Life After Death By PowerPoint" is essential viewing, a video about the Micro$oft application I have almost total loathing for... [via m&c].
The team over at VideoJug dropped me an email to tell me about their new Video Games section, and "How To Beat Your Children At Computer Games" caught my eye as a good one to share. Some great advice for Jen & I in the future (well possibly mainly me), but some of you might find it useful now:) VideoJug is a "relatively new website where people can go to find, and watch (for free), professionally made instructional, helpful and informative videos on anything and everything in life". Nice idea. See what you think [subbed by The VideoJug Team].
Movie Quote Generator is silly, simple, time-wasting fun. Type in a word, "quotate", and generate your own random movie quote. And once you've been there, and done that, you even have the option of buying the t-shirt [subbed by Tenacious Stu].
Instinct (not that, that will stop me trying), but suffice to say it's a fun flash thing to play with on a Friday. Imagine a Monty Python animation, but done by a present day Monty Python who work in flash on the internet, rather than in stop frame animation on TV, and who are a Russian advertising agency, rather than an English comedy team. If you can imagine all this then you are a tiny step closer to understanding Instinct. Only a tiny step though [via redferret].
Google Maps Street View is the sort of web application to make g33ks shout k3wl (ok - that includes me), and even though you never knew you needed it, now it's here you do. It's a great solution, we just need to find out what the problems it solves are now. If you don't know what it does, just click the link, the video and pictures explain it all much better than words can. Only a limited number of locations are available currently, but I imagine more will be added soon.
Homestar stuff recently (shame on me), but I can't not post One Two, especially when you can mix your own. Grrrr! Plenty of guitar (pictured), with a splash of Coach Z, is my advice. Superb [via op-pop].
Seeds Of Imagination is an addicting flash toy type thing with a lot of beauty, but very little point. But since when did having no point stop these things being fun? Anyway, the aim of this thing is to grow a flower, or a garden of flowers if you get keen, by talking to your planted seed, and encouraging it to be a huge healthy plant of beauty. Type in what you want to say to your flower(s), or use the hints if you are feeling shy and don't really know what to say. It's all very bizarre, but very soothing, especially with the blissed out soundtrack [subbed by Sara].
Bloons World to happen (when is it going to be here? Some people - you know who you are - are asking me this every day. Someone give me a break and tell me when the release date is, preferably tell me it's soon) why not add the Bloons gadgets to your funky themed Google homepage so that you can play tiny icle versions of Bloons and More Bloons. And if they're just far too small for you to play (they were a touch on the microscopic side for me) why not add the epically cute Maukie (the Google cat - sound essential for ultimate cuteness) to play with as you peruse your news feeds [all subbed by Merc].
Virtual Trinity looks and feels like it should be a point and click game, but is actually just a website promoting University life at Trinity, Texas. Nice to look at and click thru, whilst you ponder what could have been an excellent looking game [subbed by Nanimo].
themes" to their personalized homepage now (sign up for an account if you don't already have one). Now the web page that you visit most often (after Lazylaces of course) can have a relaxing peaceful colour scheme of your choice. Lovely. Mine's pictured above (click on it for a bigger view). Great you think, that's nice. Then you realise that the picture changes over the course of the day in accordance with the local time. That's the point at which the g33k genes get all excited. Expect time dependent style-sheets all over the internet by this time next year. I'm already thinking about it...
Bloons World should give you plenty of time to resign from your day job so that you have more Bloons playing time available. You know it makes sense. They're only going to sack you for not spending any time on work anyway. Bloons World promises forums, a level creator, Bloons goodness and more [subbed by vmklover].
After a short absence (caused by some techie changes at my web host that no one there told me about) the "Submit A link" feature has returned (see right hand column). Find a good game, or whatever, on the net, fill in the details on the submit form, and it'll email the details straight to me for inclusion on the site. That's the theory at least. In practise what actually happens is I drown under a sea of emails and spam (current inbox size: 4500+ items) and people get upset because I lose their submissions, but Gmail search and I do try our best. Thanks to all the submitters, whether your links get used or not. All you Evil Spam Monkeys on the other hand I do not thank, despite some of your comical efforts.