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28 November, 2003

The Opte Project

What is the Opte Project?

This project was created to make a visual representation of a space that is very much one-dimensional, a metaphysical universe. The data represented and collected here serves a multitude of purposes: Modeling the Internet, analyzing wasted IP space, IP space distribution, detecting the result of natural disasters, weather, war, and esthetics/art.

I don't pretend to understand it, but it sure has some appealing maps. Like this:

Posted on 28 November, 2003

No Marriage

An anti-marriage site called NoMarriage.com.

The purpose of NoMarriage.com website is to allow men to better understand two very important issues that get very little attention: (1) 4 out of 5 men regret marrying. (2) Foreign women from South America, Eastern Europe, and Asia make much better wives than American women.

Posted on 28 November, 2003

Virtual Drums

Here's another online virtual drum kit. This one's from Buckle. Play it by using the number keys on your keyboard.

Posted on 28 November, 2003

Brooklyn Storefronts

Nice photos: Brooklyn Storefront Houses of Worship.

Amateur photos of 100 storefront houses of worship in Brooklyn, NY.

(via Obliterated)

Posted on 28 November, 2003

How To Annoy Your Web Site Visitors

If your goal is to annoy people who visit your web site, take a tip from Tek-Tips. Accessing any page at the site displays a pop-up window that appears to be immune to standard pop-up blockers (and Mozilla Firebird).

The idea is to get you to become a registered user. Get a clue, David F. Murphy, CEO... I wouldn't even THINK of registering at your site -- thanks to that ridiculous pop-up window ploy.

Posted on 28 November, 2003

Happy BND

Have a happy Buy Nothing Day. So far, I haven't spent a penny.

Posted on 28 November, 2003

Michael Jackson Spin Doctors

Photoshopped images from Worth 1000: Spin Doctors For MJ.

The rules of this game are thus: Make an image that helps spin the negative publicity surrounding Michael Jackson's arrest. Either you can submit an unrelated image of Michael in various silly good deeds, or you can defend him from specific instances in his past that he is known negatively for.

Posted on 28 November, 2003

Eating Hot Dogs

Take a guess what you'll find at a site called Watch Me Eat A Hot Dog.

Watchmeeatahotdog.com is an independent media conglomerate located in beautiful New Orleans, Louisiana. It started as the drunken brainchild of three friends, and was conceived one evening at local landmark Mid City Lanes Rock 'n Bowl. Since that fateful evening, it has grown into the international phenomenon that we know today.

Posted on 28 November, 2003

Too Many Humans

From the Discovery Channel: 1,000 Times Too Many Humans?

A study that compared humans with other species concluded there are 1,000 times too many humans to be sustainable.

"In the past 25 years we have adopted a near-universal myth of 'sustainable development' based on continuous economic growth through globalization and freer trade," Rees wrote in a recent Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society paper. "Because the assumptions hidden in the globalization myth are incompatible with biophysical reality the myth reinforces humanity's already dysfunctional ecological behavior."

(via Incoming Signals)

Posted on 28 November, 2003

The Bra Ball

Emily Duffyf's amazing bra ball. It's an art project.

As I began building the BraBall, hooking bras end-to-end, winding them layer upon layer, it couldn't help but reflect other circular shapes; it resembles a globe, an egg, an ovary, a seedpod, a cell, and of course a breast. The sphere is an elemental shape, one of the building blocks of art as well as life. As the bras are linked together, each is like a page in the sculpture's story.

A single bra represents a moment in the life of the woman who donated it. It's a portrait of how she was at a particular time, age, and shape. The amazing variety of bras and the differences in wear and strain of their fabric shows how unique each woman's body is.

As of 9-Nov-03, it consisted of 18,056 bras, was five feet in diameter, and weighed nearly 1,800 pounds.

Posted on 28 November, 2003

Blogging 101

Scott, over at Volume 22, reveals a blogging secret...

What a Pain. I have what I believe to be a boil on my ass. It's about the size of a small marble and it makes it somewhat difficult for me to sit comfortably. The boil is located on the lower quadrant of my left butt-cheek. I'm putting this revolting information in my blog in a sad attempt to appear more human and to illicit pity.

To learn more about boils, go here.

Posted on 28 November, 2003

Just Hats

Need a hat? Try Hats in the Belfry.

Our on-line shop for Men's Hats, Women's Hats, Costume Hats, Crazy Hats, Funny Hats and catalog for Indiana Jones Hats, Kangol Caps, Stetson Hats, Kaminski Hats, Tilley Hats and Caps. It includes Dress hats, winter hats, Kangol Hats, Shady Brady Hats, Cowboy Hats, Safari and Outback hats, Top Hats, Winter Hats, Straw Hats and the Fedora hat, Basque berets, Military berets, Jester, Derby hats, Collapsible Top hats, Panama hats, Leather hats, ivy and newsboy caps and Dr. Seuss hats.

Shown here is a leather aviator helmet. It can be yours for only $39.95.

(via Muxway)

Posted on 28 November, 2003

White Castle Turkey Stuffing

Keep this recipe on hand for next Thanksgiving: White Castle Turkey Stuffing. The first ingredient: 10 White Castle hamburgers, no pickles.

The White Castle site has lots of other recipes.

Here's what they have to say about White Castle at The Better Burger Battle site.

This small burger, almost steamed beneath its blanket of onions and bun, drilled through with five holes for faster cooking and purchased by the sackful, has snuck into the Northeast from the Midwest. Founded in Wichita, Kansas, in 1921 by E.W. Ingram and Walt Anderson, they moved their headquarters to Columbus, Ohio in 1934. Since then, there has been a clear "leap frog" strategy - hit the big cities in the Northeast and move west to consolidate with the heartland. Most of the stores are still found in the industrial midwest but New Jersey, Metropolitan New York City and Philadelphia have them as well. Nationwide there are about 300 (Jan. 1997).

If you don't have a White Castle in your area, you can probably buy them frozen in a grocery store.

(via Tom McMahon)

Posted on 28 November, 2003

Pianographique

This is a very cool Shockwave app: Pianographique. It's a "graphic piano."

Each letter on the keyboard sets off a sound and an animation underneath the mouse cursor.

Posted on 28 November, 2003

Sports Nicknames

Here's an impressive collection of Sports Nicknames.

Welcome to a database of various nicknames used by college and professional athletic teams throughout the years. We even have some high schools included, just for fun. Although our collection is becoming quite large, this is by no means a complete list.

(via Information Nation)

Posted on 28 November, 2003