Friday, October 28, 2005

Star Wars in 168K

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Lily on the laptop

lily on the laptop
lily on the laptop,
originally uploaded by camoby.

We have figured out now why Lily likes it here so much. She is on a secret mission see. Say no more.

Great mashup

Perfect mashup* for your commute home from

Good hour's worth of stuff includiing Transvision Vamp, bit of Soft Cell, some Beatles and oodles more.

Bit cheesy in parts but good if you have to battle crowds and like watching funny drunk people on a school night making their sorry and unsteady way home from the pub.

* Mashups are great for someone like me who has a somewhat eclectic taste in music. I get to hear everything I like at once.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Camera tossing

light blur
light blur,
originally uploaded by grrrrl.
Loving this camera tossing tag in Flickr that Podbat alerted me to. There is a group too. Might give it a try.

My Nabaztag arrives

My Nabaztag
My Nabaztag,
originally uploaded by The Kitten's Toe.
The wifi bunny is finally here.
I blogged about this ages ago.

It reads out emails and texts sent to it.. Great presence toy.*

Means when one of us is away, we can just send a message to the rabbit while they are just going about their business.

It will come to life, flash, announce itself with a personalisable fanfare, and waggle its ears.

You can even send 45 sec MP3 files. You can almost build a playlist of messages you want to send it. fun. Great potential for instant podcasts!

Oh one thing. The website which you have to use as an interface to send messages through is all in French. No English version.

*Presence. NOT presents.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Stupid people. Stupid spam.

Spam and spyware will never be stopped until people stop being stupid.

Eric Rice

Eric Rice
Eric Rice,
originally uploaded by stevegarfield.
See, this is what vlogging is all about. People in the mainstream media who say that people's own homemade content will never really be something we see choose to watch on our TVs should take note. This will be one of my IPTV channels of choice.

I can't wait to see his footage. What's more, I love the simplicity of this. I love the fact that the camera* is being bolted onto his bonnet.

This is Eric Rice, btw, who we hung out with in vlogger styley at Gnomedex in Seattle. He had a PSP.

I was jealous.

He showed us his videos on it.

*Very nice camera.

Sunday, October 16, 2005


originally uploaded by Pl@ttèl.
Could work as a podcast logo.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Ribbon cat

originally uploaded by junku.
Junku has been snapping some more catacrobatics in his lovely Japanese flat. Some great pictures of food in there too. He likes his food.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Tagging people

One day I would like to go to the Web 2.0 conference. Here are a few Next Big Things, according to Jeff Jarvis, on LifeHacker.

Consummating is an interesting one. I know tagging people is bound to come in for sure for all sorts of commercial exploitation. But imagine mixing people tagging with Google Earth mapping in real-time or something. The Homeland Security type people globally would just love us all to do that wouldn't they.

Robot pupil replacement

This film looks great.

Via We Make Money Not Art, which explains:

In order to avoid attending school physically, Iwamoto Satoru began operating a robot remotely from home to go to school in his place. Hinokio could be controlled from his bedroom. The story is about how the robot tries to communicate with the people around him.
I just watched the trailer. Looks very cutesy (-ie?) bizarre.

Body parts

Aren't hands funny. Via B3ta.

A kitten to name

A kitten to name
A kitten to name,
originally uploaded by totentanz.
Name it. Go on.

I think Sandy. Because it is sandy coloured innit. I am coming around to the idea of human names for cats since I met Lily.

I always did like the idea of calling my cat Brian. Or Nigel. Or Derek. We know a dog called Derek.


originally uploaded by Sweet LeeLee.
Nice wall hanging.

Furry face

My wife is furry
My wife is furry,
originally uploaded by Ally~.
Mirror mirror...

Mash it up now

Check out this video by JD Lasica on what Ourmedia is all about. Great example of how a remix culture works and why copyright laws need to evolve.

Utterly pointless

Why is a kettle that starts to boil when you text it really that useful? (via Shiny Shiny).

I am all for this kind of innovation, but how about putting effort into using texting for something that really is a time saver. I mean, it doesn't take that long to boil a kettle and it is not exactly difficult to do.

Now if was a text-activated cat feeder or something, then that would be more interesting.

Sheesh. Might as well get yerself a teasmade.

What do I know. We traded in our kettle for a coffee machine instead.

Time for some tube eavesdropping

More tube gossip from themanwhofellasleep.

Taken from 1 September 2005:

1. Suddenly, everyone is using the word 'polymath'.
2. Mr Bronson is dead. He wasn't just in Grange Hill...He was in Star Wars.
3. I've got a building job next week, it's in Stanmore or Bushey or somewhere like that.
4. You're not supposed to smoke, but it doesn't really matter... it's an outdoor platform.
5. All she ever does is cry.
6. I am not a cowboy, I do not ride a steel horse and I'm not wanted dead or alive.
7. You've got a goober on your sleeve.
8. I binned all the porn on VHS... there's no point in it anymore.
9. They're proper Converse. One star.
10. Stephen Fry is quite good at lots of things, but not actually great at anything.

Monday, October 10, 2005

The Infinite Cat Project

The Infinite Cat Project - Slide
It suddenly occured to me that I have not checked out how the Infinite Cat Project is going recently.

Pleased to report that we are on, at the time of writing, Cat #1,062 - Lexy admiring Lewru mooning Gustavo.

Check it out, mneow...

Sunday, October 09, 2005

JD's Web 2.0 who's who

Terry Semel
Terry Semel,
originally uploaded by jdlasica.
Ourmedia and Darknet author, JD Lasica, has a great photoset on Flickr which is basically a Who's Who in the Web 2.0 world.

Really interesting to put faces to names.

Four robots make it

H1ghlander - Mile 30
H1ghlander - Mile 30,
originally uploaded by Twilight Invasion.
Via BBC News - technology: Well done to Stanley and the other three autonomous robotic, souped-up SUVs which finished Darpa's Grand Challenge race across the Mojave desert. It was a non starter last year.

One day these driverless freaks of engineering will deliver supplies to the military in dangerous conditions.

Personally, I can't wait until they turn up as taxis. Ah. But then taxi drivers would be out of a job. OK, let them just drive me around since I failed my test twice.

Cory speaks to Bre

If you have never heard of the broadcast flag (it is a US thing) then read this email exchange between's Bre Pettis - art teacher extraordinaire who is letting his kids podcast - and the EFF's Cory Doctorow. Nothing like trying to explain something like this to kids in order to get what it is about.


geobloggers - geoblogger users kicking ass since May 2005
This Geobloggers map is a great way to reconnect the online and the offline worlds. Even cooler is when this kind of thing is done in Google Earth. I can't wait for multiplayer online games to start using Google Earth in some way - mapping their guilds or something.

My Flickr book from Qoop

My Flickr book from Qoop
My Flickr book from Qoop,
originally uploaded by The Kitten's Toe.
My Flickr album from Qoop is finally here...

I must say I am very impressed with the end product. I have about 1,300 photos in there on about 180 pages. You can choose the sizes of the images insude, the layout, and if you want to include your titles and descriptions straight from your Flickr stream.

Then all you have to do is pay and sit back. Now I have a permanent record of my photos to bore my mates with.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Blythe dolls

originally uploaded by gizzypooh.
I have never seen a doll with such an extensive wardbrobe. She seems to have a range fo different contacts for her eyes too.