A QT VR tour of Club 33 at Disneyland
Floating logos - fabulous (via negatendo)
Eye Massager (via snarky)
Fusion Anomaly - lots of random and strange stuff here
Boy o Boy - another one I hope is a spoof
John Langdon - check out the ambigrams
The Breaks - rap samples (via negatendo)
Try the QT of a reverspective
Xeofreestyle - all flash and sound and wobbly things
This is newsworthy?
Some interesting Japanese vocabulary in this piece (also via gaijinworld)
The Hardway (via Gaijinworld)
In God We Trust - excellent
Stillwater Players - you must view this site in Internet Explorer in order to appreciate its sheer awfulness, in Firefox the awfulness is not that apparent. I shall use this in my HCI classes!
Looks fun, if a tad dangerous
Which file extension are you? (This looks familiar, but this time anyway I am .pdf)
Could this be the worst rap you have ever heard? I can't tell if this is a spoof or not - I'm guessing not but I hope I'm wrong
And the point of a Half Life History is? It's a game. You shoot things. You jump things. That's it.
More tea whisks - there are 120 different shapes it seems. Depends on the school. "During the 36 years that Mr Kubo has been an artisan he has been in a constant dialog with bamboo and knows his material so well that he can tell by the sound of trunks being split whether the worker is doing it right. Sure enough, when he calls out to one of his apprentices, "That didn't sound right!" they apologize and try again."
We were doing directions in my Japanese class yesterday (Massugu itte kudasai), and the teacher handed out a map for us to write some route descriptions about. It was a map of the West End of Edinburgh, and was centred on the street where I was born. The teacher also did a simple tea ceremony which was good, I think she comes from Nara and used a whisk similar to this one - a wonderful thing when seen up close. I hadn't held one before. She had her father's tea bowl - he was a government official in Nara and it had been presented to him, so I expect it was quite special, but you really can't tell with tea bowls!
Another decent article about Jesus in Japan
Love this picture - somehow sums up the whole web thing.
Link is now timed out : it was to a description of a University course in Computer Games Development and Football Technology.....
Twin sisters have twins (via daily jive) - I particularly liked this quote : "Dr. Larry Matsumoto, a physician who specializes in high-risk pregnancies, said the chances of twin sisters being pregnant with twin boys due on the same date are probably one in a million." Some highpowered probabilistic analysis there!
Oh, it's the PC where Firefox won't work, not the Mac - I haven't put a new Mac version in recently
Wrapping paper - some great stuff
Tijuana Xmas - oh dear
Trax2burn - has a different mix of Sharam Jey to download (99p)
Video for Sharam Jey's Feel Nobody - fantastic track. Love the bass line.
RuRubu - a somewhat busy website design.
My Twinn - creepy, and why the two ns?
An odd looking page for Euxton village, which also some very strange evangelical ramblings with tendency towards British Israelitism. If I lived in Euxton, I'd be hopping mad about this page. The message board is a hoot.
Broken Chairs - I'm interested in the "National Obesity Council" : is that for or against? (apropos of nothing and not related at all, one of the hornpipes I have written is called the Broken Chair)
Damn it, none of the recent Firefox versions will run on my machine. Can find no reason why either.
Edgetone Records - avant garde stuff. Check out the MP3s
Swede Pod - that must be one of those iPhotoShopped ones
Bob Zabek - the Dead Man Etude. Rather fine.
Clips of Morihei Ueshiba in action - he founded Aikido. I can't get them to run though.
The Nibiruan Council - why do these people never provide their information for free?
Google suggest (via negatendo) - excellent
The Duck Company - these are nice I was just looking at them in a shop
Photosets - 70s rock band photos
Suburban Homeboy - the creator of the last thing
Belief-o-matic - really badly designed quiz that produces inane results!
Oh, and go up one on that last link and check out the peephole (there is some good stuff on other pages too)
Backmasking MP3s - probably done this before
I hadn't seen Yub before. Ugly site
In particular the Kurisimasu keki
You might want dessert
Death Waltz (probably only funny for musicians! And possibly only musicians familiar with Satie at that)
I wondered what had happened to Bing Hitler, though top British comedian is stretching it somewhat!
Copper Moonshine Stills (via Daily Jive) - not listed for the stills per se 9though they are quite fun) but for the worst selection of cheesy MIDI ever - go down the different still types lisetd and listen to "appropriate" music. (To be fair, the version of Rocky Top is almost listenable)
Bird cam - excellent
Guangdong Animal By-products Import and Export Corporation - Stainless Steel Dustbins? Check out the jeans
Unusual Museums - this is probably an old one, but you can never have too many unusual museums.
Just got back from what was the first live performance to an audience at the Sage in Gateshead. Celtic Feet were playing for a tuning session for the acoustic engineers. They were excellent and the hall is utterly superb - wonderful sound, spacious, comfortable and unobstructed views everywhere. Best hall I have ever been in. A must see (And McCoy Tyner is playing in March....)
How is this an "anti-terrorist robot"?
TRIZ Journal - if it is so good why doesn't everyone use it then?
A bar at the Folies Bergère (via negatendo)
Answers In genesis "Upholding the authority of the bible from the very first verse" Stupid person alert!!!!
Xmas would not be complete without one - I particularly like "brilliantly coloured by craftsmen skilled in mold making, glass blowing and hand painting" - do they mean brightly coloured, or that the colouring is done really well? And what has mold making got to do with colouring? Also special is "using a Renaissance-era technique" - a description that could be applied to many things when you think about it : peeling potatoes, digging, washing
Puzzles - too hard for me
Turning the pages - excellent stuff
I Love Horses - why would anyone want this jingle as a ringtone?
You will regret finding out about the ESP game
Anime Popeye - brilliant
Radio Earwax - bangin' choons
I was looking at my earliest post on Usenet (1983) and it's about Julian dates. Teh Google ad at the top of the page is trying to get me to go to the Julian hotel chain....
Rock on Rock (via snarky) - my mother and father have been doing this for years at the seaside. They build "rock gardens"
Wizmark - this one is all over the place today
Deleted this item since it was a trojan for IE users. I would hope, though, that everyone reading this had made the switch to Firefox (or Opera or Safari or....) by now!
Gigapxl - good stuff
Educate Yourself - conspiracy stuff of all kinds
Chrismukkah - check out the cards
Lesbian Studies Institute "To track, synthesize and expose the secret, social and political corruption of America's powerful, government financed Lesbian Mafia>" This is a snickers of a website : nutty and not very nice.
The Scotsman Digital Archive - nice one
Do they know it's awful? (it's in fact execrable!!!)
Head transplants - or is that body transplants? Hard to tell isn't it.
Zen and the art of pumpkin bombing On an entirely unrelated point, I really hate the "Zen and the..." title. I bet most of the people who use it think only of "...art of motorcycle maintenance" - how many have heard of or read the original which in fact is usually "Zen in the art of archery" by Eugen Herrigel? (Or the companion "...art of flower arranging" by his wife (Gustie L. Herrigel)
Never call me a "pro-am" - what a stupid coinage.
Books2eat - the international edible book festival
Aumha - lots of useful Windows tips and links
Funny Brains Bauble?!?!?!?!
Hmmm - isn't this such obvious polemic that nobody with half a brain... oh wait......
Damn these realistic games - I can only ride the jetboat in Half Life for a short time before I start to feel motion sick and I have to pack in.
Keeping warm in Japan - interesting (and sensible)
Crazy Monkey (via Snarky) I suppose this is only funny if you have watched skate/bmx/blade videos, but I have so that's OK
You could of course try looking for a brothel near Intercourse and see that it doesn't work as well as you might think.
Looking for a bar near Intercourse?
Assault Weapon Watch - read the FAQ. Even gun nuts have a sense of humour it seems.
Just arrived today - a fantastic rivets tin from the Judson L. Thomson Manufacturing Co. of Waltham, Mass. "MEND your own HARNESS with the Thomson Bifurcated Rivet. The ONLY rivet that can be SET and CLINCHED with a common hammer. Prongs clinch outward."
My eyes!!!! and possibly also my brain.
Fixed the text and url search buttons so as to be the same size. Been annoying me for weeks.
Krappy - good stuff here
Pshifting - this is deeply, deeply strange.
Al Hazan - 20th Century Songwriter
Part 2 of the legomation - possibly NSFW?
Legomation by one of my students
Brad Litwin - nice tunage here
Jetpods - note the predicted date of 2006. I bet it slips and is always 2 years down the line.
Daily Jive has a cracking set of links today! Kudos
"We were looking at a beautiful white-tail buck and my friend said 'If you just had a gun for that'" I don't even begin to comprehend how hunters think. *I Screwed up the link for this - it was about that hunting over the Internet website, not the firefight in the forest*