teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version.
World First LVL 80 Explained – Interview with Nymh – “The biggest problem was to find a spot with enough monsters to grind without too much downtime … I spent some time on beta servers and eventually found the crypt in Drakil’ji Ruins (Grizzly Hills)” sounds passionating .. gah
World of Warcraft interview as new expansion launches – “Wrath of the Lich King, the second expansion to World of Warcraft, launches tomorrow and I sat down with Blizzard's COO Paul Sams and Associate Producer Lee Sparks this afternoon.” i bet blizzard is kinda frustrated, here they create wonderful worlds and questchains, yet everyone just rips through them. but they should think why that is so. there is too much focus on end game, that’s why.
10 Favorite User-Generated Little Big Planet Levels (So Far) – "With hundreds of thousands of offerings already out there (and more appearing every day), it's quickly becoming a quagmire of overwhelming excess. Sure, you'll randomly stumble upon some gems among the chaff, but it helps if you know where to look."
Sony Killing Questionable LittleBigPlanet Levels, Without Warning – "LittleBigPlanet lets gamers create their own worlds, but some say that its developer is cracking down much too harshly on potentially infringing content. Amateur level designers say that the developer of Sony's recently-released PlayStation 3 game has been yanking their creations from the servers if the levels contain references to existing television shows or videogames." almost forgot that Sony are assholes too.
（Little Big Planet）リトルビッグプラネットでテトリス？ – tetris made in LBP
online video killed the …
Short Film: Circles – the latest hilman curtis short left me a little puzzled.
Hoboken Dance Off – "a local legend takes on a fresh face in a broad-daylight dance-off for the ages!" very gay. very cool. yeh, and that means gau is cool. of course.
Star Wait- Star Wars nerds beat up punk rockers from mrotman – "This is from the movie Star Wait- which is available for $10 only on starwait.com" absurd.
Monks brawl at Jerusalem shrine – "Israeli police have had to restore order at one of Christianity's holiest sites after a mass brawl broke out between monks in Jerusalem's Old City. Fighting erupted between Greek Orthodox and Armenian monks at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of Christ's crucifixion." absurder, even f that is not correct engrish.
schmooze and abuse
Kids Games on ZuiGames – "The best games just for kids" gotta show this to my nephews.
Swiss Chocolate Knife – "This delectable Swiss Chocolate Knife is made of the finest Swiss chocolate, and is filled with hazelnut praline. Featuring the Victorinox Swiss Army logo, this fine confection is modeled after the Swiss Army Spartan multitool." and how would this knife cut through stuff, by melting?
TV-B-GONE goes open source – "Altman is publishing the firmware source code, board layout, numerous TV power codes, and all documentation online under a Creative Commons license. He believes the resulting surge of development and home-made models will ultimately boost interest in his product, and increase sales."
COLUMN: Bell, Game, and Candle – 'Press Releases from the Future' – "EA Signs the Legendary David Lynch for Three Game Deal. Auteur behind Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive to elevate the plane of interactive entertainment" lynch as game designer could be catastrophic or great.
The New York Times – Breaking News, World News & Multimedia – "Saturday, July 4th, 2009"
New York Times Special Edition Video News Release – "Early this morning, commuters nationwide were delighted to find out that while they were sleeping, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had come to an end. See the full paper online: nytimes-se.com/"
New York Times: Fake New York Times Declares Iraq War Over! Here's Who Did It – "The Iraq War is over, according to the fake New York Times! This morning a cadre of volunteers has fanned out across New York City to pass out a remarkably good, faux-copy of the Times dated July 4, 2009."
Sul piu' illustre paesaggio – free strips of paper. no catch. [via rebel;art]
See the Steven Meisel Editorial That Was Too Racy for Italian ‘Vogue’ – "Editorials aren't often deemed too racy for a European magazine and then snatched up by an American one. But such is the case with Steven Meisel's recent shoot inspired by "dogging," the British term for engaging in sexually explicit acts in semi-public places, like cars or movie theaters. "
Spam Volumes Drop by Two-Thirds After Firm Goes Offline – "The volume of junk e-mail sent worldwide plummeted on Tuesday after a Web hosting firm identified by the computer security community as a major host of organizations engaged in spam activity was taken offline."
Google Flu Trends – "We've found that certain search terms are good indicators of flu activity. Google Flu Trends uses aggregated Google search data to estimate flu activity in your state up to two weeks faster than traditional systems."
Flickr: eBoy content tagged with eboy-pixorama – excerpts from the new eboy book
OhMiBod Naughtibod – "The Naughtibod does exactly what it promises, which is that it's a silky plastic, petite vibe that buzzes with or without music."
Obama! portrait made of cupcakes – "I worked over 40 hours with help of Photoshop and my friend Mo McKenna to design, bake, frost, and cover over 1200 mini cupcakes in 9 values of fondant. "
One Year Later, Saul Williams Talks Niggy Tardust's Wins, What's Next – "Saul Williams hasn't given up on the internet, though his pricing-optional album didn't sell nearly as well as Radiohead's In Rainbows — the album that inspired his strategy. Nonetheless, his taste for commercial and sonic experimentation is alive and well — and probably means his next album will feature a similarly "out there" approach." nice one saul.
piles-of-buildings cardboard sculptures by Ana Serrano – "The detail and energy, plus the large scale make these piles-of-buildings cardboard sculptures endlessly fascinating. Plus, Ana is relatively young, which makes these works of art all the more impressive."
CaptionX (around 7 players online) – captions to CC-licensed flickr photos multi-user game
Hands on: Songbird 1.0 music app soars – "In a desktop media realm dominated by iTunes and Windows Media Player, Songbird is an open source player that dances to its own beat. Built on Mozilla technology, Songbird offers a very customizable interface and integrates a pleasant variety of web services that offer everything from artist bios, lyrics, music store integration, and much more."
THE AQUARIUM L-13 NOT BANKSY collection – "So… to make it quite clear that these are by NOT BANKSY and NOT by BANKSY, the new stencil works come with original fake Pest Control Certificates of Authenticity declaring them to be authentic NOT BANKSY artworks and are NOT by BANKSY at all."
Online Piracy Becomes a ‘National Sport’ in France – "Now, a new report suggests that online piracy has become something of a ‘national sport’ in France."
as real as it gets… – photoshop interface made from real objects.
Darth Vader Toaster – "This black, ominous kitchen appliance easily leaves the mark of Vader's helmet in every yummy piece of toast."
Oxford compiles list of top ten irritating phrases – “The top ten most irritating phrases: 1 – At the end of the day 2 – Fairly unique 3 – I personally 4 – At this moment in time 5 – With all due respect 6 – Absolutely 7 – It's a nightmare 8 – Shouldn't of 9 – 24/7 10 – It's not rocket science” i agree sooo much with 1. place.