Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The 1996 internet

Here is a funny article linking to the actual sites used in 1996...

fast food and soft drink corporations because they were some of the earliest adapters of the internet. They viewed the medium as a chance for inexpensive advertising and invested dozens upon dozens of dollars into it. The results are tremendously humiliating.

Cheeseburger in a can

Hungry? Buy it! Here is the English translation of the page using BabelFish.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Johnny Lee strikes again.

I thought I'd check out Johnny's research. It's even more interesting than the wii stuff.

Johnny Chung Lee, the coolest guy ever.

Johnny has come up with some great stuff using the Wii.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Monkey Business

Have you ever wanted to dress up a monkey and make them talk? Here is your chance - Monk-e-mail.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Considering a pet?

I love all things nerdy, especially robotic nerdy. So this year get ready for "Pleo", a robotic dinosaur that has
"body language, exhibits evolving emotions, is aware of his surroundings and has recognizable behaviors that change over time."

However, I would still favour adopting a real pet from the RSPCA instead of forking out the $349 USD for the dinosaur pet. The RSPCA has a great site called Adopt-a-Pet where you can search for all types of pets (and see pictures) that are currently available at the RSPCA centres.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Exploding Dog

Want to know how to make a living drawing stick figures? I'm not sure how to do that, I just know that a guy named Sam who runs Exploding Dog does. People send him emails containing a sentence and he draws a picture using that sentence as a title. I enjoy his take on the titles.

Here are some titles and pictures:

I need to be outside.

Are you going to eat that?

More titles - click to get the pictures:

This blog is white hot

Thanks to David Barry who left a comment on Andrew's blog. I can now see that this blog is hot with visitors. I don't know how the servers can keep up.

Check out the stats below taken by google analytics since I started it just after the new year.

13 visits and 6 unique vistors, average time spent on site = 2 minutes. I must have an intelligent readership since they speed read my blog posts in 2 minutes.

My blog must be in competition with Crossing the Ditch for the hottest website. Apparently the Crossing the Ditch website had 1 million hits in 30 minutes when the 2 Trans Tasman kayakers were about to make history when landing in New Plymouth.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Stormy Brisbane

To avoid the current thunderstorms in Brisbane and northern NSW I thought I'd share a handy site. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology's Brisbane radar has saved my car from many hail storms and traffic jams in the last few years. You can find the closest radar to you here.