May 02, 2006
metafilter fm

The folks over at Metafilter were talking about this weird radio station in Arizona that seems to play mostly dinosaur rock, KCDX FM.

In the thread, people also mentioned Radio Paradise and of course WFMU.

Nothing to add, I just wanted to remember those radio stations.

Posted by illovich at 01:40 PM
April 06, 2006
hex-editing reality to give us infinite grenades

why the lucky stiff wrote the (poignant) guide to ruby, mentioned below. I enjoy his website, and it does not often mention ruby, or rails: .c( whytheluckystiff )o.

Posted by illovich at 11:50 AM
August 18, 2005
as if I didn't know it already...

spelling mistakes cost lives.


Posted by illovich at 11:25 AM
April 27, 2005
????: Animal ?????

That's right, I said エルエル: Animal アーカイブ

Konichi-wa, bitches!

(warning: cute animal pictures surrounded by an asian language that I think is Japanese)

Posted by illovich at 03:10 PM
April 26, 2005
Clint Howard and his show

Apparently Ron Howard has a brother, who has a Show which is apparently filmed in the backyard of a trailer home.

The show is disturbing and fascinating: using the device of the low budget production it strips the variety/talk show to it's skeleton. The host with out canned laughter and sweeping cameras is reduced to a strange character who is desperately looking for a connection with their guests who are randomly selected entertainers looking to promote a project.

My favorite moment during episode 1, is when Henry Winkler is paid $15 and a turkey for his appearance on the show.

"It's all in ones," he says, laughing.

Posted by illovich at 10:52 AM
April 11, 2005
all the text that's fit to generate

Lorem Ipsum - All the facts - Lipsum generator = the classic

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Duis tincidunt libero varius metus dictum suscipit. Curabitur hendrerit scelerisque arcu. Nullam tincidunt egestas urna. Phasellus porta sem a enim. Cras non ligula quis metus blandit semper. Quisque ligula. Donec sed lacus nec quam accumsan vulputate. Ut sed libero et est suscipit tristique. Vestibulum sapien elit, auctor sit amet, iaculis a, vulputate ut, massa. Duis laoreet, ipsum id auctor eleifend, massa nulla vestibulum arcu, sed porttitor massa lorem ac nisl. Sed purus tellus, nonummy sit amet, malesuada ac, suscipit facilisis, dui. Fusce nec dui ac felis egestas faucibus. Nam et lacus. Mauris diam. Vivamus neque pede, egestas eu, condimentum a, condimentum eleifend, arcu. Donec placerat. Suspendisse placerat. Phasellus libero lacus, bibendum sed, molestie vel, condimentum vitae, nunc. Pellentesque facilisis nulla sit amet nulla.

malevole - Text Generator eems to generate song lyrics? They seem familiar somehow...
Ulysses, Ulysses - Soaring through all the galaxies. In search of Earth, flying in to the night. Ulysses, Ulysses - Fighting evil and tyranny, with all his power, and with all of his might. Ulysses - no-one else can do the things you do. Ulysses - like a bolt of thunder from the blue. Ulysses - always fighting all the evil forces bringing peace and justice to all.

Thunder, thunder, thundercats, Ho! Thundercats are on the move, Thundercats are loose. Feel the magic, hear the roar, Thundercats are loose. Thunder, thunder, thunder, Thundercats! Thunder, thunder, thunder, Thundercats! Thunder, thunder, thunder, Thundercats! Thunder, thunder, thunder, Thundercats! Thundercats!

Hong Kong Phooey, number one super guy. Hong Kong Phooey, quicker than the human eye. He's got style, a groovy style, and a car that just won't stop. When the going gets tough, he's really rough, with a Hong Kong Phooey chop (Hi-Ya!). Hong Kong Phooey, number one super guy. Hong Kong Phooey, quicker than the human eye. Hong Kong Phooey, he's fan-riffic!

The Greek Machine courtesy of Duck Island = sort of something for everyone, with classic latin, hillbilly, marketing, the matrix, metropolitan, pseudo-german and techno babble available.

hillbilly: Tonic range over last cain't knickers over, throwed. Had wash, cabin fried grandma is me, jug fire squalor overalls pot polecat. Stew fell, whoopin' fell sam-hell shootin'. Fer hootin' over havin' everlastin' range commencin' moonshine neighbor's cousin them yer, co-op trailer, clan. Pasture, him inbred, snakeoil me, polecat sheep uncle rockinchair, firewood put. Crop landlord cipherin' feud em jig.

matrix: Ivirq10 ADODB xref, else-if HS700 10111 IVirq10. Start(0x000242) 56789:CDEFG !(AB(X)), THX1138 ADODB 56789:CDEFG. Ivirq10 %00!/# /00# @#0XX01 1001001 ADSP-219x KERNAL aR.$ length[X]-ipSwitch.

marketing: Easy how far like, generous lasting space, deserve guaranteed warranty comfort, if. Senses all-over odor all-over lifetime low-cost discover choose most. Wholesome power miracle splash new adore excites amazing, easy yummy, chosen if. Fast, tasty register less moist included, mouthwatering tired cholesterol many devour, fun.

pseudo-german: Heinee yodel mitten poken wearin keepin die achtung, rubberneckin spritz buerger haben der. Undervear hans thinken haus strudel meister sparkin hans weiner corkin strudel. Blimp blitz dummkopf, das stoppern sightseerin nicht. Hinder das der sparkin poopsie sparkin makin, ich kaputt auf dorkin.

via Boing Boing

Posted by illovich at 11:37 PM
January 24, 2005
generate some errors

Error Message Generator

Ha. Ha. Me funny. NOW!

Posted by illovich at 11:24 AM
December 16, 2004
everybody loves predator

Ha ha: Alien Loves Predator.

I linked to episode 1. I found that it gets funnier as the author develops the characters. Like you care.

found via warren

Posted by illovich at 12:02 PM
November 08, 2004
whole lotta ter-ay-in

...just to get up that hill. Holy CSS Zeldman! is a collection of links about-you guessed it-CSS, which although I understand a lot better, I still can't use the damn thing for page layout.

Posted by illovich at 03:25 PM
July 22, 2004
a softer world

A softer world usually makes me laugh and laugh, with just a few sniffers thrown in.

thanks to Boing Boing for reminding me about it today.

Posted by illovich at 01:06 PM
June 11, 2004
red hot girls

No, really

Posted by illovich at 02:37 PM
May 25, 2004
arrows bags and bullets

300 Images From 1800 Sites

I started gathering little, iconesque web images for myself so that I could compare, contrast, and study the techniques used by other graphic artists on the web. My initial pool of images looked so interesting that I decided to continue methodically hunting and capturing the icons for a public display piece.

Posted by illovich at 11:43 AM
May 14, 2004
I still <3 Mena + Ben

Well, the people who make the software that powers this website plus this one not to mention this one and of course the only site I made that gets any traffic at all have released a new version and the kvetch mob isn't happy, because Mena and Ben have decided that people will have to pay for the software, sort of.

Most of the moaning has to do with how movable types fee structure evolves, from free (1 author, 3 blogs) to personal ($99 for 3 authors, 5 blogs) to commercial (20 authors, 15 blogs).

I think especially the blogs that have lots of authors are the ones getting bent out of shape, but my guess is just because a non-profit blog has more than 9 authors they won't have to suddenly dump $600 for a commercial license.

I mean, I don' know but I have faith in Mena + Ben.

Plus, to be perfectly matter-of-factual plus rude, you don't HAVE to upgrade to MT 3.0. People just want to, and are mad that they'll have to pay finally. I guess I'll probably finally pay for my license, which I was planning to do anyway.

Posted by illovich at 03:42 PM
January 29, 2004
japan should rule the world

The evidence is clear: [ Donkey Konga - Japan Trailer ]

Posted by illovich at 01:38 PM
November 10, 2003
private english roppongi f*ing USA video hour

So I'm doing a little Albino Blacksheep surfing, and I come across this sort of weird, sort of creepy North Korean music video, called Fucking USA:

We clearly remember the blood and tears we shed
and you were the cause of our country's division
And we won't forget all of the horrible massacres
You are a country of murderers.
But if America is such a righteous country
the why can't we say what we want to say?
Have you made us into slaves of our own precious land?
So now we are yelling
You stole the Olympic Gold medal from us
You are a dastardly thief.
You have the ability to steal everything and go on a rampage
You are a monstrous thief.

translation by Rob Pongi

Ok, so the lyrics don't exactly roll off the tongue in easy rhythm, but at least we know what they're talking about, unlike some people I could mention. Go watch the video, it's interesting (and funny in a disturbing way) on several levels, I promise.

Ok, but let's get to the end of the video and to title that reads "english translation by rob pongi.".


I was expecting to find a small business card type site, but instead I found....the Roppongi Video Happy Hour!

Rob Pongi is apparently some sort of video jester who runs his own interview/satire show from what looks to be an alleyway in Tokyo. He wears a strange outfit (explained in the Rob Pongi FAQ), and has really strange conversations with the Japanese. He claims to love them, but he spends an awful lot of time making fun of them, too.

No really, go watch a couple videos. They're real eye openers.

Edit 7/5/2011

Rob Pongi sent a DMCA takedown notice to dreamhost for the video still I used for this article. I could pay an attorney to file a counter-notice, but that seems ridiculous as Mr. Pongi's relevance is a near-neighbor of zero. Instead of bothering I generated a new artwork that approximates the visual experience of the non-infriging still for the viewer and yet heightens the overall clownosity that Mr. Pongi exhibits in his public life.

Posted by illovich at 10:34 AM
October 27, 2003
disassembled smoking gun

Ha ha.

The smoking gun will come in the form of a completely disassembled gun that is not smoking, because it exists only in the form of a future potential possibility of creating the conditions that may eventually lead to the assembly of a gun which may one day smoke.
Indeed. get your war on | page twenty-six
Posted by illovich at 01:32 PM
October 26, 2003
you can pick your colors, or, err....

Colours on the web - color theory and color matching
has a nice color picker. Well, it's sort of nice.

If you have a single color in hex format (#000099 is blue, for example) the wizard will tell you what the triad, complimentary and analagous colors are, which can come in handy. It doesn't make color selection much easier, but I guess it sort of helps.

Posted by illovich at 12:08 PM
September 17, 2003
so ya wanna woo woo?

But only in da morning? This one's for you: Bubb Rubb Info Center

Posted by illovich at 10:48 PM
June 20, 2003
dirty secrets

I couldn't remeber how to find it, so when I did again I thought I should blog it: Chris Pound's Name Generation Page

Please don't ask why I wanted to find this.

Ok, you can ask. I was really looking for Kate Monk's Onomastikon.

As if that makes it all better.

Posted by illovich at 02:55 PM
June 11, 2003
from rebellion to evil empire

File under stupid website mistakes. Star, official propaganda organ of the Lucas Galactic Empire has instituted a new policy where looking at some content requires you to register, make a user name and log in.

But hold on a second, you digital freeloader! Did you actually want to see the neat stuff on there? Like movie clips, etc? Then you have to upgrade to Hyperspace. Just $19.95 a year!

What a bargain!

Now, I guess there will be fans that are entrenched enough to actually pay for this, but I'd be really curious to see a detailed breakdown of their stats from the last few months and the next few months.

I'm not an avid visitor, but I do drop by on occasion for a litttle star warsiness...but now the site is so frustrating to use, because every other link redirects to the page that encourages you to upgrade to Hyperspace.

I just don't get it. So now they have a really annoying site that essentially chases the average star wars fan (me) away since I'm not going to pony up $19.95 to view.

Oh well. We'll always have, I guess.

Posted by illovich at 01:49 PM
April 14, 2003
uncontrollable garrulity

wow, it's almost like I'm running a weblog here today. The sudden finding of the page referenced by the previous entry
provoked untold poking the mouse button activity.

the result? somehow it all came to this: Luciferous Logolepsy & International House of Logorrhea

Posted by illovich at 03:52 PM
veritas numquam perit

I always forget about this page, how I found it again I have no idea: Latin proverbs and locutions.

Errare humanum est, in errore perservare stultum.

Posted by illovich at 03:01 PM
January 14, 2003
365 mp3s

Ole' Otisfodder* has a new project: 365 days. One bizarre audio recording a day, with commentary.

Time to start minig the archives of my teenage tascam recording sessions (I used to play backup for Dave Silberman).

* Edit: It occurs to me that this has the feeling that I know Otisfodder, or whoever runs I don't. At all. I just don't want to be accused of name-dropping, like some people [humorous link removed at linkee's request] I could mention.

Posted by illovich at 12:51 PM
sheer genius

I haven't checked in with the H4x0r Economist in a while...


Posted by illovich at 08:09 AM
January 09, 2003
lingua geekia

I recently stumbled upon The Language Construction Kit in my search for a decent random name generator (don't ask...too geekily painful). Wow. This guy is totally my hero on the internet. Not only does he invent whole languages, he wrote a guide on how to do it yourself.

And, if that wasn't enough my latent inner Tintin fanboy is stunned by his grammary of Herg's Syldavian language.

His site also reminded me of an old Suck... or at least an aside:

The late Professor Tolkien reportedly created his fantasies in support of imaginary languages he created for his enjoyment, which is sort of like starting a band because you bought a bunch of empty CD containers.

Posted by illovich at 09:58 AM
January 06, 2003
this'll make you look for your passport

I've been meaning to post a link to this for a while....the Bud K Catalog.

It's only funny because about 2 months ago, Chris and I were talking about something I don't even remember) and he was all like (about who we were talking about) "they're like those people who, I don't know, buy swords and then are all geeky happy like 'I have a sword!'"

And then from out of nowhere, the Bud K catalog arrived at my house, like in the mail. I guess I got on their list from playing everquest, or something similar.

But it was funny.

But seriously, take a look. The top 5 best sellers is sure to make you at least consider moving to another country, though.

Posted by illovich at 11:02 AM
December 17, 2002
now that's what I'm talking about

All I can say is, at least her handlers are now allowing Barbie to give the public what they've always wanted.

It reminds me of a scenario that unsettled me as a little boy, and then truly disturbed me as an adult. I was playing barbies with a neighborhood girl (her Barbies, I swear... I only had manly G*I*Joe dolls-er, action figures). We'll call her Jenny to protect the (perhaps not-so) innocent:

Jenny [fussying with Barbie dreamhouse] : "Ok let's have Barbie and Ken go upstairs."

Me: "Ok."

Jenny: [removing Barbies clothes] "Ok, Ken, let's go to bed, it's been a long day and I'm tired"

Me: "Ok." [I put Ken into the bed]

Jenny: "No, you have to take Ken's clothes off"

Me: "Ok." [I do, and then put Ken into the bed]

Jenny: [puts Barbie into the bed] "Mmm, Ken why don't you get on top off me and kiss me?"

Me: "Ok!" [I comply, we giggle and make kissy noises in what must have been a slightly unnerving parody of cartoon romantic scenes]

Jenny: "WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE" [Jenny has produced another male doll and has him pounding on the bedrrom door]

Me: .....

Jenny: [in a husky voice] "Barbie, what are you doing in there? Is there another man in there with you? You come out of there right now, I'm going to beat the hell out of both of you!"

Me: "Why is he here?"

Jenny: "That's Barbies husband, silly."

It went on from there...I don't recall exactly how it ended. The memory is a bit painful still. Later I always wondered if that was a reinactment from TV or real life... oh well. I'm sure she's fine now.

And I'm fine too, know.

Posted by illovich at 09:40 AM
December 12, 2002
Clish-ma-clashin' wi' Daddy Cloot

If you've never perused McSweeney's Internet Tendency, I would recommend this list of Actual Entries from the Scots Dialect Dictionary or this list of Bits of Conversation Overheard at My Neighborhood's Swimming Pool.

Yes, I am desperately posting to make up for two weeks of nothing.

Posted by illovich at 12:38 PM
November 11, 2002
almost done with puberty, which is braggable

I wondered before: if I was a ninja, where would I get my news? I mean, sure I'm a geek and I read stuff like macintouch...but if I was a no-nonsense stealthy killing machine, where would I find out about new throwing star music and throwing star clothes?

Now I can just go to The Official Ninja Webpage and get all I need to know.

Note to venture capitalists: Take a hard look at this site, becasue when I get my fortune all sewn up I am definitely putting Ninja, Please into production.

Posted by illovich at 11:36 AM
October 14, 2002
Fresh cuts for radioactive vegetables

I just got my newsletter from yet another company I never heard of,Video-C. But since they're peddling music videos for free, and I like videos, I clicked over.

I think they're new, because they have almost nothing. But, they do have a funny video about a couple frankenfruits having an adventure in the city after their friend is abducted by a strawberry picker. And I kind of like the song. The song is 'out of the city' by 2 heads. The frankenfruits in the picture.

Life should be beautiful.

Posted by illovich at 09:20 AM
October 10, 2002
my new 5 year plan

I don't know that I'm quite up to the regimen described in Game over--86 nonstop hours later, but I guess I better start training.

I bet I can do 90 hours, minimum.

Thanks to Mikey "Funny" Elepano for the tip-off.


Posted by illovich at 03:09 PM
October 04, 2002
Back on the stream gang

Hey, I recently got into streaming radio again (like this afternoon recently)... mostly to hear German Pop Radio.

What's irritating is again the 3 competing formats, mp3, windowsmedia and real media (vomit). I hate real player, and I hate microsoft, so I try for the mp3 stuff where I can.

Today I'm listening to Brainstorm-Radio, which Chris has graciously informed me is eurotrash techno. The djs are funny, tho. I also took a listen to Frozen Radio (NEU-IM-NETZ!!!, lol) which really is thumping bumping techno. THUMP THUMP THUMP ka-THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP ka-THUMP. Also amusing was HappyRadio - hits von damals und Heute! (hits from yesterday and today, basically). has a few different broadcasts, all comprised of only "music free of GEMA restrictions" (my translation...I think that's what they mean). I recommend the rap stream.

If you have a mac, iTunes should handle all the abouve streams. On a PC I think you need WinAmp, but WiMP (windows media player) might be able to handle it.

I love this stuff. Thank god for Audio Hijack.

Posted by illovich at 02:58 PM
September 19, 2002
get your foofy hair on

dr has luckily uncovered some strips he made in the 80s , which provide an interesting look back at then, and maybe raise a few questions about now.

Posted by illovich at 09:40 AM
September 04, 2002
It's like a train wreck...

I saw this on geek-nation today.

I can not add anything that adds any value to that.

Posted by illovich at 10:16 AM
August 28, 2002
Your cat might be an alien if...

it tries to make you email funny pictures to a "friend."

I mean it's nice to have that "email to a friend" form (which of course gives the web page owner both your and your "friends" email addresses), but when there's 3 forms vs. the one picture, well.

You know.

You're probably already looking at the page. The pic is funny, though.

Posted by illovich at 10:13 AM
August 13, 2002
get your exx on

Get your war on has been updated, with some cameo appearances by Halliburton and Exxon/Mobil/Indonesia.

God will fly down and pour gatorade on me.

Posted by illovich at 03:16 PM
July 30, 2002
I wish I was 7. In Boston. Associated with MIT. the media lab part.

Sometimes I really get frustrated that something so cool is happening somewhere in the world, someone that is there is telling me all about it, and yet there seems no way to get involved.

But maybe this stuff will be on sale at Zany Brainy by the time I have a kid.

Posted by illovich at 01:46 PM
July 29, 2002
Taxi 10101010101 What?

Now, when I hear the phrase Non-escalating Verbal Self-Defense, my interest is clearly piqued...

but damn.

I can't decide if the author is genius, insane--or both.

Posted by illovich at 03:08 PM
leggos stuck in the toilet bowl


I totally forgot about Disturbing Search Requests until about 4 minutes ago.

Then I remembered it.

As the kids in the internet chat rooms say, ROTFLMAO

Heh-ha! leggos stuck in the toilet bowl.

Posted by illovich at 02:52 PM
July 26, 2002
Him. funny. now. ha. ha.

It had to happen: Apple's out of date (or is it much too late?) Switch ads have inspired a lot of obvious parodies. But the case made by a gamer who switched from PC to Mac is the most hilarious best.

Go watch it, and then get back to GYWO

Posted by illovich at 03:47 PM
July 24, 2002

So the long awaited (and I mean long) Scheduled Patch for July 24th , is happening today. Of course, July 24th was not the date being awaited, but rather the patch.

Today the fabled new interface of Everquest gets released. Fabled is actually a fairly fair word, given that it was supposed to ship with Shadows of Luclin, which I got 3 weeks before last Christmas.

According to eqnews.txt--which downloaded with the patch--not only is the new interface in, but also the bazaar (woot! Now maybe I'll make some money!) and the Jagged Pine forest zone, which I always wondered about as a younger druid. It's on the map, right next to Surefall, but I could never find any jagged pine druids. (if you follow the link, you kinda have to squint...Surefall is North of Qeynos on the West Coast)

I think the Unkempt Druids live there, and they do hate me. This, I'm fairly sure of.

To sum up:

New interface: live
Bazaar: live
Jagged Pine zone: live

aaaaand as an added bonus:
Removed the reduction in damage to Damage over Time spells when
used on NPCs that are moving.

Woot! Great day to be a druid (or shammie, I guess)

Not to mention they rewrote the grouping system, so that (they claim) groups won't get bugged anymore, and a leaving leader can transfer leadership of the group via a command /makeleader

Woot. I say. Woot.

Posted by illovich at 08:48 AM
July 19, 2002
Operation Enduring Freedom in the house

According to mart, everyone has already seen get your war on but I hadn't.

It really reminds me of someone, but since thet're too busy with the numbers, no one will ever know.

Posted by illovich at 11:20 AM
July 18, 2002
Must. fight. warm.and....fuzzzy. feeling.

If you haven't been to Rate my Kitten, allI can say is at last a proper use for the underlying technology of "Am I hot or not?" has been found....

Posted by illovich at 08:07 AM
June 15, 2002
We're all living in Matt & Trey's world

By the way, this is the coolest thing, and how I made all the south parkish style characters:Planearium

Did you think I could draw? LOL.

Posted by illovich at 01:10 AM