Hoc Est Qui Sumus (discoflamingo) wrote,
Hoc Est Qui Sumus

Nifty things I found today

Stuff You Can Poke

Greendisk - CD-RW's, jewel cases, and floppies made from recycled materials. They also recycle old CD-R's, CD's, audio tapes, floppies, and video cassettes. A damn cool company, with a worthy goal - comes from a series of articles I'll comment on later.

When the price drops, the programmable LED ID Badge will make Paranoia games that much more exciting. A remote control allows you to switch between four different messages - battery life is about 18 hours.

The creepiest plush toys I've seen in recent memory - huggable, pettable, squeezable microbes - available in Ulcers, Mars Microbe, Rhinovirus (cold), Influenza, Sore Throat, and Beer Yeast. Kinda cute, in a creepy The Coming Plague kind of way.

News and Links

Google hacks, in compendium.

101 things Mozilla can do that IE can't. One more reason to be assimilated make the switch - thanks to photomoviegeek for the cool link!

In the spirit of "How Not to Blog", here is Eric Raymond's HTML Design Hell website. This is an exceptionally caustic rant about site design, much of which harkens back to days of yore (by which I mean Lynx). Funnier if you know enough about web design top be dangerous.

An interesting project for making first-person adventure games called the COG Engine. COG is designed to be used by non-programmers, and finished games run on browsers that support Java. Not very complex, but pretty damn cool.

Interview with the disaffected programmer who wrote the Solitaire game that comes bundled with Windows, bringing about the end of productivity in America. The link is shamelessly ganked from my precious little Slashdot, and is pretty damn funny.

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