Blue's News posted a link to the great big computer key seat. It is a stool that is a great low-tech item for any computer geek. The contoured shape holds your backspace just like your finger rests in a key. The stool measures 22 inches square and 15 inches high and has 'sit' printed on the top. It can be customized these stools with your own message or logo. They are made of durable plastic, these chairs are lightweight and can be easily shifted around or stacked.
Viral Ads posted a few more funny TV advertisements/commercials/spots today. Three of them were funny and worth downloading and watching:
- #2074 -- If you really have to fart on your birthday, don't do it in your office (if you have one).
- #2075 -- The disadvantage of winning the lottery and as a religion person. I don't mind sharing more if I ever win. ;)
- #2077 -- I hope no one does this to me when I have to do my nature call. That would royally suck!
Worth1000's current theme for doctored photographs is "Studio Mix n Match 4". The theme is to depict any musician performing in a genre that is totally foreign to their usual style.
This BetaNews story says an analysis of major Internet markets revealed that the time netizens spend online at home has come close to hitting a plateau in many major markets.
Wow. I am laughing, angry, and sad at this Broadband Reports story. One of the Los Angeles tech-journalists, behind the Boing Boing blog, had their phone, cable and Internet service ripped from their home thanks to their garbage-man (and truck), who also managed to damage the roof. You can read the blogs here and here.
Amaztype lets you search items (books, music, and video/DVD) on Amazon (foreign ones supported -- United States/U.S., Canada, Japan, and United Kingdom/U.K.) and show all found items with the specified keyword(s) in the word layout. For example, http://amaztype.tha.jp/US/Books/Title?q=ants wrote out ANTS with a bunch of clickable ants-related books (to zoom in and get more information) in U.S. Try putting in AQFL, and you get something funny (AQFL doesn't exist).
Something Awful has Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy theme for its doctored images. It has delicious assortment of pictures showcasing the world of fantasy as it looks when locked in mortal combat with science fiction.
What happens when you have a sick dog near a computer? Well, view the results.
Be warned, it is very gross. I didn't even look at all the photographs.
This New York Times article (no registration needed) talks about the inconveniences of having such a common name, everything from denial of credit to long waits at airport security checkpoints to constant inquiries of, "Are you so-and-so?" But when they are assigned an e-mail address at work, they face another layer of problems. The shorter the e-mail naming convention and the bigger the company, the more duplications there will be. Confusion and annoyance are inevitable.
An episode (spoilers, NOT really) of 24 shows Jack Bauer eating a hamburger. FOX was uncharacteristically candid this week about the next hour in one of CTU agent Jack Bauer's (Kiefer Sutherland) many harrowing days. In an interview with Variety, executive producer Evan Katz revealed the next hour of this season's 24-hour "day," from 7-8 p.m., would mostly focus on Jack eating a sandwich. "Many fans remarked how Jack never seems to stop for anything," said Katz. "Since the episode is the proverbial deep breath before the plunge, we decided Jack needed some nourishment."
Baseline's very long article says crime is now organized on the Internet. Operating in the anonymity of cyberspace, Web mobs with names like Shadowcrew and stealthdivision are building networks that help crackers and phishers, money launderers and fences skim off some of the billions that travel through the Web every day.
World of Warcraft mentioned a short movie/parody/spoof based on Ghostbusters series. It is called Ghostbusters of Azeroth. Even Slimer is in it!