Ps, she is awesome.
Heather is totally fluffing me right now.
Tired and emotional →
“Tired and emotional” is a chiefly British, Irish or Australian euphemism for “drunk”. It was popularised by the British satirical magazine Private Eye in 1967 after being used in a spoof diplomatic memo to describe the state of Labour Cabinet minister George Brown, but is now used as a stock phrase: British slander and libel law makes it unwise ever to directly refer to...
i’m watching some weird anime about cats, brb– My friend Lucy, who doesn’t even have enough shame to lie about it
No Doubt - “Don’t Speak” ...
System of a Down - B.Y.O.B. This is really fun...
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I don’t suppose there are any gamers following me that know more about this than I do? I need some sort of contraption that will let me plug a PS2 into an LCD monitor. Are these the best way to do it? (And is there a better model I should buy?) A little googling and Amazon review reading turned up some complaints about resolution and picture quality, but the general opinion seemed positive...
Touhou is an overhead shooter populated by a large selection of underage girls...– Encyclopedia Dramatica’s description of Touhou
London Elektricity - Essential Mix →
I always seem to miss Radio 1’s best Essential Mixes. This is an excellent one from 8th November, by London Elektricity. Lots of new stuff (Q-Project’s “Credit Crunch” is a high point), lots of classics.
Silent Keynote Campaign →
My initial thought was that this is probably the most ridiculous idea ever. But I double-checked and got a second opinion, and now I’m certain this is the most ridiculous idea ever. I don’t think Apple give a fuck how much noise you do or don’t make, because they’re still going to make millions off whatever they announce. So here’s an idea: let’s extend the...
Windhammer by Rob Weychert →
My issue 2 of Fray magazine arrived today. This is one of my favourite stories in it. I highly recommend subscribing to Fray. It’s an excellent idea, and excellently executed as well. The print version is excellent quality, and includes much more content than you’ll find online. The website is really just a teaser.
JOKER - Stuck in the System
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 1996 11:28:22 -0400 Subject: ski free! If this is the...– http://ski.ihoc.net/fanmail.txt
rRootage for Mac OS X →
Speaking of bullet hell shooters, here’s a well made Flash one. It’s a lot easier than most (I still find it quite tricky). There are very few bullet hell shmups available for OS X, unless I’m looking in the wrong places. I found ports of rRootage and Noiz2sa, but they’re keyboard only — I’m not sure if that’s standard for these games, but I fail to see how...
Skream - Midnight Request Line
About My Themes
I’ve been getting e-mails and Twitter messages about this that I helpfully ignored, and apparently other people are getting e-mails about it too (sorry, Marco!) so let’s address this. All of my themes are currently unavailable, because they’re hosted on my suspended Media Temple account. I don’t have the $20 to renew it at the moment (fucking students). They’ll be...
wordjournal: noun • the elimination of a syllable in a pair of adjacent identical or similar syllables. For example, probably is often reduced to “probly”, and idolatry is derived from Latin idololatria. A joke in linguistics is to refer to the phenomenon as “haplogy” (thus subjecting haplology to haplology). More like hapLOLogy, am I rite guys?
We got to the kissing part and I got all confused. My autopilot kicked in and I...– From the season finale of Californication, via nickdouglas. I was going to quote this exact bit today.
Is This Your Paper On Single Serving Sites? →
I know I’m a little late to the party, but I only just got round to reading this. I saw it linked all over the place, on and off Tumblr, last week, but having read it, I have no idea why. Calling this a “paper” is generous, I think. All it really seems to say is single servings sites are funny lol. I could have said that in six words. In fact, I just did. Then there’s...
Rusko - Essential Mix 12/13 →
Oh yes. Internet, I’m not embarrassed about liking Dubstep anymore, and I think you should all check this mix out. Lots of exclusives, a Katy Perry remix (starts at 56:00), and an edit of one of my favourite remixes at the moment (Caspa mix of Where’s My Money).
Peggle Fan Fiction
Knowing that gamers tend to be fairly obsessive about their favourite games, and that the weirder ones are prone to writing fan fiction, I just googled “Peggle fan fiction”. Purely out of curiosity. Surprisingly, almost nothing came up. I feel like this is a huge niche in the field of fan fiction. There’s so much to work with! Nevertheless, I did find this gem. It’s short,...
Word Journal →
Everyone loves words. Especially Linguistics students. So when my tutor (Lynne Murphy, by the way, for fellow Linguists) suggested a word journal as an extra credit project, I jumped all over it. This isn’t it, but it’s borne from the same idea, except with more collaboration. (Name is subject to change on the grounds that it’s boring, apparently. Jeez.) At the moment,...
Your Friday timewaster arrived a few days early. (I managed to beat it with 13 friends left.)
Moby - Alice (Noisia Remix) Still amazing.
Asthmatic Kitty Tries Critic-Based Pricing →
Asthmatic Kitty are experimenting with a new pricing structure for their music, modelled on Radiohead’s In Rainbows format (pay what you want). Today we are officially experimenting with what we call the Critic-Based Pricing Structure. Instead of selling Ropechain for our standard $10, or letting consumers pick their own price, we have let Pitchfork determine the price. Pitchfork gave...
Zipf's Law Observed in Linux Evolution →
Best of 2008 – Last.fm →
Not sure how new this is, but last.fm has some best of 2008 charts up — best artists, albums, and tracks. The charts have an interesting caveat: they’ve only included artists with debut releases this year (so probably the first list ever on last.fm that Radiohead aren’t top of), and albums with physical releases this year. Even so, it’s all shockingly predictable, with trendy...