Endless Parade of Excellence

Thursday, December 30, 2004
If you bought yourself high-speed internet for xmas, you may want to take a look at Darkstrider: Explorations in the Art of Stop Motion Animation.
(via MeFi)

Sunday, December 26, 2004
More Apple stories. Von Bark actually sent me this before I posted that graphing calculator bit a few days ago.
"Currently, the Folklore site only supports a single project, about the development of the original Macintosh, but that will be changing soon."

Saturday, December 25, 2004
On-line Stanford computer museum. Weird navigation. Amazing pictures. Pretty much everthing is cool. If you can find it.

Carpet Skates. Pretty much the only interestingly dangerous toy in the "10 Worst" list. "Do not use on or near stairs." I like that.
Why don't the people who compile these things put all the boring "choking hazard " toys in a separate list, so we can go right to the good stuff without wading through a million lame-ass teddy bears with some bit that comes off?
(via Near Near Future)

Merry Xmas. Watch out for the Krampus!

Friday, December 24, 2004
Like the Dead Media Project. But for food. Some of these items, like, "Green Giant Canned Corn-on-the-Cob" probably won't be missed much. And WTF is a "Chicken Dinner" candy bar? Something like this?
(via memepool)

Wednesday, December 22, 2004
The Norden Bombsight.
Update: don't overlook this. It's big and might take a bit to load, but it definitely belongs in the "Why can't more things look like this?" file.

Yay Martin! He wins a prize, and I'm too lazy to even put up a string of minilites. Or even finish the 3d slides that I took of his place last year.

One day, while checking out a brand new Mac, I noticed a new app: Graphing Calculator. An hour or two later, I got back to what I was supposed to be doing. Who knew that the story of its creation was so completely bizarre?
(via /.)

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Steer the drunk guy with your mouse.

Hacking bikes. Who needs a Bic?
(via /.)

Monday, December 20, 2004
Man! Che is really hard to cut out! And there are still some flat surfaces that don't have a stencil of his mug on them!
I wish there was an easier way.
(via cool hunting)

Saturday, December 18, 2004
USB eye massager. It just sounds cool. Say it: "USB eye massager".
(via b3ta and pretty much everyone else)

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Monday, December 13, 2004

Sunday, December 12, 2004
A little data mining for ya- here are the top 10 search engine queries that caused people to wind up here:

1) pj katie's farm
2) doodleart
3) marshmallow cannon
4) Ass Parade
6) rob cruickshank blog
7) "listerine girl"
8) vamhus hair
9) E-plus energy drink
10) swanksigns

And no, I don't want to know what "ass parade" is. On the other hand, if you have some PJ Katie episodes on tape, we should talk...

CraneAccidents.com .
Damn, I love the innernet....

Saturday, December 11, 2004
Google Suggest. Why don't they get it over with and just wire it right up to our brains?

Friday, December 10, 2004
Best fainting goat video I've seen in a while.
(Thanks Christine! Told ya they were real!)

Wednesday, December 08, 2004
I will admit to having had conversations which consist largely of various inflections of "dude".
For example:
"Dude?" (translation: why is your arm in a sling?)
(I explain why)
"aww,dude.." (Translation: I'm really sorry, that sucks. How did it happen?)
(I explain what happened, and where)
"Dude!" (translation: Wow, at least you were doing something cool! Way to go.)
(via MeFi)

Want your own Enigma Machine, but don't have the attention span for something like this? Now there's a Paper Enigma Machine!
(via Coudal Partners)

Sunday, December 05, 2004
Nightsave Deer. Glowing deer to reduce collisions at night! Remember, I'm still asking people to dig up examples of phosphorescent and luminous artworks, pleeeeeeze.
(via exclamation mark)

Saturday, December 04, 2004
Marcel Duchamp's Rotoreliefs. Or make ur own.
You can see a quicktime movie of his Rotary Demisphere ,and read some theory, here. Much more exciting than this.

Text-based pong.
(Thanks, Sally!)

Just in time for Christmas- shocking tanks! What a brilliant idea. I've seen their shocking roulette, and almost bought it, but figured I could make my own, and never did. Can you think of a game that couldn't be improved by the addition of electric shocks for the loser? I can't.
(via MeFi)

Friday, December 03, 2004

Digital sundials.
(Thanks, Dan!)

Thursday, December 02, 2004
I've added an Atom feed to the site. It's handy if you are running Firefox- the "live bookmarks" are neat. Give it a try.