April 2009 Archives
April 28, 2009
Personally, I love Mint for tracking website stats. Previously I was hooked on Google Analytics, but Mint gives me the info I want and not all the trivial information that doesn't really matter. This little addon (or "pepper") to Mint helps track stats about feeds and clicks on those feeds. Although it's a little tricky to set up, it's already proving its value.
I've used these before, and find them to be extremely helpful. Despite the added pain of getting your CSS images to refresh when testing, and the mild complexity of the mapping, I think the all-in-one approach is very slick and handy.
I'm not sure if I should laugh at this album (mainly due to the mockery that is made of a cappella groups on The Office), or enjoy it for what it is. Either way, I love Ben Folds.
April 27, 2009
April 26, 2009
I'm extremely out of touch with current music, since I know I can't really stomach the original version of this song. I'm continually baffled that people are making money off of that kind of crap… and this acoustic version lets us all see how truly pointless the lyrics are. Nice improv towards the end. [Via]
I'm not sure it's the weirdest ever, but it's pretty weird, yet funny at the same time. Worth the 60 seconds it takes to watch it. [Via]
April 25, 2009
I vanquished the evil crab lord with 223 lives, which went by faster than you might think. [Via]
April 24, 2009
I admit I've been mildly concerned about this problem myself. Not only am I a huge honey fan… but the integral part they play to crops isn't something to be ignored. [Via]
Although I don't think there's room for any guessing in the question at hand, I think the results are interesting. If you're asked to make a moral judgement while smelling a fart, chances are you'll tend to be more moral or judgmental than if everything is smelling like roses. [Via]
April 23, 2009
Unfortunately, I'm not very well versed in Portuguese, but I know I'd like to have a print of the painting of Captain Fantastic (third one down) for my homage to LFC. Very slick. [Via]
DiveIntoMark's take on the recent font embedding mess. Although I don't have extensive experience with the EULA of fonts... I lean more towards this argument (though the previously mentioned middle ground doesn't sound too bad... but would require a lot of changes).
An interesting take on the recent discussions around embedding fonts in web pages (from the side of a type designer)
April 21, 2009
I've always been curious to see how people photograph their LEGO creations, since many accomplish it without any sort of seams or textures in the background. This curiosity has been contained to my mind, since I've never actually actively sought to seek examples. Thanks to The Brothers Brick for finding this little creation. [Via]
April 18, 2009
My number 3 used bookmarklet. I'm a big fan of de-cluttering the screen when reading long articles. This just makes it far easier than the alternative. [Via]
I'm not as interested in transferring LP's to the computer... but the basics of transferring other audio formats (even voice mails from a phone) are solid here. Good reference.
One of the coolest diorama's I've seen. I love the cliffs by the water, and the details all throughout the plaza area. [Via]
With minor adjustments this bit of magic is exactly what I needed to cover up my blogging system escapades. Blog ID 10? Try 2 instead.
For you color fans out there, these guys went through and figured out the hex and RGB values to a massive variety of Crayola's. Handy. [Via]
I'm not normally a fan of trains, but this new LEGO set looks too awesome to pass up. [Via]