Sunday, 30 August 2009

Poem Gee.

Evening, internet.

As you may know, I'm on twitter. I like twitter. Some people think it's pointless and/or stupid but I would respectfully disagree.

One of the coolest things about it is the number of ways in which people have used it to create something cool.

Don't believe me?

Enter: The Longest Poem In The World!

It's a poem that is growing at a rate of 4000 verses a day and it "is composed by aggregating real-time public twitter updates and selecting those that rhyme."

Pretty cool, huh? You should check it out.

Thursday, 27 August 2009


Ding ding ding ding ding!

I would like to draw your attention to the fact that this, here, now, is my 200th plinx post.

I know, I know. It seems like only yesterday that I decided to resurrect my long dead tradition of posting the entertaining stuff I find on the internet somewhere to show my friends. But it was in fact just a smidge over 18 months ago and now look where we are. 200 posts.

Hooray for me!

But seriously, I wanted to do something a bit special for this, ahem... momentous event buuuut I didn't realise it until too late, and rather than delay the update even further, I've gone with something a bit half arsed. So yeah, sorry about that. I eventually plan to use some html trickery to make this seem like a real website but at the moment I don't know enough.

So, what HAVE I done? Well take a glance to the right. Do you like the new logo? I think it's ace. It's a composite of two images I made using something called Q-BLOCK which is a really funky 3D pixel art creation tool.

Here are the fruits of my endeavours:

Plinx Logo.
My Big Ugly Mug.

It's a surprisingly versatile gadget and I urge you to have a go at making something yourself. If you do, please show me!

Q-BLOCK. (click edit, then clear to start your own masterpiece)

I would just like to say thanks to anyone who reads this badly-written mess. I know there aren't many of you but I really enjoy writing this blog and I hope you people get some fun out of it to. Here's to the next 200, eh?


Saturday, 22 August 2009

Max And Relax.

I've been to a beer festival today. As a result, I've got a mini headache and am in need of some soothing music and relaxing imagery. Shame I've got to go through the rigamarole of finding and plinking something for you guys. If only I could kill both birds with one stone. If only I was THAT DAMN GOOD at the internet.

Oh wait, I totally am.

Ever heard of Spanish band 'Labuat'? Yeah me neither, but this website will change all that. It's an interactive music video for one of their songs. Just move the mouse cursor around and enjoy the lovely, floaty results. Ahhhhhh. That's much better.


Wednesday, 19 August 2009

To The Max.

OK, Physics games, yeah? I post a lot of them. This is because I enjoy the core concept behind them and am willing to forgive slight faults because I know there is fun to be had. But this... this has basically been targetted with laser precision directly at me personally.

It's a game called Max Damage and it's first level opens with the message: "This is Max. He likes to break things."

What a coincidence! I like to break things too!

What follows is a fairly standard 'shoot things out of a cannon to knock objects over or smash them' type affair, but with the added bonus that you're breaking things and the destruction is being measured monetarily. Woo!

Anyways, go play it. Right now.

Max Damage.

Monday, 17 August 2009


OK, so it's been a while. I will deliver a decent post soon but in the meantime here's a flagrant distraction!


Monday, 10 August 2009

The Future, Ladies & Gentlemen.

Ok, now seriously, this is important. What I'm showing you now represents a real step forward.

Watching videos has become one of web users' most common activities. It's a great way to pass the time but the medium, while vast in scope, is still limited by the fact that you can only ever perceive things from one angle at a time.

Not any more.

Check THIS out, it's new tech from a company in the Netherlands called Yellowbird (click for their site, packed with hyperbole) and it uses several video cameras attached together to allow you to move your view around and see the action on any side. Look, I'm having trouble conveying this so just check it out, this demo uses footage from a dance festival:


P.S. It might load pretty slowly but give it a chance, OK?

Friday, 7 August 2009

Dasvidaniya, Comrade.

Today's game is Red Remover. A deeply serious, dense, political text adventure about ousting communism from The Soviet Republic. Each session of the game requires 4 hours of your time and you will emerge feeling drained of all your energy and any sense you may have had that the world we live in is a joyful and happy place.

Jus' kiddin'. It's a physics game, innit?

Click to remove certain blocks, the aim is to keep all the green shapes safe, while eliminating the vile red menace. Starts off simple, then you have to deal with different planes of gravity. It's good fun and compelling, plus the little smiley faces that all the blocks have are adorable. So give it a go.

Red Remover.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Meet The Sandvich.

Hello, it's the end of the working day. I am hungry. Today's entry into the plinx hall of fame is not helping in the slightest. It's about sandwiches, INSANE sandwiches... Insanewiches if you will.

Well, even if you won't that's what the site is called so get over yourself, gawd.

It features gems like this, the Rubix Sandwich:

Have a look, but be prepared to be struck by uncontrollable sandwich-lust.


Saturday, 1 August 2009

Jezzy Rascal.

However well your Saturday is going, I'm going to improve it. How? Simple.

Jeremy Clarkson beatbox, that's how.

You may have seen this already because I think the internet is about to explode due to the abundance of people flinging this across the ether at each other. But if not, well... enjoy:

Youtube Link.

Most sense I've seen him make in ages.