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27 February, 2004

Worst Web Site Ever?

I'm sure Brian Nelson is a fine businessman, and he's probably a leader in the party tent business. But I'm pretty sure this is the worst business web site I've ever seen.

In all fairness though, he does provide a warning:

DON'T TRY THIS TENT, CANOPY & AWNING PAGE ALONE!  If this is giant website is confusing just call me. 713-467-3025.

There is really no excuse for a site like that. There are thousands of high school or college students who would gladly accept the job of fixing up that site for a small fee -- or even free, just for the experience.

Posted on 27 February, 2004

MP3.com Webcast Auction

The assets of MP3.com will be auctioned via a webcast next month, by Cowan Alexander.

100s of Servers from Sun, Compaq, HP, & Dell, Clarion EMC Storage Arrays Networking from Cisco, Extreme, Foundry, etc. 100s of PCs, Notebooks, Printers, Monitors, Copiers, Fax Machines, etc. Digital Audio & Video Production and Editing Equipment LCD Projectors, Conference room suites 100s of Herman Miller Aeron Chairs Complete 10,000 sq ft health club Game Room including Pool Table, Foosball, Video Arcade Games, Ping Pong, Etc. Artwork, Collectable Musical instruments, Contemporary Furniture.

The auction will also include two items that were not owned by MP3.com: a 1997 Hummer (with seven TVs) and a 1994 Harley Davidson Fat Boy.

(via Voice of Golden Eagle - The Talking Stick)

Posted on 27 February, 2004

Tucson Luxury Home

We'll probably be moving to Tucson, Arizona this summer. But this house is a bit out of our price range.

  • 31,000 square feet
  • 20 acres
  • 24 rooms
  • Listed for $17,500,000

Posted on 27 February, 2004

He Is A Conservative

From The Oregonian: Mark Overzil's Credo of a conservative.

Posted on 27 February, 2004

Billionnaire List

Just out, from Forbes: The World's Richest People. No surprises here. I'm still not on the list. But J.K. Rowling is.

Posted on 27 February, 2004

Warner Bros. Cartoons

Dave Mackey presents Warner Bros. Cartoons Filmography And Title Card Gallery. This site contains much more than any human being should know about Warner Bros. cartoons.

The title card shown here is from 1950.

Posted on 27 February, 2004

Wal-Mart Expands

From Mocking Word: Wal-Mart Superstores to Offer Discount Outpatient Surgery.

Already the nation's largest purveyor of groceries, pharmaceuticals, household goods and eye care, among other things, a Wal-Mart spokesman today announced that Wal-Mart will offer outpatient surgery to millions of shoppers at the company's more than one thousand superstores across America.

"We have done extensive market research," the enthusiastic spokesman told reporters, "and we believe consumers will jump at the chance to have a wide range of outpatient surgeries while, at the same time, having their film developed and getting their oil changed, all at lowest prices, guaranteed."

Posted on 27 February, 2004

Bad Breath Detector

Isn't technology wonderful? It gives us products like BreathAlert:

An innovative palm-size monitor that detects and measures the presence of annoying or embarrassing breath odors.

Easy-to-read icons indicate four levels of breath odor. Simply turn on, breathe into the sensor for three seconds, and a reading appears on the digital display.

Posted on 27 February, 2004

Implied Regurgitation

Explore the power of Implied Regurgitation. What is it?

It's an experimental sticker campaign which strives to manipulate meaning by altering the multitudes of messages that surround us. It is an exploration of not only the process of implication, but the creative reclamation of advertising & public spaces. The stickers are designed to work like cartoon speech bubbles, and are usually placed strategically as to indicate speech. Target images are usually people, animals, or any sort of personified object or character.

In other words, people put an "I threw up" sticker on an image, and then take a photo. Like this, on a bus stop sign in New York City:

(via ollapodrida)

Posted on 27 February, 2004

Queryster

Search the Web using multiple search engines with Queryster.

Queryster simplifies and expedites web search by aggregating search results in an intuitive interface.

Posted on 27 February, 2004

What The World Thinks Of God

From BBC News: Seven charts that show What The World Thinks Of God. The results are shown by country. For example, we learn that:

More than 90% of those questioned in Indonesia, Nigeria and Lebanon said that they believed their God to be the only true God. This compares to only 31% in the UK.

And this:

More than 90% of those surveyed in Nigeria and Indonesia said they would give their lives for their beliefs. Only 19% of those asked in the UK agreed.

Posted on 27 February, 2004

A Woman Getting Old

Watch a woman's face show its age, as 69 years elapse.

This animation was created using a series of eight photographs, that were taken over the span of a woman's lifetime. A set of images, called key frames, was created from these photographs to show how she looked at different times in her life. The key frames gradually transform from one to the other through a process called morphing.

You'll find lots of other good time-lapse material at the Playing With Time site.

(via consumptive.org)

Posted on 27 February, 2004

Top Spam-Producing Countries

News: Sophos outs 'dirty dozen' spam producing countries.

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has published a report into the countries from which spam messages originate. Researchers scanned all spam messages received over two days last week and have revealed a 'dirty dozen' of offending countries with the United States topping the chart.

According to this study, 56.7% of spam originates in the U.S.. Canada is a distant second, with 6.8%

Posted on 27 February, 2004

Digiquaria

Digiquaria is...

... an aquarium of digital lifeforms inspired by waterlife.

It's a Shockwave app.

Posted on 27 February, 2004

Typewriter Fonts

Here's a large collection of free Typewriter Fonts. Shown here is a sample of the 1942 Report font.

Posted on 27 February, 2004