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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mama! Oooo-oooo-ooh!

Dood. Just...Dood.

From my friend Bob, "The only things I need to say her, for the nerds in the audience, are: 'DECTalk' 'Bohemian Rhapsody'"

It is geeky and brilliant and geeky. I'm impressed.

Ponies in the hizzouse

Ok, so a little lead-in.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a current revival of My Little Pony, one of my favorite toys and cartoons of my childhood. The current rendition, though, is vastly superior to the one I remember. Yeah, I said it. The remake is better than the original, by a lot.

Now, I'm a grown-ass woman with no kids, so my excuses for sitting down and watching seven episodes of this cartoon in one sitting can only be chalked up to 'internet research of a fascinating phenomenon.' Also, it's funny as hell and genuinely enjoyable.

I'll likely be doing a full Fuck the What Moment on the show, the many fascinating online vids that have resulted from the show, and the whole Brony subculture. But today, I am posting this because of this video:

CAUTION: NSFW Language. Like, all of it. Very few words are safe.

This has been my Deeply Immature but Funny As Hell Moment of the Day (as spotted on Topless Robot)

Game developer makes a $25 PC from a USB stick and a dream

David Braben, a UK game developer (Kinectimals, Rollercoaster Tycoon series), is upset that schools have moved away from teaching how computers work and how to program in favor of basic computer use (typing, making presentations, using the internet.) So, he came up with a computer that can be made for $25, to give to kids who can't afford a big computer, that is powerful enough to run a free operating system and do basic computer stuff, including programming.

Pretty badass, huh? This thing is, I believe, more powerful than my first PC, and it's built on a USB stick. Plug in HDMI on one end and a USB keyboard on the other and bam, a PC that is smaller than my iPhone. Amazing times.

Here's the interview with Braben.

And a link to a full article on

Game developer David Braben creates a USB stick PC for $25 – Video Games Reviews, Cheats |

(Spotted on Topless Robot)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Love Craft

Also on Topless Robot, I got directed to this bit of brilliance.

A half-hour long animated rendition of HP Lovecraft's "In the Mountains of Madness," by an Italian group calling themselves Cthulhu Films. You'll need to turn on subtitles, but it is so worth it.

It's a heady blend of 2- and 3-d animation, beautifully atmospheric, with some seriously cool rendered scenery. The 2d stuff is a bit primitive, but effective. I really enjoyed it.

One Billion Internets!!!

So, I was perusing Topless Robot, like I tend to do, and they'd posted this brilliant video.

Neil Gaiman. Calling out Adam Savage. For a performance of "I Will Survive." In the key of Gollum.

I'll let you absorb that a bit.

Also, apparently, the original performance that Gaiman is referring to involved some blood loss on Savage's part. This may explain a few things. Or, it could just be Adam Savage being Adam Savage. Anything's possible.

These are the things that keep me on the internet for far too long every day. Awesome people doing bizarre things.

I've missed blogging

Hey there!

I realized over the weekend that I have stopped blogging, thanks to the creativity slayer that is Facebook. This means that I have, by and large, stopped writing. Not cool.

So, I figured I'd try something new. See if maybe I can stick with it.

So, here it is: The Fuck Yeah Moment. Yes, I said a naughty word. It is not going to be the last one on this blog by a long shot. If that bothers you, bail now.

What is a Fuck Yeah Moment? They're what I call the little random weirdnesses, awesome videos, or general inducers of merriment that I find on the internet. I like to share them via Facebook, but I don't usually comment on them much beyond a line or two. So, this is where I will post a little more when the moment merits it.

It's also going to be home to the 'Fuck the What?' Moment. I want to do an at-least-weekly assessment of whatever random bit of internet weirdness has caught my eye and my productivity. This will include memes, trends, internet celebrities, internet shows, and other bits and bobs. Some may have been around for an age and I'm just getting around to them, some may be brand new, some may be a flash in the pan. I may wind up doing a bunch right off the bat, as there are a bunch that I am currently doofing around with.

So, here it is. Provided I don't flake, maybe this'll become something cool. We can hope.

Internet love,