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Archive for the ‘Asides’ Category

Forgotten NY

Forgotten NY: Forgotten subway signs, advertisements, cemeteries, signs and more. Remnants of years past peeking through to today. (via Design Observer)

Don to Earth

I discovered today, via BoingBoing, the blog of 93 year old blogger Donald Crowdis: Don to Earth. If you haven’t read it before, I urge you to take a look. His writing very much reminds me of the late Alistair Cook.

Sony starts PS3 Playstation Network ID registration

If you’re thinking of getting a vastly overpriced games console in the near future, or just fancy grabbing one of the very few things Sony offer for free, why not register your Playstation(R)Network ID now? You’ll need one of these when you get your Playstation3. (via The Guardian)

Chris Sanders fired from American Dog

Chris Sanders fired from American Dog: I knew all about the layoffs at Disney last week, but I was totally unaware that Lilo and Stitch creator/director and Antikewl favourite Chris Sanders had been dropped from his project, American Dog. It’s very sad news but, as Cartoon Brew reports, may have been a blessing in disguise.

Follow Santa around the world with Google Earth

Follow Santa around the world with Google Earth on Christmas Eve. There’s also a toy tracker game: Santa’s elves have hidden gifts around the world. Follow the clues to find the next one. A new gift is added each day. (via Lifehacker)

This shirt owes me $249, for breaking my glasses!

This shirt owes me $249, for breaking my glasses!” The shirt in question was created using a photograph of stencil art without the original artist, ghostpatrol’s, permission. No laughing matter, of course, but the comments in this thread are absolutely hilarious. (via You thought we wouldn’t notice)

10 Most Bizarre People on Earth

10 Most Bizarre People on Earth (via Kottke)

World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade intro cinematic

World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade intro cinematic: The sheeping mage and murlocs are a nice touch.

I finally downloaded Second Life the other day. Oh dear.

I finally downloaded Second Life the other day. Oh dear.” Greg Howson at The Guardian seems to have had the same reaction to Second Life as me. I just don’t get it. I’ve played World of Warcraft, and at least that seems to have a purpose… even if it is just effectively collecting harder and harder to obtain artifacts. Can someone enlighten me as to why this thing is so popular?

Nike+ iPod without the Nike running shoes

Have you been wanting to race against (and generally gloat about how much fitter you are than) your friends, but don’t have a pair of those expensive Nike running shoes with the hole in the bottom? Fear not, SwitchEasy have introduced the RunAway AnyShoe Adaptor for just 6 quid. You’ll still need to bring your own iPod Nano and Nike+ kit though.