mrgan: In your childhood, you must’ve seen a particular movie (or three) dozens, if not hundreds, of times. It was your favorite VHS/DVD, or maybe you only had a few and you couldn’t be picky. It is probably true that whatever what movie was, today you have a nearly cellular-level familiarity with it. You recognize its sound right away. Lines of its dialogue pop into your head for no reason. You...
Twistory makes the history of your tweets importable into your GCal / Thunderbird / calendar app of choice (and is self-updating and free). It sounds useless, but I found it quite useful to be able to see what you were tweeting on a specific date, and it makes paging through your tweet history a lot easier. For instance: being able to see what my first few tweets were is nice, as well as seeing...
EVEN MILK HAS AN EXPIRATION DATE
A snippet of dialogue from Street Fighter 2:...
Bad guy: “Your father has been the milk of my business… but even milk has an expiration date.” [snaps father’s neck]
Meta-tags used by Google's webcrawler →
(This is boring unless you’re interested in SEO / web-mastery, but) I ran across a post on the Official Google Webmaster blog where they detail what meta-tags are and aren’t utilised by the Google web-crawler. Interesting in and of itself. What’s more interesting to note is that the ‘keyword’ meta-tag is completely ignored (see the first few comments after the post),...
Tell me about it. →
Comments are once more enabled on this… thing. They’re only visible on the individual posts, so you need to hit the permalink to get to them. Anyhow.
The Perfect Billboard →
"What is Unobtainium anyway?" →
Neatorama has some problems with ‘Avatar’ and proposes a theory as to how to explain some of its plot-holes. “Unobtainium is a humorous name for any extremely rare, costly, or physically impossible material needed to fulfill a given design for a given application.” That’s it: it means it’s an impossible-to-get-at substance. And no, for those of you that are...
I’m going to start my own URL shortening site and somehow make it incredibly popular. Not because I don’t trust bit.ly or tinyurl, but so that when I die and the domain inevitably lapses I fuck up large portions of the internet for everyone else.
Nowhere Slow: A Slice of Ripe Tomato, Lightly... →
Deon, my Pohnpeian language teacher, has shellacked what remains of his hair with some kind of black paste and it now sticks to the side of his head in thin, sorry strips. He wears a gold watch and some other golden pimpings that mark him as a government worker rather than a farmer or fisherman. His cologne is both cheap and overpowering. “You want to say ‘his pig’? Americans say ‘his pig,’”...
vague regret, or vaguer hope
Is it okay to like "Synecdoche, New York"?
I’m never sure whether it’s okay to like anything until the Internet has told me whether it’s not worthy of comment or too popular to be hip. “I used to be a baby.” “…I’m sorry.”
Caden: Are you serious? Doctor: We’re not sure. But yes. - Synecdoche, New York
Vimeo's 25 favorite videos of 2009 on Vimeo Staff... →
dalasverdugo: Includes links to individual staff members’ faves.
I have maybe 3 memories from before I was 14. One of them is of jumping out of my tree house. People, I think my little brother and my best friend, were shouting at me to do it. They hadn’t jumped yet, I think. No-one had before. I remember being incredibly scared. I was convinced I was going to break a leg, my spine, maybe die. I remember balling up all my fear into one little void inside...
Google Sidewiki →
Today, we’re launching Google Sidewiki, which allows you to contribute helpful information next to any webpage. Google Sidewiki appears as a browser sidebar, where you can read and write entries along the side of the page. Externally-held comments for webpages isn’t exactly a new concept, but Google’s large enough for it to actually hold some water as an idea. And, of...
The Flaming Lips cover the entirety of Dark Side... →