Internet killed the video star. Great retake on the Buggles
'Classic'. Obviously it's all a bit of joke, and the music is fairly cheesy, but it did make me think about those Internet days-gone-by : Mosaic
was a bit before my time, but for a while I was really into IRC
and would sit up chatting all night. Nothing beats the slightly surreal experience of meeting up with your chat room irl which I did once; people from all parts of the world meeting up in London just because they liked typing things to each other. Hmmm, maybe it's time to download mIRC
77 reasons, as well as Jar Jar Binks (#9), to hate Star Wars Episode 1.
. Japanese anime Bond
bounces his way through a new adventure meeting many recognisable faces along the way (Hello Kitty
!). Don't know what it means, don't know what the music is, but it is all a thing of goodness. Mental note - must learn Flash, go mad, and then make this kind of thing myself.
The latest in the BMW films
series: The Driver (Clive Owen) witnesses a deal between James Brown and The Devil. Excellent guest appearances, watch out at the end especially. Once again it's the turn of the new Z4 to represent BMW; never has advertising been so cool.
Virtual tour of Bill Gates' new home. If I could spare the $97 million I might think about putting an offer in, but you know how it is, all my money is tied up in those savings accounts where you have to give a month's notice to withdraw your capital, *shame*
The official site for Unst bus shelter. It's hard not to sound sarcastic when talking about this site but I really love it. It reminds me of the 'my home page' days, but in a really good way. And I'll tell you for nothing if I ever get to Unst I am definitely making a pilgrimage to the bus shelter. The only thing that could make this site more perfect would be a web cam combined with a timetable posting.
BTW if you don't think waiting for buses is entertainment you've obviously never played Shenmue. If there are any more bus shelters out there with sites mail me the addy's :o)
The acute fatal dose of caffine is purported to be 4000mg, or roughly 40 cups of coffee. As much as I love coffee I personally can't spare the time for all the toilet breaks required to prove this, not to mention the fact that it sounds kind of dangerous, so it's just as well that someone, 'Benito von Bitter Ragazzo', has set out to test the theory on behalf of us all. Some would say of course that with a name like that he was born to the job.
What ever happened to….(number #3249 in a series)…General Zod. After featuring as supreme bad guy in the Superman film series you would have thought that General Zod would have slipped into some quiet lifestyle, like tending chickens in rural Hampshire
, but no he's plotting total world domination from his *neat* web site. How is Superman going to combat this new threat? For a start I suggest he takes legal action against DC Comics who appear to be cyber-sqatting on his domain name
, or alternatively go back in time by flying round the earth counter-clockwise to just before they bought the domain name so that he can get in first and avoid a messy legal suit. Mind you on the up side I think he would have a good case, I mean they've blatently stolen his name, although it would probably help if he had it copyrighted. I've recently taken the precaution of renewing my registration
just in case.
How do I swear in foreign languages? All you need to know about swearing in languages other than English. Also incorporates a random insult generator if you feel the need to be insulted by your web browser. 'Mine vittu' as they say in Estonian.
If you regularly need to translate text into binary this is the site for you. Send this link to the geek in your life to make their 01100100 01100001 01111001 00000000 (day).
The work that made Pavlov
a household name in psychology actually began as a study in digestion. He was looking at the digestive process in dogs, especially the interaction between salivation and the action of the stomach. He realized they were closely linked by reflexes in the autonomic nervous system. Without salivation, the stomach didn't get the message to start digesting. Pavlov
wanted to see if external stimuli could affect this process, so he rang a bell at the same time he gave the experimental dogs food. After a while, the dogs -- which before only salivated when they saw and ate their food -- would begin to salivate when the bell rang, even if no food were present. In 1903 Pavlov
published his results calling this a "conditioned reflex," different from an innate reflex, such as yanking a hand back from a flame, in that it had to be learned. Pavlov
called this learning process (in which the dog's nervous system comes to associate the bell with the food, for example) "conditioning." He also found that the conditioned reflex will be repressed if the stimulus proves "wrong" too often. If the bell rings repeatedly and no food appears, eventually the dog stops salivating at the bell.
All this makes for a great Flash animation, although I can't help but feel that the treatment of the real Pavlov's dogs wouldn't be so comicly entertaining. Anyway, that aside, this is a great animation, and the spaces in the site navigation suggest there is plenty more to come.
Able to create impressive looking spreadsheets with a single click of his mouse it's…..The Available Temping Man (and his side kick : Sticky Note Boy). Our super-hero has his work cut out when Gary at Disposable Personell gives a temp job at a Law firm to one of his failed actor friends. Warning: watch out for the language at the law firm if you're easily offended, or if you can't bare to see a badly presented pie-chart.