While hunting around for an obscure link to Pole Position, a computer game I remember playing avidly on my Dad's Atari 800, for a random comment at Daisy's site, I was very chuffed to find the killer list of video games which brought back some fond memories. What was distressing though was finding out that Pole Position came out in 1982, which means that the huge time I spend playing this game was when I was 8 or 9. I really am the sad computer g33k I sometimes think I am...

Aside: Seems I missed the Atari 800 web server - damn - I would have liked to have been served pages by that (g33kn355 confirmed!).

Entry 435, Friday, July 11th 2003, Filed In Diary
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The Tribe
Monkey business.

Entry 434, Friday, July 11th 2003, Filed In Stuff

Some Friday flash game fun with the Zombie Cluster Pumpkins Of Doom [at lavishfish].

Entry 433, Friday, July 11th 2003, Filed In Games

Readers outside of the UK may not be familiar with the font of journalistic integrity that is The Sun - the pinnacle of UK tabloid journalism. This story just about sums it up - faintly perverse, slightly rude, but very compelling: "SHOCKED six-year-old Leah Lowland checked out a mystery bulge on her Incredible Hulk doll and uncovered a giant green WILLY". Quality [via zFilter].

Entry 432, Friday, July 11th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Daily favourite Op-Pop has been down while Tom renewed his domain name registration - doh! - meaning it's been a whole 24hrs before I realised he had the Lego Trogdor posted. Sorry Strong Bad.

Entry 431, Wednesday, July 9th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Hopefully my evil plans for world domination aren't spoiled by those pesky Canadians. They have much better plans than me so it's a bit worrying.

NB: A very lazy posing day/week for me but I've updated a couple of older entries if you care to read down the page, some of my links have made it to zFilter (as casual_sub) and I'm getting my commuting tales of my chest at commuterland.

Entry 430, Wednesday, July 9th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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The cosmic workings of a fortune telling device revealed aka "a procedure for disassembling a Magic 8-Ball".

Entry 429, Tuesday, July 8th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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A nice cold beer the geek way (look away now manly). Personally I drink them too quickly to bother with this kind of palaver.

Entry 428, Tuesday, July 8th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Rather more information than I hope I ever need on drawing shapes with slants using HTML and CSS. Interesting none the less though.

Update: More CSS via plasticbag - check out drop shaows and title pics. I see I'm going to have to get into CSS in a big way soon as most impressively (for me) all these work in Opera as well as MSIE.

Entry 427, Monday, July 7th 2003, Filed In Stuff

One of my favourite on line stores is CDbaby, first because it's about the only place I can buy Ephemera CDs, secondly because they're so darn friendly about selling you stuff. It's the kind of customer service I react well to especially when even with $6 of air freight it costs me less than popping down to the shops in the UK.

Anyway with my last purchase they sent me a free compilation CD on which was a song by Moonraker who have an awsome sound which it's difficult to describe. CDbaby take a crack at it: "The spirit of live electronic soul, Moonraker blends elements of drum & bass, house, trip-hop and jazz infused funk to create some of the most fresh and intelligent music to surface in the Boston scene in years.". Not a bad description but listening is the only real way to describe it and there are tracks on-line at the band's site and at CDbaby. My favourite track is still Shalom - the first track I heard.

Overall well worth a listen, especially if you are enjoying a lazy Sunday. Personally it looks like next pay day I'll be making another purchase from CDbaby.

Entry 426, Sunday, July 6th 2003, Filed In Stuff

The beautiful flash game world of Samorost.

Entry 425, Saturday, July 5th 2003, Filed In Games

I'm meant to be programming a comments system for this site (still!) but this will leave me open to comment trolls. Eeek!

Entry 424, Saturday, July 5th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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