teh glorious interweb as it got stuck in my camino tabs this past week – the edited version.
online video killed the …
wat? no videos this week?
schmooze and abuse
Recreation; BD Vintage Foto Droplets – "Drop JPG files (must be in RGB mode) on the droplet icons and let Photoshop do the job. Please read the “Read me” for further instructions." handy tool, but works with photoshop CS3 only.
zOMG u r funny, LOL – or CYU in Welsh – "It seems you can use OFN (O fy nuw) instead of OMG (Oh My God), and CYU (Chwerthin yn uchel) instead of LOL (Laugh Out Loud). If you want to LMAO, that's CFHYN (Chwerthin fy hun yn wirion), apparently." and WTF would be?
Bit Torrent Site The Pirate Bay Still Offering Free Music Downloads – "It’s not approved by the RIAA, of course. Instead, the feature steers visitors to a page that where they can illegally download 30 songs that just cost grad student Joel Tenenbaum $675,000. That’s the amount a federal jury decided he owed the RIAA after being found guilty of copyright violations for sharing the tunes via a filesharing network." nice symbolic action. “Don’t forget to seed, let everybody know: “I too downloaded them!” :+)” Joel Tenenbaum Track List – hugs to the RIAA (final)
AAKASH NIHALANI – "Aakash Nihalani is a Brooklyn based artist who works with the medium of tape in public places around New York." [via urban prankster]
5 Hacks You Can Explore With Your Kids – "As good parents we want to encourage exploration and discourage criminal records, but here are a few gray areas you can explore with your kids"
Radiohead Says No More Albums – "Radiohead said in a magazine interview that it wouldn’t release any more full-length albums, instead focusing on downloadable singles like its recently released “Harry Patch (In Memory Of)” and shorter EPs."
Multitask – "Think you can handle multiple games at once? See just how coordinated you are." i r fail captain. 47% only … amg.
Where i write: Fantasy and Science Fiction Authors – "I spend a lot of time thinking about people's environments — the places they build around themselves, the things they choose to live with. Is there a connection, I started to wonder if there was a connection between the places that writers work and their work itself." dont know any of the authors but some fotos are amazing.
FlyerPlanterboxes! – "As a life-long gardener who believes in creating green spaces, not to mention my years of working in the publishing field, I am happy to see a clever use of empty newspaper boxes around town; perhaps we no longer see these boxes chained to the posts, or even smashed by vandals; instead, we will see these flower boxes decorating our sidewalks."
Squirrel Portrait Photo, Banff Wallpaper – "My husband and I were exploring Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park-Canada when we stopped for a timed picture of the two of us. We had our camera set up on some rocks and were getting ready to take the picture when this curious little ground squirrel appeared, became intriqued with the sound of the focusing camera and popped right into our shot! A once in a lifetime moment! We were laughing about this little guy for days!!" !!!!! <3 squirrel !!!!!
iGoogle Releases Social Gadgets – "iGoogle, a personalized homepage that competes with My Yahoo, My MSN, My AOL, Netvibes and others, will release 19 new in-house and third party iGoogle widgets today that add new social and sharing features to users of the service."
Geek Graffiti ! – i like the one saying "i'm only popular on the internet"
Second Skin – Through 8/13 Only! – Watch the Documentary Film for Free – SnagFilms – "Second Skin takes an intimate look at three sets of computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by online virtual worlds. An emerging genre of computer software called Massively Multiplayer Online games, or MMOs, allows millions of users to interact simultaneously in virtual spaces." available just one day, i watched it. its ok. not mind blowing. but decent enough.
The Web's Dirtiest Site – "I got the overwhelming sense that I had landed in the Internet's equivalent of the parking lot behind a 7-Eleven. Gamers, geeks, and losers who had nothing better to do than post stills from videogames with obnoxious or occasionally witty inside jokes." D. Rushkoff thoughts on 4chan.
Phyto-Purification bathroom – 1 – "Using a natural filtering principle called phyto-purification, the bathroom becomes a mini-eco-system by recycling and regenerating the wastewater."
The Pain of Being a Redhead – "Do redheads feel more pain? Nobody likes going to the dentist, but redheads may have good reason." awww, the poor G-I-N-G-E-Rs…
Facebook Acquires FriendFeed (Updated) – "And so begins the next step in Facebook’s assault on Twitter."
How Fail Went From Verb to Interjection – "Time was, fail was simply a verb that denoted being unsuccessful or falling short of expectations. It made occasional forays into nounhood, in fixed expressions like without fail and no-fail. That all started to change in certain online subcultures about six years ago." and that’s so fail.
Bilderklau bei www.78s.ch [update] – "eine etwas längere geschichte, aber heute bin ich bei 78s auf einen beitrag gestossen, bei dem mir das foto extrem bekannt vorkam. es ist mein panorama vom joss stone konzert am gurtenfestival 2007, zugegebenermassen kein extrem gutes bild, aber immerhin." swiss blogger finds his CC licenced photo without the propper attribution on a magazine’s blog.