Surfing

A catch-all category for stuff on the internet. Check the recent surfing list on the homepage a selection of recent links from my delicious account.

  • NASA Trailer Trash
    June 25, 2008
    Somewhere in the desert between Vegas and L.A. What a great find. [via]...
  • Class of '87
    December 12, 2007
    A new project in time for Christmas: K2 Snowboarding's "Class of '87" - answer Frau Helga's questions and you may win some top snowboarding prizes!...
  • Great elevators
    October 05, 2007
    Just discovered this fantastic post at the trivia-laden deputydog. Have a look at "popular stuff" list, including such gems as seven amazing holes, extreme rich-poor devides, and the top 10 physical transformations for film. [via]...
  • Nootzuiger
    October 05, 2007
    Dennis de Bel's Nootzuiger, Dutch for "note sucker" - a cross between a vacuum cleaner and a keyboard. See his objects and installations here, and read an interview with him at "we make money not art"....
  • Who is the man?
    October 05, 2007
    Wahwahwaakaawaakaawahwahwah! Isaac Hayes and band rehearse the soundtrack to Shaft....
  • Chinese Toy Factory
    October 04, 2007
    25 images from inside a Chinese toy factory. Considering the photographer was granted permission to take these, I imagine the conditions in the factory are thought of as exemplary. It is interesting to see how Google Adsense happily places...
  • Faces in Places
    October 02, 2007
    Faces in Places. A site featuring, well, faces in places. [via]...
  • Digg Labs Visualisations
    September 11, 2007
    Nice visualisation of stories currently be dug on digg.com....
  • Borat Haileyburia
    January 29, 2007
    My old school is opening a franchise in Kazakhstan. That's unexpected. (Link via my Mum.)...
  • What if...
    January 13, 2007
    What if.... A great blog of marketing ideas, nicely illustrated. Worth a post....
  • 5 Things
    January 12, 2007
    The Swissmiss tagged me a while back with this. Been busy recently, so I haven't has time. Until now. So here goes. Five things you probably don't know about me: I got my first job as a web designer...
  • Heelllloooo!
    January 12, 2007
    Seen at as found....
  • Origami guides
    December 08, 2006
    Robert Lang has 33 origami crease patterns available as PDF downloads. The one above is for a goliath beetle, if you're wondering. Within the last ten years, a new form of written instruction has become ubiquitous within the modern...
  • I'm a Japanese Mac
    November 17, 2006
    The Japanese versions of the "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" Ads....
  • 1.0 vs 2.0
    November 16, 2006
    Zeldman's started something. Compare Web 1.0 and Web 2.0, for example: Web 1.0: Crap sites on Geocities. Web 2.0: Crap sites on MySpace. Web 1.0: New media company buys old media company. Web 2.0: New media company buys new media...
  • Lucha Loco
    November 13, 2006
    Malcom Venville's photo book "Lucha Loco" is a homage to the colourful wrestlers ("Luchador") of Mexico City. "Lucha libre" - Mexican wrestling on wikipedia....
  • The Academy Of Everything is Possible
    November 12, 2006
    The Academy Of Everything is Possible, and a man who looks like he means it. Their website doesn't give much away either....
  • Complex Problem Solving
    November 10, 2006
    The Art Of Complex Problem Solving. (Wait for the rollover images to load.) via Ace Jet 170...
  • Apple ships Windows virus
    October 22, 2006
    We recently discovered that a small number - less than 1% - of the Video iPods available for purchase after September 12, 2006, left our contract manufacturer carrying the Windows RavMonE.exe virus Somehow bizarre. It seem's a Windows box...
  • Pantone Matching
    September 26, 2006
    A flickr group. Match everyday objects to a pantone colour chip. Some photos also seem to fit into the "bored at work" category....
  • Adobe on del.icio.us
    September 19, 2006
    Adobe's del.icio.us account. Tons o' links. [via the swissmiss, again]...
  • Wet T-Shirt: the making of
    September 10, 2006
    Whoo. My first youtube embed. Jochen put together this short making of from the shooting for wet-tshirt-worldcup.com. All the glamour of the advertising biz......
  • Jazz on Bones
    September 01, 2006
    Images of soviet-era x-rays used in place of vinyl for illicit copies of western jazz recordings. In the USSR and Eastern Europe in the 1950s underground night spots would play music pirated from the west. The only media they...
  • Coming Zune
    July 24, 2006
    A very small and unusual teaser site for Microsoft's touted iPod-killer the "Zune". Seems to be an animated film of a would-be pederast befriending a small boy with the aid of a pet rabbit. Ours is not to reason...
  • Pikapet - Cute Pets Anyone?
    July 24, 2006
    Oh. My. God. Feel like a beauty pageant mother with web-two-point-oh offering Pikapet. Upload a cute photo of your "doggy" or "kitty" (with or without costume), and it enter into hot-or-not style voting battles against other four-legged contenders. Compare and...
  • preloadr
    July 20, 2006
    When Rolf showed me nexImage, an sort of online Photoshop, I thought "nicely done, but what's the point?" Your standard user just wants to perform a few basic actions à la iPhoto: Crop, colour correction, redeye reduction ... Something...
  • Happy Planet
    July 19, 2006
    The Happy Planet Index confirms what we've always believed: It's a good thing to live on a tropical beach. A country's HPI is calculated as follows: HPI = Life satisfaction x Life expectancy Ecological Footprint Putting Vanutu and Colombia on...
  • Population: One
    July 19, 2006
    A website layout with 6.5 billion pixels, one for each person alive today. Can't quite fathom why this website is "beta". Seems to have all the functionality it needs. Hmmm....
  • Sneakerplay
    July 11, 2006
    Sneakerplay is committed to becoming the premiere interactive community for our generation of young, educated, style conscious individuals who are always connected. Hey! That's me! Let me in... Sneakerplay is an innovative social network designed specifically for the global sneaker...
  • Google launches PayPal killer
    July 11, 2006
    Google has launched Google Checkout, a new one-account online shopping service similar to PayPal. Key features: Particating sites are marked as such (with a green shopping cart icon) in Google search results. Orders from different sites can be viewed in...
  • Eight girls. Water. iPod Video.
    June 27, 2006
    For the boys with broadband: The Wet T-Shirt World Cup. Eight girls from eight countries and a big bucket of water. Plus the chance to win a video iPod. In my opinion, a great use of flash video....
  • Fifty & Stevie
    June 26, 2006
    50 Cent and Steve Jobs are apparently in negotiations to produce a line of co-branded range of cheap home computers designed for inner city youth (the "MacBook Ho"?). Apple's keeping quiet, but I'll let Fifty say it in his...
  • de.icio.us does flickr
    May 19, 2006
    flickr integrates del.icio.us. Bookmark a flickr photo and del.icio.us will show you a thumbnail of it in your bookmarks list. Great! Not that I've ever bookmarked a flickr photo until now......
  • Miles Aldridge
    May 16, 2006
    A hi-res site. I like the sound....
  • With a Nightlife Like This, Who Needs Berlin?
    April 12, 2006
    One for the locals. Minga goes international. Trachtenvogel, X-cess, Holy Home featured in the NYT. Link via Thilo. (Toy Town Munich provides a load of english-language info about Munich.)...
  • Yahoo Developer Network
    March 29, 2006
    I've never really had much to do with Yahoo! as a user, aside from taking note their aquisition of Web 2.0 projects over the last year or so, so I've stumbled upon the Yahoo! Developer Network rather late. (About a...
  • Choose your next holiday destination...
    January 17, 2006
    ...using the prejudice world map. Brazil's got to be a contender with "informality", "partying" and "bikinis", whereas Turkey could go either way combining hospitality and the use of weapons. The map was researched using google searches like this one: "germans...
  • Fwis Book Cover Archive
    January 17, 2006
    Fwis, who have designed some lovely bookcovers themselves, have put up a bookcover archive full of inspiring designs, on which visitors can comment. Be sure to look at their Ready-Mech project. It's like David's doodlebox project in reverse!...
  • Glam Rock Christmas Lights
    January 11, 2006
    Christmas may be over, but if you haven't seen it yet, check it out. The final word in xmas decoration. respect....
  • Q-Unit - Greatest Hits
    January 09, 2006
    Top mash-up. Fifty vs. Queen = Q-Unit. The original bohemian wanksta!...
  • Coolest Google logo ever?
    January 04, 2006
    Google celebrates Louis Braille's birthday with possibly the coolest Google logo variation ever. Normally they're a bit cheesy. Here's the guy that does them....
  • Dave's portfolio is on tha way!
    December 29, 2005
    here it comes... [via: Nik's smart-looking Free Orange]...
  • justcurio.us
    November 10, 2005
    At justcurio.us strangers are answering questions from strangers. Once you've answered one, you get to ask your own. Here's my question....
  • Revver - the flickr of videos
    October 27, 2005
    The flickr of videos, with one vital difference: you can earn money by posting. We're here to help you earn money from your videos. Posting your videos is easy, free, and will get your work in front of a big...
  • Pandora
    October 25, 2005
    The incredible Pandora will put together a playlist (so-called "stations") of similar bands for a band that the user enters. You can then listen to the songs and tell Pandora whether or not she's headed in the right direction. She'll...
  • Gay phone battle
    October 24, 2005
    Verbose blogstar Tom Coates seems to be fighting an unwinnable battle over at idiottoys.com. You might as well just cut your losses, Tom. (Avoid jokes about a "rear-guard action" at this juncture.) The blog entry was obviously targeted at him:...
  • Pervwatch - sex offenders & Google Maps
    September 30, 2005
    Another Google Maps mashup: pervwatch.org. Sex offender data from the databases of four states in the US are presented using Google Maps. Here's The Bronx. Check out the density of flags. You can click on the names for photos and...
  • extisp.icio.us
    September 28, 2005
    Here's my del.icio.us tag cloud, as generated by kevan.org. Just substitute your del.icio.us username in the url to get yours. Show me your tags and I'll tell you who you are: lisamac's cloud, a self-confessed del.icio.us junky....
  • IKEA goes bullet time
    September 28, 2005
    Check out this great flash site for IKEA Sweden. The sound design is spot-on too. Just goes to show that you can do more than port the catalogue onto the screen (if you have the cash). I remember reading...
  • Google Moon revisited...
    September 14, 2005
    I can't believe we didn't notice this before! A scientific sensation: visit the moon, and zoom in as far as possible......
  • Visitor Tracking & Google Maps
    September 01, 2005
    Check out the locations of the last twenty visitors to Brand Spanking New, powered by gVisit. The information is only updated hourly, so don't be suprised if you don't see yourself. But hey, it's free....
  • Google Adsense guidelines not strictly applied?
    August 08, 2005
    I was looking at the Google Adsense guidelines (ahem), and saw this: Site may not include: Sales or promotion of certain weapons, such as firearms, ammunition, balisongs, butterfly knives, and brass knuckles And I thought, in my ignorance, "what...
  • Short of cash?
    August 07, 2005
    <sermon> Go here, enter your salary and see how you do. Then go here. </sermon>...
  • Sneaky, sneaky!
    July 28, 2005
    Out of the blue, the Habermann launches yet another site, developed entirely while travelling at speed between Ingolstadt and Munich. It's a directory of online tshirt shops. Know of a good one, submit it here....
  • Tough reading...
    July 25, 2005
    The statistics page of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Here is a list of all executed prisoners from 1982 to the present day, along with age, weight, education, employment details and photos. Read the last statements first. Then...
  • Da Moon!
    July 20, 2005
    Google Moon. (Thanks to tha ol' dirty bastard for da link!)...
  • Google Maps Sensation! (again)
    July 16, 2005
    Taking the "face on toast" thing to a new scale: Jesus has been spotted in the Peruvian sands. Via The Register....
  • Top UK Podcasts!
    July 14, 2005
    Following up on the Coldplay/Ashcroft Britinvasion of Munich last weekend, top uk podcasters Not Your Usual Bollocks have been invited by Bayerische Rundfunk's Z├╝ndfunk to do a show in August. If you think mainstream radio in the UK is shit,...
  • gel.tv
    July 01, 2005
    Check out Berlin agency Aimaq . Rapp . Stolle's gel.tv website and tv advert for Asics running shoes. Great. Who dares wins....
  • iTunes 4.9 with Podcast
    June 29, 2005
    iTunes 4.9 was released yesterday. I'm listening to DE:BUG, and BBC Radio 4's Today Programme Apple on podcasting....
  • liveplasma
    June 29, 2005
    Nice graphical depiction of the relationships between bands or films at liveplasma.com. Great way to find new bands. It would be great if you could stream previews of the albums in the application itself. And if they could capture...
  • Cannes Cyberlion Gold Winner
    June 24, 2005
    Brilliant....
  • Shaun Inman redesigns...
    June 19, 2005
    Here it is. I very much like the technology/idea behind the drop-down search 'n' navigate, but I'm not sure it's the right place to be putting his recent article and category lists. Especially when the recent comments find a space...
  • WikiHow
    June 16, 2005
    While I'm on the subject of wikis, check out WikiHow, making a bold attempt to become the world's largest how-to manual. Example: How to tame your gerbils...
  • The Google "define" keyword
    June 16, 2005
    Useful: use the Google "define" keyword to get definitions. eg. define: wiki If you're wondering, "wiki" is a shortened form of the Hawaiian word "wikiwiki", meaning "fast"....
  • Modern-day fear #1: Quicktime Angst (aka. Night of the Streaming Dread)
    June 15, 2005
    An innoculous enough start: Quicktime decides it's got enough content buffered, and commences playback. All is well......
  • Corporate Fallout Detector
    May 31, 2005
    James Patten, creator of the Audiopad, presents the Corporate Fallout Detector. The geiger-counter based device scans product barcodes, and produces clicks according to the environmental and ethical record of the manufacturer....
  • Morse Code vs. SMS speed test
    May 25, 2005
    Morse coders prove to be faster than text messengers on the Jay Leno Show. Get the video here (12,8 MB Windows Media)...
  • chicagocrime.org
    May 24, 2005
    chicagocrime.org uses Google Maps and data from the Chicago Police Department to plot crime statistics onto the city map....