[teh glorious interweb what got stuck in my :flash: camino tabs this past week]
GTA IV ofc
:flash: Submit Your Grand Theft Auto IV Easter Egg Finds – “If previous games in the series are any indication, Grand Theft Auto IV is packed with hidden Easter eggs. Found any yet? Share them with us.”
:flash: Daily Show on GTA IV – “Apparently, even Robert Downey JR dressed in a tin can isn’t going to tempt American gamers out of their gaming lairs.”
:flash: Rockstar Support: No GTA Freeze Fix in Sight – “A very friendly, and obviously unhappy, fellow answered the phone who, after thanking me for not yelling at him and apologizing profusely for the problem, spilled quite a bit of beans on the issue.” kinda cute.
:flash: Nega-review: Grand Theft Auto IV – “it was actually relatively hard to pull negative quotes from most of the reviews of GTAIV. The praise about the game was absolutely overflowing, with many if not most reviews calling it the best game of the generation or, indeed, of all time.”
:flash: Grand Theft Auto IV Hustles Songs Through Amazon MP3 – “Players of Grand Theft Auto IV can buy songs they hear within the game from the Amazon MP3 store.” USA only atm …
online video killed the …
:flash: Blowing the Tetris Theme – “These kids are wasting their time, they could be playing the game.”
:flash: How To Check Your Testicles – “Just text BALLS to 83188” file under: unintentionally hilarious. [via al4ie]
:flash: Tresling: Tetris + Arm Wrestling – “They said it couldn’t be done. Mixing Tetris and arm wrestling… not possible. But just like Stallone in “Over the Top,” the impossible happened, dreams came true, tears were shed.”
:flash: Staff Benda Bilili – “a really raw and excellent performance by a group of polio disabled musicians” [via ze frank]
schmooze and abuse
:flash: The Daily WTF – lovely broken image icon, check the last entry on the page. [thx michael, but i aint really collecting those anymore]
:flash: The Cans Festival – a street party of stencil art.
:flash: Location Of This Weekend’s Cans Festival in London – “the location of the The Cans Festival, A street party of Stencil Art that kicks off tomorrow in London… LEAKE STREET, LONDON SE1 7NN It’s a three minute walk from the London Eye, with the nearest tube being Waterloo.”
:flash: ICED – “ICED puts you in the shoes of an immigrant to illustrate how unfair immigration laws deny due process and violate human rights. These laws affect all immigrants: legal residents, those fleeing persecution, students and undocumented people.” it’s probably not tye best idea to release games with a message the same week GTA IV is released … but hey. [via bb]
:flash: Earth is losing dirt at an alarming rate – “We’re losing more and more of it every day,” said David Montgomery, a geologist at the University of Washington. “The estimate is that we are now losing about 1 percent of our topsoil every year to erosion, most of this caused by agriculture.” someone like myself, who has been digging in the dirt for the last 3 weeks, never would have thought losing dirt could be an issue.
:flash: Ars Electronica FESTIVAL – joi ito will be curating it. “Computers and the Internet has lowered the cost of communication and the creation and distribution of information so much that many fundamental notions of organizations, economics and property have completely changed or require major upgrades.”
:flash: Radiohead ‘Nude’ Contest Generates More Than 2,200 Remixes – “In the single month that Radiohead has been selling individual tracks for remixing its song “Nude” on through the iTunes store, no fewer than 2,239 remixes have been uploaded to the band’s website.”
:flash: Free game hopes to save gorillas – “Campaigners hoping to preserve Rwanda’s endangered mountain gorilla are attempting to raise awareness of its plight by making a game simulating the lives of the animals free to mobile phone users.” noble intention, but tbh i’d rather go on a rampage in liberty city.
:flash: Ghost Bike – “A Ghostbike is a junker bike that has been painted stark white and afixed to the site where a cyclist has been hit or killed by a car driver.”
:flash: Searchme Visual Search – this search engine provides screenshots of the results that can be navigated iTunes/iPhone style.
:flash: Web in infancy, says Berners-Lee – “The world wide web is “still in its infancy”, the web’s inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has told BBC News. He was speaking ahead of the 15th anniversary of the day the web’s code was put into the public domain by Cern, the lab where the web was developed.”
:flash: Albert Hofmann – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – R.I.P. Mr. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
:flash: ‘Free Tibet’ flags made in China – “Police in southern China have discovered a factory manufacturing Free Tibet flags, media reports say.” quite ironic.
:flash: Art of the videoblog – “This article initiates a poetics of Web video by considering the central features of one kind of video on the Web, the amateur videoblog, in terms of its functions, which include various affordances of use, and constraints, which include economics, technology, and viewing conditions. It takes as its central example an American videoblog called The Show With Ze Frank, which ran from 2006–2007, and which drew a passionate community of fans into collaborating in its creation. This article considers amateur Web video as a potentially democratic space for media production, offering an alternative to commercial media that involves ordinary citizens as participants and champions their creativity.”
:flash: Ten golden rules of videogame fanboyism. – “Ah, fanboys. What industry can truly call itself an industry without them? Those who prove themselves obsessively loyal to any product or corporation can be found among many communities.” and here are the golden rules to be a fanboy.
:flash: Grothendieck Circle – i read an article about this radical mathematician in last weeks sunday papers, i think … “The long-term goal of the Grothendieck Circle is to make publicly available (and in some cases translate) the material written by and about Alexandre Grothendieck as well as to provide biographical material on Grothendieck’s life and his origins.”
:flash: MUSEUM SANKELLER – eröffnung 8.5. 18:30 Blinzernfeldweg 4 in Köniz