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Junk Food Quiz

Posted by ScrewLoose On 2007-04-30 5 comments

Ever been curious as to what is considered junk food? Take the test and find out.

Back to Canada

Posted by Phoenix On 5 comments

Hi all,

Just thought I'd drop a line to let everyone know I'm leaving London behind to come back home to Canada. I've had a great time, met wonderful people, and seen and done more in the last 2 and a half years then I have over my entire lifetime. Alas, I am homesick and miss my family and friends.

My flight has just been confirmed for July 24 - I'm looking forward to catching up and seeing everyone again.

PS - if anyone wants anything, please let me know as soon as possible - I will probably start shipping my stuff home in the next couple weeks.


Much Funnier than Al Gore

Posted by Mike Diakuw On 2007-04-29 3 comments

...but still with a serious side. Matrix lovers, prepare to have your hearts ripped from your bodies.


Posted by Kyro Sk On 2007-04-27 4 comments

Exploration #4 - Inspired by the novel House of Leaves, this track is an experiment in soundscaping and abstract use of atmospherics. It does have musical elements however - I'm partial to the reprise of the filtered attacking synth toward the end (a few of the shorter stab notes have been dropped and the beat is gone allowing it to really float against the noise in the not to distant background).

Ghostheory - Originally called "Game Theory", this track evolved from minimal techno into a thumping floor burning banger. I'm really fond of the transition from the breakdown to the full on beat and then how it is able to slip out of it again. Also, look for the ghost, it's in there (a subtle moving soft almost organic synth sequence slowly appearing and disappearing in the background).

I gladly accept all criticisms and comments.

Frito-Lay's 'Flat Earth' Announcement

Posted by Rippin Kittin On 2007-04-26 5 comments

Frito-Lay has introduced, much to its CEO's dismay, a line of fruit and veggie crisps... the article speaks for itself.
Details about the Hippie-Chips are available here

Get Rich Fast

Posted by Toad008 On 2 comments

I just saw this, and thought it was too funny. One online company made some decent coin scamming japanese people. My favourite part is that no one noticed until one celebrity whom was scammed was humiliated on TV, then the reports started flooding in.

No one took the effort to google some pictures of poodles to compare them to what they got? Must find some other animal that all the craze in Japan that I can scam people into buying. Who wants gophers?

Video Blog

Posted by Selbonaut On 1 comments

I came across this video blog that is kind of interesting. She updates daily, and really covers what ever she wants, there is no theme or main topic. The clips seem to be about 3min in length on average. She has links at the bottom of the video to the topics if you want to read more on what she is talking about. Oh, and she is cute too.\

I have been watching it for a week to see if I was actually going to post it, and have had enough enjoyment out of it that I recommend you take a look, but give it a couple of episodes to see if you like it as well, or go back through the archives and watch a few.


Posted by Kyro Sk On 2007-04-24 2 comments

Now Reading:

Just finished:

Ghostheory.mp3 (smooth space techno) - props to Selbonaut for assistance with the final mixdown 2007-04-21.

Listening to:
DownNine Inch Nails singles

Tracks working on:
Exploration #4

Upcoming Stuff:
Giddy Up! / Retro Hard House Set (April 28th, German Concordia Club)
Groove Pusher / Space Techno (May 18th, Vangelis Lounge on Broadway)

Why Vista

Posted by Toad008 On 2007-04-23 2 comments

I'm a gamer, and I have long said the only thing that'll move me over to Vista is the games that work on Vista exclusively, and how pretty DirectX10 can make things look. Which is a laarge part of why this project interests me so much.

This guy is claiming to have reverse engineered the aspects of DirectX10 that make it Vista specific. Meaning, by his claim, "These libraries allow the use of DirectX 10 games on platforms other than Microsoft Vista..."

I hope it's not a hoax / lie. however since 1) I'm at work, and 2) the actual website is getting pounded, I can't investigate these claims for myself.

Since it apparently compiles things down to assembly, I am excited for the potential on non-windows OS's. If I could play DX10 games on Linux, well, I'd be reformatting soon.

XP Back on the Table @ Dell

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2007-04-20 4 comments

This should make folk like Selbonaut happy, as I last heard he was still hunting for a laptop that would come with XP on it still, now we have time to look at different Dell offerings that do.

This BBC article is referenced in the Wired article, I like the bit by
Michael Silver, research vice president at analysts Gartner. What a loon.

Cubicle Warfare

Posted by James Davie On 2007-04-18 2 comments

Take that annoying man in adjacent cubicle! I don't care if you were told you could listen to music quietly from 9 to 11am, that didn't include friggin' Neil Diamond hour!!
And no, I didn't get the memo on the TPS report!
I hope they come up with a Greek Fire add-on next. If I rub the ammunition on my hemorrhoids would that count as plague bombs...

The Cost to go to Vista

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2007-04-17 5 comments

Cosmic Encounter Online

Posted by Kyro Sk On 1 comments

So, I've been loving the re-re-release of this board game at home for a couple years now. I always knew that there were older/different versions of the game out there. Stumbled across this online flash version of an older edition of the game that can be played from almost any machine, anywhere, anytime. Good clean "destroy your stellar neighbour" type fun.

The art in the board game pictured above is much better in my opinion, but this online game is free and easy, and what could be better than that?

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Posted by Toad008 On 1 comments

Those of you that know me know I'm a Jazz guy. I was reading the announced concerts this year for the Jazz Festival. Some pretty sweet acts coming.

Antibalas, DJ Champion, Joshua Redman, Jeff Healey, Oscar Lopez (Although I don't think that one's announced yet, so you didn't hear that from me), and Herbie Hancock. (Pictured to the right. Doesn't he just scream cool jazz?)

Anyone looking for me the entire week of June 23rd to June July 1st, I'll be at the Bess Gardens.

Gno Imajezz

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2007-04-16 1 comments

Once again, the images from the blog have disappeared as the server is relocated to its new (please let it be final) home in East College Park. I was having a thought that it would be handy to upload the images using Blogger or Picasa or something, but it turns out you can't directly link an img src tag to a Picasa image or a blog image (unless I'm just missing something).

Very frustrating.

If anybody knows of a free picture hosting site that is lightweight, free, and can be used to direct link, I'd love to hear about it. Otherwise, I'll just have to wait until I get the new hardware firewall up and running at the folks place and put the server back online. Until then, Gno Imajezz.

Are You Evil Enough To Work For J.W. Wells?

Posted by James Davie On 2007-04-11 2 comments

J.W. Wells is a creation of Gilbert & Sullivan; a character in a comic opera called "The Sorcerer," a pre-cursor to their more famous works. Tom Holt, a dark fantasy humourist, and Brit has brought this magical organization into his hilarious world. This organization of magical beings and magic users exists in a number of Tom Holt's books and is the subject of many amusing adventures.

Now you too can determine if you are evil enough to work for J.W. Wells by taking this simple ten question interview. Good luck future necromancers!

Decrapify Your New PC!

Posted by James Davie On 2007-04-10 4 comments

Just bought a new Dell, HP, Gateway, etc?
Deeply annoyed at all the included limited time, trial version 3rd party crap that's included on it?

Well, Decrapify it! This is a great little piece of free software that will find all the applets and software that you don't want and give it to you in a nice neat list that you can then pick and choose from. So save yourself some time for, I dunno, boobies!

This seems like it belongs here...

Posted by Mike Diakuw On 2007-04-09 2 comments

...with us, among the clouds.

Strikes me as something that just might grab peoples attention at internet cafes and the like. Of course the hungry-man among us might need a 100 spindle with two or three well loaded ones.

BTW, anyone know what the storage capacity of the average bagel is? For me it's about 6-8 MB

Boobies! Glorious Boobies! (NSFW)

Posted by James Davie On 2007-04-05 6 comments

Want to see breasts in action (no, not that kind of action you pervs)?
Check out this website where you can enter the breast size, an activity, and then compare said breasts movement nekkid, in a regular bra, or one of their uber-bras.
And then try it again, and again, and again, and again...


Posted by Kyro Sk On 2007-04-02 3 comments

It is Billy's birthday right quick, and he has asked me to come and play at the party he is throwing at Diva's nightclub (yes, that is the gay club downtown). I'm playing early, which is cool by me, from 10 pm to 11:20 pm (or so). I told him I'm going to play "punchy psy-tek", but I really have no idea what that is... it should be interesting. That is April, Friday the 13th (oooh, scaaarryy).

In other news, DJ Rasta (formerly from Saskatoon, currently hailing from Edmonton) has asked me if I'm interested in doing a radio show on Friday's from 6pm to 8pm. Broadcast is over the web. If my Internet connection is fast enough (here's hoping) it should be groovy.