Oh Nine, Eff Nine (And a long lost dutch commercial)

May 4th, 2007

This is a lazy post with two youtube videos.
The first one is another take on the 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0 business. (Google has 889000 results today as opposed to 290000 yesterday. I’ll have a daily watch to see it grows)
It’s a little ballad to honor the numbers. Let’s see how long it’ll stay on youtube before the MPAA orders a takedown of the video.
Original source: Rocketboom blog

On a related note, I found this delicious link in their bookmarks heap: ANT SCOTT (Glitch art)

And the other one is a commercial that a friend told me about ages ago. I couldn’t find it back then but now I did of a co-incidence.
It’s a dutch banned commercial where a family sits down in their car, turn on the radio and hear a song that says “I wanna fuck you in the ass”. The family, unaware of what the lyrics mean, just keeps on rocking to the song. The commercial, as you might’ve figured, for an English teaching company. (Sorry for not censoring the F word, but I want people who may be searching for it to be able to find it.)

Handmade Gameboy purse

May 3rd, 2007

This neat little item was sold in 8 pieces by Etsy. It’s a little purse for storing coins, or two LSDj cartridges and a link cable, whynot?
I really love the handmade looks of it, but I’m a bit disturbed by the lack of a power LED. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any of the 8 items. Maybe I should make one myself, but knowing my preferences, I’d probably make it in clear plastic, possibly with some kind of lighting option, just as I did in the real world. (;

If I had one of the purses maybe I wouldn’t just put thing in it. Maybe I would build some sort of noise-producing thingie, just as I did with the Gameboy-style box that I got from Dj Scotch Egg. (Which now houses the Gameboy Ounk Console) Perhaps I’d make it pressure sensitive because of the soft nature of the fabric… Yeah! If you own one of the eight purses, and this sounds interesting, give me a call. (:

(Original source: Wonderland: Handmade Gameboy purse)

Antispam hack

May 2nd, 2007

This blog is getting big. How I know? Because I’ve been starting to get spam pretty quickly. I already have comment confirmation turned on for all comments, so you as a visitor is guaranteed not to see any spam here. However, my inbox is getting flooded by confirmations spam comments, which is annoying, especially because it can make me miss some actual user comments.

So I made a quick’n'dirty hack that filters away some common spam-words and sends the result right into /dev/null, without even sending me a confirmation. To see the list, enter something spam-like, for example viagra, and you will see the list. Using this system, I won’t have a clue how many hits are being filtered away, on the other hand, I don’t care about that. If everything turns out well, I might be able to turn off global comment confirmation.

However, I’m worried that some words will make it filter too much. I’d like to have comments on that, please. (Enter for example viagra into any field and press Submit comment to see the list)

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

May 2nd, 2007

In the name of freedom of information!