Hopefully the first of many special projects, the 56K Modem Emulator
is made in memory of internet connections gone by for folks like me who now enjoy the benefits of a broadband connection but miss some of the sights and sounds of dial-up. Apologies to people still on dial-up you'll find the download on the sound file intolerably slow not to mention totally unecessary.
Head over to the Tit & Shovel
to take part in Manly
's pub quiz. Entries close this Friday, or Friday the 14th October, whichever comes first.
How can something as a simple as a little cloth bunny make you smile and think "I must have one of those
"? Strange. If you could get whatever it is in a bottle and sell it you'd be rich [via Daisy
]. Also on the subject(ish) of bunnies the current number one song at the Korean Yahoo! for kids features singing and dancing carrots
and is well worth a look.
Whatever happened to...?
This story cheered me up on a dreary Monday... A ten year old boy goes missing, the police are called, one search and rescue operation, including full house to house investigation and overhead helicopter, later, boy turns up under bed fast asleep in a makeshift camp behind a cardboard box. The best part being (other than him being safe and well of course) he was still fast asleep when they found him. Respect.
Up late last night I saw a television advert
that I didn't quite believe to the extent that I had to check on-line today to see if I remembered it right. Fortunately I did. See
the ubiquitous and irritating LLB
(LLB = Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen for those lucky enough not to know) undergo stain torture
at the hands of the awsome Adam & Joe
, all to see if Surf
can remove stains from ridiculous clothes.
I can't remember who it was but at some point during the last couple of weeks somebody was explaining to me how the baseball 'World Series
' got it's name. That is say why it has the word 'world
' in it's title when it is quite clearly a US only event.
The explanation was quite pleasing. The story goes that the original sponsor of the World Series was the 'New York World' newspaper - hence the name. Nothing what-so-ever to do with someone confusing their country with the planet.
Thanks to snopes urban legend reference though I've since found this explanation isn't right at all. Unfortunately while the story is disproved no satisfactory explanation of where the name comes from is provided. Did someone really not realise that there is more than one country in the world?
Something troubling you? Been naughty? Let it all out and confess on-line and you'll be rewarded with a *grouphug* [via burnt toast
Note: Don't believe everything you read in the press.
- A classic example of a domain name meaning something completely different to the owner from what you were expecting. At least the guys at WTF.net
are just taking the piss (I think). WTF.com sadly remains registered but unused.
How did people express this kind of thing before flash animation? As usual insanity and flash meet head on [via Daisy
Lo-Fi Wi-Fi finding. I swear I heard the term warchalking
a few months back but I wasn't really paying attention. I then accidently stumbled across it again the other day through I don't know what google search and I got reading - such a friendly lo-tec approach to wi-fi networking. Interesting.