Wednesday: September 16, 2009
- Yes, computer glitches can in fact make for some interesting art.
Take a picture the next time your beloved computer crashes into oblivion. You might just be making art.
Monday: September 14, 2009
- FTC orders Sears and Kmart to stop unathorized spyware activities.
...Sears and its data collection partner would have access to the 'contents of shopping carts, online bank statements, drug prescription records, video rental records, library borrowing histories, and the sender, recipient, subject, and size for web-based e-mails,' said the FTC.
- LucasArts pulls the curtain back on new puzzle game.
An interesting looking puzzle/platformer coming to XBLA and PC this October. Have a look at some gameplay footage that was recently posted. It's so nice to see LucasArts churning out games that are not entirely Star Wars related.
Friday: September 11, 2009
- Twenty odd musical instruments that you can actually play online.
A neat gallery of playable instruments (must have Adobe Flash to actually play instruments) by inventor Harry Partch. According to Wikipedia, Partch invented and constructed instruments that could underscore the intoning voice.
Thursday: September 10, 2009
- Google would really like to start receiving micropayments from you for select content.
The system could allow consumers to buy a package subscription to several publications and then pay for other stories on an a la carte basis.
- Photoblog: Ink Blots
An artsy macro shot captured whilst splatter painting with the kids. Sure, the end result is a little dark and depressing but it's a nice contrast compared to the fun we were actually having throwing paint everywhere.Location:
Eastchester, New York
Tuesday: September 1, 2009
- Seven iconic characters that managed to be saved from the cutting room floor.
Turns out there was a very brief moment when the original Star Trek series might not have had a Spock.
Thursday: August 27, 2009
- Photoblog: Loch Ness Gorilla
Weird shot I picked up after bringing in the kid's zoo toys after some rain. And yes, that would be a gorilla. But on another note, who decided that gorillas have bright green eyes? Shame on you, Bronx Zoo Gift Shop.Location:
Eastchester, New York
Wednesday: August 26, 2009
- A list of the top ten geekiest constructed languages just for you. Kapla!
I never knew that a Klingon version of Google actually existed until this very moment.
Tuesday: August 25, 2009
- Wikipedia decides to put some security checks in place for edits on living people.
It's intended to provide some additional 'protection' and to 'prevent vandals' from messing with living-person articles, Walsh said. Until approved by the volunteer editor, any changes to such articles will sit invisible to the public on Wikipedia's servers.
- Swapping out partners through the swapping eye of Photoshop.
Good partners go together like peanut butter and jelly. From Laurel and Hardy to Batman and Robin, certain pairings just seem inseparable. But over time, nerves fray, and occasionally people need time apart.
Monday: August 24, 2009
- Ten of the most underrated cartoons of all time.
Ah, the days of Danger Mouse. Batman Beyond (also on the list) was a pretty awesome (and suprisingly bad-ass) series as well. Those looking for a nostalgic dose of it should check out the movie, Return of the Joker.
Thursday: August 20, 2009
- A list of concerts with highest numbers for record attendance just for you.
3.5 million people in one place? Way to go, Rod Stewart.
Wednesday: August 19, 2009
- Star Tours ride over at Disney World might be getting a giant overhaul.
I've heard rumblings that said revamp will have multiple variations. Riders will get a different experience every time. About bloody time since the ride hasn't been updated since oh, 1987.
- Thirteen of the coolest Mona Lisa parodies and recreations you'll see today.
I'm sure Leonardo da Vinci would approve.