Friday, May 24, 2002

D-Day's Untold Stories

A multimedia presentation from National Geographic - 60 years after the battle, soldiers recount their experiences of the battle that turned the tide of the war for the Allied Forces.

Thursday, May 23, 2002


An online multiplayer Flash game.

Digital artworks that all measure 250x250 pixels.

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Robotic Aquatic

Check out this cool robot fish, a Ceolocanth built by Mitsubishi, who apparently are the leaders in such endeavors.

War Games

Okay, my mind is reeling over here. The United States Army is getting ready start selling it's own retail videogame, a first-person shooter based on the Unreal engine.

This bothers me for a couple of reasons. Firstly, we're at war and at any given time suicide bombers could attack us with explosives, "dirty bombs" or biological agents...we're fighting abroad and things are just pretty tense in general - so why are they worrying about something as trivial as making videogames? It makes sense, in a weird way, I suppose, as propaganda, but aren't there already enough gung-ho military games out there without taxpayers footing the bill for another one?

This brings up my second worry...if the government can wind up spending fifty grand for a toilet or what have you, how much is it going to cost them to make a decent videogame?

(Correction: May 24, 2002 - It's come to my attention that the game in question will NOT be sold in stores, as I said earlier, but given away free as a promotional gimmick. Still, something about the whole idea just bugs me.)

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Internet Radio Lives

Thank goodness, the level heads at the U.S. Copyright Office killed a controversial recommendation that proposed insanely high fees on net radio. Keep on rockin' in the free world, baby!

Business News -- Controversial CARP Ruling Rejected

Is Your Neighbor a Terrorist?

You can never be too sure...thankfully, S.N.I.T.C.H. (the Strategic Network of Intelligence on Terrorism in our Communities and Homeland) has the info you need to root out these evildoers. Read their informative site, take their "terrorist test" and if it turns out the guy down the street isn't the soccer coach or chef he claims to be and, in fact, is planning to jihad on your ass...rat him out, quick!

This site about origami boulder very fine wadded paper artwork. I make artwork for you and you buy it now. I am famous Internet artist. You find my site didn't you?

Origami Boulder Company -- Original Origami Gifts!

Monday, May 20, 2002


Lots of great trivia about popular songs, such as the following information regarding the Elton John hit, Tiny Dancer:

The "Blue jean baby, L.A. Lady, seamstress for the band" is Maxine Feibelmann, Bernie Taupin's girlfriend. She traveled with the band on their early tours, often sewing together the costumes and fixing their clothes. She and Taupin married in 1971.

You can request facts, add to their database and search by artist or alphabetically. A cool site for the music lovers out there.

Yet another virtual pet game, it's Flash and takes a long time to load on a dial-up, so be warned.

Featherless Fowl

Those wacky Israelis have come up with a genetically altered chicken that has no feathers. The low-cal, faster growing bird promises to make poultry easier to grow in warm climates, where their feathered counterparts don't do as well, in addition to being at least a good 20 times freakier looking.

Zero-G Shenanigans

Think NASA's just wasting your tax dollars doing zany things like growing space string beans and such? Hell no!

They also do a lot of really cool, truly relevant things we can all understand and enjoy - like doing neat tricks with water-filled balloons in!

Maybe Darth Vader Really Meant Well

An author makes a compelling case for a misunderstood Empire and against Luke Skywalker and his "unimpressive crew of anarchic royals".

The Case for the Empire

Sunday, May 19, 2002

Minute By Minute Films

Short, artsy little films, done in Quicktime.