Hands, plus paint, equals... ? How about this set of pictures. Numbers 12 and 17 are my favorites... very creative (though I hope this isn't his only skill!).
Just as a note, when you put out a video on how to Learn to Shave with a Straight Razor, noting that you cut your face badly enough to leave a scar probably isn't the best idea. However, still a cool video on how to do a badass thing :)
LOL Together--a lolcat filk of the Beatles' "Come Together". I'm really not sure if there's anything else to say.... it's hilarious and surreal at the same time.
‘X-Files 2’ Second Trailer and Official Poster over at Geeks of Doom.
Doctor Who Season 4 trailer!! Not actually high quality, youtube only.... man, I can't wait!
To match up with Opera getting 100% in Acid3 on an internal build yesterday, WebKit achieves Acid3 100/100 in public build. Of course, it's apple only AFAIK, so we still have the "first public windows build to pass Acid3" award :)
Seems an internal build of Opera is the first browser to pass Acid3 test. Good to hear.... though these days 100% compliance doesn't really mean anything, depending on who you talk to. Still, 100% compliant browsers can't be all that bad, can it?
The guy from Ctrl-Alt-Delete has some words on the Battlefield: Bad Company beta. I think I'm most looking forward to the destructable-ness of the environment, hopefully this one won't require the hardware that Crysis needs.
Ten Reasons Why I Need A Girlfriend at Duane Storey.
Ars Technica has the goods on how Canadian ISPs furious about Bell Canada's traffic throttling. As a sysadmin of a canadian ISP who does resell from Bell I can relate. On one hand bandwidth throttling isn't a terrible thing, on another it's a slippery slope from restricting P2P traffic to other services.
From the "No shit, Sherlock" department comes PUNDO3000.com which (in German) shows what the packages of food look like compared to the actual contents. Unsurprisingly, there's a fairly wide gap between the two.
Shacknews reports: Epic Releases High-def Unreal Engine 3 Tech Trailer. Fairly cool show, some very sexy next-get graphical goodness (especially the destructable environmental elements!).
The Best Pun list via Digg.
I tried to come up with a pun about famous German philosophers, but I Kant.
Thankyou, thankyou, I'll be here all night.
Seems that the companion cube has been spotted in the wild!
Pictures and details of a very sweet Tri-Monitor Rackmount Computer Build.
Brian Dettmer's insanely creative Book Autopsies - super cool.... not 100% sure what sort of brain you need to come up with this stuff, but I'm glad someone does!
1-900-NERD-GIRL = Slander and Lies! - pointed to me by someone, the argument that there are sexy nerd girls. The host is quite hot too, I will have to peruse some of the other videos. Just wish I could subscribe to youtube via itunes like other video podcasts.... oh well, soon enough.
There's been some benchmarking doing a Performance comparison: Rails 1.2.6 vs 2.0.2. According to the blog entry rails 2.0 gives about a 30-50% speed increase. Good to see that things are getting faster as they mature!
Slashdot pointed to OpenOffice.org 3.0's new features, an early look. Highlights - some visual improvements, notes in margin (looks cool), office 2007 compatibility (wonder if MS opening up the API documentation helped with this), charts and tables improvements, and more.
Valleywag has a Demo video of Facebook Chat. Looks fairly well implemented, not obtrusive and fairly usable. We'll see how it goes when it actually comes out.
The Escapist : Zero Punctuation: Turok is out today.... awesome review as usual.
Timothy Armes Photography has released a plugin for Lightroom called LR/Enfuse, a lightroom plugin for the Enfuse program, which is HDR (kinda).
Of course, it's not showing up on my windows update..... oh well. Anyone out there have things asplode because of this?
Update: Why you might not see SP1 in Windows Update.
Found via reddit is a video of a live rickroll pulled off by rocketboom.
Ars Technica has a good look at the past, present, and future of file systems.
Cool slideshow about Perl Myths such as "perl is dead" and whatnot.
Wow, this is amazing, check out the Discovery from 2001.
Bad Movie Physics: A Report Card - nice view of how good or bad space movies are :)
Banshee 1.0 Alpha 1 has been let loose.... Looks like the main media player for the suse platform has gotten some nice tweaks... looking forward to playing with this when I get home.
KnickerPicker - online dressing room. Pick your model, pick your undies, watch the girls walk out... turn 'em around, move them closer, farther away... I'm so happy for technology :)
Apple has the latest trailer for WALL•E up. I'm looking more and more towards this movie all the time. Make sure you watch up to the end of the trailer, cute and funny.
So the new Hulk movie is coming out in a few months and tonight there is going to be a teaser for it on TV, and there is a teaser for that online now.
Valleywag is right, this Flowchart needs no explanation. Well, other than how to get it poster sized to hang over me while I play D&D on the internets with the google.
Kari Byron from Mythbusters in FHM. Oh yea... giggy-giggy!
StarCraft 2 Zerg HD Trailer - official trailer now in HD (to registered shacknews users of course :)
Hilarious rant from Rob Paravonian on how all music is all the same... funny, and with examples.
You Starcraft folks may be interested in a First Look at StarCraft II Zerg.
Firstshowing.net has the Dual International Speed Racer Trailers Launch. At first I was a bit unsure about this movie, but it does look like a very fun and visually cool looking comic-book-y show.... kinda like the early batman movies, but not taking themselves as seriously (and sucking so much (other than the first one of course)).
Guess we'll get to see when it comes out May 9th.
Bryan pointed out this BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA themed battleship game for the Season 3 release from amazon.
A few links for everyone....
An article I've been waiting for, on Developing Rails Applications on Mac OS X Leopard. Most important is that it has "official" update commands... myself being a total rails newbie I was glad to see this:
Out of the box, you get Ruby version 1.8.6 and Rails version 1.2.6, the latest stable releases at the time Leopard shipped. Ruby releases are few and far between (it's still at 1.8.6), but Rails has frequent new releases. In fact, the application we'll build requires Rails 2.0.2. The good news is it's easy to upgrade Rails and RubyGems. Make sure your system is up to date now by running these commands:
Instead of just hoping that running random commands would make it work. Coming from a Linux world of package managers where doing something "outside" the package world potentially pollutes the filesystem with outside code.
Hit the Dan (Dano) Steinhardt Archive for some truly awesome work.
Rejected Cartoons, passed on from a coworker.
Very cool project from Make is a Serial-mouse-driven Etch-a-Sketch, via Boing-Boing.
The Unofficial Apple Weblog asks some questions to Cory about What do you expect from the upcoming iPhone SDK, which is scheduled to launch Thursday March 3rd. Not all questions answered, and some guesses in there, but still, bit of news.
Glad my iPod Touch is on it's way back home to me!
Robert Scoble's latest endeavor, FastCompany.TV has launched. This is, as far as I can tell, more of what Robert was doing at his previous jobs, interviewing folks in the tech industry, and putting it all on video. No subscribe on iTunes link though, you have to click on 'more episodes' and there's a RSS link there (though it doesn't seem to work if you put that into iTunes :( ).
Hey Robert, congrats on the new gig.... ICANHAZITUNESLINKPLZ? KTHXBAI! :)
Cooking up a Poor Man's RAID-Z with ZFS, USB Memory Sticks, Solaris, and VMware Fusion from over at the VMWare Fusion Blog.