My chum Noel and I sample Arrogant Bastard Ale. The bottle warned us "You probably won't like this," and it was right.
Animatics from the upcoming Simpsons movie. The big guffaws from the crowd make me think that the best time to see this will be a late Saturday evening showing, when the audience is made up of slightly inebriated geeks (this is how I first saw the South Park movie, and the crowd reaction really enhanced the viewing experience)
Having woken up to a particularly stonking case of bedhead this morning, I inwardly-dialogued "fuck it!" and asked Joy to help me take my beardtrimmer to my head.
Lesson learned? Next time, use a longer setting on the trimmer, cause my blond hair is nearly transparent this short.
It’s a great song, but this video just made it even better. I’ll always have an especially soft spot for it after someone on a mailing-list I was on made it clear he didn’t get the joke, and wondered how Pulp had pulled it off.
John Gruber’s Magic 8 Ball does its work on Zune.
Reddit launch a branded sub-site just for Slate articles, essentially becoming the “official” place to comment on and rate Slate articles. An interesting joint venture, showing there’s more to the Web 2.0 businessplan than just “targetted advertising”.
Slim Devices launch their $2k “audiophile” version of the Squeezebox. Gold-plated out the wazoo for those who claim they hear the difference. They probably won’t sell many, but they’ll make a shitload from the ones they do sell.
“We didn’t anticipate this level of heat this year — we never thought we’d get a twenty-first hot season in a row!” Extra marks to the authors for the Tribe of Toffs reference.
Ah, I love the crap they sell at Brookstone. The overpriced junk that gives the air of being vaguely useful, but is too cheap and shoddy to actually solve a problem well.
My favourite one that I saw yesterday was this $50 massive universal remote. Pretend to be a Lilliputian from the comfort of your couch!
I’m curious to test out RedSwoosh’s P2Pness, so link-followers: Have a shot at downloading seven stonking megabytes of J-Pop oddness! Windows users should be directed to download the RedSwoosh client, while Mac & Linux users should be redirected to the CoralCDN service. Let’s see how little bandwidth I can use distributing some QUALITY CHOONS!
Theoretically seamless and easy P2P file sharing. Add “http://edn.redswoosh.net/” to the front of a URL, and it’ll go through a P2P client instead of being served up by your HTTP server. Kind of similar to what OpenCola were doing in 2001.
This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.