September 2010 Archives

Bembo's Zoo

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http://www.bemboszoo.com/Bembo.swf

Alphabet fun in Shockwave Flash.

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Email Alibi

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http://www.emailalibi.com/

EmailAlibi: the email service with a twist. Send your emails today and have them delivered at a future date.

  • Send yourself reminders that important people such as your mother-in-law has a birthday coming up.
  • Send friends random surprises. After a great party or vacation send them a surprise in a year and tell them you had a great time.
  • Maintain your alibi. Send people emails telling them you are at work when you instead are in jail or visiting your mistress.

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Bathroom Scrawlings

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http://www.singintomymouth.com/bathroom.html

Witty and otherwise all of these were spotted in various men's (and women's) bathrooms.

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Pay Bench

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http://www.offbeatearth.com/pay-bench/

Apparently some city had a problem with people loitering on benches. This was their solution:

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http://snipurl.com/160ncj

"One man drove 12,238 miles across 30 states to scrawl a message that can only be viewed using Google Earth. His big shoutout: “Read Ayn Rand.”

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Can We Date?

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http://www.themorningnews.org/images/TMN-CanWeDate.png

Flow chart diagram which helps you to work out if it's safe to go out with someone or not. Best viewed in a browser that enables you to zoom in on specific areas of an image.

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Lords Of The Logistic

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http://aistigave.hit.bg/Logistics/

Talk about making the most of the transport you've got - some people take it a bit too far...

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2010 Viral Images

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http://thefuturebuzz.com/2010/08/02/viral-images-2010/

You may find that you've already seen some of these - certainly more than a few of these have already been featured on my blog but there are probably a few that you missed - this is where you go to find the most distributed images of this year...

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The Effing Typeface

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http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Effing-Typeface/430218

A slightly risque font - I don't think Microsoft will be incorporating this typeface into its next Windows OS.

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Greg's Cable Map

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http://www.cablemap.info/

The internet is essentially a big network of cables and devices. This is a map of the world's cabling.

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Your Beautiful Eyes

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http://snipurl.com/140sup

Close-up photography of various eyes...

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Only In Russia

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http://sneezl.com/only-in-russia/?russian

Series of photos depicting the more eccentric side of life in Russia.

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Distributed Computing

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http://distributedcomputing.info/projects.html

For the uninitiated a distributed system uses the number crunching power of multiple computers all working towards a common goal. Typically people who would like to donate their computers' idle time download software which runs while their computer is not being used. The more well-known examples include SETI - the search for extra-terrestrial radio signals from outer space, and the ones being used in medical research (to find cures for cancer etc)...

The above-linked site gives an up-to-date list of all the current distributed computing projects.

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Webpage Change Detector

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https://www.changedetection.com/

"ChangeDetection.com provides page change monitoring and notification services to internet users worldwide. Anyone can use our service to monitor any website page for changes. Just fill in the form below, we will create a change log for the page and alert you by email when we detect a change in the page text. We've been doing it since 1999. It's free."

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ever seen the rest of THIS site?

iPad on Star Trek

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http://snipurl.com/131ivk

How Star Trek artists imagined the iPad - 23 years ago...

"One interesting characteristic of Star Trek: The Next Generation—one that separated it from the original series and most of the early films—was its widespread use of smooth, flat, touch-based control panels throughout the Enterprise-D. This touch interface was also used for numerous portable devices known as "Memory Alpha: PADD">PADDs, or Personal Access Display Devices. These mobile computing terminals bear a striking resemblance to Apple's iPad—a mobile computing device largely defined by its smooth, flat touchscreen interface."

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Slow-Mo clip taken in Rapid City, South Dakota on 16th June 2010

Table Vase

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http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2010/04/table-vase.html

Illustrated instructions on how to make one of these.

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Inspirations In Ice

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http://www.inspirations-in-ice.com/gridsort.php

"Introducing an altogether new form of fine art: vivid, high resolution photographs capturing the beauty and intricacies of one of nature’s loveliest and most inscrutable processes, the freezing of ice."

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Needle Felted Celebrity Wool Sculptures

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http://snipurl.com/125y65

Kay Petal is a sculptural needle felt artist from Alaska who specializes in soft-sculpted lifelike dolls with a focus on celebrity caricatures.

"Kay Petal’s Felt Alive dolls are fully jointed, solid felted wool and require no sewing, no stuffing, no painting, no knitting or crocheting, no patterns and no wire armatures."

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Bono

Office Cube Pranks

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http://snipurl.com/11yk4p

"Sometimes going on vacation isn't such a good idea."

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What Should I Read Next?

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http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/

Tell it the name of one of your favourite books and this site will suggest further titles for your next book.

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this is one of my all-time favourites




Wal-Mart Paintings

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http://www.brendanoconnell.com/pages/walmart.html

Wal-Mart is a well established name in the USA, but still relatively unknown in Europe and, I believe, the rest of the world.

This is a collection of paintings of Wal-Mart scenes.

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News Map

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http://www.newsmap.jp/

Welcome to a new, point-and-click way to read the world news.

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Dear Blank Please Blank

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http://www.dearblankpleaseblank.com/

Little short messages posted to make you laugh, make you think, to annoy or offend you...

Love this one -

"Dear My Ass,
You getting fatter does not sit well with me.
Sincerely, Puns of Steel"

...very droll...

Click Survey

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http://blogoscoped.com/click/

Click anywhere on the image on the site and you will then see where everybody else clicked. Ho Hum...

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