Interesting links for June 16th:

  • Can You Guess The Movie From Just One Letter? – Little game/puzzle where you have to guess the movies with only one letter cut out from the poster as a clue. I’m still working on it and I refuse to give up an check the answers (which btw is only possible by looking at the source code).
  • Mystery on Fifth Avenue – A couple with 4 kids bought apartment in New York and gave the renovator full creative freedom; he secretly filled the whole place with puzzles and codes. I would looove to have a house like that (although I wouldn’t be able to sleep until I “solved” it a
  • Deadly Glasses – 7 Glass designs based on the 7 Sins. I especially love the Envy and Sloth designs; they completely capture the spirit of those sins.
  • Mall of misfortune – Article about an abandoned Chinese mall that was “doomed” from the start. At the time hailed as the biggest mall ever (with an indoor/outdoor rollercoaster) it just completely failed to attract customers and retailers.
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Interesting links for June 5th:

  • 70 Amazing Business Cards – I love my Moo cards, but some of these business cards are so clever; they’re sure to get your attention.
  • The Letter in the Pond – Guy buys a new house and digs up the pond in the backyard, cause it’s too dangerous for his kids. Underneath it, he finds a laminated letter to whoever “destroyed” the pond. Brilliant!
  • Writing Assignment – Funny story about a writing assignment where two students were randomly matched and had to co-write a piece together. First one does a paragraph, then the other and son on. The result is hilarious.
  • Hair Hats: Animal Magnetisms – Weird, weird hats made out of hair. Can you see a celebrity wearing something like this??
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Interesting links for May 28th:

  • IGN: Joss Whedon: Inside Dollhouse – Interview with Joss Whedon about his upcoming serie with Eliza Dushku, Dollhouse. I am looking forward to this new series, but so far I haven’t seen Whedon’s humour in the trailer. And that’s what’s gonna make or break it for me.
  • IGN: Joss Whedon’s Horrible Future – Another interview (well, I’m guessing it’s actually the same interview, but they split it) with Joss Whedon, this time about Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. I get a big stupid grin on my face every time I see that title. Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog 😀
  • Battlestar Galactica’s Ron Moore Talks Football, Religion, and What He’s Up to Next – Another interview with Battlestar Galactica writer Ron Moore. No spoilers at all about upcoming episodes, but some interesting tidbits from the beginning of the series.
  • Pirate?s Booty – Funny little behind-the-scenes look at a guy playing the Jack Sparrow character at a Disneyland park.
  • Sex and The City Fans are Female Trekkies? – An interesting article discussing whether or not hardcore Sex and The City fans are geeks. They can quote entire episodes, knows weird trivia facts, recreate “costumes” from the show… isn’t this just like Trekkies or Star Wars fans?
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Interesting links for May 14th:

  • Ausiello Scoop: Bill Lawrence on Scrubs’ Move to ABC – Interview with Scrub’s Bill Lawrence on their problems with NBC and the new movie to ABC.
  • Studios’ viral marketing campaigns are vexing – I couldn’t disagree more with an article. The more times I read it the more irritated I get by it. Somehow this guy doesn’t understand the essence of these campaigns, especially when he compares it to “homework”. Then the line: “When “Cloverfield” played around with viral strategies, it was cool. Now that everyone else is copying — not so cool.” As if Cloverfield was the first one?? Sorry, but this article just rubs me the wrong way.
  • Nintendogs: The case of the non-game that barked like a game – Review of Nintendogs from a game design perspective. I had kind of dismissed that game, thinking it was just a Tamagotchi on a DS. Reading this article has me intrigued to how the game actually works.
  • Turn On, Tune In, Veg Out – An article by Neal Stephenson on Star Wars and geeking out versus vegging out. Interesting perspective.
  • Logo Mash-up – Funny mash-ups of corporate logos. Love the Windows Vista + Volkswagen and Sony + I Heart New York.
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My Geeky Pony

May 14th, 2008

I used to love my My Little Pony’s (seriously, what is the correct plural form of ‘My Little Pony’? Pony’s or Ponies?). I had one favorite: a pink pony with blue hair and the most fragile translucent butterfly wings. So fragile they broke within a month and left my pony with stupid little stumps on it’s back. Still even after that it remained my favorite (resulting in many daydreams about the princess pony that sacrificed her wings to save her kingdom).

Master Chief

By now most of you must have seen the My Little Master Chief, when it did the blogosphere rounds a couple of weeks ago. I wasn’t that impressed by it; I’m not a Halo fan and it was just a pony in a green space suit. Only now I’ve discovered though that the creator of that pony AnimeAmy has a whole range of custom My Little Pony’s (a lot of them from Final Fantasy, hence my interest). Here are some of my favorites:





Davy Jones

If you want to see all of them, head on over to AnimeAmy’s gallery on deviantArt.

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Interesting links for May 11th through May 13th:

  • The Theology of Cylons – Interesting interview with Ron Moore, producer on Battlestar Galactica, about religious themes in the original series and the reimagined show.
  • Neal Stephenson on Science Fiction | Mssv – Nice write-up of a talk Neal Stephenson recently gave called “The Fork: Science Fiction versus Mundane Culture”. Love the bit about vulcan ears and sci-fi celebrities. And I completely agree with his thoughts on geeks!
  • Dave Devries: The Monster Engine – Crazy little pieces of art. Dave Devries takes drawing from monsters and superheroes made by children and bases his own designs on them.
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Thanks to Michael, I have a guest blog post up on Apple Gazette. Head on over there to read: The Beginner’s Guide to Apple Spotting.

Independence Day

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