August 31, 2005
Video: Cubic Tragedy — outstanding CG animation available as a very high-res download
Kiko — nicely designed web calendaring with very low barrier to entry
Racism in AP's Katrina photo coverage — everyone’s talking about this one; you decide
Pandora Music Engine comes out of private beta — streaming music recommendation service
The Onion redesigns, opens complete archives to all — Khoi Vinh comments on his top-notch work on the redesign; the new archives go back to 1996
NYT on Flying Spaghetti Monster — classic net-style satire makes a comeback
A judicial answer to the RIAA — RIAA sues mom for file sharing; judge kicks their asses
Best CAPTCHA ever — next: captchas in Flash and VRML
Hot Biscuit Mod — Nintendogs the next to be targeted after GTA San Andreas
Matt Haughey writing reviews for the New York Times — I’ve always wanted to see my name in all-caps Times New Roman
I know it’s strange to break a two-month silence for something like this, but I don’t care. This is my blog, dammit, and I’ll rant about six-month-old memes if I want.
For the last few weeks at work, we’ve been obsessed with House of Cosbys. So obsessed that other departments are starting to worry about us; it’s consuming our lives. I first linked to it back in March, long before the recent legal threats from Cosby himself, so I don’t know why it’s taken this long to infiltrate our brains. (I suspect one too many late nights on a recent deadline is ultimately to blame.)
But it has, so I want to share some Cosbyana for other potential Cosby-heads out there. If you haven’t seen the first episode, watch the high-res House of Cosbys pilot before proceeding.
To kick off Cosby Fest 2005, I’m hosting the entire Bill Cosby Talks To Kids About Drugs album from 1971. Don’t miss “Dope Pusher,” a song about hard drugs sung/screamed by Cosby and a choir of kids, backed by some serious funk. Download it now.
I’m Web-Surfing Cosby, You See
Outtakes from the Curiosity Cosby recording sessions Amazing Cosby Team Triosby fan art one and two, from Episode 3 House of Cosbys exit theme song MP3s Listen Up Theo, a not-safe-for-work House of Cosbys music video Cosby Core tattoo Cosby stencils and graffiti (and more) on Flickr Cosby Show Season 1 was just released on DVD Little Rascals/Bill Cosby urban legend on Snopes The Bill Cosby Fun Game, Cosby goes on a murderous rampage The Pac Man and Cosby Show, a comic apparently made by a blind man using MS Paint
Dear God, this has to stop now.
Playing a Platinum Record — it was recorded backwards and wasn’t the song being awarded
I am not responsible for making Google better — concise counterpoint in the search engine spam debate with some good thoughts in the comments
Trackback: A Tragedy in Three Acts — I wish more tech writing was done in the form of short plays
TechCrunch reviews Pandora — new music recommendation engine for custom streaming radio
Bricolage adds support for PHP templating — the open-source CMS we use at work keeps getting better
Chris Anderson on "just enough piracy" — piracy can be useful, and there may be optimal piracy rates for different industries
Kottke's essay on WebOS — lots of good thoughts and predictions
Tim O'Reilly responds to accusations of supporting search engine spammers — thoughtful reply; this is a subtle issue that people are only now becoming aware of
Leaked info on logging into Google's new Instant Messenger service — using their Jabber-based IM with your Gmail username
Google running Jabber server, fueling rumors of IM tool announcement on Wednesday — the talk.google.com domain resolves, too (via)
A List Apart redesigns — lovely work, great typography
Engadget 1985 — the SYSOP is IN
Dick Tracy introduces the bootleg DVD gang — this storyline is hilarious; Cellphone, Digit, Download, and Miss Laptop!
Google Desktop 2 beta release — the sidebar seems a bit obnoxious
Scans of the Target-sponsored issue of the New Yorker — the first comment made me laugh
Dick Tracy busting DVD pirates in new storyline — “your living is costing the movie industry five billion a year!”