Monday, May 14, 2007
  The First Post: Anti-smoking advocates turn nasty
The First Post: Anti-smoking advocates turn nasty: "Post-prandial puff becomes an invitation to fight
barry goodman, horrified by the vitriol of anti-smokers, asks what became of tolerance

Something worrying is happening if, like me, you are a smoker. I'm not referring to The Ban, which comes into effect in England on July 1, but to the licence that impending event has given the anti-smoking brigade to make their feelings known early."

Welcome to the innovation adoption curve. When you make it acceptable to harass one group in society, it gets easier to go after others. Tolerance needs a strictly zero tolerance implementation.
 
Monday, April 23, 2007
  Product : Modmaker Weapons Pack Combo :. GarageGames
Product : Modmaker Weapons Pack Combo :. GarageGames

So many seriously pretty weapons models.
 
  News : IMGDC Announces Free Online Videos of Sessions to Registered Attendees :. GarageGames
News : IMGDC Announces Free Online Videos of Sessions to Registered Attendees :. GarageGames

The first annual Indie MMO Game Developers Conference (IMGDC), to be held April 14-15, 2007 in Minneapolis is now offering free access to videos of every session class, round-table and keynote held at IMGDC to registered attendees. Now Indie developers who can not afford to travel to the conference can have the conference travel to them.
 
Sunday, April 01, 2007
  Margaret River Beverages - Gourmet Adult Refreshment
Margaret River Beverages - Gourmet Adult Refreshment

Chilli Cola.

There is a god, and that god has fire and late nights on their mind.
 
Saturday, March 31, 2007
  There's a fundamental wrong in letting some people marry - Opinion - smh.com.au
There's a fundamental wrong in letting some people marry - Opinion - smh.com.au

OMG WIN. One of the best, and most systematic tackling of fundamentalist attitudes in a long time. Read the whole thing, but here's a taster

No matter what fundamentalist propaganda may claim, fundamentalism is not sanctioned by nature. There is not a single species in the animal kingdom which stresses the infallibility of the Bible or adheres to the teachings of the Koran. Even in the higher orders of primate, no species has conclusively shown faith in the virgin birth or the second coming. Animals tend to be atheist, pagan or animist, which shows that these views are surely instinctive, normal, natural and right.


FTW.
 
Sunday, March 25, 2007
  gapingvoid: "cartoons drawn on the back of business cards": "shouldn't have kept you waiting..."
gapingvoid: "cartoons drawn on the back of business cards": "shouldn't have kept you waiting..."

It's quite worrying the Xbox360 and Microsoft seem to have acquired a sense of style.

Also, Google, darling, don't mess with the user interface on the Google Toolbar without telling the user.
 
Thursday, March 22, 2007
  BBC NEWS | Technology | Virtual worlds are 'worth $1bn'
BBC NEWS | Technology | Virtual worlds are 'worth $1bn': "Virtual worlds are 'worth $1bn'
Final Fantasy Online
Final Fantasy Online is one of the most popular worlds
Millions of people are flocking to inhabit virtual online worlds, says research by analysts Screen Digest."

The killer foot in mouth disease moment in this article comes courtesy of somebody not knowing their internet history

Mr Harding-Rolls said a number of new [emphasis mine] MMOG genres were emerging, including:
# Virtual world building games, such as Second Life (which I can trace back to 2005. New within two years? Linden Labs was in operation in 1999 though, so I can't say when SL launched for sure]

# Virtual pet rearing games, such as Neo pets [Opened in 1999. New != eight years old in my world]

# More casual MMO puzzle games [Puzzle Pirates? 2003. Three years]

# Sports games in which you have to buy items and build up your character [Such as?]

The original report by Piers Harding-Rolls, (82 Tables & Charts / 76 pages) comes with a nifty price tag
Electronic: £1990.00, $4090.00, €2990.00
Print: £995.00, $2045.00, €1495.00

I have got to get me involved in this sort of reporting industry
 
Monday, February 05, 2007
  Sashcacat05--58 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Sashcacat05--58
 
  A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods
A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

It even has mouseovers to clutter the moment.
 

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