Archive for April, 2006

Friday Funday XCII

Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet.

PRANGSTGRÜP [del.icio.us]

These guys have some funny videos, but in my opinion, the top two are Library Musical and Lecture Musical. They really need to do more of the musicals.

C For Cookie [del.icio.us]

Yeah, it’s a repost from boingboing, but it’s so funny that I couldn’t resist.

Willy’s World of Male Masturbation Euphemisms [del.icio.us]

Do I really need to explain what’s going on here? Probably work-safe, since it’s just a list, but better to be safe than fired.

Lightning Pool [del.icio.us]

Pretty fun, but turn your speakers down; when it first loads up, there’s a =really= loud lightning sound.

Office Guns [del.icio.us]

Not safe for work, but for different reasons than usual…

Friday Funday XCI

Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet.

Doggie Aloha Shirt [del.icio.us]

No kidding. And you =have= to see the picture of the dog wearing the shirt.

Ship Shake [del.icio.us]

Worst. Vacation. Ever.

Manamana [del.icio.us]

Nothing like a little muppety-goodness. I had been wondering where this song came from after hearing it in that Diet Cherry-Vanilla Dr. Pepper commercial.

A Cello Rondo [del.icio.us]

Despite the high cheese-factor of this video, this song is pretty cool, if a little on the long song for what it is.

Bugatti Configurator [del.icio.us]

What can I say? I’m a sucker for a Bugatti.

Five Things You Have Learned on the Job

I decided to start a new meme (insert requisite apologies here). I’m calling it, “Five Things You Have Learned on the Job That Other People Might Find Useful.”

Here’s the deal: think of five things you have learned while on the job. They can be pretty much whatever you want, but they should be things that you have found useful and from which you think other people might be able to benefit. They can be task-specific (for example, how to do something more efficiently) or just general observations (for example, bosses tend to respond better to your mediocre work when you first show examples of crappy work done by your competitors).

If you decide to participate, I would also appreciate a link back to my blog (not this post specifically, just my blog in general). Feel free to post a link to your own blog post with this meme in the comments of this post.

So, without further ado, here is my list of Five Things I Have Learned on the Job That Other People Might Find Useful:

  1. In Firefox, you can open all of the bookmarks in a single folder at once by selecting “Open in Tabs” at the bottom of the folder.
  2. In Firefox, you can re-order the open tabs by dragging them into place. Similarly, the order of your bookmarks in their folder determines the order that they open if you use the “Open in Tabs” trick.
  3. In Firefox, if you hit F7 you toggle “Caret Browsing”. This places a caret (think of the vertical blinking bar in a text document) on the page, which allows you to select text using the keyboard.
  4. If you use GMail, a quick way to save a draft of the e-mail you’re writing is to use the standard “Save” shortcut (CTRL+S on a PC and Apple+S on a Mac, although I haven’t tested this on a Mac, so can’t make any promises there).
  5. In Adobe Photoshop CS2 (and possibly older versions), a quick way to adjust the opacity of the current layer is to type the desired value in on the 10-kay pad.

Friday Funday XC

Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet.

Mambo [del.icio.us]

Mambo is an Australian surf and streetware brand, but you’d never know it based on their website.

Chin-panzees [del.icio.us]

Why didn’t I make any videos like this when I was in college?

Kolme Pukkia [del.icio.us]

Wait, wait… =THIS= is the kind of video I should have been making in college.

Logo Quiz [del.icio.us]

Has corporate America permanently soiled your mind? Take this handy quiz and find out!

Der Lauf Der Dinge [del.icio.us]

Der Lauf Der Dinge (The Way Things Go) is a 30 minute long video of a Rube Goldberg-esque… Thing. I’d love to build something like this someday. The only two things I didn’t like about this video is that, as far as I can tell, they cheated (there are several cuts and dissolves in the video, many of which are pointless unless they needed to cheat). The other thing I didn’t like is that, beyond being kind of neat to watch, it’s pretty much pointless (it didn’t accomplish anything in the end). Mine would kick this one’s ass.

Liberty Leading the Peeps

The call was put out and I answered. Not my best work, but it only took me about 25 minutes.

And before you ask, the answer is yes, I have much better things to be doing with my time. It’s just that this is more fun.

Foxtrot: Paint By Numbers

Yesterday’s Foxtrot comic had a hilarious paint-by-numbers that requires a calculator to be able to complete. Morah did it and there really is a picture in that mess.

Friday Funday LXXXIX

Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet.

Scary Squirrel World [del.icio.us]

I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.

The Little Fella [del.icio.us]

Funny, but a bit disturbing.

271 Ways to Enjoy Toast [del.icio.us]

Toast. Yeah, toast.

Fantasy Rollercoaster – Moonlight Track [del.icio.us]

Think “Lunar Lander”, except with a rollercoaster. The idea is to keep the riders happy and alive; a delicate combination. FYI: use the left and right arrow keys. 69 is the highest I can get so far and I haven’t managed to make it all the way to the end without crashing. I’m pretty sure it’s impossible.

Goldburger To Go! [del.icio.us]

A fun little Rube Goldbeurg game wherein you have to deliver a hamburger to the set of PBS Kids.

ALLOpod Episode IX – Live From Seattle!

ALLOpod Episode IX – Live From Seattle!

Howard Stern isn’t the only one who gets to have hot sexy girls in the studio. Musician Joe Sibol helped us out with his song Hot Sexy Girls.

This month’s show is not only a little late (sorry! Man, have I been busy lately), and was done back to front. We started this month’s show with our interview with Jethro and Beau of the new sketch comedy show, Throbosho! The guys told us about their (*ahem*) creative process, what they do in their spare time, and their aspirations for the future.

Since we were in Seattle, we had Andrew Burton stop by to read this month’s technology haiku:

“unity”

talk long distances

the internet unites us

all faces flatscreen

Andrew answered a few questions about his creative process before pizza drew him away.

Joe Sibol’s song Inspiration of Love carried us into the second half of the show, where guest-host Kris Boustedt and I discussed a number of different topics, including Washington state’s recent legislation outlawing smoking in many public areas, the U.S. government spying on U.S. citizens with wiretaps, and a really deep discussion about wealth and self-worth.

If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to help sponsor the show, e-mail us at: podcast alifelessordinary . If you send us a question or comment, be sure to mention if you want to be included in the shout-outs.

If you want to hear your name mentioned in our shout-outs, send an e-mail to: podcast alifelessordinary . Please include your name and location (for example, “Thomas in Spokane, WA” or “Phoenix in Japan”).

Links:

Jow Sibol [del.icio.us]

Throbosho! [del.icio.us]

The Bad Things [del.icio.us]

Andrew Burton [del.icio.us]

The 4th Amendment [del.icio.us]

Phoenix’s Blog [del.icio.us]

Kopi Luwak (a.k.a. Poop Coffee) [del.icio.us]