I have nothing to blog about. Therefore, I must show you this:
That is all.
Posted in animals, bizarre, crackbaby, funny, meaningless
Another evil incarnation of “turduckenology” arose yesterday at work. From my virtual Windows XP instance running inside Parallels Desktop on my Mac, I needed to make a remote desktop connection to my Windows XP desktop, which is running a Virtual PC 2007 instance of a virtual machine that itself had a remote desktop connection over a VPN to a client machine on their network:
That’s me diving through the rabbit hole of *four* instances of Windows via my Mac, so I can install our software on a client’s machine. The horror!
What really bends my noodle during this is figuring out how to copy and paste all the way up and down the chain of Windows instances. And it’s really easy to lose track of which Windows XP you are in when you are clicking around – it’s easy to run the wrong program in the wrong place!
These are the kinds of memories that will preoccupy my demented dreams when I am an old man in a nursing home.
I had too much fun with the Face Transformer web toy, a gizmo that transforms a photo of a face into different ethnicities, ages, and artistic styles:
From left to right: Original, baby, child, teenager, old, Afro-Caribean, Caucasian, west Asian, feminized, Modigliani, Boticelli, El Greco, Manga, Apeman, drunk
From left to right: Original, baby, teenager, young adult, old, Afro-Caribean, Caucasian, west Asian, masculinized, Modigliani, Boticelli, Manga, Apeman, drunk
From left to right: Original, baby, child, teenager, old, Afro-Caribean, east Asian, west Asian, masculinized, Modigliani, Boticelli, Manga, Apeman, drunk
Click any of the montages above to get to the larger versions on Flickr.
Trying out the Scriptless Flickr Badge, which pulls out random selections from 300 of the most recent posts to my Flickr photostream:
Reload to see new selections.
Posted in crackbaby, meaningless, tech, toys
Geekery, as revealed by an instant messaging exchange with Josh:
josh: You know what’s better than Dune?
josh: Iron Maiden.
josh: You know what’s better than Iron Maiden?
josh: Iron Maiden having a song about Dune.
Hilarious email from Christina:
CHRISTMAS CAROLS FOR THE DISTURBED
* 1. Schizophrenia — Do You Hear What I Hear?
* 2. Multiple Personality Disorder — We Three Kings Disoriented Are
* 3. Dementia — I Think I’ll be Home for Christmas
* 4. Narcissistic — Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me
* 5. Manic – Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Buses and Trucks and Trees and…..
* 6. Paranoid — Santa Claus is Coming to Town to Get Me
* 7. Borderline Personality Disorder — Thoughts of Roasting on an Open Fire
* 8. Personality Disorder — You Better Watch Out, I’m Gonna Cry, I’m Gonna Pout, Maybe I’ll Tell You Why
* 9. Attention Deficit Disorder — Silent night, Holy oooh look at the Froggy – can I have a chocolate, why is France so far away?
* 10. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder — Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle,Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells , Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
I think it will probably only work in modern browsers. If it doesn’t work for you, don’t worry – you aren’t missing much.
Alternate version without the explosion effect:
(see also: GOOSE)
Posted in computing, crackbaby, meaningless, projects, toys
Here’s an amusing randomly-generated haiku made by our chat bot today on the IRC channel at work:
who let the dogs out?
when the revolution comes
camels cannot dance
Posted in computing, crackbaby, funny, meaningless
The unspeakable dread is mounting on this Election Day as I traverse the glittering touchscreen prompts on the voting machines to select our next round of overlords. But in his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. And he has a campaign. Chris, friend of the Cthulhu for Senate effort, wore this shirt to the polls this morning:
Get the word out with another fine example of Cthulhu campaign paraphenilia:
More info on Cthulhu. Keep his name in mind if your desperation at the ballot leads you to stare at the write-in box, wondering what name to scrawl there. Is “a pulpy, tentacled head surmounted by a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings” really any worse than many of the people we’ve already elected???
We’ll have to wait a little while longer for the Cthulhu for President campaign to heat up.
The Napoleon Dynamite shirt the Cthulhu shirt is based on:
See also: Icethulhu and Foodthulhu.
Posted in bizarre, crackbaby, meaningless, movies, queasy
Another collection of utterly brainless fun. Internet TV has shriveled my brain.
Borat trailer. Sacha Baron Cohen, famous for Ali G, in his new role as a hilarious Kazakhstani TV personality.
Angry British Telecom customer. “And I mean PHYSICALLY!” This guy must be related to Winnebago man.
Unintentionally suggestive cartoon on a gameshow.
“Monkey Gland Sauce”. From the excellent Kooky Chow collection of bizarre foods. Among its features is our old favorite, pork brains in milk gravy.
A terrifying message from Al Gore. And for some reason in the YouTube comments there is a debate about homosexuality, relgion, and science. Like millions of other social web sites. Wisdom of the masses indeed.
Comcast technician sleeps on customers couch. Customer service!
The Colbert Report – Gravitas match with Stone Phillips. Watch as esteemed journalists battle.
The Colbert Report – Gravitas rematch with Stone Phillips. Colbert attempts to reclaim his Gravitas crown.
Blooper: Man breaks precious item on TV. See? Playing with it CAN break it.
Pee and Poo toys. Made from cuddly polyester, and… well… who knows.
Evil Japanese prank show – Toilet from hell. This is what happens when you combine public toilets and elevators.
Evil Japanese prank show – Spa from hell. I suppose liability lawsuits are an American invention.
Cell phone striptease. Much better than a lousy textmessage.
Transformers teaser trailer. Yes, the live-action Transformers movie by Michael Bay. The 80s will live forever! The teaser doesn’t show much – the movie isn’t going to be out until some time next year.
Posted in crackbaby, funny, meaningless, movies