April 2004 Archives

David Carradine

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The Onion has an nice interview with the impressive David Carradine. Carradine explains Tarantino better than Tarantino.

How to recycle a sweater


A nice tutorial on how to unravel a sweater to reuse the yarn. Apparently, Gap sweaters are the easiest.

No More Spiky Hair

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James Marsters ("Spike" from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) getting his head shaved by the host of American Idol.... Yup.

HEY Folkies

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Check it out, Nanette is doing cartwheels in the living room. She wanted me to tell you, the Folk Fest site is up and running, and I guarantee a few surprises:
Winnipeg Folk Festival

Frisbee gallery

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More than a hundred beauties. I feel the need to add to my collection of two.

The guy who gave his cat an enema

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A surprisingly cute story.

Authentic Indian Name

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Finally, after hanging out with McKays so long, I have my own authentic Indian name, care of the folks at the Dead Dog Cafe . Please feel free to refer to me henceforth as "Eric Overripe Monkey"!

OS X software inventory


Brad Choate has put together a list of his favourite software for OS X. There is much good stuff in there.

on the day you were born

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what song was #1 on the UK charts? this is about more than just pop music, it's about the UK pop charts determining your life's path. now that i know what my song is, everything makes a lot more sense...


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A nice little downloadable music quiz for Mac users, that plays short clips of songs from your iTunes library and asks you to guess the name of the song, artist, or album. It's not too hard 'cuz, you know, it your music. But if you had a lot of songs on your computer it could be a challenge.

Strange Angels and Other Plays

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Please pardon my shameless self-promotion, but hey, my book is out! Woo hoo.

The Curse of the Ziering

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I think we've got a list of potentials for the next Celebrity Mole.

Putting the "L" back in LP

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Tired of listening to songs that only last a few minutes or two? Jem Finer (formerly of the Pogues) has created a piece of music that will last 1000 years . The project is call Longplayer, and it's been playing now since some time in 2000. It starts with an original 20 minutes of music (played on Tibetan bowl bells), and then creates various "loops" from that original that are repeated and combined at different speeds and pitches for the next thousand years, and then it will repeat itself. It's all very mathematical. But if you've got a millennium to kill and you're looking for a tune to listen to...

Room planner


Plan your room design online with a nifty little flash application. (via What do I know)



Amazon is now in the search engine business. The new a9 has some interesting features. The actual search capability seems pretty good, using the Alexa Google engine. I'm willing to give this a chance. (So, am I supposed to use Google for email and Amazon for search? If Hotmail becomes a book store, I'll be completely lost.) Update: Just found out that generic.a9.com allows you to search without the saved search feature (and the cookie tracking that goes along with it).

Mac virus? Nope.


So apparently the Mac has its first "virus-like thingy" since the advent of OS X, specifically a trojan horse that can live in an MP3 file. So far there has only been a proof-of-concept, and it hasn't been seen in the wild. Well, it turns out that this is not even a threat. You would have to download/share a binhex-encoded MP3 file, and nobody does that, so there'd be no way for this thing to spread. The anti-virus people must be banging their heads against the wall trying to think of a way to sell anti-virus software to Mac users.

QuirkyAlone "Romantics, idealists, eccentrics, we inhabit singledom as our natural resting state. In a world where proms and marriage define the social order, we are, by force of our personalities and inner strength, rebels." a whole community celebrating quirkyness and aloneness.

noah is indigo?

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Clever traffic lights


What a clever idea! A town in California has a sensor that turns the next traffic light to red if you are speeding. (The light is far enough away that you won't be able to run it on yellow.) Automatic punishment that fits the crime! (via bb)

Lotsa live music


I'm currently listening to some CBC-recorded (Real player streaming) concerts on justconcerts.com, which inludes Sarah Harmer, the Weakerthans, Badly Drawn Boy, and lots more. Found this thanks to Acts of volition. Also, I just learned of (but haven't yet listened to) the Live Music Archive (10,000+ downloadable fan-recordings) from waxy.org. That's a lot to listen to!

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