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15 Sep, 2009

Three Frames

Posted by: Dave In: Photography|Web|Weird

Sometimes you only need three frames. This site may hurt your brain.  I make no promises. – Dave

30 Nov, 2008

Blahblahfish translation

Posted by: Dave In: Communication|Humor|Usability|Web

Have you ever wondered what is lost or gained in automated translation services?  Have you ever used a web-based language translation tool like Google Translator or BabelFish and gotten a bizarre result? An amusing site called Blahblah Fish translates your words into the language of your choice and then back out again into english.  Hilarity […]

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19 Jun, 2008

The Call of Cthulhu as interpreted by Wordle

Posted by: Dave In: Design|HPL|Web

I  was recently shown a really cool site called Wordle that takes any text and converts it into a word cloud, giving more frequently used words more prominence on the page. This is where writing and art collide.  It’s both beautiful and interesting at the same time. Link to a larger graphic above. -Dave

26 May, 2008

Gas Buddy

Posted by: Dave In: Business|Places|Travel|Web

No, this is not a pill or a new type of underwear, it is a website that tracks the price of gas by county across the United States.  Green is good.  Red is bad. Check out Gas Buddy here. – Dave

25 Mar, 2008

MuxTape – create your own mix tape

Posted by: Dave In: DIY|Music|Web

MuxTape is a simple site that lets you create digital mix tapes.  You simply create an account with an email address and password and then upload up to 12 songs (mp3 format) for your mix. MuxTape creates a special page for you with your songs on it.  Just click on a song to play it. […]

11 Mar, 2008

I’m back and ready to rock!

Posted by: Dave In: Photography|Web

I’m back after a brief hiatus in Austin at the awesome South by Southwest Interactive conference.  I recommend the experience to everyone. My gift to you, upon my most righteous return to Houston, is the fantastic photo above of what my imaginary son would act like. He’s pulling out the double guns and saluting the […]

12 Nov, 2007

SomaFM holiday music channel is live

Posted by: Dave In: Music|Web

My favorite internet radio station has posted its seasonal holiday channel.  You can now listen to some quality Christmas music online while you push the pixels around the interweb. SomaFM holiday channel -Dave P.S. – if you like that, you might consider checking out theri other channels.  I happen to LOVE the Secret Agent channel.  […]

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06 Nov, 2007

What should I read next?

Posted by: Dave In: Books|Web

Enter the title and author into this search and the online book database will compare what other readers (who have read your book) have also enjoyed. Give it a whirl. It’s pretty neat. Link (via Lifehacker)

The good: Google introduced IMAP protocol for Gmail, allowing multiple platforms (web, phone, desktop application) to synch gmail seemlessly.  For example, if I delete an email from my desktop Mac Mail application, it will be deleted across all the access points I use to manage email.  Or so the theory goes. The bad: It’s a […]

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14 Oct, 2007

Creepiest clock I’ve ever seen

Posted by: Dave In: Health|Web|Weird

Not sure how accurate this clock is, but it is filled with very disturbing information.  I think the injuries counter should move much faster…especially in movies and sitcoms.  I mean, “falls” should be flying right? Link (via Download Squad)

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  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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