I will be away on holiday until the 23rd so you there will be no activity here till then. We are going to Nerja.
Public Domain cartoons online. And the Toon Tracker clip archive. (Thanks Martha)
Blast, some wrong links yesterday - I need to check better before I hit update. The Sugar Glider item now points to a sugar glider site, rather than an article about Nazis. And the Metrology link which was missing has been added.
Old telephones. More old telephones. Some more old telephones. Who would have believed it - old telephones! How about some telephone art for a change? (But don't worry there is a page of old telephones in there.)
Old radios. More old wirelesses. Thanks Ole
BTW I think my hat is blue.
You'll see this story everywhere soon, but it's great.
Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey - up the valley from where I live.
Rhythm Culture (But only in Northeast Ohio)
Ancient sites in the Irish Landscape
A discography of recorded traditional music
Idiophonics in Early Japanese Women's Nature Poetry. Some good writing here.
I read a definition of a redneck as someone whose home was mobile but who had 5 cars that weren't.
A Water Imp's Fart
Design Festa gallery in Harajuku
My First time (.com)
New Robert Rankin - "Web Site Story"
The bear etiquette site
Trixie Beldin nitpicks - I don't know who Trixie Beldin is of course, clearly one of these US things.
This is utterly bizarre. What is going on here?
Pattaya Mail on-line
Why you should study Metrology.
I think that you would be very surprised at how many sites match the google search " pneumatic pig throttle" (Though none of them refer to a device of that name, sadly)
How loud is it??
Note the interesting time bug on this Amazon page.
Having mentioned the Giant Glossary yesterday, Gordon O points me at refdesk which looks more familiar to me and has even more stuff.
Modern Japanese Fiction - useful
Kangaroo Notebook by Kobe Abe. Sounds like something I ought to read.
RIP Luiz Bonfa
What on earth is a sugar glider? Petaurus breviceps. Looks like some kind of pointed nosed rat. (I had the wrong link here, and the one I have corrected it with is not the one I meant, but it doesn't matter)
Costume tips for Belly Dancers
Only my friend Ole would take a picture of the media plug-in boxes in Washington.
DC cherry blossom
Talking of baby trading did you know that a young, female slave cost $998 in 1850 in Georgia. That was a lot of money, OK we are talking about buying a human being forever here, but I bet most people haven't a clue how much people actually payed for slaves. (Try asking some people and see)
Damn, I upgraded something and now my database refuses to let me connect to it. Very annoying and I am not sure how to solve the problem either.
These design rationales of the Register logo are excellent.
There was a piece by William Gibson on Japan in the Guardian two Saturdays ago (whihc was good and was linked by /. amongst other places), and it suggested that Gibson has a new bookcoming out called "Pattern Recognition". I can't find any trace of it though which is frustrating. Also, given that people search on the internet for stuff isn't it about time that authors selected their titles with rather more care. I mean, "Pattern Recognition" - think how many hits that's going to get that aren't related to your book!
How to evoke the self-awareness and consciousness of the Internet. The scientific project.
I just got sucked into reading people's book lists at Amazon. People like the strangest things. I know I do.
Sixtiesstuff - sells just what the name suggets.
Giantglossary - a gazillion links to dictionaries and stuff.
Virtualology -some good stuff here.
The Virtual Museum of Dead Places (via gmtPlus9) sounds interesting but and GMTplus9 says it is fantastic, but I can't make it give up its secrets.
Well, I laughed.
Quite fancy one of these laptops, though they are a bit heavy. (Actually any laptop would be a nice thing to have!)
Ed Sander's album from 1969 - funny lyrics. Thanks George, who also tells me that the world annual production of sesame seeds is 4 billion tons. I wonder who's eating my share?
Parking Lot is Full - a strip I had not come across before. I hid the random button a few times and they were all very funny.
End daylight saving time
Pre-1860 American Photography
Centuries ago religion and great artists really worked well together. Now we have Inspired Art. Nastier, more tasteless drek have I yet to see. The artist may wish that the images bless and uplift me, but the only uplift is in my stomach area and as for blessing , I'm blessed if I know how he gets a way with it.
I've been trying to get freenet to work, but it seems impervious to intelligent effort. I suppose I'll have to use stupidity.....
There is a digital version of the Lomo action sampler on this page, and the fantastic Sascom universal plug which my friend Ole swears by when travelling. I'm not sure how much use a caculator that converts yen to euros would be though! Certainly none int he UK.
Wow - music pillows. Another daft idea.
You can see baby pictures of several UK webloggers should you so wish. I'm much cuter than any of the rest of them I think.
Natasha Nakamura's Diary (set for imode!)
Chronology of wireless
Early History of radio in the USA
I've added some pictures of me as a baby and and a small boy. All say aaahhh.
RIP Ed Roth
I am sitting here with tears of laughter running down my face (where else would they run?) over Lileks. This page in particular got to me.
I am trying to remember a site that I really ought to check more often and I cannot remember what it is called! I can see it in my head and I can describe what is on it (though not to a search engine). How annoying..... Got it!!!! Lileks - and yes there is a load of great new stuff I hadn't seen. Check it out.
I just popped in to our University gallery to have a look at the latest exhibition which had some interesting works (and some junk). I especially liked the pieces by Manuel Franquelo who is a hyper-realist. There a few sites with reproductions of his work. more. There is also a selection of works from the permanent collection which featured a couple of fantastic Victor Passmores and a lovely Whistler engraving.
Great anti-cigarette ad.
This (via Misterpants) advert for Bomberman is brilliant.
Damn it, Netscape has stopped accepting -remote operations on it. I hate software rot!!
The Linux Pimp intro made me laugh.
B&W Underwater photography (Thanks paola)
Tagmag - karaoke can be better than sex.
Nice images, rotten spelling.
The chorlton and the wheelies shrine. I have never heard of them.
Band names, more band names, guess what - band names! Need a name for your band? How about a name for that band of yours? Even more band names
Real Magick - the occult library.
Herman de Vries, artist
Welsh Witchcraft - not the easiest url to pronounce is it.
sheesh - Blood Can Be Pretty, a page about self injury. Don't try this at home children.
An article about the Fugs - who could be very funny, but also painfully dull.
Islam and medicine
Between the covers - a bookshop in Telluride (A place that I have never known how to pronounce)
Enter the world of modeeling at models.com. See annoying flash animation.
Tom C raises with me the dilemma fo swopping from SETI to the new cancer busting screensaver. WHat if your SETI run was just about to discover alien communication? Mightn't they already have a cure for cancer? Hard one that.
Areaology - that is pretty weird, so I slightly take back what I just said as I got it from weirdlinks.
Weirdlinks is one I hadn't come across before. Pretty conventional weirdness though.
Life Raft - lots of text but I still can't quite work out what it is supposed to be for.
Finally got the sound working again and listened to yesterday's pick of the Handlebars. Hmmmm, doesn't really quite work - the idea is fine but the realisation is a tad staid. In particular the frailed banjo - really needs to be a driving, high powered scruggs style sound.
Violet's Summer adventure
Dr Verne's Northern White Trash Etiquette
Red trash can filled with something (not sure what!)
Yellow Trash - the Simpson's : what else?
Blue Trash can - one of a sequence of nice images
The Handlebars - Blue Trash, Mountain Metal and Hillbilly Grunge. I want to listen to them playing Smells Like Teen Spirit but my sound is on the fritz again *sigh*
Make sure you don't have any green trash in your soybean bin... Are green trash like white trash, only aliens?
The Vines Network - another one I hadn't come across before. probably lots of good stuff in there....
Scona Brae - that's my friend John right at the front. (The one who doesn't look Canadian) He plays English concertina and he was visiting us last night with his family. Which was nice.
BMJ says fat diet isn't that bad for you (from a coronary point of view at least - it must still make you fat)
Gordon also pointed me at the Leonardo diCaprio website (don't blanch) which is actually quite good and features this interesting exhibition.
Gordon O. (who makes earcones) tells me that someone he knows asked a Hopi elder about earcandles and he said that the Hopi never used them. So why are they Hopi ear candles?
The WorldSpace satellite radio stuff sound interesting - it would be great for listening to japanese but there is only one station in Japanese and it isn't on the satellite that you can get in Europe. *sigh*
I felt a rant coming on yesterday and now I can't remember what it was to be about. I wish Sourceforge wasn't so slow, but that wasn't it. Why do people say thank you to bus conductors? Nobody says thank you to me when they leave my lectures. That wasn't it either though.
RIP John Lewis
Sidewalk petroglyphs in flâneur-ny
Some nice images of flânerie
An essay about Zane Grey in the Flâneur maagazine
Le Flâneur Vert
It's depressing to be predictable - I order something from amazon and of the "books you might also enjoy" that popped up at the end, I had read (and enjoyed) 5 out of the 6 shown. The remaining one sounded pretty good actually. *sigh*
The Digital Photography Bible sounds good. Bit expensive though.
10 creepiest celeb websites - these are truely loathsome. (Um, I haven't actually heard of more than half of them, so what does this say about their supposed "celebrity"???) The Melanie Griffiths site is astonishingly vile.
The Cult of Nobody - a weblog I think.
The Bastard at the Family Reunion: Classics and Medieval Latin
Kult Kraut Koncerts
THE FOURTH TEMPLAR SECRET OF FATIMA
Xrefer - I don't remember coming across this before, but Iprobably have, my memory being what it is. It's good though.
Mad anti-socialist site. These people need to get out more. Maybe meet some people.
Crew-Sprang - this may do something under IE, but it just boggles my brain
Terrible poem called Sprang
Robert Sprang - photographer
Dick Sprang - comic artist
The techniques of sprang - but it doesn't tell me what sprang is, so now I have to go and search for it....(ah, plaiting on stretched threads)
Bits of books other than words. (Even though it's called marginalia the page is about more than that)
Yesterdayland - your childhood i shere. Wel, actually only if you grew up in the US, so that rules out a lot of us, but who cares about most of the world's population.
Japanese Starbucks fan page (I think) - check out the gallery of pics.
Free Freak - seems to be makeup I think
What is a buddy icon? (Or am I just exposing my ignorance?)
Article on Japanese new year cards
Astronomy Internet Directory
Williamson's Tunnels - good stuff
The page of Fu Manchu (tnks frnk)
Nice character set gif. (Thanks ole)
How to dance properly
Bizarre piece about the sex life of RMS. I don't think i wanted to know any of this, but since I now do, you have to as well.
Some ads to check out: the kinky bugger ad at french connection and the nintendo girl at adcritic.
Cherry blossoms in second fastest peak ever
The realm of the Hollywood Vampires Don't you just know that they are all 15.
Random books - from the XLibris book list. I got one called " The Reality of Professional Pet Sitting". It's a real book.
Computer Psychiatrist meets random Quote Generator
Empty Decadence - your guess is as good as mine (unless you happen to read Japanese)
Daphne's Diary - *warning* enirely unsuitable for anyone, features hard-core alien sex and anime still pictures.
In J-K Huysman's Les Soeurs Vatard a character expresses a longing to "embrace a woman dressed as a rich circus artiste under a wintry, yellow-grey, snow-laden sky, in a room hung with Japanese silks, while some half-starved beggar emptied the belly of his barrel-organ of the sad waltzes it contained". Ah, decadence...
Phew, got midi working properly. What a hassle all those patches are.
Chaos von Eschenbach - chaos music generator software. I really must work out how to configure my midi softwware properly so I can listen to stuff. I don't have any patches for some reason.
Try searching for "stanist" at your favourite engine. You'll find all these devil worshippers who don't proof read. (I should speak!!)
Bizarre, insane ranting
blue skins, brown skies, alien sex - a weblog. Odd layout, not much in there but I like the name.
This page was last updated 1996-11-29
Random Russia Experiences - Women from the Belly Button Window website.
William Calvin (.com)
Stuffing tips from Fairfield Processing.
Fantasy Jerks - I have never understood the fascination with fantasy sport. Actually I've never under the fascination with sport.
The Mull Historical Society - not what you think.
I discovered Books and Company today whilst down at the Lit and Phil. I may have to subscribe - it is an excellent little magazine. I liked the Will Self piece in the most recent issue. (The website is way too complicated though)
Free Stuffing Tool Inside -it's a zine.
Nice animation (via gmtPlus9)
Oh, and check out LoopScooper - nice sounds.
Gordo points me at Loopzilla
Aviles Brothers duck and dove hunting. "Ducks and doves come by thousands every year to this bird paradise, where they enjoy the beautiful weather and agricultural valley." Where idiots proceed to blow them away. Come on, dove hunting? Are they serious?
The idea of a Brixton Centre is bizarre! I wonder why it is called that?
Alistair (my son) went off today to Aviles in Spain for an exchange visit.
Popping over to eatonweb reminds me that I hadn't mentioned that I'd lost nearly a stone in weight. Not that I was ever overweight or anything, but my natural shape is stick like and I was turning into a stick with bulges. I feel much better for losing it as well.
The biography centre - it appears to be a collection of links to anyone's biogrpahy that happens to be on the web rather than of people we might be interested in. Try the random link and be underwhelmed.
For some reason I hadn't come acorss (or have forgotten) ibiblio. It's very sad that they have all these good aims yet their website doesn't adapt itself to my window size and much of the text is too small to read. Why do people persist in doing this kind of thing?
Lots of alternative bands that I have never heard of. (Thanks George - he hasn't heard of any of them either)
Keslin the partially naked geek girl.
My Litle Phallus
psycho ex-girlfriend voicemail
Naked Scottish Weathergirls. No, I have no idea what it's about either.
All your brand are belong to us.
I discovered why some ISBNs have an X in them - it is part of the check digit scheme which can generate a value of 10. I wrote a little program today that takes an ISBN or barcoce off a book and looks it up at amazon. Very useful.
undo.net - contemporary art network. Parts of it are in italian and the start up page objects to my browser, but of course it displays perfectly well when you force it.
Photographs by Jan van Leeuwen. He usesa 19th century processes. I like them.
Verbal Intercourse - I haven't yet worked out whether this is a parody of a bad design or just bad design.
The Walking Tangent Page
Clavichord page. I'd like to have a clavichord. They're nice.
Oh, oh, oh,oh, look at this micro pop animation from flip flop flyin. I love Postman Pat.
Titler - most of it doesn't work for me as I don't have all the plugins etc., but it looks interesting.
Flip Flop Flyin' - check out the minipops. They're great. (to quote a well known tiger) Also check out the minimoma - sadly there is no Jackson Pollock in there. In fact check out everything on the site. it's all fantastic.
Flip Flop Fly dance
The Flip Flop Fly Rock and Roll Club
The Koki Boga Big Band
RIP WIlliam Hanna
The Mangelwurzel Mulled Wine Appreciation Page
Try the dead quiz, and see if you too get ASP errors......
A child born with no eyes, an unusual condition, but I don't quite understand all the media interest.
Lots of stuff at the Portal of Evil. Some nice links to horrendous evangelical churches.
Mobiles make you more clever?????
Listen to some Japanese. it is about candy apparently. (Again via Misterpants)
Good piece on numbers stations (Thanks Misterpants)
Bad day with missing links yesterday. I blame MIR
Gurner of the month. (Thanks Frank)
The demise of the cent sign. (via lake effect)
MIR Re-entry page
Sounds like the phone to have, but when will people learn that an all in one PDA and phone is *not* a good idea.
Japan is warning people to stay indoors during the MIR crash. I am not at all sure that indoors is the best place to be!!!
I'M reading the new David Sedaris book - it's very funny. I must read some more of his stuff.
Taco Bell v Mir
Here it is described as mutant.
OK, here is something on space fungus. (oops missing link...)
I'm trying to find some stuff about the possibility of mutant space fungi coming in with MIR. George in Idaho (probably in a bunker) sent me a copy of a Reuters item about it.
Wild Style the Movie - my son wants me to get him this.
Every rule for every game (they claim). I am not impressed with the organisation though. Doesn't have Halma in the board games section.....
The emerald tablet of Hermes
Ho hum, busy day
Have I mentioned the toonopedia before? I may have, but here it is again anyway.
More on how Microsoft are reinventing the Newton 2K. or at least trying to.
I read an interesting article about Solresol at the weekend. Apparently Beethoven's fifth sounds as though it is all about wednesday.
Truely wonderful flash animation. Clock on Sheep#29 and enjoy.
The Museum of Depressionist Art (Thanks Ditty) Check out the Gladys Dwindlebimmers Ralston Gallery of the Unidentifiable
Maths Awareness Month - April 2001
License plates you can't get in Florida
Form for laid-off dot commers.
I really must fix my weblog tool to remind me to make new editions when they get too big.
RIP John Phillips of the Mamas and Papas