Archive for February, 2008

Garfield Minus Garfield

February 27th, 2008 by Ian

garfield without garfieldI never found Garfield that funny. But then we’re on the 59862145th strip now and it’s pretty hard to think of something new isn’t it? People have taken to photoshopping the cat out of the strip, and now they appear to be a look into the mind of a man on the edge, a wildly delusional schizophrenic. Much, much better.

The best can be found on the garfield minus garfield blog.

Sheffield Earthquake

February 27th, 2008 by Ian

I’ve just been sitting here and the whole house shook for about 4 seconds. So, being the geek I am: go internet go! The ever-useful Sheffield Forum tells me that I wasn’t imagining it. Even more surprising is the news there that it was felt as far west as Manchester and that according to my friends who I’m talking to over IM, as far East as Hull. Wierd. They felt it strongly too. More news later, I guess. It’s always interesting to see how the big media (like the BBC) react to this sort of sudden unexpected news.

Update: The BBC have got an initial report here. Got two pals in North London saying they felt substantial shakes.

Update #2: One guy hurt his leg when his chimney fell on him. My Mums piggie bank nearly fell off the telly. That’s it. No doubt the Japanese/San Franciscans are looking on and sneering at us making such a fuss. Unsupprisingly, it was left to b3ta.com to make the defining point.

Bloody Zombies

February 26th, 2008 by Ian

Bloody ZombiesMore of this sort of thing please. ‘Bloody Zombies’ is an ‘experimental’ game. One man, a lawnmower and a load of Zombies. Yeaaaah boiiiii. It’s the perfect way to loose 5 minutes. Indie games ftw etc. etc. The only thing is, as it’s such a small project for the developer, he’s not added sound. I suggest the Shaun of the Dead soundtrack, in particular the 80’s Matchbox B Line Disaster.

You can download this little game from the makers website, Kloonigames. Apparently the chap is doing a new game every week, so it’s probably worth keeping a look at his blog.

Monkey Tennis 2.0

February 21st, 2008 by Ian

alan-partridge.jpgIt’s only after you read the BBC Innovation Labs briefs that you start to get a bit bogged down by ‘Web 2.0-speak’. It has even started to creep into Private Eye magazine on an almost fortnightly basis now. We need help in these fast moving times. We need a man who knows the media. A man so pioneering, a man so brave and a man so in touch with what’s happening right now. We need this man to help us through all the buzz words. The man we need is Alan Partridge. My colleague at rckt wrote a few Partridge-esque ideas that might help the BBC in producing some new and exciting content for the web.

Photos posted to Flickr from Alan’s Iphone, geotagged and mashed onto Microsoftâ„¢ Live Map

This is what the web needs.

Survival Of The Fittest

February 12th, 2008 by Ian

Surely now those pesky creationists will no longer struggle with the concept of evolution after they read this craigslist post.

I have hypothesized that the blue M&Ms as a race cannot survive long in the intense theater of competition that is the modern candy and snack-food world.…”

Super (Duper?) Tuesday

February 5th, 2008 by Ian

Yeah yeah yeah, It’s all very complicated.  I think I want Obama to win personally, but after a mere 219 years of all-white presidents, I’m not holding out that much hope. So as I can’t vote (what, being a British citizen and all), I’m forced to point and laugh from afar. I could join the ‘Brits for Obama‘ facebook group I suppose, but lets face it; the guy doesn’t need someone like me supporting him from over the pond.

This video makes all the salient points and stars McLovin (from Superbad) and professional Steven Colbert impersonator Ed Helms. I suddenly feel enlightened since it’s been explained so firmly and passionately.