Sunday, 30 November 2008

Shine Get!

Sound the Nerd Horn. This link is not only about videogames. It's about a Japanese guy who is famous for making games. Pretty cool, right? Hey, where are you going?!

Oh well, who needs them? It just means they miss out on a funky animation about Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto meeting a few of his most famous creations. It makes me smile. That's all that matters.

The Legend Of Miyamoto!

Friday, 28 November 2008


Babelfish. As for me you. The is supposed; That re-close friend. But among one side, perhaps me shouldn't has done that kind of hypothesis concerning my audience. My impoliteness how. Babelfish is the online language translation equipment. You think that we want being translated, placing on the text which whether the translation which what kind of language, and the button hits and obtains is appointed. At least theory. Actually, there is contradiction. When it is naturally, disordered theory becomes settled, it becomes simultaneously, depending upon inside that large even with the which small mistake. Therefore if it should continue to translate on front and back, that more and more becomes verification impossible. Therefore it is this link to translate your text in language, to translate next and what which for the second time laugh with your mistake therefore can loudly. Funny ones!

This message has been to Japan and back. When it left, it looked like this:

Babelfish. I assume you're familiar with it. But then, maybe I shouldn't be making such assumptions about my audience. How rude of me. Babelfish is an online language translation tool. You put in the text that you want translated and specify what language, then hit the button and you get the translation. In theory at least. In reality, there are discrepancies. Of course there are, and as chaos theory dictates, any small error becomes bigger over time. So if you were to keep translating back and forth, it becomes more and more unrecognisable. So what This Link does is to translate your text into a language and then translate it back again so you can chortle at the errors. Fun stuff!

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

What Are Ya, Chicken?

I... I... I'm not sure I can articulate the merits of this video. It defies description. I don't know if you need to have the mentality of someone stuck in an office on a slow day to enjoy it as much as I did but give it a go anyway. Then try and explain to someone why you love it!

It's a video. A video about chickens. But more than that. It's a video about the SCIENCE of chickens.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Run To The Hills.

Have you had your RDA of frustration? If not, boy do I have the game for you! I can't offer a better description of this game than the one that greets you as it starts so here it is:

You are Qwop, our small nation's sole representative at the Olympic Games.
Use the QWOP keys to move your legs.
Ideally you will run 100m...
...but our training program was under-funded.
Remember, it's not about whether you win or lose.

So there you have it. See how far you can get. Try and beat my masterful score of 4.6m.


Oh, in other news: Today I got an email from the guy who writes Dinosaur Comics and was quite starstruck!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Me, Myself & I.

Hey look, over there on the right. It's me! I'm actually thinking of putting some effort into this blog so that it doesn't look like thousands of others that picked this particular theme for their outpouring of unimportant toss. I didn't invest any effort into it to begin with because I assumed that I would get bored and wander off before long. But it's been... hold on, I'll check... holy crap! 8 months now and I'm still updating regularly so why not actually personalise it a bit. I made that approximation of me using a site called and it was actually pretty fun. Once you've designed your li'l fella/fellette you can assign one of hundreds of animations to make them dance about or perform other, similarly foolish manoeuvres. Give it a shot.

If that's not your cup of tea. Another of today's temporary diversions is the Google Game. No link with this one because you can probably find your own way to the necessary site in this case. All you need to do is type in "[your name] likes/loves to" into Google and find out what you like/love to do! For example:
"Paul loves to play the trumpet!"
"Paul like to chug. Chug, Paul, chug!"
"Paul loves to lol" *eyebrow raise*
"Paul likes to ride small bikes!"
"Paul loves to push the boundaries of Hip Hop!" (possibly my favourite)
"Paul likes to french kiss his cat!"

Try it yerself, and let me know if you can think of any other phrases that produce good results.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Ebony & Ivory.

If this isn't working together in perfect harmony, I don't know what is!

a bit of fry and jay z from defyingdarwin on Vimeo.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Hot Flashes.

Morning! Feeling a bit lazy? A bit lethargic? Well, why don't you get off your arse and charge about on rooftops jumping over things, sliding under things and flinging yourself across large gaps? Well, because it's absurdly dangerous of course. Don't be silly. However! There is a game out today called Mirror's Edge which enables you to do all this and more without leaving the safety of your sofa. It looks great. See? But the reason I bring it up here is because there is a flash version out as well which is also great! Hooray! You should Play It. Then, if you like it, you should play the (less polished, but better titled) other games this guy has made: Parts 1 & 2 in The Fancy Pants Adventure!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

We Can Sexy.

Check it out! I have a new blog doodad over there on the right. It links to the 5 most recent Dinosaur Comics. You should definitely read them at your earliest convenience.
My Heart Has Developed So Many Boners For This!

Monday, 10 November 2008

Trippin' On A Hole...

Watch this. Seriously. Just watch it.

Pretty sweet, eh? Made of paper, too, apparently. Some people are clearly hogging all the talent.

Oh, in other news: LittleBigPlanet is just as wonderful as I had hoped. Which is nice because I tend to overhype things and they never live up to my expectations. I was right on the money this time though. Hooray!

Friday, 7 November 2008


Submitted for your approval, a road sign in Wales. Nothing unusual about that. It's written in English and Welsh so it can be read easily by everyone. Or can it?

You see, this particular road sign was commissioned and made by Swansea council. They email a translation agency with what they want the sign to say, and the response contains the phrase in Welsh. Except in this case the reply said, in Welsh, "I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated".


Read the Full Article for the deets.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Judean People's Front.

I love physics-based games. Love 'em. (This is why I'm so excited to go and pick up LittleBigPlanet in a few hours. Squee!) There are loads of them online, some no more than throwaway webtoys and some are games with a surprising depth. Splitter, however is a good balance. It has enough content to keep you playing for a while but it's not so fiendishly difficult that you give up after a few levels.
The premise is simple. You have to get your little smiley ball-thing to the exit, hopefully picking up stars along the way. To achieve this, you need to cut through (or split) the wooden blocks holding him up. Draw lines with your cursor to chop bits off. Easy peasy. Go.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Interactive Mirror.

This is pretty amazing, and a fine candidate for inclusion in my fantasy home. Y'know, the one I'll own one day when I am totally rich. That one. It's a touchscreen mirror, essentially and it enables you to do all kinds of fannying about with flashy effects on your reflection and even play a few games. If I had one, it's unlikely I'd ever make it out of the house on time in the mornings. Anyway... !tuo ti kcehC