House Of Random

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Just when you thought you'd reached the end of the internet...

Pimp That Snack is simply genius. The premise is simple: take a well known snack, examine its ingredients, then make a bigger one. Preferably enourmous. Take pictures and submit to the site.

It's so awesome, although it sounds absurd. Just take a quick browse and I guaruntee you'll be hooked!

Neat new Japanese iPod competitor

TrustedReviews leads with a story on
iPod Fanboy Art Made Real, and the player they doc sounds pretty enticing. Looks a bit similar to offerings by iRiver, and I look forward to more coming over to this side of the pond in future!

Daily Dilemmas

I've been meaning to blog this quote for a while, as it made me laugh so much. It's about one man's struggle with his conscience and sense of moral duty when considering whether to give up his seat on public transport...

"It's got to the stage now where I'd rather see a pregnant woman standing than a fat girl sitting down crying."

Chill right to the core

UK Only: anyone seen that annoying advert where that couple come back from a really long honeymoon in Jamaica? Anyone else notice that they said they were away for 15 years? Anyone else notice that their passports would have run out after a maximum of 10 years?

Who are these advertising executives on massive salaries? Really? I mean, most advertising is shockingly bad - I suppose this is the reason the good ads are so expensive. But seriously, I'd love to be at some of the pitches, just to see what these people are briefed to do, and what they come up with. I'd like to think I could do better.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

New York Air Show

How cool does the New York Air Show look when the photos are taken from the air!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

I can see what you're singing

The Shape of Song is an intersting piece of work - try it out for yourself and see what musical art you can create!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The Salty Science of Sound

Fascinating experiment demonstrating how variations in the pitch of a tone can cause salt to form intricate geometric patterns.

Music, science, art... geekdom is looking healthier than ever. I still don't know why the general media talks about geeks in such antiquated terms - talking about the stereotype of the gangly geek, no girls and boring as hell. At the end of the day, the geeks created all of the best things in this world. Why make fun of them?

Monday, May 22, 2006

Awarding Creativity

Congratulaitons to the BBC for winning the BAFTA Craft Award for Interactive Innovation, for the Open Earth Archive.

It's one of the most fun things I've seen the Beeb use the creative archive licence for and I look forward to more!

The easy-edit suite is really neat. Have a play and send me a postcard!

Lost but not forgotten

Lost but not forgotten is an interesting site that collects images of buildings and objects abandoned across america. From old mines to aeroplanes, to homes to places where really weird stuff happened. A great 5 minute time waster.

On other notes... Angels & Airwaves album came out in the UK today. Thanks to Play my copy arrived this morning. I'm off to see them in June, and I'm pretty excited. Tom DeLonge is the lead singer, and he used to be in Blink182. He's blessed with a voice of such teenage angst and that shines through on this album, and the lyrics are no less heartfelt than some of Blink's finer works. Good stuff.

More posts soon... gotta love!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Anyone lend me $15000?

The Turntable with Frickin' Lasers is my favourite thing of the day. I want one. SO bad.

Oh, and I want one of these too.

And this.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Gaming Does an IMdB

BBC News reports on Gamers creating a web record of the history of innovation in the gaming industry.

The Game Innovation database ( aims to keep records of when important milestones in gaming innovation took place - like the first time a joystick was supported - so that they don't get lost in time.

I think it's pretty neat, I only wish that it was simply for all the games ever created - now that would be interesting, specially if they had a family tre of video games so you could track creators and studios and platforms throughout their gaming lifetimes.

Long Time

I have been awol for ages, yes, it's true. But seeing as I've become addicted to I thought I'd return with avengence and point you in all manner of cool directions.

For example, today I am interested in a whole bunch of things, but my first update will be to do with funky camera techniques and the cool effects that they create. Start your exploration at Digital Air.

Words, thoughts, dreams & ideas, dirtySi, London, UK, from the year 2005 onward