Saturday, April 29, 2006

shiFTBASE - The Ricky Gervais Show Podcast Mirror

I can't get enough of Ricky Gervais. I've started re-listening to his first season's podcast again and I've been walking around the house all day laughing out loud with my iPod on.

What's silly is that his first season was free to begin with. Now that its done, if you want to get it, iTunes and Audible.com are both charging for it.

Fortunately for you, I found it available for free right here:
http://www.shiftbase.com/

I've just been listening to Episode 3 and can barely contain myself - way, way too funny.

Monkey with a deathwish

I just uploaded a video to YouTube showing a monkey taunting some lions. Seriously, you've got to see it to believe it.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Code Monkey

A friend of mine recently sent me a song in email. We're both developers so maybe that's why we think the song is so funny. I thought I'd check out YouTube and sure enough there's a video for it already. Enjoy!

Beeplet: timed alerts

A couple years ago I reminded a coworker (in fact a really good friend that I am about to rib) that something he was responsible for needed to be done. He asked me to remind him again that night. This was somewhere around the millionth time he asked me to remind him about something, despite the Outlook calendar on his computer, the notebook in his hand, the head on his shoulders and the cell phone on his hip.

Being the spiteful jerk I can be I took the 10 minutes it required to build a small program to send him 1,500 emails to his home address "reminding him".

That was before I learned about this new service called Beeplet:
Beelplet offers a great way for creating, organizing, and receiving reminders with notifications through Email, RSS, and soon to be SMS and Instant Messengers.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Help Win This Bet

Here's an explanation from Dan's website:
So, here's the story... I said to my girlfriend that any stupid website could
get tons of hits, simply because people are bored all the time. She said that I
was an idiot and couldn’t make a website that could get tons of hits if I wanted
to. After a long argument (mostly centered around the fact that she called me an
idiot) we made a bet

If he wins she's supposedly granting him a threesome.

Help out a brutha right here.

Monday, April 24, 2006

If these words were people, I would embrace their genocide.

This guy:
1) could kick my ass
2) makes me feel about an inch tall
3) probably smells like cheese.

His main site is here.

Thanks to Dan in Arkansas for pointing this site out. I'd link to Dan's blog, but he's clearly above that and isn't near the narcissist I am.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Solution Watch

Talk about a valuable resource! This guy is doing pretty much exactly what I intended with my blog. He finds useful or interesting stuff "out there" and lets us know about it. An internet clipboard, tricks for taking notes in a paperless environment, etc. Check it out!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

copyranter


It turns out my link to a review for the Fusion razor gave credit to The Consumerist, not the original author who is now one of my favorites: Copyranter.
Check out his article about Flower, a $15,700 watch. And I quote:
Or, for about $15,699 less, you could eat a bag of skittles®, stick your finger down your
throat, throw up on your wrist, stick your cheap Timex® piece in the goo, and
wait for the project to harden.

Euro-English

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.
As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would become known as “Euro-English”.

In the first year, “S” will replace the soft “c”. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy.

The hard “c” will be dropped in favour of “k”. This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome “ph” will be replaced with “f” This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent “e” in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing “th” with “z” and “w” with “v”.
During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary “O” kan be dropd from vords kontaining “ou” and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor t rubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi TU understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I've been blogged

Years ago I received a voicemail from a customer service representative that was of such horrible quality I promptly recorded it and saved it for future giggles.

Recently I've been subscribing to the RSS feed of a site called The Consumerist. As a lark I decided to email them that recording and just today they posted it as an article called Customer Service from Mumble Land.

I previously referenced their site in this posting. That was likely the funniest product review I've ever read.

Search Engine Optimization

Ever wonder what it takes to get your site appear sooner in search results? The topic is "Search Engine Optimization" and its discussed here.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Office Pranks

Its been quite a while since I've pulled any sort of prank at the office. Here are a few that are inspiring.

Remember The Milk



Yet another free online service in Beta: Remember The Milk. Its a way for you to maintain a to-do list online and have it remind you via email, text message to your cell phone, via your IM software, etc.

Doesn't do a lot for me as I've got a Blackberry and use Outlook, but for those of you without either this could be pretty helpful.

Bizarre Court Ruling

Ruling from the Province Newspaper - Vancouver, Canada (AP)

A seven year old boy was at the center of a Vancouver courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him.

The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with the child custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be maintained to the degree possible.

The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried out that they also beat him.

After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him.

After two recesses to check legal references and confer with child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the Vancouver Canucks, whom the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.

While we're on the topic, here's something hilarious.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Cyanide and Happiness Comic



A buddy of mine (thanks Greg) sent me some hilarious comics a couple weeks ago. Within minutes I'd found their site on the web and had subscribed to their RSS feed.

I found one in the archive that was particularly funny. Click the image for the full size, or you can view it on their website.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

More Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais & Karl Pilkington - Nature Of Infinity

I simply can't get enough of the Ricky Gervais podcasts, and I just stumbled across this gem. Its a video of Ricky and Karl talking about the nature of infinity.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006