May 9, 2008

Ennui Shotgun

  • 6 Excellent Firefox Extensions Made To Save Your Time (addons,firefox,web,tools)
    • I like saving time! You like too! Install, install!
  • DrawerGeeks: Batman (art,cartoon,drawing,comics,kaiju,batman)
    • Different takes on Batman. If you go back up to the index, the "Design a Sith" is kinda cool, too. And the Godzilla variations gave me a chuckle.
  • PMOG - Passively Multiplayer Online Game (game,online)
    • It's a game where your websurfing gets you points. I will send you an invite if you want to try it. It's a game, but also a place to find interesting links as you follow "missions" other people have organized.
  • Compulse (game,flash)
    • One of those get-the-ball-to-hit-the-exit games.
  • Free Star Wars book (audio,book,download,free,starwars)
    • Del Rey is giving away a free Star Wars novel, either in PDF or audio format, to encourage people to buy the next novel. It's set right after SW:RotJ and contains familiar characters. Hat tip, Leslie.
  • The ABCs of securing your wireless network (howto,article,networking,wifi,wireless)
    • Do you have wireless at home? Then you really should read this article which summarizes the basics in clear language and will steer you in the direction of acceptably home networking.
  • Quotably.com - Follow Twitter Conversations (mashup,twitter)
    • Ever want to see your Twitter feed as conversations instead of just a list of tweets? This tool tries to organize tweets that way. Does a pretty good job. See who your friends are talking to, too.
  • TwitterSnooze! v0.1 (mashup,tool,twitter)
    • Overly-chatty folks on your twitter feed? Give yourself a break by snoozing them with TwitterSnooze. Hat tip @geechee_girl
  • Free sheet music on 8notes.com (violin,free,music,sheet,download,reference,resources)
    • Sheet music and more for musicians.

I think I surf too much. And I surf weird stuff too much. I dreamt the other night that I was surfing the internet and looking at an EVP website (i.e. a website with supposed recordings of supernatural voices recorded electronically). I listened to a couple of the recordings, and they were creepy but not unusual. I listened to one of them about three times, trying to hear a voice. My dreaming brain did a pretty good job generating an appropriately garbled sound that kind of sounded like a voice.

But how sad is it that I'm spending time dreaming about websites with that sort of BS? Other people are out there dreaming that they can do amazing or exciting things, dangerous things, forbidden things, daring things. I'm dreaming that I came across a weird website.

Posted by James at May 9, 2008 11:16 AM
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A few months ago I had a dream that Windows wasn't sorting my folders by date properly, and therefore I was failing to back up all of my files. The next day I was checking all my folders like a paranoid maniac.

Dreaming about crazy stuff, like flying, is fun. Dreaming about mundane things that happen on the computer - that's really disturbing!

Posted by: Julie at May 9, 2008 11:34 AM

Anyone familiar with Frank Miller's Batman may get a chuckle out of this: PvP Batman.

Posted by: Mike at May 9, 2008 11:44 AM

I've been dreaming about Twitter A LOT lately. I can never remember what the dreams are about, but it's clear that they're set in the Twitterverse.

Posted by: Karen at May 9, 2008 1:04 PM

This made me laugh. A lot. Out loud.

Posted by: keri at May 9, 2008 1:34 PM

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