Monday, September 24, 2007

Week 6 - Thing 13 -

A while ago, I decided in my well-maintained ignorance to ignore What little I understood of it didn't appeal to me. By which I mean to say that I didn't like it's name.

At the same time, whenever I found a good website while I was away from my home computer, I would email the link to myself. Then when I got home it was just a simple matter of not bothering to read said email or add the interesting website to my bookmarks. is good.

But I still don't like it's name.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Week 5 - Thing 12 - Web 2.0 Awards

They give out awards in a music category! I'm at work listening to music! Well... 30 seconds of music anyway. I had a look at It's a social networking music site. If you type in a band it gives you a page of 30 second snippets (sometimes mercilessly hacked) from a wide range of their songs, plus videos, comments, groups, pictures, biographies and plenty more. Sure, 30 seconds isn't much, but I enjoyed the nostalgia. The site also suggests further listening and I found that the suggestions were generally pretty relevant. I put in Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds and it gave me pretty much my CD collection. I really need to buy some new music.

Here's one of those 30 second bits. I think they must have used a cheese grater to cut it out of the track, but it's still an excellent song.
Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsDeanna

Week 5 - Thing 11 - Twitter

I watched the Twitter globe for about five minutes and was surprised and appalled at how many other people are doing precisely nothing all over the world right now.

Week 5 - Thing 10 - Image Generators

I Simpsonized myself. I uploaded a photo and voila!

I think you'll agree, the likeness is incredible. Well, it's a man with a beard anyway....

Monday, September 17, 2007

Week 4 - Thing 8 & 9

I set up a bloglines account last week and just had a look at it. Sure enough it had a few new bits to look at. Handy, I guess. The only thing is, I probably don't look at enough websites regularly to warrant getting an aggregator to do the work for me, and I like the formatting a pretty pictures on the actual sites too much to give it up. Still, I can see the usefulness of these things if that's what you're into.

I'm going to break with tradition and forego adding a funny picture to this post.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Blog for blog's sake

Must be getting addicted to this. Now I'm posting stuff that I dont actually have to. Here's something that I came across while doing a bit of legitimate work related research. A poster for The Godfather made up of the entire script of the film, all painstakingly hand-lettered.

Clicking the picture takes you to the creators website with more of this stuff.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

What book are you?

Turns out that I'm James Joyce's Ulysses. How pretentious. I actually started reading this once....

As they said on The Book Quiz:

You're Ulysses!

by James Joyce

Most people are convinced that you don't make any sense, but compared to what else you could say, what you're saying now makes tons of sense. What people do understand about you is your vulgarity, which has convinced people that you are at once brilliant and repugnant. Meanwhile you are content to wander around aimlessly, taking in the sights and sounds of the city. What you see is vast, almost limitless, and brings you additional fame. When no one is looking, you dream of being a Greek folk hero.


Monday, September 10, 2007

Week 3 - Thing 6

There, I used a 3rd party Flickr tool to make a joke about the APEC summit.

Certainly funnier (even after several viewings) are the wonderful Bushisms that came about at said summit:

Week 3 - Thing 5

I can't quite believe that I just sat here taking photos of puppets on a stick and I get to call it PD!

Lil' Cthulhu here is just one of many (well, three) puppets from the toy library that are sure to haunt the dreams of any who behold them. Behold the rogues gallery at my newly established Flickr page.