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 [...]
Archive of 'Procrastinate'
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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”?
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 [...]