teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version.
olympix china etc.
:flash: China Blocks iTunes After Tibet Album Goes on Sale – "Customers in China of Apple Inc.'s iTunes online music store were unable to download songs this week, and an activist group said Beijing was trying to block access to a new Tibet-themed album.”
:flash: Sex and the Olympic city – "I am often asked if the Olympic village is the sex-fest it is cracked up to be. My answer is always the same: too right it is." i just want Blanca!!!!!!!11
:flash: More Americans held as China steps up scrutiny – "At least eight American blogger-activists and several other foreigners have been detained in Beijing as the government intensifies a crackdown on pro-Tibetan protests in the home stretch of the Olympics, rights groups said on Wednesday."
:flash: 6 US Activists Detained in China at Urban Prankster – "We’ve just learned that six US activists have been detained in China. Five Americans were detained for displaying the above banner (using 500 LED “Throwies”.)"
:flash: Pirate Bay Renamed Beijing Bay After Olympics Tracking – "The world's most notorious torrent-tracking site has temporarily renamed itself The Beijing Bay after the International Olympic Committee sought the assistance of the Swedish government to stop it from tracking clips from the ongoing Olympics in Beijing."
:flash: The Guinea Pig Olympics – "Ever since Heracles blessed Olympiad with a stadium in honour of his father, Zeus, the sporting heroes of the day have taken part in the Olympic games. But man is not the only species to hold competitive sporting events."
:flash: iPhone 3G – already with pictures! – "I just received my brand new iPhone here in the UK and once it had been activated on iTunes I found that the home screen (the screen you can personalise with a photo) already had a photo set against it !!!! It would appear that someone on the production line was having a bit of fun – has anyone else found this ?” [via de-bug]
:flash: Apple's iPhone Bugs Stopped Me From Switching to a Mac – "And I'm not alone on this one. What could have been an amazing opportunity to introduce thousands of people to the Apple OS experience has turned people off rather than getting them hooked." his blog is called “Cranky Windows Guy”. but me = cranky mac guy, is with you, mate.
:flash: on the app store – "I don't think I've ever been as conflicted about something as I am about the iTunes App Store. There are so many intersections at which it is both the best and worst at the same time that I'm having an incredibly hard time sorting out how I feel about it."
:flash: Five best iPhone tricks – "top five keyboard shortcuts and iPhone tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your iPhone" screenshots! weeeee
:flash: Simplify Media – "The first version of Simplify Media lets you listen to your home music from any computer or browse and play your friends' music over the Internet. Simplify Media integrates with iTunes, Winamp, Banshee and Rhythmbox and runs on Mac, Windows and Linux computers, as well as the iPhone and iPod Touch." i want someone to install this to try streaming their music. now!
online video killed the …
:flash: The Truth about Facebook! – "Do you have a Facebook? Do you use it regularly? Do you think what happins in Facebook stays in Facebook? Watch this.. " conspiracy theorists rejoice, we might have a web 2.0 conspiracy on our hands.
:flash: CHAINSAW MAID – "THEY are coming for your FLESH and BLOOD!Now the last hope of the family rests on a sexy faithful MAID! The most brutal clay-animation you've ever seen!" a claymation so gory it’s actually hard to watch. unbelievable. [via bb]
:flash: byrne eno – hillam curtis short on brian eno and david byrne. not a swissmiss exclusive after all.. lol
:flash: geben sie dada ihre stimme – Ja zum Cabaret Voltaire am 28. September
:flash: Reverend Beat-Man "I'm happy" – "From the upcoming Beat-Man DVD."
schmooze and abuze
:flash: Playing Together: What Games Can Learn from Social Software – "What would a MMO based on some of these ideas look like? A game where servers are small, where everybody knows everybody else; where guilds not only play together but earn points together, and where you can earn points from your guild without even being logged into the game; and a game where genuine social captial – based on communication, grace, wit, and the kinds of interactions we see on the social web all the time – was valued above all else?" i have had similar thoughts while playing wow. often.
:flash: The protoype Runbot™ from 1986 – "The protoype Runbot™ from 1986…………… FP…!!! HOORAY!" he haz bootz to boot. erm.
:flash: 3D Business Card – "Exemple avec ce modèle découpé autour du corps, et faisant ressortir la silhouette." brilliant. [via swissmiss]
:flash: mycrocosm – "a web service that allows you to share snipplets of information from the minutiae of daily life in the form in simple statistical graphs." these remind me of the great infographics Craig Robinson, the guy from flipflopflin, has been producing.
:flash: DAYTUM – "Daytum is a home for collecting and communicating your daily data. Begin tracking anything you can count and display the results immediately…" in public beta [both via waxy]
:flash: Poor earning virtual gaming gold – "Nearly half a million people are employed in developing countries earning virtual goods in online games to sell to players, a study has found. Research by Manchester University shows that the practice, known as gold-farming, is growing rapidly." should i feel bad for reporting one now?
:flash: Newlyweds Tasered, arrested at reception – "Andy got angry and started yelling, 'What are you doing? This is my wedding! You're making my wife cry!' "
:flash: Quick, easy, temporary, and beautiful LED garden lights – "make your own ultra-low cost temporary garden lights using LEDs, lithium coin cells, and mason jars."
:flash: Real Men Pee on the Wall Because it Saves the Earth – "Let's say the average man uses a public restroom an average of 5 times a day. If he uses a toilet instead of a urinal, he uses an extra and unnecessary 3 gallons of water per day." peeing to save the environement
:flash: Muxtape Shut Down By RIAA? – "The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) appears to have ankled popular (but illegal) music-sharing site Muxtape." fuckem.
:flash: Motorists turn to car pool Web sites as gas prices rise – "Through the classifieds Web site Craigslist and using the carpool-matching service eRideShare.com, thousands of commuters have turned to the Internet to arrange shared rides as average gas prices hover around $4 a gallon." economy could impose ecological behavior.
:flash: Howard Zinn's "A People's History of American Empire" graphic novel – "Howard Zinn's A People's History of American Empire is a fantastic comic-book adaptation of Zinn's classic A People's History of the United States (the best and most important critical history of the life of everyday people in America from 1492 onward)"
:flash: SPACE INVADERS cupcakes boxed up on Flickr – Photo Sharing! – they look niammie