Category Archives: Wide world

There’s more going on than just computers and noise. I’ve been told.

Popcorn kernel bread ™

It is, with no doubt, the greatest idea I have ever had: bake bread with a bunch of popcorn kernels in it. This idea… it’s just… it’s by far better than any other idea on this blog. It’s better than my Kentucky Fried Chicken Feen from 2005. It’s better than my BASIC revelation from 2015. […]

Horizontal Rulez! for your terminal

A handy script for your image-enabled (I’m looking at you, iTerm 3) shell. hr will spit out a random horizontal rule, straight from the depths of a GeoCities page. Good times.

CyberVision Lite

Indie Game: the movie was filled with inspirational things. The least of which was probably Phil Fish’s self-air-quoted childhood “software” creation: CyberVision. When I watched this a few years ago I thought it was too good to be lost to the ages, so I recreated it. Choose between 150, 300, 600, and 1200 flash. There […]

British Pathé random video viewer

British Pathé recently released 90,000 videos on to YouTube (though I could only find 82058 of them) – I wanted to make some kind of mashup art with it, but was not creative enough to think of anything interesting. So, instead I present: Random video player! Randomly (and pretty-much-endlessly) play through the collection, marveling at […]

Five short years

On Friday, October 22, 2010 I conducted a scientific experiment: if one URL shortener can make a URL shorter, then fifteen URL shorteners can make it reaaaally short. The results were quite as you’d expect: the resulting link was longer than source, and browsers would go into convolutions trying to resolve the chain of shortened […]

Alien vs Joy Division

Above is from “Alien” released in May 1979. Below is from Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures”, April 1979.

Selling Swift: what a fool believes

Ok, Apple comes out with a brand new programming language. Creating a new programming language is the absolute surest way to invite a hurricane of internet pain from coders worried they’ve bet on the wrong horse. Generally they’ll try to shout at the horse until it dies – mostly with nasty tweets. Yet somehow Apple […]

Bitcoin market visualizer thing

Having a slight slither of skin in the Bitcoin game, I decided it would be prudent to more closely monitor my investments. There’s some fantastic tools for this: Bitcoin Wisdom and Trading View and Co. But they all show a single view, designed to be viewed in a browser tab. I needed something that would […]

Spam, my friend.

Hi there could I allusion some of the perceptiveness from this participant if I minister to a relation help to your site? I just deleted 18,311 pending comments that had been submitted to this blog. 99.99% were spam, but 0.01% were real comments from real people, so I had to vet them one at a […]