- careful now, stop blinking, you may miss something [via daisy
The only legit use
of the greatly loathed <blink> tag. I'm afraid you have to be a HTML g33k for this one...you know who you are.
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).
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
for all your favourite calvin and hobbes
comic strips with this very nice search engine at martijn
's [via del.icio.us
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!
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.
Fuel for your desktop - nice automotive wallpapers
for all you car lovers out there. Obviously
I'm perusing the Mini section
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.
My absolute favourite UK television advertisment du jour, James Nesbitt
and the disastrous haircut for Yellow Pages
, on-line in big
versions. See more entertaining UK ads over at adwatch
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.
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