I long for the Internet I knew back in the early 2000’s, and this video absolutely reminds me of that era. Talent, sincerity, and whismy, all combined into a shared slice of media that makes the world feel a little less distant.
Hazard Fraught is a phenomenal website by Randy Forte that tracks Harbor Freight tool prices over time. Not only can you see the current price of a given tool, you can see how much (percentage-wise) it’s currently up or down. You can also dig into each item, and see a history of every time the item price changed, over the last year or two.
For those not familiar with the above images, they come from two different Sean Connery movies: Highlander and Zardoz. While I’ve sene Highlander once or twice, I really only know of Zardoz through references made by others. And, truth be told, from this image of Connery in the thigh-high boots. It’s really all I know of that movie.
I happened across this post by Sherri Turner on Twitter, and it took my breath away.
So somewhere, somehow, the logic around these emails continues to churn out message after message. And they arrive in my Inbox. But the messages themselves are broken and malformed. And there’s no way for me to stop this process.
The project seems to have been long abandoned, but the rules and logic and infrastructure around the project’s inception seems to continue, unabated.
Happened across this video via MetaFilter, and it’s the kind of thing that reminds me why the Internet exists. It’s a one hour and thirteen minute long, wordless video that tours a commercial Korean cake factory.
I happened across this video, and I have to tell you… I was crying laughing. Crying actual tears, unable to do anything other than laugh and gather myself.
I used to be an AT&T customer nearly a decade ago, and was with them for a very long time. Feels odd to be back, and doubly so to compare the speeds I’m getting now versus then.
The speed at which online memes spread has always been amazing. Where we used to have the Streisand effect, we now get viral videos and GIFs. And, with Aviation’s commercial… remarkably deft and quick responses to virality, that in turn become viral themselves for their deftness and quickness.
Last night, right before I was heading to bed, I happened to see this on Twitter. Imagine my surprise when someone mentioned they had read an old poem of mine – and for a high school class, no less!
I’ve gone on a diet the last year or two, and decided against renewing some older domains I kept around. I should probably let a few more expire.
The thing is: as I was scanning the list of domains I own, I saw one that I didn’t remember at all.
“A simple way to get started training this ability is to frequently expose yourself to boredom. If you instead always whip out your phone and bathe yourself in novel stimuli at the slightest hint of boredom, your brain will build a Pavlovian connection between boredom and stimuli, which means that when it comes time to think deeply about something (a boring task, at least in the sense that it lacks moment-to-moment novelty), your brain won’t tolerate it.”
I’m excited to announce my latest project, entitled I am the Internet: AMA. The site lets users ask the Internet questions, as though it were a real person. A real… crazy person who can’t spell for crap.