“Have you ever noticed that other peoples stuff is shit and your shit is stuff?”
- George Carlin
I’ve been saving up an enormous amount of shit from the interwubz that I meant to publish here on the blog but never got around to. So I decided to publish all the rubbish in one go, and make some notes on what the hell you are looking at. This should actually have been published in 4 posts, but most is rather old allready, and to be totally honest its not funny or interesting enough to be published in parts, but together it makes a good read.
Leroy H. Vokes - Quote Wisely and Well
There is a meme going around on the interwubs ( also on Facebook ) which lets you make your own band covers. It’s simple:
- Go to wikipedia and hit “random page“, this is your artist name
- Go to random quotations and pick the last 4 or 5 words from the last quote, this is your album name
- Go to Flickr and Explore the last 7 days, the third picture is your album art
Above is my humble first try. Leroy H. Vokes appears to be an American Indian War Veteran from the latter half of the 19th century. And “quoting wisely” and well sounds like good advice to me.
I hear VJ Void is stil trying to automate the process, I’ll let you know when he is finished
Indoor Projection Mapping
by Vision Impossible
“Mapping”, is the art of using video projection on buildings, while using the architecture in your work. Usually this is done outside. But Vision Impossible, probably the best VJ team on this planet, has found a way to do it inside. This video was taken in Berlin and is the first indoor mapping project I know of. Amazing stuff!
Procedural programming is the idea that you use formula’s and seeding to generate random variations in existing objects; it’s quite powerful if you want to have infinite landscapes or cities. The latter example was done quite brilliantly in the following video:
Generative Images Through Actionscript and Processing
By Gwen Vanhee
More generated images and videos, in AS3 and processing this time, can be found on Vimeo. Eyecandy, instead of a cityscape. But beautiful eyecandy indeed:
More on the process here and a very handy dandy AS3-image saver class
Vanhee even manages to sell the imagery, to IBM even;
Got the links through Sven.
Yahoo Smut Server
If you loose your job through budget cuts, what do you do. Well whine and bitch about it of course, or you can also re-route the image search of your employer to serve all the happy residents on the internet, disgusting and filthy images through cute thumbnails.
The puppy. Don't click on it
The Register has the whole story the picture was taken from the coverage of TechCrunch
Not so Anonymous
As you may have read earlier I’ve been strolling to the muddy servers that make up Anonymous. I wrote about the terrible software they use to do their fames dDos attacks. These “LOICS” don’t only pingflood Anonymous’ targets like Mastercard, but also reveal the IP-addresses of the 15-year olds that operate them. Sloppy work. Damn sloppy. But XKCD has this nailed in a cute comic, that says it all.
Taken from the amazing XKCD
Holy shit indeed.
From Kick Ass To Jack-Ass in under 4 seconds
yes, this cracked me up
Are you scared of this man?
Real life superheroes, just when you though the world couldn’t get even more ridiculous, a CNN feed pops up telling the tale of daring people wearing spandex and patrolling the streets of American cities. No, this is not a comic, these people are for real. I so wished I was making this up
Fear and loathing at http://www.reallifesuperheroes.com/
More from the webz
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real-life_superhero (wiki, check the references… O_o )
Posted: February 10th, 2011
, gwen vanhee
, indoor mapping
, procederal programming
, real life super heroes
, vision impossible
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“Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.”
- René Magritte
Once in a while students do come along that really amaze me. This year I had a bunch of those and as it was the last year the faculty existed, I couldn’t have hoped for a better end of the semester.
One of the productions that really stood out was that of Youp Kruisdijk, who made a short film that I can only describe as ”Margritte in motion”, which is to say that it poetically handles with a lot of subjects like manipulation, definition, perception and in the end reality itself. I could go on about it, but who reads these little texts anyway? Just press play, select High Definition and go for full screen.
Posted: August 1st, 2010
, at wonder
, ik verwonder me
, korte film
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Yes, Steve? I want my money back
Ow that is just dandy, Steve;
“11:38AM Q: Are you concerned about leaving out your older customer base (with the lack of features for older devices). A: (Steve) Well, a lot of these products that are out there are the most recent products. The old devices will get the update, but they’ll miss some of these features like multitasking. If that’s an incentive for them to upgrade to a new device… terrific.”
So I have to buy a new phone if I want to listen to music and check my mail at the same time. Well, I will buy an new phone, and it’s going to run on Android so I can download porn from the app store. Thank you very much.
11:00AM These ads are looking a lot more like apps. Almost totally separate apps that live inside apps. Is your mind blown yet?
As it turns out with OS4 the iPhone platform will soon run with better iAds than Apps. Go fucking stick it somewhere. Taking the world by the Balls here. And what is also not really to my liking is the fact that the whole printing industry is licking the iPad like crazy; they should; it’s there last resort, but still. I’m slowly thinking of spraying the lot at Apple with some vaporized drug that will make them think that they are fondled with, by catholic priest who have a special interest in the color of their testicles. They want to dig their way unto the balls themself. And they have cutlery ..!
#Update; Also a nice one for the macevangalists; When quizzed on why Apple wouldn’t allow unsigned apps on the iTunes App Store he was equally combative, claiming that:
“You know, there’s a porn store for Android. Anyone can download them. You can, your kids can. That’s just not a place we want to go.”
Ow? But that is exactly where I want to go. Is this idiot seriously claiming that I shouldn’t be watching porn on my own phone? Should we explain again why Video 2000 failed against VHS? Why Joost failed? tsk.
So the next phone will be nice and Android.
More through engadget
But my guess is that they have used it already. So. How do I make money from this?
Posted: April 9th, 2010
, flat screen
, steve jobs
, tech demo
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