Archive for January, 2008

Pony trolling

January 30th, 2008 by Ian

My Little PonyWith all the drama going on right now with Anonymous and the Church of Scientology, it’s nice to see some old skool creative trolling going on at this ‘My Little Pony’ fan forum.

…your picture of Stalin riding a Year3 Limited Edition Starflower inside a German concentration camp was both upsetting and historically inaccurate

With such legendary responses, it’s hard to tell if the ‘targets’ are dumb or genuinely enjoying taking the bait as much as the troll. Guy’s a legend.

Macheads (or: why I’m glad I didn’t buy a Mac)

January 23rd, 2008 by Ian

First things first, I think Apple make some great stuff. Work recently put a 24″ iMac on my desk and it’s great to work with. Sure it’s not exactly crash-proof (although this is more Adobe’s fault) and the keyboard is awful, but the Apple/OS X experience is pretty good, especially with that lovely vibrant screen. I was recently in the market for a new laptop and was going to buy a 13″ Macbook. In the end a friend of mine stepped in and let me have his old 13″ Sony Vaio for much less, so I bought that instead. I think maybe in his wisdom he was trying to save me.

Old Apple logoThis trailer for an upcoming film about Mac users called ‘Macheads‘ is terrifying. I’m a pretty huge geek who uses a range of Windows, Linux and OS X machines, but the thought of getting quite as attached to a computer as any of these people makes me glad that I only use a Mac during office hours. As someone with a keen interest in design, I can sympathize a little with someone who collects old Macintosh boxes, but lines like “I have never knowing slept with a windows user” are just disturbing.

At least in the old days (before the iMac) all the hardcore Mac users had beards so were recognizable. Now they have started shaving. God help us all. I still want to see the film though.

See the trailer in question here (found via Gizmodo)

Happy Martin Luther King day

January 21st, 2008 by Ian

Hurrah! A full day of selective quoting from his many speeches, taking care not to mention anything he said about stopping poverty, the US class system or his anti-war stance. The picture of the day can be found here.

Everyday normal guy rap

January 17th, 2008 by Ian

Finally, someone is dealing with the things that really matter. I think I’ll stick with Aesop Rock though, to be completely honest.

reddit rant in e-minor

January 16th, 2008 by Ian

Sometimes it feels nice to rant against blatant stupidity and get the support of my peers (read: fellow redditors). I’m happy to be upmodded when it’s something I care about. Sad? Well, maybe. But in this case; when it involves media-scaremongering that makes people terrified of their own neighbourhoods (specially when it’s my neighbourhood), I’ll happily take those votes.

Secrets in websites

January 13th, 2008 by Ian

This collection of web-site nosey-ness is evidence that web devs do have a sense of humour! Well, almost. Nice to see the geeks at top sites like facebook are as frustrated as I am when it comes to hacking the crappy IE box-model into working properly. Makes me feel… like a proper front-end web developer.

I wonder if I can get away with sneaking stuff like this into my clients work, as an aid to my occasional frustration.

The worlds most important 6-second drum loop

January 1st, 2008 by Ian

Happy new year. Lets ring in the new year with a short documentary about 39 year old piece of music that changed the world. A tale that highlights the ridiculousness of copyright law. That said, I don’t agree with what the narrator says about Squarepusher!

found via prototypen.com/blog/mogreens/