Looks like a fucking command centre in here with all the fucking wires and mics...– Richard (via musicbrain) A realisation, 5 minutes later: “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is WTF!” This one’s a keeper for sure.
Neon Indian - “Deadbeat Summer” As...
Week 1: Got paid for one shift. I didn’t even work that shift. Also got paid £2.50/hour too much, but did not complain. Week 2: Got paid for one shift again. Had worked two shifts, neither of which were on the day I got paid for. Week 3: Got paid for two shifts. Had worked three shifts. Have yet to see which days I got paid for, paycheck arrives tomorrow. That’s some great fucking...
Passion Pit - “Sleepyhead (Starsmith Remix feat....
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Heather: He's like the gay looking version of you
Pandemic: American Swine →
A new Pandemic game! Pandemic 2 was one of my favourite flash games ever. This one turns the tables, and rather than attempting to spread a virus, you have to stop it spreading. And yes, the virus you have to stop is Swine Flu, of course. (I’m surprised a game like this took so long to appear.) It’s a lot harder and strategy-based than Pandemic 2, which is perfect, since it...
So there’s this guy at work and OMG he’s so nice. I want to be friends with him soooo bad. *sigh*
Is Swine Flu Man-Made?
A little context: my brother, who is 24, is a fucking tool. He spends time reading conspiracy theorist forums, and spouting his mouth off about things he does not understand. Recent claims include: The recent outbreaks of Ebola virus in the Philippines, Avian Flu in Egypt, and Swine Flu here and there, should be a huge cause for concern and will eventually have the general public...
Me: Eating yoghurt
Heather: Is that how you spell it?
Heather: It sounds like a yoga injury.
While at work today, I found myself jolted from my painstakingly-perfected haze, whereby I am able to ignore everything except the blissful tannoy announcement of “all agency staff take a 30 minute break” and do my job without even having to think. “Why are you working so slow! What’s wrong with your hand!” Not so much questions as barked statements, with an...
Both Seasons of Spaced Available on Hulu →
One of Britain’s best comedies is now available in its entirety on Hulu! Unless you are actually British! Yay! (via musicbrain)
On Tongue Rolling →
poeks: Sidenote: didja know that the ability to roll yer tongue is genetic? Yeah, I’m just trying to throw something more interesting in there to distract you from the fact that I’m not doing anything interesting. That is actually not true. For one, the ability to roll your tongue can be learned (and forgotten). And studies on monozygotic twins have shown that it’s influenced...
Wanna talk about RSI? Try slapping a sticker on to a polyurethane box. Around 250 times an hour. For 7 straight hours. My right forefinger and middle finger feel great! I’m also realising the way I’m lifting said boxes (full of food ranging in weight from lettuce right up to ‘taters) is causing me considerable discomfort in my thumb and wrist, presumably because of the way I have...
Heather just lifted her shirt on Skype and said “pew pew out of each one! Lasers!” Just in case anyone was wondering what an amazing woman I am marrying.
Procreate in the bathwater of my verisimilitude.– That was the tagline on my blog in 2007. I’m not even sure what it means, never mind why it was there.
KType is a browser-based application that aims to make typing significantly easier for people who have a hard time typing because of disablity, illness, lack of mobility etc. I think this is a great idea.
One further thought I had regarding my thoughts on Fever and how the mechanic could work well for Tumblr. In lieu of Tumblr actually implementing this feature — everyone that commented on my post seemed enthusiastic about the idea, except one person that didn’t really seem to get it, probably my fault — tumblelogs themselves would make great “sparks” inside Fever, and...
Heather: your post on the mame closet was hilarious dude
Heather: i said closet
Heather: that is bad right?
What is this CRAP? →
What happens when a bunch of non-mechanically inclined nerds, with no knack for design, decide it would be a good idea to build a MAME (arcade) cabinet? Lots of really ugly shit happens. That’s what. There are some truths in life that some people are not willing to accept; All babies are not cute, all old ladies are not sweet, not every man’s wife is beautiful, and YOUR MAME...
Headless Heroes (feat. Alela Diane) - “Hey,...
For some time yesterday, I wrangled with the idea of buying Fever. A brief primer for anyone that is seeing that link for the first time: Fever is, in the broadest terms, a self-hosted feed reader that will set you back $30, on top of what you pay for any extra hosting requirements (pro-tip: it won’t work on NFS). Its gimmick — gotta justify a price tag that high somehow — is...
When I see you again after a few more months of this job, it’s going to be...– Me. This job is the best workout ever. Three or four times a week (up to five or six when I’m a bit fitter): 25 minute bike ride there, uphill, 7 or 8 hours of being on my feet, with constant heavy lifting, and another 25 minute ride home, downhill.
If you live in Camberly and you’re wondering why your local Marks & Spencer’s doesn’t have any star-shaped breaded chicken breast, it’s because I sent them to Summertown instead. It seemed more appropriate. Yeah, that’s the kind of power I have in this job. Though my boss might argue it’s more a case of me not doing my job properly, rather than abusing...
Very Funny, Virgin
Last night, my Virgin Media internet connection died. This morning, it is back, but forwards me to the broadband setup screen I had to fill in when I first activated the connection. Annoying. The first page asks for my surname and postcode. To “help us make sure we’ve got the right account details.” The surname field won’t let me put a hyphen in. My surname is...
Tommy Tutone - “867-5309/Jenny”
Just got home from an 8 and a half hour night shift at work. (My first full shift there.) Observations: Manual labour sucks Manual labour really fucking sucks Jesus Christ, this had better be really fucking character building Repeating £11.50 an hour, £11.50 an hour, £11.50 an hour, £11.50 an hour, ad infinitum It would have been really nice to come home and crawl into bed with Heather,...
You’d think a media player that took ten years to get to version 1.0 wouldn’t be so ugly and awful to use.
Twitter Music Chart →
This is pretty fucking cool. Great job, Hype Machine.