Archive of 'Procrastinate'

Foreign Currency Origami

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

There is a very bizarre mix of things that interest me, and I’m always excited when two of those interests overlap (for example, last month’s mash-up of Halloween and Geek culture). Today’s strange bedfellows are travel and origami.  More specifically, foreign currency and origami.  Along with the rest of my family, I’ve been doing origami […]

Animals with Lightsabers

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

In my effort to post something (anything) more regularly, I’ve started keeping a collection of random links that have amused me.  Since it’s Friday, and I worked late last night, I thought I’d post one today.  I hope it makes your Friday more amusing too. You know all of those cute photos of animals that […]

Collaborative Fridge Magnets

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

I’ve always liked interesting fridge magnets, and my well-loved “Build a Cathedral” set that (I think it was Sabrina?) bought me in college is still occupying a valuable empty space on our fridge.  I never really got into magnetic poetry, because I found the word sets a bit too restricting, but I always liked the […]

Where’s Wald-Obama

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Over at Gigapan, David Bergman has generated an ultra-high resolution photo of Obama’s inauguration, using a composite of 220 individual photos to create a single 1,474-megapixel image. Using the Gigapan Viewer, you can start from the original landscape-style image and zoom in to the point that you can see individual faces in the crowd. Zooming […]

Bad Cake, Bad Puns

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

I posted a link to Cake Wrecks once before, but I just love this blog!  To make it even better, the daily update seems to show up in my RSS feeds sometime in the afternoon Oslo-time, so the daily Wreck is often a much-needed afternoon pick-me-up.  Anyhow, I felt compelled to repost today’s cake for all […]

More Gorgeous Flash Goodness

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

What’s that you say?  You want some more beautiful Flash eye candy?  Then how about… Get the Glass (courtesy of your friendly California Milk Processor Board) This is a stunning 3D board game created as part of the got milk? campaign.  There are a few small issues that can be a bit frustrating, but on […]

Save the Polar Bears, Save the World

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

It’s amusing, it’s educational, and it’s darn pretty!  What more could you ask from a Flash-based online game? floe – Befriend a Bear Though the Tamagotchi-style concept is pretty basic, this “pet polar bear” simulator looks incredibly good and adds a small level of environmental education in an attempt to encourage people to make grener […]

World Accent Game

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

I came up with a few interesting “Life in Norway” insights to share over the weekend, but I seem to have forgotten them.  So instead, I’ll post another interesting link I’ve come across recently: The World Accent Game See how well you can identify speakers’ accents from all over the world. I did surprisingly badly, […]


Sunday, August 24th, 2008

I found this on Lorry’s blog, and decided to play around with it. The Lego-Mizers There are a few different varieties, for almost endless time-wasting! If Lucas an I ever showed up in a pre-packaged Lego tie-in set, I guess we’d end up looking something like this:    So would LEGO Meg be “MEGO”?

Random Awesome Album Generator

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Over the weekend, Lucas shared with me the Random Awesome Album Generator algorithm, which does a surprisingly good job at creating a random band name and debut album, based on the oh-so-fabulous Wikipedia RandomPost function: Band Name – The tile of this article Album Title – The last four words of the very last quote […]