Archive for April, 2007

Meme Cats, Facebook, It’s Raining 300 Men

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Meme Cats (explanation)

Heh, I’m a sucker for a social networking site, and Facebook is pretty good. You might be able to find me on there…

The campest parts of 300, to the classic hit “It’s Raining Men”

Opening the Da Vinci Code, Exosolar, Mario is hard

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Geoffrey Pullum guides us through what exactly makes the Da Vinci Code so badly written, by taking a look at the opening paragraphs.


Astonishingly sweary play through of a ridiculously difficult custom built Super Mario level.

Pearls Before Swine, Reactable, Promonews

Friday, April 13th, 2007

What happens when Joshua Bell, one of the most proficient violinists in the world, busks in a Washington D.C. subway station?

Reactable – the DJ table of the future? A bizarre but beautiful interface to an electronic music system that relies on people moving real blocks around a circular table. A camera then picks up these blocks, relays their location and purpose to a computer, which in turn projects an image around them to indicate their function. And then … ah, stuff it, just watch the demo videos

I like music videos. If you do too, why not take a look at PromoNews? In particular, videos like this: Dizze Rascal meets fox hunting, Groove Armada’s bunnies, or Mark Ronson and his dancing shoes

Mandlebrot zoom, Ikeatown, PG 300

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

A very deep zoom into the Mandlebrot Set [youtube, wikipedia]

Ikea-designed prefabs come to the UK

A trailer for the PG version of the film 300 (watched it last week: ludicrous, overlong, stupidly gory but still sort of entertaining)