Archive for the ‘meaningless’ Category

Eh? What’s that, Sonny?

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

I'm no longer hosting AgainButSlower.com, but if anyone is looking for it, it can be found here: http://oranchak.com/againbutslower.com/

Command-line debunker

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

My superstitious Facebook friends are posting this message: October has 5 Fridays 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens once every 823 years. This is money bags. So copy this to your Status and money will arrive within four days. Based on Chinese FengShui. The one who does not copy....will ...

CNN’s triumphant return to accurate journalism

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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OMG SOCIALISM!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

"This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US department of energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility. After that, I turned on the TV to one of ...

Corn muffin coefficient

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

From a recent Quotation of the Day Mailing List email comes this gem from a collection of letters written in response to the US Department of Agriculture's redesign of the Food Pyramid: "The cleansing properties of urine are not even addressed in the food pyramid. This must be corrected. We cannot ...

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. :)

WTFractal?!?

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

XSLT is a language for transforming XML. I came to hate XSLT long ago, at the tail end of a fading honeymoon period in which I dwelt in the empty promises of XML. Somebody came up with a way to plot the Mandelbrot Set using only an XML file combined ...

Swappify

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

TGAW's series of posts of "Season Compares" inspired me to code up another creation, the Swapper, to add to my ever-expanding collection of web toys of questionable value. Example swappification. Click to open if it isn't animating for you. Its purpose is to let you specify two images. The Swapper ...

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 ...