Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I Need The Collective Intelligence Of Both Of Our Readers

Help me! I came across this stupid game tonight and everything about it makes me think that it should just be annoying and lame. But for some reason I am totally intrigued. I don't really know what the goal of the game is and I have no idea how to play or what does what but I can't stop. Try it out and tell me what you think you're supposed to do.


Monday, February 25, 2008

Best xkcd recently

I had to repost this xkcd because it is one of the best recently.

Click on it to see it at full size.


Monday, February 18, 2008


I think I have always quietly held a fascination with flags. I don't go out of my way to learn about them but if they are anywhere near my path I inevitably stop for a while and read everything I can. For instance the Chicago city flag recently caught my attention. I recommend checking out the article on it. It was recently voted the second best city flag in the nation. Only beaten out by a little known city of immeasurably superior quality. Anyway, it wasn't these flags that led me to write tonight it was this article over at cracked. There are some great flags here mocked with sharp tongue.


Thursday, February 14, 2008


So, maybe y'all know this, but I just noticed it recently, and everyone I've shown it to has been surprised.  If you watch a YouTube video in full screen mode, there is a button in the bottom left corner next to the Play / Pause button.  It has three circles and some lines connecting them.  To see what happens when you click it, play this video of an awesome dancer who happens to be small and cute:

Also, Google Street View has reached an impressive level of coverage.  It's to the point now that almost every street in Chapel Hill is covered.  The whole thing is a bit scary, but the technology is quite impressive.

- Seth

Monday, February 4, 2008

Super Monday

What a Super day it is, squeezed between Superbowl Sunday and Super Dooper Pooper Tuesday. Moving on ...

I'm slow on the uptake with a lot of things. For example, I just learned about the Flaming Lips' 1997 album Zaireeka. Maybe y'all already know this, but if not, you should check it out. I haven't listened to it yet, because it requires some planning. It's a four disc album, but the catch is that each album is one of four stereo tracks meant to be played simultaneously. Apparently, when you start the four at exactly the same time, it sounds the way it's "supposed" to sound, but the interesting stuff comes when you're just a little bit off and the focus shifts around between each of the four different discs. The end effect is that you're listening to something slightly different every time you play the album. In that sense, it kind of finds a middle ground between live music and music that is recorded the standard way.

So, I'm going to collect up all the CD players in my life and listen to this album. If it's any good (and it has pretty good reviews), I'm going to see if I can play it on the radio. It'll be an interesting challenge, but I think I can do it. I've got two CD players and two turntables at the station, so it should be possible in principle. Unfortunately, we don't have it on vinyl, so I'll have to find that somewhere.

While on the subject, I should mention that I have a new show time, if anyone is interested. I'm on Monday mornings 10 AM - 12 PM. It's kind of nice to not be on super late. As always you can listen here. If I find the vinyl of Zaireeka, I'll make a point to post about it here, so you can listen when I play it.

Non sequiturly, you should probably check out these videos about the best sports drink ever: