Speed Test is a nice little graphical flash tool that will measure the speed of your internet connection for you, for both downloads and uploads, if you are interested in that sort of thing (I am sadly), or if you want to check whether the figures your ISP gave you are anywhere near accurate [via op-pop].
Swiss Thomas got me addicted to his version of Mahjongg Solitaire, and I'm already addicted to sudoku (wiki description), so I can see a whole heap of time disappearing into his version of sudoku [created & subbed by Swiss Thomas].
announcement for anyone travelling soon. It'll all be okay [for Kaya, subbed by Duchess].
Flash Game Design Competition being hosted by my friend Jay. There are some nice prizes on offer including a fine Black Nintendo DS held briefly by me as I posted it out of Europe to the US for Jay. For the rest of us, who don't write games, we can wait with baited breath in the hope that some cool point'n'click entries are created for us to play with :o)
monk-e-mail? Apetastic [subbed by Mike].
Oceangram is the internet version of sending a message in a bottle, you write the message, seal it in a bottle, and send it off into the ocean. Someone from around the world may pick it up from the ocean and read it. To be filed under "why didn't I think of that", or "what the?" [subbed by Jackie K].
Stressed out this week? Need to chill out? Over The Rainbow will sort you out like you never thought was possible, easily one of the most beautiful things I have listened to ever. I sought it out on youtube after catching it at 5.45am on the radio the other day (the perfect time for this song, out and about on empty streets, if you are up early one day). Enjoy the song, but while you listen, take a minute to remember Israel 'Iz' Kamakawiwo'Ole, who is no longer with us to sing us songs and make our lives richer for it. We salute you Iz.
video mashup of the "Knights of the Round Table" sung by the cast of Star Trek is perfect for a musical Lazylaces Friday. It takes me back to the time those nice Lego men covered it... [subbed by Sharee].
bouncing balls ad (which is a lovely thing to revisit once in a while). The next advert is currently in production and you can follow it's progress here as they are blogging the whole thing. From what I'm seeing it looks like this one replaces the coloured balls with paint, but my source won't confirm anything for sure. However I bring it up now, as they say there will be some point and click content as part of the promotion. Excellent news. Watch this space and I'll update you as I learn more :o)
I missed this one last Friday. It's a video of Sponge Bob cleverly synchronized (almost) with "Pump It" by the Black Eyed Peas. I find it works best if you sing "Sponge It!" as you watch. I dedicate it to all my friends (you know who you are) who have a Sponge Bob in their lives.