[teh glorious interweb what got stuck in my :flash: camino tabs this past week]
quote of the week
:flash: William Gibson on the Internet – “The ‘Net is a waste of time, and that’s exactly what’s right about it.”
:flash: New plastic is strong as steel, transparent – “By mimicking a brick-and-mortar molecular structure found in seashells, University of Michigan researchers created a composite plastic that’s as strong as steel but lighter and transparent.”
:flash: Plastic bottle saves Japanese sailor – “A Japanese sailor who fell overboard without a life jacket survived a night at sea clinging to an empty plastic bottle he found drifting by”.
schmooze and abuse
:flash: Un crayon dans le coeur – the star of the french BD blog scene. with many links to other bloggers using their blog to publish homemade cartoons and comic books via blogs. [via nouvo] [french]
:flash: Feds Accidentally Turn Off California Gov’t Websites – “after a California county agency had its gov’t website hacked, the feds back in Washington DC accidentally turned off all of the ca.gov domain, causing quite a bit of confusion among California state gov’t employees.”
:flash: Smoke Signals Over Bristol – “The clouds combined the ancient practice of smoke signalling with the distinctly twenty-first century communications platform of SMS messaging. “Participants engage in a collective act of writing space through the use of light as a virtual writing machine onto ephemeral plumes of smoke,” explain Minimaforms.”
:flash: Top 10 Wi-Fi Boosts, Tweaks and Apps – “Whether you want to strengthen, extend, bridge, secure, sniff, detect, or obscure your signal, today we’ve got our top 10 best Wi-Fi utilities and tweaks for the power wireless user.”
:flash: the new shelton wet/dry – art made from trash with surprising shadow effects.
:flash: Fans snap up Spice Girls tickets – “London’s Spice Girls reunion concert has sold out in 38 seconds after fans were notified tickets had gone on sale, the show’s promoters have claimed.” bloody hell, that’s sad. old spice or not, they still sell out. hee
:flash: Boing Boing TV – daily video blurbs exporing “the same kind of stuff we’ve been obsessing about”. the bb media consortium grows and grows…
:flash: the National Anthem of Spain is Hummed, Not Sung – “The national anthem of Spain, La Marcha Real (“The Royal March”) has no official lyrics. In 2007, the Spanish Olympic committee asked the public to submit lyrics proposal so people can sing instead of just hum when the anthem is played.”
:flash: Beat Box Tuba – “Oystein Baadsvik is the world’s greatest freestyle tuba player.” word!
:flash: Media Defendr – step by step instructions on how to create mashups.
:flash: Laura Keeble street art installations – brand logo gravestones [via rebel:art]
:flash: mr. scruff remix – nicole willis – if this aint love – scruff remix
:flash: Burma: Thousands dead in massacre of the monks dumped in the jungle – includes a horrible photo of a monk dumped in a swamp.
:flash: Opera vs Firefox vs Internet Explorer – “Opera vs Firefox vs Internet Explorer. What the browser you use says about you.” it’s not super funny, but it has its moments.
:flash: Maxim’s Sex War – “women in black bikinis striking provocative poses, Maxim magazine devoted five full pages to answer the single most pressing question in the Middle East: “Are the women in the Israeli Defense Forces the world’s sexiest soldiers?”
:flash: TOM SACHS TO THE MOON… – “After installing the last screw on the ship, chief engineer Tom Sachs cleared the ship for takeoff…”
:flash: Tom Sachs – “Going to the moon was the best art project of the twentieth century.” –Tom Sachs
:flash: open to anything – smart nokia ads in NYC. [via bb]
:flash: Fatalism May Be Fatal – “Being a lemming following the crowd over a cliff saying hooray for crowds and cliffs is pretty pitiful. How much more pitiful is it to go over a cliff, barreling along like all the rest, but moaning about how unjust it is, how painful it is, how un-lemming like it is, nonetheless churning away, cliffward and then over, right to the end.”
:flash: iPhone protest vid uses Apple’s own words to support the “crazy ones” – “A lot of people out there aren’t too happy with Apple right now. Some of them express their displeasure with expletive-filled tirades in the comments section of any pertinent blog post they can find.”
:flash: Ronald’s Crisis – “On September 15, 2007 Ronald McDonald, who had fallen in love with the food of New York and become frustrated with the corporate agenda of McDonald’s, stepped into action closing every McDonald’s store in Manhattan.”
:flash: MYASS – “Billboard in Yass, Australia. These people have no excuse – they speak English.”
:flash: Blade Runner: The Final Cut – “the new one is something different: darker, bleaker, more beautifully immersive.”
:flash: nichts-heute – eine zeitung ohne meldungen, die am studenten=wettbewerb :output mit silver prämiert worden ist.
:flash: SVP wählen – so ein käse! – “Eine subversive Aktion des APG-Plakatierers?”
:flash: :: AGENT-PROVOCATEUR /ap213:: – endlich mal ein toller beitrag bei agent-provocateur.ch zum wahlen 2007 special, von hannes hug.