21 August 2005

Google maps

What could be better then Google maps? Flash Earth!

Test Your Connection Speed

From Internet Frog, a quick Internet connection speed test that displays the results graphically.

20 August 2005

Jello Boy

This guy has got some incredible moves. You've got to see this!

18 August 2005

Virtual Street Reality

Julian Beever sure can draw.

Julian Beever is an English artist who is famous for his art on the pavements of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium. Its peculiarity? Beever gives his drawings an anamorphosis view, his images are drawn in such a way which gives them three dimensionality when viewing from the correct angle. It's amazing !!!

Music Blog

This is a site worth coming back to: Aurgasm

I scout out music you've never heard and deliver only the finest. Expect music curiously different, yet simply enjoyable.

I listened to about a dozen songs, and I liked 80% of them. Try Lhasa De Sela, Lucas Santtana,? Boozoo Bajou, and Roisin Murphy. Unfortunately, the MP3s seem to disappear after a while. If you explore the archives, most of the music files are no longer available.

The amazing Octupus

What would they do if they lived on land.

This species of octopus literally goes invisible - it is amazing to see!

Comedian - 'Movie Preview Voice'

I will probably laugh the next time I hear 'the movie preview voice'.

Pablo Francisco does a great job at impersonating the famous 'movie preview voice' and some actors.

Triumph the Dog at Star Wars

This made me laugh out load.

Triumph the Comedic Dog cracking on tons of Star Wars geeks waiting out infront of the theatres for tickets.

Wicked Ukulele Skills

Listen to Jake play the Ukulele.

This guy is super talented on the ukulele - best I've ever heard, even though I haven't heard much of the ukulele.

17 August 2005

If Dogs Ruled

You just can't go wrong with a Photoshop contest that deals with dogs. At Worth 1000: If Dogs Ruled.

The rules of the game are thus: Show what the world would look like if it were ruled by dogs. You can depict people, things, situations, advertisements, basically anything in a world where dogs rule.

Toothpick Cube

Art by Tara Donovan: Cube of Toothpicks, at Acegallery.net.

Installation artist Tara Donovan's hallmark is her use of ordinary mass-produced products in repetitive patterns and layering. Donovan has used materials as banal as plastic drinking straws, fishing wire, paper plates, tar paper, Styrofoam cups, wooden toothpicks, tempered glass and steel pins in her fascinating installations, quite often relying on friction and gravity to keep the piece together.

The obvious question (how many?) isn't answered.

16 August 2005

Top 500 Blogs

Feedster now publishes a Top 500 Blogs list.

Each month, Feedster brings you a list of 500 of the most interesting and important blogs. Enjoy browsing to see what people are reading, to find feeds that will bring topics of interest to you on a regular basis, and to discover new voices in the Blogosphere.

The list is based on the number of incoming links, and it seems to be limited to English language blogs.

DTV: an open source video publishing/viewing/downloading tool

Downhill Battle -- an amazing, energetic, imaginative copyfighting nonprofit group -- has spun off something called the Participatory Culture Foundation with the aim of making DTV, an open source video publishing, aggregating and viewing tool: in other words, a TV killers. They've just finished the MacOS beta of DTV (Windows beta to follow soon). Link

Partially paralyzed cat HOAX!

Elvis the Robo-Cat is a housecat who lost the use of his rear legs in a traffic accident. His owner, an amateur roboticist, has built him a motorized platform that Elvis controls by means of his front paws in order to move around the house. Link

Think twice: This is a Comedy Central humor piece and not real at all. Here is a link to the video, too.

A 3D Display

I guarantee that you haven't seen anything like this monitor, called Perspecta Spatial 3D System.

Spatial 3D imagery floats inside spherical display. 360-degree all-around viewing. Write your own exciting applications with the OpenGL-based SDK. Win2000 and Linux compatibility.

Price? $39,995 (plus installation).

Canto Do Brasil

Sit back, turn up your audio, and check out Canto do Brasil -- an incredible experience by Geoffrey Hiller.

Returning to Brazil after 25 years I was captivated once again by the charm and beauty of the country. No doubt the Brazilians are photogenic subjects, but it goes deeper than the image. Compared to the paranoia of people I've wanted to photograph on American streets, Brazil is absolutely refreshing.

15 August 2005

Hillbilly Video

Jonson, at Metafilter, calls this the "greatest video in the history of the internet". Even so, it's pretty impressive.

12 August 2005

Excel Links

For the advanced Excel users:

New: J-Walk BlogRoll

Graphs: AJP, Peltier, Fernando
Examples: Chip Pearson, Contextures, McRitchie, J-Walk, Tushar Mehta, DailyDose
Video: DataPig

Forum: ExcelTip, Microsoft
Systems: Palo, Xcelsius
Other: Function Description, More Func Add-in, Formatting, Calculus, Arrays, Articles

Space Explorations

Some impressive pictures:
International Space Station
ESA - Cassini-Huygens
ESA - Mars Express
NASA - Cassini-Huygens
NASA - Mars Explorations

Perfect Sound

Winamp: 2.91
Plug-ins: MuchFX2, Enhancer, Simply Surround
Ripper: Stream Ripper
Skin: Nucleo NLog v2G

Shoutcast: Music One, Groove Salad, Full House Radio

Not tested yet:
Audio Search.

What a guy!

I'm not a golfer, but this is still pretty interesting: North Korean leader defies all the odds to card 11 holds in one.

It was a claim that would have made even Tiger Woods blush. Kim Jong-il, the leader of North Korea, has casually suggested that, during the first round of golf he ever played, he notched up a mere 11 holes in one.

Assuming he is telling the whole truth, and the course was more than a municipal putting green in central Pyongyang, the leader of the world's most secretive state defied astronomical odds to card his 11 aces.

Not only that, he also pilots jet fighters, writes operas, produces films, and can easily memorize hundreds of lines of computer code.

What a guy, what a leader.

The filthy rich competition

Here's an image from the Filthy Rich competition:

Best Of the Galleries

Trolley Spotting

Photos of abandoned shopping carts. An interesting concept, marred by an annoying interface: Trolley Spotting.

Pack Your Bags

If you're going on a trip, this site may help you remember to not forget something that you should remember: The Universal Packing List.

The Museum of Food Anomalies

The Museum of Food Anomalies.

How evil is a tomato?

Ask Microsoft:

Mango Splitter

No kitchen should be without a Mango Splitter.

String Spin

A cool interactive application:String Spin v.2.

Real Or Fake

I hope it's a real paint job, but it may be a fake photo. What do you think?

Spray Some Flavor

Advances in food: David Burke Flavor Sprays.

Tongue Tattoos

How many readers have a tongue tattoo?