Recently the mathematician John Horton Conway passed away, who invented the well known Game Of Life. An algorithmic game I ended up building a version of in HTML at some point for fun. After seeing the news I remembered I still had this sitting around on my hard drive somewhere. So in memoriam, here it is to play around with.
It’s in an iframe, but if it doesn’t render properly you can use the direct link as well. Thanks for the games John. RIP.
Since I’m a tad preoccupied with building a house and all I’m going to use that as an excuse to dump some links here to stuff I ran into over the last couple of weeks that are interesting enough to share with you, my dear blog reader:
If you like a laugh, check out 27bslash6.com. He replies to emails and it’s hilarious. You might know him from emails such as the 7 legged spider.
Or how about some mash-up business? Been a while since I ran into a good one. This one takes stuff from twitter and turns it into a newspaper! Seriously. An online paper that is, at Paper.li. I made his one on stuxnet for example, by pulling links from the twitter hashtag. You can create one by tracking a user’s followers, lists or as mentioned a hashtag.
Clicking away through various Flickr groups and user accounts finally landed me on this old computer modem ad, telling us how damn sexy that particular piece of hardware really was. I never particularly found any computer hardware sexy since it’s way too uncurvy for that, but a huge square top box set like that was never sexy in anyone’s book I reckon. Never the less, these ads show how fast technology is moving forward, and this makes these vintage computer ads quite funny to watch. It just makes you wonder if we will be looking back at our current ads for the iPhone, mp3 players, or whatever in 20 years or so and find them equally hilarious. There’s more, in SA_Steve‘s vintage ad collection (not all geek).
Since we can now post videos, I shall do it a second time! But I’m not doing it just because I can (even though it would be a valid excuse) but because the awesomely funny lads from Monty Python have decided to put their own clips up over at YouTube in their very own Monty Python YouTube channel.
Instead of suing the ass off their fans who have been posting their copyrighted clips over the last 3 years in crap quality, they blow their nose at them and instead post the clips themselves in high quality, as they where intended to be viewed. How cool is that? Eat that RIAA and Metallica I say!
Instead they only want to use this opportunity to sell their DVD’s and movies. A bloody good idea in my opinion. Thanks to that, we can now enjoy the French taunts in high def.
I don’t ussually jump on internet memes, and post about them in my blog. There’s plenty of other blogs for that, and some are dedicated purely to pictures of cats with funny taglines, so why would I reproduce just that?
Well, when it’s fringe enough like something related to drum’n’bass mixed with religion, then it’s something that has enough relevance to be posted here, and IMHO funny enough as well.
So without further ado, here’s some church folks raving over some classic drum’n’bass and junlge tracks.
The intro of this one is excellent:
This is the first part of the previous one:
Good syncing in this one. I love it when that amen drops after 30 seconds.
And my personal favourite, because Messiah is such a fitting tune and those comments:
Twitter. It’s kinda fun. It’s also fun to see how much apps are popping up all over the place doing something with the public data from the twitter feeds.
Stuff like Twitterholic for instance, which gives you an overview of which twits have the most followers. Barack Obama is clearly at the lead there. Unless you’re fanatically being followed as well (you need over 2.559 followers at this very moment), you’re probably not in the list. You can hack the URL though by adding your own twitter name at the end like this http://www.twitterholic.com/twitter/n3wjack and see your own stats. Sweet!
More stats? Well okay, how about Tweetstats. Yet Another Twitter Stats tool, but it puts it all into a nice colorful bar charts, and bar charts rock. It seems to be rather popular since it’s queueing people to render their stats at the moment. Heh.
How about the really useful stuff? Hey, this is Twitter remember, don’t get your hopes up too much. Twittertale gives you all the pottymouths out there for instance. Always interesting to know which rude words are popular these days, so check em out.