October 2011 Archives

The Hand Collector


"The Hand collector is an artistic project, not a b-rated horror movie."

"The Hand collector is a project started in 2005. I started the project when I realized that the hand is not just a tool behind a piece of artwork, but a work of art itself."

You may want to bookmark this page...might come in handy..


YouTube Picks #151 - Knowledge Navigator

Apple Computer's 1987 vision of the future...

A Parody of 15 Corporate Logos


We're in an economic crisis but I have to say it's more the banks' fault than these popular corporates..in any case it's all tongue-in-cheek stuff..


If Celebrities Moved to Oklahoma


I'm not sure if this is funny or not - I'm certain that Oklahoma folks will not think so but here's the link anyway..



Best Buy Flyer September 1996


Hark back to the day - sentimental feelings here...


555 numbers


555 telephone numbers are a range that, in the USA, have been left aside by the telcos there so that they can be used in film, TV and radio over there. Let's face it, if someone mentions in a film that someone like Brad Pitt's character's number is 324 6754 then there will be those in the audience will try and call that number. For that reason if you ever here a telephone number quoted in an American movie it will be a 555 number that is nobody else's real number.

The above site lists the numbers and what film/program they have been used in and in what context.


Funny Name Server


Ever come across an unfortunate combination of first and last names in the phone book? This site lists them all..


30 of the World's Greatest Wedding Cakes


"Very few weddings are without such a centrepiece. It's just a shame that so many couples opt for the same traditional, boring designs when there is so much opportunity to impress and surprise the guests."


geeky cake I can get on board with..

YouTube Picks #150 - Faces

This is a technical demo for face substitution technique.

Scan Your Books For a Dollar


You send your books to the company, they scan them into a PDF and email them back to you for a buck a book (plus shipping).

The above article examines the new service.


It's either totally innocent or someone is having a laugh here - whichever it is the results are a little unfortunate to say the least...


Message in a Bottle


Get your own message put into a bottle and thrown into the sea at several possible locations!


Illustrated Music Score


Pictures really do bring a music sheet to life..


Hoax Photo Test


"Test your pop culture literacy by determining which are the hoax photos (i.e. those that have been manipulated in some way) and which are real."

I thought that I'd be quite good at this but in actual fact only got 4 out of 10 right..


Ruins of Detroit


"Ruins are the visible symbols and landmarks of our societies and their changes, small pieces of history in suspension."

Essentially more featured arty stuff. Click the > to cycle through the images..


Cruise ship enters a rough part of the ocean - a little bit slow at the start of the clip, things soon 'start moving'...

QR Code Generator


Wiki says "A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the industry due to its fast readability and comparatively large storage capacity."

You can generate your own bar code at the above URL and there are also decoders around too..


Custom Eye Chart Maker


I definitely need some new glasses to take over from the magnifying glass that I have to take everywhere with me these days..


Sex Advice from Hollister Models


"Ah, summer in New York. The season of movies in the park, weekends in the Hamptons, and models standing nearly naked on street corners. For those of you not lucky enough in a town with a Hollister, each summer, the clothing store hires hunky young gentleman and pays them... to stand around and do nothing. Our intrepid reporter dodged the floor manager to ask them about sex, dating, and how it feels to be really, really good-looking."


One Minute Book Reviews


If, like me, you like your books then this site will be interesting and useful in deciding what you read next..


Analyze Twitter Words


"AnalyzeWords helps reveal your personality by looking at how you use words. It is based on good scientific research connecting word use to who people are. So go to town - enter your Twitter name or the handles of friends, lovers, or Hollywood celebrities to learn about their emotions, social styles, and the ways they think."


Tiny World of Nano Origami


"Using just a toothpick to create her minuscule folds, German paper-crafter Anja Markiewicz makes what must be some of the smallest examples of origami around."



There are a lot of misconceptions flying about - this page lists several in various categories..an interesting read indeed.


Steve Jobs's Patents


"The 313 Apple patents that list Steven P. Jobs among the group of inventors offer a glimpse at his legendary say over the minute details of the company’s products — from the company’s iconic computer cases to the glass staircases that are featured in many Apple stores."


the iMac..

Yearbook Photos of Famous Comedians


"It’s always fun to see what famous people looked like before they were famous, and yearbook photos of famous comedians provides an especially interesting insight, because most of the time comedians were mocked or teased as children, causing them to develop the sense of humor that eventually launched their careers."


Russell Brand

iPhone Concept Video


"Nothing beats watching Apple unveil iPhone hardware at one of their live media events, but some of the concept art created by Apple fans comes pretty close. Case in point: This new video from San Francisco-based 3D animation and digital content studio Aatma, which shows off some amazing features that sadly aren’t very likely for inclusion in a real iPhone."


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