The javascript train spotting sim - careful now, stop blinking, you may miss something [via daisy].

Entry 773, Tuesday, March 9th 2004, Filed In Stuff

The only legit use of the greatly loathed <blink> tag. I'm afraid you have to be a HTML g33k for this know who you are.

Entry 772, Tuesday, March 9th 2004, Filed In Stuff

Because everything you read on the internet is true... Many of the "unreliable facts" at thebrainstrust will raise a titter or two. From a quick browse through one of my favourites was:

The last time anyone used the "Scroll Lock " key on a computer keyboard was on April 7th 1988, when Miguel Santinez, a Computer Science undergraduate at the Sorbonne, missed when aiming for the "Break" key whilst debugging a program in Pascal.

What is that key for? Come to mention it I don't remember using "SysRq" either.

Update: On second thoughts that really was an unreliable fact as I remember using the scroll lock key quite recently with a switch box (i.e. one keyboard & monitor, many actual PCs/Servers).

Entry 771, Tuesday, March 9th 2004, Filed In Stuff

First 2 Zero
Playing darts on-line might be addictive, but it doesn't have that true pub atmosphere - unless you're drinking a pint at the same time, have a urinal in the bathroom, and chuck yourself out at 11 [found whilst supping a pint of best at the cheeky beaver].

Entry 770, Wednesday, March 3rd 2004, Filed In Games

Calvin And Hobbes Strip Search
Text search for all your favourite calvin and hobbes comic strips with this very nice search engine at martijn's [via].

Entry 769, Wednesday, March 3rd 2004, Filed In Stuff

Feck! Girls! Drink!
Video clips from Father Ted, one of the best UK/Irish television programs ever. Pictured is the one where they protest against the immoral film: careful now, down with this sort of thing!

Entry 768, Wednesday, March 3rd 2004, Filed In Stuff

Gory Peguin Vrs.Yeti
A while back I linked to the penguin vrs. yeti game which, even this early, I think is a strong contender for the Internet game of the year. Anyway I keep getting loads of referrals for "gory yeti penguin" which I thought was odd, as while not especially kind to penguins, the game didn't seem that gory. A little hunting around though produced this - the super blood thirsty gory version with extra added spikes and landmines. Thumbs up to flabber for the hosting. I hope this satisfies the blood lust of all you gore-searching types. I myself managed a very nice score of over 1200 with good use of the landmines.

Entry 767, Wednesday, March 3rd 2004, Filed In Games

Diesel Station
Fuel for your desktop - nice automotive wallpapers for all you car lovers out there. Obviously I'm perusing the Mini section.

Entry 766, Monday, March 1st 2004, Filed In Stuff

At the heart of Google's search technology is PigeonRank™ running on lin/ax. By collecting flocks of pigeons in dense clusters, Google is able to process search queries at speeds superior to traditional search engines, which typically rely on birds of prey, brooding hens or slow-moving waterfowl to do their relevance rankings...

I can't believe I hadn't seen this before, many thanks to new boy Adam at work for enlightening me. I did actually LOL.

Entry 765, Monday, March 1st 2004, Filed In Stuff

Some Eedjit's Cut My Niece's Hair
My absolute favourite UK television advertisment du jour, James Nesbitt and the disastrous haircut for Yellow Pages, on-line in big and small versions. See more entertaining UK ads over at adwatch.

Entry 764, Monday, March 1st 2004, Filed In Stuff

The Splutterfish gallery is, technically, a showcase for the Brazil rendering system, but it also makes for a rather fine selection of desktop wallpapers. "Can't rain all the time" (pictured) was my wallpaper up until recently.

Sidenote: for reasons unknown even to myself, this and the rest of today's links are all pictorial. I could make up some nonsense about brightening up a Monday, but it's much more random than that.

Entry 763, Monday, March 1st 2004, Filed In Stuff

You know the drill now. On-line adventure game. Point'n'click a lot, collect the objects, escape the room...need I go on? Seriously though this looks like a good one if you can handle any more of this type of game [big linky thanks to nexus].

Entry 762, Monday, March 1st 2004, Filed In Games

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