teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version.
WWW@20 – a celebration of 20 years world wide web at CERN
Web founder looks to big changes – "The web is not all done, it's just the tip of the iceberg… I'm convinced that the new changes are going to rock the world even more," glad i don’t have to blog it as this bbc report sums things up nicely, and yes yes yes, i was there ;))) and twittered and flickred some. pathetic me.
GeoNames – "The GeoNames geographical database is available for download free of charge under a creative commons attribution license. It contains over eight million geographical names and consists of 6.5 million unique features whereof 2.2 million populated places and 1.8 million alternate names." i met Marc Wick, the guy who created GeoNames, very nice chap.
Ask your questions to Sir Tim Berners Lee – "we have another legendary figure coming to Geneva tomorrow: Sir Tim Berners Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, a story that started exactly twenty years ago when TBL handed a document to his supervisor Mike Sendall entitled “Information Management : a Proposal”. “Vague, but exciting” is how Mike described it, and he gave Tim the nod to take his proposal forward. The following year, the World Wide Web was born." while yes, it was a great idea, to hivemind the questions, but it also shows some of the shortcomings of this process, the questions that came out on top were really banal.
online video killed the …
Bizkit the Sleep Walking Dog – "Into the wall" and this is why one should never wake up sleepwalkers. and never any sleeping dog either. yeh, see what i did there?
Paranoid Android on Mario Paint Composer w/lyrics – "This is the most difficult song I´ve made using Mario Paint Composer but because of the hype that I´ll see Radiohead live on March I decided to make it."
Jon Stewart exposes Apple stock manipulation – "Proving once again that the best way to reach Americans' brain is through their funny bone, Jon Stewart of the Daily Show continued his warpath aimed at irresponsible financial reporting by CNBC, specifically calling Jim Cramer out for his comments on how easy it was to profit from misinformation aimed at Apple."
Sneezing Panda – "A Baby Panda Sneezing" this video is old, but what a lovely reminder.
Invasion in progress: video of Space Invader's 763rd Paris invasion – "Chances are you've at least casually happened across the work of Space Invader before — the Parisian guerrilla artist has been devising his worldwide mosiac invasions for over a decade now, but, via Extermitent, we get a rare glimpse actually catching him in the act."
Forrest Gump in One Minute, in One Take – "Forrest Gump in one minute, in one long slightly sped up take. Made for the Empire's "Films in 1 minute" thing" [via bb]
Turtle Rapes Shoe
that turtle is one fierce sneaker
rapist dryhumper … a disturbed lol
The Charles and Ray Eames Solar Do-Nothing Machine, 1957 – love the name, do-nothing-machine, but the video quality is not very good, i'm afraid.
Talking Beaver on the Highway – "A beaver on the highway at the Canada US border, welcoming drivers to Canada. He got away fine. Nicoalbumphoto shot the original footage and saved the beaver (yay!)"
schmooze and abuse
WEB-CAM-STOP-MOTION – "This corner of the Internets is a space to experiment with a neat flash game that lets you create stop-motion animations. All you need is a webcam, a few seconds and a little imagination."
How to make a DJ mix set using Ableton Live – "There are many products with which to mix music together these days, but it seems that Ableton Live is the new industry standard of music performance software. Not only does it facilitate totally dynamic live loop mixing, but it's quite good at arranging songs with automation to make a high quality mix set. In this guide I will go over step-by-step of how to use it for that exact purpose." since i keep forgetting these things, this is a perfect guide, thank you thank you. [via beatmixed]
Naomi Wolf on Why Porn Turns Men Off the Real Thing – “For the first time in human history, the images’ power and allure have supplanted that of real naked women. Today, real naked women are just bad porn.” [via hannes]
Adium gets its Twitter on in version 1.4 – "Mac users long ago discovered the incredible power of Adium, the open-source, multiprotocol instant-messaging application for the Mac. The next time someone suggests that open source can't innovate, is not user-friendly, etc., point them to Adium. It's simply incredible. What Adium isn't, however, is a good Twitter client. That's about to change, starting with Adium's next version (1.4), when sophisticated Twitter functionality will be integrated into Adium." sex!
Chalk Board Mug: The Spoon Sisters – "Doesn’t matter what your hot beverage of choice is, the everyday mug has now turned into a mode of communication. This ingenious mug is glazed with a chalk board surface allowing for easy-wipe messaging with a standard piece of chalk." as long as this does not do the screechy chalkboard noises …
20-online-video-de-motivational-posters – "The Internet has provided us with many amazing moments in online video over the years, moments that will be remembered for a long time to come. As you'll see in the images below, I've captured some of these moments in the form of de-motivational posters."
A Self-Publishing Comics Primer – "One of the coolest thing about the comics world is that it doesn’t dismiss self-publishers the way the lit world does. Maybe because it’s a less pretentious field, or a newer one, or that drawing talent is more quickly discerned at a glance."
Douglas Rushkoff’s MEDIA SQUAT RADIO – "Media Squat is now a radio show on WFMU. Our inaugural broadcast will be Monday, March 16, at 7pm New York time on WFMU – the internet’s most listened to radio stream, and every Monday at 7pm after that."
Conference on Idea of Communism sells out – "The hottest ticket in London this weekend is not for a pop singer or a football match but for a conference on communism which brings together some of the world's leading Marxist academics. The international financial crisis has led to a resurgence of interest in a philosophy that many claimed had been buried with the collapse of the Soviet Union." this makes me laugh and laugh and gulp. (i am not anti-communist, by no means, but as a diehard anarchist, communist theory still strikes me as very elitist. why go from one elitist system to the other?)
Copyright Extension vote on 23rd March: contact your MEPs now! – "With the European Parliament set to vote on 23 March on extending the term of copyright for sound recordings, key European experts opposing the extension have released a new letter to MEPs warning of the dangers. Highlighting that the costs to the public are likely to exceed €1 billion the academics warn:"
The new iPod shuffle: Button, button, who's got the button? – "If you ask me, the war on buttons has gone too far. The new iPod shuffle takes a step back in both the usability and compatibility departments. Don’t get me wrong, the new VoiceOver feature is a very clever idea, especially on a device with no screen. But the rest of the changes make me wonder if Apple has placed too high a premium on the product's form over its function." taking the dictum “don’t push my buttons” too literal, aye, apple?
Pictoplasma | Prepare for Pictopia! – "3rd PICTOPLASMA CONFERENCE > Prepare for PICTOPIA! – Berlin – 19. – 21.3.2009" you should go, honey.
Apple Now Rejects iPhone Apps Because They "Ridicule Public Figures" – "Reader spectralogue tells us that this Chuck Norris joke generator app was just rejected by Apple because it "ridicules public figures." Wait, what? would this be why chuck norris never eats apples? he only eats the whole trees.
Ice Invaders – "Ice Invaders Ice Tray: * 2 different aliens, a total of 24 ice blocks * 100% silicon ice tray * dishwasher-safe and freezer safe" soon in a fridge near you?
Music Catch 2 – "Catch all the new shapes, patterns, motions and songs! The task is simple…the more shapes you collect, the more points you get. Yellow shapes still multiply your points, but what does the pulsing color shape do?" a pretty cool game.
AND YOU KNOW IT – “you are addicted and you know it.” yeh, but to what?
Have you had the dream? – "We are looking for others who have had the dream. Tell us about your dream. What did you see, or what was happening, in the dream? It might defy words, but try…" not sure i get it, and no, i don't think i had the dream… /cry
Inflation iPhone app – "The Inflation app tells you how much money has changed value over time. You can figure out how much your first paycheck was, and compute how much it would be in today's dollars. or how much did you pay when you bought your first house? What would that be in today's dollars?"
Classic Arcade Sounds – "In November of 1982 my best friend had a Sony TCS-310 Stereo Cassette Recorder. Audio cassette tape was the affordable recording medium at the time and one wintery day while on our way to the arcade 'Just Fun' in Ithaca, NY, we came up with the idea to record video game sounds in the arcades. We recorded our video game experiences from 1982 until 1988 in a variety of locations on the east coast." i love the exited kids voices you hear on some of the recordings.
Eggshell Seed Starters – "When the plants get too big for the shells, you can transplant them straight to the soil, shell and all." brilliant idea.
BALDUIN – RAINBOW TAPES – "Upcoming sleeve artwork for my new album «Rainbow Tapes», designed by Lopetz09:Büro Destruct. Digital release March 27th, followed up with a Vinyl release in April 09, published by Everest Records. Release Party at r3s3t mark3t. Stay tuned!"
in the late 80s and early 90s – i admit, i am not sure if you can see this facebook album if you ain’t friends with ruby, but it shows lots of my san francisco friends, late 80s early 90s. great times. man, we are getting old.