ruff linkage 200838

teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version. oh boy, long list this week.

avast! shiver me timberz … etc. etc.

:flash: Talk like a Pirate – "Learn to talk like a pirate." the “official” instruction video. [via habi]

:flash: Official Google Blog: Google in one more language – "It recently came to our attention that Google was not accessible to a large, influential, and notoriously quick-tempered community: Pirates. As of today we are proud and rather relieved to announce that Google Search is available in Pirate."

:flash: scurvy dog! ’tis pirate zen 2008 – arr, the webzen links, me matey

ipod touchness

:flash: E-reader on your iPhone – "Geek goddess Cali Lewis reports that a free application from E turns your i-device into an e-reader, allowing you to buy books which automatically show up on your iPhone or iPod Touch." and now how do i get cory doctorow’s book content onto my ipod? ffs

:flash: iPhone App Shifts Hypermiling Up to iPermiling – "Budding hypermilers can become iPermilers with an iPhone app that costs less than three gallons of gas. GreenMeter uses the iPhone's built-in accelerometer to tell drivers, in real time, how much their lead-footed ways are costing them in carbon emissions and fuel economy."

:flash: Apple iPhone: Now available in cupcake form – "The genius of these iPhone cupcakes cannot be overestimated. Nor can their tastiness, I suspect. The set of 12 cupcakes, each decorated to look like a familiar iPhone app, is so geekilicious that we're torn between admiring the artwork and wanting to eat every last one."

:flash: Star Wars: Force Unleashed in App Store – "Experience the Star Wars universe as never before. The devastating power of the Force is in your hands. You are Darth Vader’s Secret Apprentice, trained by the menacing Sith Lord to hunt down the last of the Jedi." this is what my mate tells me: sound is shit, design is crap, but the ui seems like a great idea, you do attacks via the drawing of symbols on the screen.

:flash: Things That Podcaster's Rejection From the App Store Is Not About – "Podcaster, so far as I can tell, complies with every written guideline in the SDK Agreement. If other guidelines exist, Apple should add them to the agreement. It doesn’t even make sense from a thou shalt not hurt Apple’s music revenue stream standpoint."

:flash: App Store: I’m out. – "You have to wonder if Apple wants the App Store to be a museum of poorly-designed nibware written by dilettante Mac OS X/iPhone OS switcher-developers and hobbyist students."

:flash: Snubbed by Apple Podcaster Developer Turns to Ad Hoc Distribution – "Whatever the case, Sokirynsky isn’t taking the news lying down. Instead he’s distributing Podcaster using the “Ad Hoc App Distribution” system as an alternate to the App Store."

:flash: Convert Avi’s to iPhone mp4’s for free – convert avi to mp4 using vlc


:flash: THE FREE CULTURE GAME – "The Free Culture Game is a game about the struggle between free culture and copyright. Create and defend the common knowledge from the vectorial class. Liberate the passive consumers from the domain of the market." another great game (with a message) by molleindustria.

:flash: Bejeweled, Warcraft Combine to Form World's Most Addictive Game – "A version of the match-three game is set to launch next Thursday within the World of Warcraft MMO (massively multiplayer online), letting players kill time with puzzles during raids and long stints farming rare items."

:flash: Stepping into a world of hurt – "We tried to take the suck out of it," he said. "It's got the greatest hits of MMOs – 80% of what you know but 20% is new." BUT. sadly only available on PC again. so i am stuck with wow … yet again.

:flash: Spore and More: Activate against Electronic Arts – "Electronic Arts (EA) and Amazon have been the targets of a justified online rebellion the last couple weeks. The impetus for the backlash is EA's use of Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) technology in its game Spore.”

:flash: Warcraft expansion gets release date – "The second expansion pack for the World of Warcraft (WoW) online game is going on sale from 13 November."

:flash: PAKIMONO! – oddly funny mac game, run around naked in copenhagen and jump in front of japanese tourist groups taking pictures.

online video killed the …

:flash: The 11 best film moments of Samuel L. Jackson yelling – "Many actors have trademarks in their on-screen performances. Robert DeNiro repeats things, Tom Cruise incredulously smiles and laughs, and Samuel L. Jackson yells."

:flash: Rollbots teaser trailer – "The official trailer for Rollbots, a new show coming to The CW4Kids in Febuary 2009!" geeky kids show trailer [via bb]

:flash: Two Guys Make Out CNN Lehman Brothers Report – "Two guys in a Howard Stern prank making out on CNN during Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy report."

:flash: Meme Breaks 1.0: scratch for great justice – "The Internet's most famous audio samples in DJ-friendly format."

:flash: Sneaky cat coming closer while not moving HORROR! – "Awesome vid, this cat is a sneaky bastard. Now with appropriate music ;)"

:flash: People Trapping Themselves in Balloons to Seduce You – "Dancing in a bubble — kind of like cage dancing? Just without the uncomfortably in your face slave-girl connotations. So maybe a PG-13 version of cage dancing in the vein of mermaids, fish lips and pirate fantasies?"

:flash: Devendra Banhart – Carmensita – watch out for natalie portman in this bollywoodesque music video.

schmooze and abuse

:flash: Microsoft's 'I'm a PC' campaign created with Macs – "Metadata found on Microsoft's creative copy used in its 'I'm a PC' ad reveals that the graphics were actually produced using Macs running Adobe Creative Suite 3. After the details were published on the Flickr photo sharing site, Microsoft scrambled to polish off the embarrassing details last night." that’s gotta hurt.

:flash: Schöner kleben 2008 – International Sticker Awards – "Forget Christo! Friday, the 3rd october we are celebreting a day of the International Sticker and create an Intervention Memorial: we will wrap the FIT Gallery in Berlin – Freie Internationale Tankstelle (Schwedter Str. 262, Prenzlauer Berg) in a spectacular mass performance with stickers."

:flash: Twitter Blog: Changes Afoot – "The most significant change you'll notice on the logged-in homepage (/home) is that we've moved the tabs that were on the top of the timeline to the right sidebar." better, much much better. no rilly.

:flash: TwitterKeys: Enhance your Twitter conversations – "TwitterKeys is a small tool we developed here at The Next Web Blog which provides you with a floating window with all these funny symbols you can use in Twitter."

:flash: TwitterKeys: the first 48 hours… – "A little more than 24 hours ago we posted a bookmarklet here titled TwitterKeys and then all hell broke loose. Here is what happened before we launched it and what has happened since."

:flash: Conflux: Vertical Bed – "During the Conflux weekend, Jamie O'Shea was submitting his body to polyphasic sleep, the practice of sleeping multiple times in a 24-hour period. The artist walked around the Conflux area with his Vertical Bed in a suitcase, found himself a nice spot, anchored his prostheses above subway vents or other rigid contact points and stayed there sleeping in an upright position for 40 minute intervals several times in a day." a fantastic project.

:flash: too – sergei brin blogs … so?

:flash: The story behind the Palin e-mail hacking – "A tech-savvy reader who monitors the hackers’ site e-mailed me a detailed explanation of how it went down, who was responsible, and how someone with a conscience warned a friend of the Palin family of the crime"

:flash: Inside Obama's Emails – "Obama reportedly joined the mailing list while attending the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston." a timely parody thanx to the onion.

:flash: Phone comes preloaded with porn – "A university student who bought a mobile phone found it "contained pornographic images of a female employee from a Cairns Dick Smith Electronics store where she had just bought the phone" omg rofl.

:flash: It's Not Gold, Jerry! – "Looks like those Odd Couple ads starring the "comedy" duo of Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld are going the way of Windows CE. Adding insult to injury? It isn't Gates that is being eased out. It's Seinfeld."

:flash: Cover Lay Down: Covers of The Clash classic Straight to Hell – "My usual pre-post iTunes search called up several great indiefolk and alt-folk covers of Straight to Hell, an underrated, unusually downbeat political song by old-school Britpunk faves The Clash." folksy stuff, in comments there is a M.I.A and a moby version, much better. [via bb]

:flash: Financial Melt Up – "In brief: there’s a real economy, and a speculative economy. While they are usually related to each other – even dependent on each other – that relationship changed over the past twenty years." lucid explanation by douglas rushkoff. now i have to decide, what should i start to fabricate?

:flash: Top 25 (Non-Obvious) Ways RSS Can Make Your Life Easier – "If you’re looking for ways to more fully incorporate RSS into your technology repertoire, here are 25 applications, sites and ideas that can help you make the most of RSS." led me to flightstats, where i was able to track my wife's trip to mexico … well, it didn’t work with all the features, since only flights in US are fully tracked. but nice stuff.

:flash: – The free online PMS reminder – " is a free service created with a single goal in mind: to keep you aware of when your wife, girlfriend, mother, sister, daughter, or any other women in your life are closing in on "that time of the month"" bloody hell … they even built a facebook app.

:flash: Columbia Heights Suspicious Package: Weird Bear Costume? – "we get this image from Irving and 14th Streets of an odd looking bear costume wearing tattered clothing and posed over a trash can. A lot of our readers are telling us this is the reason for the suspicious package alert."

:flash: Pirate Party Official Raided after Uncovering State Trojan – "The spokesperson of the German Pirate Party saw his house raided after the party published a leaked document which showed that the government uses a homemade “trojan” to wiretap Skype conversations."

:flash: Chrome on Mac and Linux – "Codeweavers, those cross-system wizards behind Wine, have shown off their prowess by releasing a version of Google’s Chrome to Mac and Linux ahead of Google’s own attempts."

:flash: Copy Paste Character – seen this a few month ago, nice reminder

:flash: Review Copies of My Next Book – "This is unorthodox, but what the heck? I’d rather do some “pull” media than all that “push” stuff. " order a pre-copy straight from the dude via his blog, me likee.

:flash: Caligula for President: Better American Living Through Tyranny – "Author and cultural critic Cintra Wilson's forthcoming new book, Caligula for President: Better American Living Through Tyranny is a powerful, funny, and scary satirical novel about the nature of politics." i read wilson's previous novel, and this is a sure pre-order for me.

:flash: AGDC: Bruce Sterling keynote – "So my PC is like a towel. Cheap and old and the dullest thing in the world, I have always had one. “2008, computer pioneers, they still think computers are exciting!” They don’t get that computers in 2043 are like brick, forks, toothbrushes, towels." odd, but funny.

:flash: Banksy Cleans Up – Cave Painting – "The latest work by mysterious street artist Banksy revealed at Leake Street, London this weekend. See the Banksy tag bottom right of the cave. The CCTV cameras above this were wrapped in grey poly bags to protect them from overspray!"

:flash: Winterthurer Wirt will mit Muttermilch kochen – "Der Wirt des Restaurant «Storchen» in Iberg bei Winterthur will mit Muttermilch kochen. Laut kantonalem Labor ist das nicht erlaubt – aber auch nicht verboten." swiss chef wants to serve meals cooked with mothers milk. turns out, that is illegal.

:flash: Dance Dance Revolutionary INFORMATION – "Dance Dance Revolutionary is an arts initiative that aims to share information about radical activism through fun, participatory activities." they held a angela davis remix contest …

:flash: Rats Prefer Organic Food, Shouldn’t You? – "40 lab rats were offered a choice between organic and conventional biscuits by Swiss and Austrian scientists. The rats preferred the organic biscuits, which makes you wonder if rats are smarter than humans."

:flash: AirBed & Breakfast: Better Than a Cheap Hotel – "Forget Hotels" a bed and breakfast resource site using web 2.0 elements.

:flash: Witchcraft rumor sparks riot at Congo soccer game – "Accusations that a soccer player was using witchcraft during a match in eastern Congo sparked a riot that killed 13 people, a U.N.-funded radio station reported Monday." [via bb]

:flash: Top 10 Hip-Hop Songs that Sampled a Video Game – "I researched and tried to find as many hip-hop songs that I could that sampled a video game"

:flash: NIN Dazzles With Lasers, LEDs and Stealth Screens – "Nine Inch Nails fans are accustomed to such sonic and visual feasts whenever Reznor and company go out on tour. But this time around, NIN has pulled out all the stops, creating a groundbreaking, fully interactive visual display that is as much a part of the show as the band's instruments."

:flash: …and Finally… – "When is a robbery not a robbery but a mere redistribution of wealth? This is the question being tested in a wave of supermarket hold ups in Greece. With food prices soaring, Greek anarchists have decided do something about the problem by becoming modern day Robbin' Hoodies. The latest in a string of raids came last Thursday (4th) when around 20 unarmed people carried out the midday robbery of a supermarket in the northern city of Thesaaloniki."

:flash: Jill Greenberg – mcCain reworked

recipe of the week

:flash: Recette Raisiné – with one e it’s made from grapes, while Raisinée is made from apple and pear juice. or subscribe to this RSS feed – with all the typos.

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