Distractions

Although what else are you going to find here, honestly? For the movie lover & designer, a hangman-esque game identifying objects from famous movies based on a simplified illustration: Famous Objects from Classic Movies. Oh yeah, the url is hard to remember, too. (Hint: it’s not.) (via Coudal Blended Feed). Wolverine-as-Velociraptor/Deinonychus, Thor as Anklyosaurus, etc. […]

You say “Google Doc”, I say “Awesome”

An animation using only Google Docs.

Happy Holidays

…click through to Twenty Sided for a larger image and (ever-so-brief) background story. (As a side-note to this quick post: this is one of the many surprising, humorous, interesting things that Google Reader is kicking my way via the whole “Recommended items” feature, which is starting to churn up more and more things [and things […]

Weirdest Post Ever (not really)

Things like National Geographic’s “Ten Weirdest New Animals of 2010” always seem like a mixed bag, to me. It’s definitely great to promote public awareness of new species, but any list is going to be at least somewhat biased (admittedly, this particular list doesn’t limit itself to the cute and the furry — between the […]

On design

I would totally read this (even faster than I would Pride & Prejudice & Zombies): (via Caustic Cover Critic)

750 words

I tend to try out lots of webapps, only to abandon them in the space of 30 seconds after it becomes evident they’re trying to do too many things I don’t actually care about (and not doing them particularly well, either).  750 words does not fall into that category. Billed as a sort of writer’s […]

Ways of consuming music

Of course you know that artists don’t get money when you find their music through less-than-aboveboard avenues; but do you know the difference between buying in-store and, say, through iTunes?  Or what the cut is when you stream something over Rhapsody, or download from cdBaby?  Dig into this delicious infographic and find out (and read […]

Return of the Rundown

Timewaster: Typewar.  Think you know fonts? Try this game, which you’ll either find completely boring or riveting. Best aggregated reference word site: Wordnik. My favorite reference site right now. All about words. Maps of Disaster: Informative, curious, unnerving. View map (or maps) of the world, with icons of disaster superimposed. For added effect, project image […]

Now returning with more frequent posting, longer entries, better images, AND THIS

You’re welcome. More tk. (via 2modern)

An understandable mistake

A reply to a question in Notes & Queries yesterday recommended purchasing lion and tiger urine from Chester Zoo to stop neighbourhood cats from urinating in a vegetable patch (G2, page 17). Chester Zoo would like to forestall requests for its big cats’ urine: it asks us to make clear that it does not in […]