Archive for March, 2010

Sometimes you find the funniest things on the Internet

Posted in Eschatology on March 31st, 2010 by Elijah Meeks – Comments Off

It’s also aware to me she might (I don’t know because it’s a personal issue) be a femenist. Nothing really wrong with that. But sooner or later even femenist have to face judgement.

The Internet, where you can see Bangkok and Smallville without leaving the comfort of your own seat.

Tomorrow, AD

Posted in Digital Innovation, Epiphenomena, Eschatology on March 31st, 2010 by Elijah Meeks – Comments Off

For all of us who find it completely not suspicious at all that everyone at Boing Boing loves Hot Tub Time Machine (starring action spectacular superstar John Cusack, not coincidentally soon to be a guest blogger at Boing Boing, which I wouldn’t have known except they mention it in every post, along with how impressed they are by the cinematic quality of John Cusack Presents Hot Tub Time Machine starring John Cusack) and are intrigued by the idea of “time travel” I direct you to a blog, from the future.

Ascii Dreams

Note the dates, note the prescient information that could only come from someone who actually came back from one week in the future.  Or perhaps the blog has become quantum entangled with a stray waveform tabby, and it exists both now and later.  Note that Dwarf Fortress Alpha is about to have a new iteration that includes the kinds of features I spent eight years looking for in Nethack (and all I ended up with was a rusty longsword, which is not, thank you very much, a metaphor).

Visualizing Spatial History

Posted in Academia, Digital Innovation on March 22nd, 2010 by Elijah Meeks – Comments Off

We’re all spoiled by cartoon maps of the allies storming Normandy or the melting ice caps, and so a visualization of spatial change in medieval China, while accurate (at least according to the Songshi, Taiping huanyu ji & Yuanfeng jiuyu zhi), doesn’t seem nearly as dramatic as thick-lined cartoon arrows rushing across the French countryside.

You can make your own slowly shifting maps of Song Dynasty political geography by downloading the Digital Gazetteer of the Song Dynasty. Or maybe you can just load it into Flash and draw some arrows flying from Wang Anshi’s hands out toward the northern counties, abolishing them hither and thither.

Simplicity is Force

Posted in Art on March 17th, 2010 by Elijah Meeks – Comments Off

It wouldn’t be hyperbole to call this one of the most amazingly sung and choreographed pieces ever created.

Chunari Sambhal Gori

Unfortunately, the folks who posted it disabled embedding, and it seems to be the only full-length version on YT.  The male voice is Mohammed Rafi.

Steve Jobs Says Duracell is Lazy, Energizer’s ‘Keeps going, and going and going’ mantra is “Bullshit”

Posted in Art, Buckeye, Eschatology on March 13th, 2010 by Elijah Meeks – Comments Off
You remember Space Quest, don't you?

You remember Space Quest, don't you?

Or, at least, that’s what I expect to hear soon enough, now that Apple is in the battery business.