ruff linkage 200840

teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version. oh boy, long list again this week. i should probably get a day-job. and i wish i would/could.

the track that made my week

Smiley Culture – Shan-Ah-Shan – me love this track becoz this track is so radicoooooo….

apple schmäpple, iPöd töch etc. and what not

steve jobs is still not dead part …erm… lost count – “The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the origin of a false report on a CNN citizen journalist Web site that Apple’s chief executive, Steven P. Jobs, left, had a heart attack and was hospitalized.”

fring iphone – "fring is now available on the App Store making it easy for anyone to use fring on the original iPhone, iPhone 3G or iPod touch. All you need to do is download fring on the App Store and within minutes you can make free calls with other fringsters™ or via fring using Skype, Skype-out or any SIP providers you choose." wait, voip on the iphone is possible after all? still testing…

Obama uses iPhone to win support – "US Democratic candidate Barack Obama is set to turn the iPhone into a political recruiting tool with an application aimed at getting the vote out."

Crisis Averted: Apple to Keep iTunes Store Open – "iTunes devotees will today breathe a sign of relief after a ruling that could have forced Apple to close the iTunes store is rejected." see bellow.

Apple Hears Developers Nixes iPhone NDA – "iPhone developers are free at last to talk about their applications. Apple has officially dropped the nondisclosure agreement that prohibited developers from discussing the iPhone’s operating system, application code and development kit."

Apple threatens to shutter iTunes over proposed royalty hikes – "Apple has threatened to close down its iTunes Store should regulators approve a royalty hike that would grant artists a 66 percent increase in commission for each song sold through online download services." pay the artists more? apple says hell no and threatens to throw a tantrum.

Last.FM Releases Highly Anticipated iPhone App Update – "Last.FM has finally released the highly anticipated update to their iPhone application. Initial App Store reviews for the debut of the Last.FM app weren't very high."

street-, [f]art and dissign

lifeclock – "Life Clock. Clock Mecanism Slowed down 61320 Time. Each number represent Year"

Michelle Brand’s Stunning Plastic Bottle Chandelier – "One of the most stunning pieces at this year’s 100% Design was this gorgeous recycled plastic bottle chandelier by Michelle Brand. Composed entirely from cut-off bottle bases […]"

Send a quick txt to the pigeons – From next month, you can watch your words go up in smoke as part of an art installation in London's Trafalgar Square. Called Memory Cloud, the work by architects/designers Stephen and Theodore Spyropoulos will, over three evenings in October, create a huge cloud of smoke on to which the artists will project messages sent by members of the public via text message.

"Failure Takes Practice" from Vinchen – i sooo agree with the sentiment, this would have kinda made my day, if the implication of the saying wasn't so depressing.

Roadsworth at Urban Prankster – "Initially motivated by a desire for more bike paths in the city and a questioning of “car culture” in general, he continued to develop a language around street markings and other elements of the urban landscape using a primarily stencil based technique."

Mark Jenkins: homeless polar bears art prank – "We made a series of human-like homeless polar bears and installed them around DC to get people to think about the issue (of melting arctic ice) with more empathy."


Future football stars start here – "If you ever had the desire to live the life of a top football player both on and off the pitch but lack the real world ball skills, then Football Superstars might be able to help. The online game combines a football simulation with a virtual world and lets players work their way up towards superstar status, earning money as they go."

ugh…got addicted to this little game – "click below for a time suck ::"

Blizzard wins Warcraft bot payout – "World of Warcraft creator Blizzard has won $6m (£3.36m) in damages from the makers of a software 'bot'." yay, more money for blizzard. – sleep in a cardboard comforter for a cause

What is Pest Control? – "Banksy has a casual attitude to copyright and encourages the reproduction of his work for your own personal amusement, so it's with regret that he finds himself having to deem pieces either
'real' or 'fake'."

Play light-Bot, a free online game on Kongregate – brilliant AI bot game, lots of fun that made me joyfully waste a good half hour.

online video killed the …

Peaches – Fuck the Pain Away, sung by Miss Piggy – "There was an assignment in my class in which we were to give a short presentation on pretty much any subject. I decided to make a music video."

John Lydon Country Life Commercial – let’s hope the butter ain't Rotten, Johnny.

Couric / Palin Open – "Couric / Palin Open – Gov. Palin and Katie Couric get real and adorable" [thx f]

Google homepage back – google timewrap video pasting together screenshots from 2007 to 1998, gotta love the title.

Mobiles and the urban poor – "Bruce Sterling, science-fiction and tech journalist talks about the implications of money digitization. His though-provoking presentation dealt with how virtual money systems are the financial services for the new urban poor." bruce has this knack for adressing whole countries, you koreans have to. i heard him do it to you swiss. is there such a thing as the swiss? still amazing tho.

XXX Party Clip Video – "they tossed together the most NSFW yet SFW clip we have ever seen." this is a commercial and we don't usually endorse commercials, but!

caduta modella – – model stmbles and falls in milanos prada catwalk

Borat irrompe in passerella – "Uno dei protagonisti del prossimo film di Sacha Baron Cohen, forse lo stesso interprete di 'Borat', è stato fermato dalla polizia dopo aver fatto incursione sulla passerella di Agatha Ruiz De La Prada."


schmooze and abuse

How Now Busted Cow? – “Meet Michele Allen. The Ohio woman, 32, was arrested Saturday night after she got liquored up and began chasing kids and blocking traffic in her Middletown neighborhood. Allen was wearing a cow costume at the time of her arrest…” [via b3ta]

Music stars unite to seek control – "UK pop and rock stars are taking action to try to gain ownership and control of their work from record labels. Robbie Williams, Radiohead, Kaiser Chiefs and The Verve are among the acts who have signed up to a new pressure group, the Featured Artists' Coalition." a noble cause.

Ninja Tuna Album USB Memory Stick – "Want it on a limited edition tuna shaped USB key? Well you're in luck!" must-have.

MC Frontalot :: Final Boss – nerdcore star mc frontalot has a new CD out, it’s called Final Boss and – you guessed it – it’s about gaming.

A Look at the Clickjacking Web Attack and Why You Should Worry – "There’s a nasty new security threat making waves on the web. Actually, clickjacking, as this attack is known, isn’t entirely new, but because no one has yet come up with an effective solution, it remains a serious threat. And clickjacking is the worst sort of security risk — it’s transparent to the unwitting user, simple to implement and difficult to stop." as usual we should worry. and then we kinda just don’t.

Huge System for Web Surveillance Discovered in China – "A group of Canadian human-rights activists and computer security researchers has discovered a huge surveillance system in China that monitors and archives certain Internet text conversations that include politically charged words." sigh, china.

CBS Gets a Rude Lesson in Citizen Journalism – "Network's iPhone App Turns Up Some User-Generated NSFW Pics to Mobile Site – Like a lot of news networks, CBS jumped on the citizen journalism bandwagon with a free iPhone app, Eyemobile for iPhone, to make it easy for users to upload news to its user-generated news site, Interesting, though, the citizens' definition of "news." "

wordpress-cli – Google Code – "Welcome! This theme provides a bash-like interface to your WordPress blog." seriously geeky wordpress theme. find some examples here.

head conference hub at Liip Fribourg – "<head> web conference is coming to Switzerland. From the 24th to the 26th of October we'll host a so called hub at our office in Fribourg where attendees can gather, exchange ideas and knowledge and, of course, watch life streams of the conference sessions."

Rososo, the peaceful newsreader – "Rososo shows you which bookmarks have updated, and hides the rest. It is a good alternative to newsreaders, which, like your email inbox, tend to accumulate obligation and guilt."

419 The Nigerian Scam– "Inspired by his best friend's ordeal but having only $180 to spare, a Canadian student created a movie that won a film festival last week, in Virginia, and had the worldwide premiere at the West Hollywood International Film Festival. There is the trailer and more info about the movie – called "419: the Nigerian Scam". "

map of springfield .gif – ffs, springfield is huge.

Guide to Green Travel – "According to Terrapass, each passenger is responsible for 695 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions on a cross country flight. When you count up each passenger's carbon footprint after the flight, it equals a very dirty plane trip. So what's a responsible citizen of the earth to do? Give up traveling for good?"

The scariest thing about Sarah Palin isn't how unqualified she is – it's what her candidacy says about America – "Sarah Palin is a symbol of everything that is wrong with the modern United States. As a representative of our political system, she's a new low in reptilian villainy, the ultimate cynical masterwork of puppeteers like Karl Rove." [via bb]

MiniMotel makes airport campouts possible, still awkward – "The MiniMotel is a tiny, fold-up tent with everything you need to camp out in an airport or other transit station, including an inflatable air mattress, alarm clock, reading light, toothbrush and paste, and even earplugs." yay, earplugs!!!

Sacha Baron Cohen invades Milan fashion week – "Milan's prestigious fashion week has been hijacked by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen in his alter ego of Bruno, the flamboyantly camp Austrian fashion reporter." i think he wore a toilet seat, seee video above. or subscribe to this RSS feed – with all the typos.

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