Sunday, 30 September 2007

I can't wait....

LEGO Indy? Perfick. Damn waiting until Summer 2008. I'll just have to play Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga instead...

"da da da daaaaa, da da daaa..."

Discworld Reading Guide

With 33 (I think) of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels published, I can't imagine how daunting it must be to attempt to introduce someone to the "series". In my day it was as simple as picking one of the six in existence (he was only up to Wyrd Sisters when I started) and carefully hiding it in my history book so Mr Osbourne wouldn't catch me reading about a certain wizzard.

Luckily, to the rescue is the Discworld Reading Order Guide which is maintained in several languages by Krzysztof Kietzman of Phew. Making Money (the latest one) goes at the end of the Industrial Revolution line. Not sure that's particularly useful but I like things to be up to date.

Dog Cam!

Since my post ages ago about Mr Lee and his cat camera, I've been meaning to rig up a similar set up for using on my dogs. No need! Look! A remote controlled 3.5 megapixel camera (takes 90 shots) for attaching to dog collars is for sale with matching bone-shaped USB!) Tempting... Product Link.

I'm a winner, Baby. That's for sure...

I meant to blog about this as it happened but forgot. Anyway, a large Hurrah for The Book Swede and his lovely competition for copies of The Inferior by Peadar O' Guilin. Read his interview with Peadar here. My copy arrived very promptly and is now on my Pile Of Books To Read.

Saturday, 29 September 2007

Angelina Jolie - Plea for Refugees

The Clinton Global Initiative and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

My Little Cthulhu

From Dreamland Toyworks comes this My Little Cthulhu now with little victims that fit inside his hands and pull apart to show their little red insides. Adorable.

Friday, 28 September 2007

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

For David...

Halo 3: The Future of Halo

Saturday, 22 September 2007

Food For Thought

From the book, Food for Thought, come these fab photos of vegetable animals. Link to more photos here. Site seems to be under pressure though, as it's a bit slow to load!

Field Notes

via Lifehacker. We'll call this a Hint for Husbands (when they actually go on sale!)

Field Notes are soft-cover, pocket-sized memo books for jotting ideas, making lists and sketching. Practical applications of the notebooks are listed inside (like "Shoddy Sketches," "Treasure Maps," "Gambling Debts" and "Shady Transactions") and designer types will appreciate the Futura type and printing details also included inside. Link.

The Cuddly Menace

A translation of the timeless classic, "My Little Golden Book About God." Click the picture to read.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Sewer Opening Art

via Fun Forever comes this collection of images from Sao Paulo where a group of young artists have been painting sewer openings. Click the link for the collection.

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Popcorn Packaging

From The Guardian.

This is an idea I really like. Lush have introduced popcorn as an alternative to polystyrene chips and shredded paper in their packaging. 60% lighter than usual and you can pop it in the compost bin too. An added bonus is that they can now do away with plastic bags to protect the products from getting ink on them which will save 4.5 million bags a year. Gulp. I hope it catches on.

Friday, 7 September 2007

The Dance of Gods

Sci-Fi author Mayer Alan Brenner's The Dance of Gods series was published by DAWS Books from 1987 - 1992. Sadly, interest waned and they are now out of print and he is now offering his books for free download. The first two are up already and the next two are on the way.

He says he'll "just be happy if folks start reading these books again". Awww.

Thursday, 6 September 2007

My Blag

From my old favourite xkcd:

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Clark and Michael

Clark Duke and Michael Cera (him wot was in the wonderful and much-missed Arrested Development) are Clark and Michael. This is a ten episode online mockumentary following fictionalised versions of "their" lives as they write, and attempt to sell, a pilot for a TV series. Written, produced and directed by the duo and, as ever, Michael Cera's comic timing is impeccable.