Category: Cool

Every-three-month(ish) Link Dump

OK, so I know I’m totally neglecting things here. My new job at a local outsourced IT company is going well, but keeping me busy. And yes, I did just try to give them some SEO linkage there because they need it. But after dealing with computers and people’s issues with their computers all day long, sometimes I just don’t feel like turning mine on in the evening. But otherwise, it’s going well, the people are cool, and I have health insurance for the first time in 11 years (which would have came in handy nine years ago).

That being said, I’m still collecting a link pile, and have some to share, so enjoy!

Mass Link Dump

Something old, something new, all in one big pile. Enjoy!

Stupidly Massive Link Dump

So obviously my life is far too chaotic at the moment to post here much, but that doesn’t mean I’m not collecting links to share. To keep everybody occupied for a bit, enjoy;

For the Hitchcock Fans

A great Rear Window Timelapse:

Reading Material

Few oldies but goodies here (new for me, at least…)

Reading Material

I Need To Go To Germany

For two reasons: One, so I can see my wife’s birthplace, and two, so I can see this amazing model railway:

Model railroads have always fascinated me, especially well-done ones. The East Cascades Railroad HO-Scale is impressive and is the largest and most detailed that I’ve seen in person (that I can remember), but they have nothing on this thing.

Have A Couple Hours To Kill? Rewatch Star Wars, Episode IV

But this time, things are going to look a bit…

This is the completed project from Star Wars Uncut (which I know I’ve linked to before, but can’t seem to find). Star Wars Uncut was a crowd-sourced project where thousands of folks out there on the Interwebs remade “Star Wars: A New Hope” (aka Episode IV) 15 seconds at a time. It’s hilariously brilliant. I haven’t watched the whole thing, but did download it (YousableTubeFix is awesome) for future watching.

Web Archive, Reddit, Wikipedia, Mozilla, WordPress, etc… to Go Black Tomorrow in SOPA/PIPA Protest

In an anti-SOPA protest, Reddit, the Web Archive, WordPress, Wikipedia and many, many others are going to go black tomorrow. Google is going to protest on their home page and OpenDNS is going to censor some results. I’ve considering blacking out my site, but am stupid busy at the moment (and have been for weeks) and would need to do some tweaks for things to not break. But you can easily black out your site by putting some JavaScript on your site from SOPA Strike or use the index.html file here or this WordPress plugin.

If you’re wondering what the fight is all about, from a technical standpoint, this is a great write-up that I’m hoping stays up tomorrow. If you need a simple explanation of why SOPA/PIPA is bad, here’s a good one:

Sopa is all encompassing enough to include almost any site capable of hosting user content, from Reddit to Dropbox. This means that the government can and will enforce the law very selectively, which is the entire danger of the bill: it’s a blank check.

They could remove wikileaks because some article they link to has copyrighted material, or take down the site of some political watchdog group because one of their videos has music playing in the background.

The lack of due process also allows the possibility that if a site hosts something the government doesn’t agree with, all it would take is an intern uploading a random mp3 to said site to shut it down.

Very dangerous s**t here.

This Game Needs To Come To A Home Console. Now.

I linked to Super Mario Crossover a long while back, and it looks like version 2.0 is going to be awesome:

When it’s released, you’ll be able to play it here. But since I can’t stand playing games like this with a keyboard, I’d love to play it on my Wii with my classic controller.