Archive for the ‘crackbaby’ Category

Craft time

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Something I had to make during my lunch break. Because seeing Totoro in Toy Story 3 was awesome.

Dress for the Aporkcalypse

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

I was hypnotized by the recent rebranding of "swine flu" as "hamthrax", which unfortunately compelled to me design a t-shirt for sale on CafePress: How long until the band's lawyers come after me? Until then, buy a shirt!. Or a hat. :)

links for 2009-03-06: Pile o’ toys

Friday, March 6th, 2009

table {width: 400px;} img { border: none;} td {padding-bottom: 1em;} This impressive augmented reality demo from GE inserts computer-generated 3D objects into live video. First, watch the short video. Then, try it yourself. Israeli musician "Kutiman" took a big pile of seemingly random YouTube video clips and used them as instruments ...

My share of the stimulus package

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Now I can pretend to be on Wall Street, seizing untold riches with my filthy, Ponzi-scheme stained paws! ...or does this hyperinflationary currency from Zimbabwe's crumbling economy portend the future of our own currency? By the way... uh... is it just me, or is the typeface on the 10 trillion dollar banknote ...

New Media Flotsam

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

I thought I would post a roundup of convenient links to RSS feeds for all my social media debris (blog, Flickr, YouTube, Digg, del.icio.us, last.fm, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.). But FriendFeed already does it elegantly with a single simple page: http://friendfeed.com/doranchak And, with a single consolidated RSS feed to go with it: http://friendfeed.com/doranchak?format=atom If ...

Oh Mariam Almaleek, we could have had something.

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Normally, I ignore the constant stream of spam that comes my way. But I got an email from a scammer, and I wanted to waste the scammer's time, so I thought I would have some fun. The scammer's emails are in indented green; my replies are in bold ...

Get your ass to Mars!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Sergey and Larry have released an important announcement: (youtube link)

The twitness

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

I've joined Twitter. Micro-blogging is a new evil that I must experience. [ Twitter page | RSS ]

Google Translate has an ulterior motive

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

To recreate this strangeness, go to Google Translate, select English to Spanish, type in "Heath Ledger is dead", hit translate, and bask in the glow of Google's oddity (at least, for as long as it lasts until they possibly fix it). (Thanks, Josh, for the story, which he found on 4chan)

Echoes of obscure 1980s software culture

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

When I was a kid in the 80s poking around on my ol' Apple //c, I loved the Beagle Bros, a company that made great software and had a very unique style. Their combination of vintage wordcut artwork with hobbyist programming was great fun (here is a great example). The ...