TECH - mind control is upon us


  • The device currently being tested is in a 25-year-old Massachusetts man who cannot use his arms or legs. Using the system, called BrainGate, the patient can read e-mail, play video games, turn lights on or off and change channels or adjust the volume of a television set using only the power of thought.

    TECH - copy to iPod shuffle without iTunes

  • iPod shuffle Database Builder

  • This software will allow you to copy stuff over to your iPod shuffle without the bulk of having to use iTunes. BONUS! it's only 8k. WHAMMY! you have to run a layer of Python in your OS. Python is a layer of functionality implemented into the operating system similar to the way JAVA is. Get the Mac version here. All you other folks not using mac can track down the appropriate version for yourselves here.


    MOVIE - star wars III easter eggs


  • This site picks out the interesting bits of information about the movie that have nothing to do with the movie, well mostly. For example, they point out when you can see a tiny establishing shot of a tiny Millennium Falcon before it fell into the tiny hands of either a tiny Lando Calrissian or tiny Han Solo. There are some spoilers, so you may want to put off going here until after you see the movie.

    CULTURE - future writings


  • "Futurismic is a website for people interested in the future and the effects of science and technology on the present. Futurismic comes in three parts: the blog section consists of short, well-written, opinionated introductions to content that exists elsewhere on the Internet. The essays section covers the same ground in more detail. In Futurismic's fiction section you'll find innovative, exciting new stories that use the tools of speculative fiction to examine contemporary issues and take a look at what's just around the corner."

    MUSIC - chikka wakka


  • Free album ready for you to download
    "Various Artists - Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka - Porn Music For The Masses Volume 1 - This CD represents 17 individual artists' interpretations of the 'Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka'; each providing their own unique cultural and geographic spin on the vibe that is "Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka'" Better than the white stripes.


    GAME - topple the doors


  • LOL, i don't know what's funnier, the fact that this guy set up a thousand doors in an unreal videogame environment so they can be knocked down like iron dominoes, or the mulitlingual flame war below it.

    GAME - topple the cuddly bears

  • Toren Van Beren

  • HAH! A pyramid of bears that you knock down over and over and over. Stupid fun.


    TECH - is that movie in your pocket?

  • Pocket Movies

  • Need to add a little motion to your phone? Pda? PSP? This site has taken the time to compress flicks just for you. They have movie trailers, indie shorts and animation for you to download directly into your device. Including this little gem by those wacky, not afraid to show boobies on TV, Germans. Leo's Sports Club

    CULTURE - wanna win? wear red!

  • Scientific American

  • "A paper published today in Nature suggests that athletes wearing red uniforms experience a slight advantage over those decked out in other colors."


    GAME - history of video games


  • When was the first video game developed?
    a: 1958
    b: 1968
    c: 1974
    d: 1981

    GAME - play robotron-ish Puppytron

  • puppy

  • Remember the good old days when beating a game meant gettin' your twenty five cents worth and your three letters on a high score board? No? Then you have your chance to experience the excitement of an endless barrage of enemies with the only thing to look forward to is harder levels.
    "The last human family is already dead! Now only endless swarms of evil killer robots remain. The only question is - how long can you hold out before they get you?"

    TECH - hands on apple tablet?

  • Apple Tablet PC sightings

  • "I have no less than 5 sources saying an Apple Tablet announcement is due soon. Or something, as some of these press people (Apple diehards at that), who normally cared not about Tablets, and thought it was all just Microsoft vaporware, are suddenly so interested in the Tablet PC concept, and asking tons of questions. Pretty easy to read those tea leaves, so somethings up."


    MUSIC - white stripes streamed

  • Stream The New White Stripes Album "Get Behind Me Satan"

  • I just clicked the link and listening to the new WS album, in it's entirety, streamed. the first 30 seconds good different. 2nd song... xylophone!

    TECH - history of the PDA

  • history of the PDA

  • casio

    "1973 - HP-45 - Calculator with timer, users can ponder programs with schedule functions". I always thought the apple newton started the whole PDA era. I was wrong, they just coined the phrase.


    TECH - backup your brain (defrag first)

  • Dead? No, just downloaded

  • Futurist predicts that you will be able to digitally preserve your experiences.
    ""Realistically by 2050 we would expect to be able to download your mind into a machine, so when you die it's not a major career problem"
    What would the rules be? Would you have to be declared dead first or would you just, willy-nilly, replicate your consciousness at will. Would certainly help out when cramming for that test. Your digital consciousness might run exponentially faster than it's biological counterpart, experiencing far more than you could in the same amount of time. Great for doing research. From it's perspective, you would appear to be standing still.

    IMAGE - blues bros.

    these guys scared the crap out of me. I was walking through this old dilapidated falling apart antique store and out of the corner of my eyes were these two guys lounging on a bench.

    IMAGE - savannah street



    GAME - video games as fine art

  • into the pixel

  • what they say is "Ultimately, as the real and virtual worlds increasingly intersect, many artistic questions are raised: What is art in the digital world? How does digital art affect how we see reality? What place does digital art hold in the realm of art as traditionally understood?"
    heh, sponsored by SPIKE tv

    DESIGN - web designer resource

  • web design library

  • Great place to be if your looking for an arbitrary bit of code or tidbit of information to help you out of a mental jam. I got stuck trying to remember how to border a picture using HTML and I found exactly what I was looking for in under two minutes.

    ART - didn't i meet you in a bar... code?

  • scott blake - bar code art

  • This Scott takes a bunch of different barcodes, assigns a value to them based on their gray scale equivalent, then uses them as pixels to create his portraits. But there's more than just portraits, he's got t-shirts, flip-books and tattoos. Be sure to check out the "science behind barcodes" page


    CULTURE - ring tone dancer

  • dance away, far far away

  • almost spontaneous, but ultimately contrived, ring tone dancer is always entertaining. brought to you by the culture jammers at contagious media

    GAMES - evolution in gaming?

  • spores

  • I am definitely excited about this game being released, not because of the graphics or the hype, but because it represents a massive shift in how games are developed. They used organic programming techniques "procedural" content development to come up with the code behind the graphics.
    Excerpt from Game Spy : "For inspiration, Wright looked to the "demo scene," a group of (mostly European) coders who specialized in doing a whole lot with a little bit of code. Their procedural programming methods were able to, for example, fit an entire 3D game in 64K, using mathematics to generate textures and music, etc. "I just found this incredibly exciting," Wright confesses, describing the kinds of work that he saw come out of the demo scene."
    Game Play? You start as a microorganism, then evolve up through the chain into a space faring civilization. I'll see if I can track down the original interview with the developer. It'll blow your lid.


    VideoBomb links to a video of the gameplay with the developer covering the highlights. It's about 30 minutes long and fascinating

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  • 18.5.05

    IT"S BEEN A YEAR??!!

    Holy Blog-Lazy!!! I just realized I haven't posted in almost an entire year. what has happened since then? New car, new job, new house, new pda. All those years of living poor paid off. I remember running an extension chord to my neighbors apartment to "borrow" electricity because I didn't have the loot to pay the bills.

    GAMES - The Evolution Of Mario

  • a mario sprite history

  • A visual exploration into the evolution of the infamous Mario sprite. From the pixelated early days to the illustrated quasi modern paper Mario.