limitation. I would have called Newton "Zac" instead of "Izzy", but bonus points for Al's quote: "Feh. Read this and weep." [nowthis]
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Lindsay asks why he's not seen Journey to the West, a computer-aided cartoon edging into Zen territory. Why haven't I seen this either? By gar! This is an excellent piece of work. Thanks to those Riveticated Bifurbs.
Silkworm's emotional Fleetwood Mac cover is hilarious.
Really Slick Screensavers for Windows and a 3d accelerator card. These are the coolest I've found around for swell physics animation. He has got a motating field lines display and more, but the highlight is Flux, a varying animated strange attractor. Tweaked! [Shareware, no nags. Buy it if you use it. Blah dee blah.]
Wanted the slog.org domain, but I guess the Societą di Ostetricia e Ginecologia deserves it.
the man is cah-razy.
Here is an excellent
on the mystery man.
Now you have a choice, dear reader.
"It's easy now to see the signs: how a video-game joystick turned Harris into a better marksman..."
Bull. Debunk a myth, don't throw it back at the masses. Computer games have not taught me to be any better at shooting a gun. I am a monster with the railgun in Quake 3, but it's a game. Aim with a mouse, shoot with a button. Never have I fired a weapon. Playing video games way too much has just made me a dork, it hasn't given me better skills at real warfare.
"He calls [the shotgun] Arlene, after a favorite character in the gory Doom video games and books that he likes so much."
False. Why did they stick such a useless, babbling fact in the second paragraph? News: Doom is also a game. The game has no such "Arlene". I played through it. Couple times, in fact. It doesn't really have a plot, much less names for people. The statement is half-true at best, if this Arlene is from the books... which have to be the worst published writing this decade has seen. Snore.
Continue wasting your time in the archives, or head out to the last 50 updated pitas for fresh stuffing.