the whole world burns

Archive for August 2006

music by k hall


Just pimping my sister. No, wait, that came out wrong...

New Metal Slug (flash)


Brilliant Metal Slug clone, and with original sprites (not just ripped from a ROM like the others I've seen).

Snakes on a Plane: audience participation script


Guess who else is on the plane?
__When:__ The stewardess asks the little boy upon boarding "Guess who else is on the plane?"
__What:__ Shout, "Motherfucking Snakes!!"

Pirate treehouse (price: US$18499.99)


Looks like a prop for a live-action Ghibli movie. I probably wouldn't even fit in it, but I want one for the garden!

Fix noisy computer fans with a drop of oil


I never thought I'd be glad to "only" have the jet-engine CPU fan, but the horrible sound the northbridge fan developed was driving me up the wall. Yay!

FSI Language Courses

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"...the home for language courses developed by the Foreign Service Institute. These courses were developed by the United States government and are in the public domain."

Windows Live Writer

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Best XML-RPC blogging tool I've ever used, even including (somehow?) a live preview in the blog's template.

The Hindsight Awards


The Academy Awards and the movies that should, but didn't, win them.

Just how much information can you get from the AOL search logs?


Too much, as it turns out, though at least now we have concrete examples to point to the next time some government department demands "anonymous" search history.

"San Francisco neuropsychiatrist says differences between women's and men's brains are very real"

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Research shows that the female brain naturally releases oxytocin after a 20-second hug. The embrace bonds the huggers and triggers the brain's trust circuits. So Brizendine advises, don't let a guy hug you unless you plan to trust him.


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