15 April 2012

Google BBS Terminal

Google BBS Terminal

“Google BBS Terminal – What Google would have looked like in the 80s”
(c) 2012 mass:werk – media environments, N. Landsteiner, <www.masswerk.at>

A fair dose of nostalgia for internet veterans.

30 January 2011

Tornionyymi hakkeroi itä-Uudenmaan Kyläportaali Östra Nylands byportal kotilauta.fi: tornionyymi koodas Kusaban ja Youtuben ja Northpolen toi Internetin, keksi selibaatin, mensan, alkuräjähdys

HS.fi: Kotilaudan tornionyymi hakkeroi kyläyhdistyksen kotisivut

Otin Itä-Uudenmaan kyläyhdistyksen hakkeroidusta sivustosta pari ruudunkaappausta: Etusivu ja Astrid Thors.

[via:Chris Helenius]

25 January 2011

Background image with sea and waves from the meditative soundscape site donothingfor2minutes.com

Do Nothing For Two Minutes

[via:Staffan Jonsson]

21 January 2011

New Beta Version of The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine

There’s an FAQ for the new release on their blog.

[via:Hacker News]

12 January 2011

Illustration from 'I Modi' ('The Ways') by Pietro Aretino and Giulio Romano, a 16th century work of erotic fiction which according to some helped popularize print and literature

The Fascinating Story of Porn and Technology Adoption

Yes, Cracked.com publishes some fascinating stuff but I generally find it awkward to link to them.

Let’s take a moment to think about Cracked. Most everyone gets that their material and the research behind it doesn’t quite match the quality you find in Wired.

This meta comment on Cracked relates very closely to this story on the new web publishing industry I discussed little over a year ago. How every pun in a Cracked.com article actually is search engine optimization becomes laughably clear in this porn piece. The writer has slipped in just about every FCC safe adult entertainment related expression you could daydream up of in the story.

Improving content distribution with sex and porn is just that powerful. If you have a web site, you could try this yourself: just mention porn in some really obscure way and you’ll probably get at least some traffic through someone’s really fap happy search engine queries. If you mention child porn, you’ll be awarded search traffic so depraved you might feel a bit uncomfortable just storing your search referer data.

[via:Joonas Mäkinen]

28 December 2010

IPv4 address exhaustion will hit everyone hard within the next three years. If you’re doing any kind of IT, implementing IPv6 is a shitstorm you’ll be forced to deal with.

Sam Bowne at the San Francisco City College did at talk at Defcon this year, in which he explains a lot of the essentials on getting started with IPv6. Mr. Bowne is hilarious so the talk is very much worth its 27 minutes.

Short version: take a look at Hurricane Electric’s free IPv6 certification program.

10 November 2010

Street smart Facebook stalking prevention strategies

Deactivation and deletion doesn’t prevent participation.


1 October 2010

Zynga Moves 1 Petabyte Of Data Daily; Adds 1,000 Servers A Week

“10 percent of the world’s internet population (approximately 215 million monthly users) has played a Zynga game.”

[via:High Scalability]

1 September 2010

Tarjouspyyntö www.kuvalauta.fi -sivuston hostaamisesta

Kuvalautaa ajettiin alas eilen. Sain yllämainitun tarjouspyynnön sähköpostitse. Jälkiviisaana voin todettaa että viestiä olisi kannattanut julkaista pääsivustoni blogissa – linkki keräsi eilen yli 3700 sivulatausta.

8 August 2010

DuckDuckGo looks like a real Google search competitor

[via:Jan Forsbacka]

2 August 2010

What The Fuck Is My Social Media Strategy?

[via:Rasmus Fleischer]

14 July 2010

Influence vs. Inspiration

“Influence is cheap. Because of that, its utility is short-lived.
Inspiration, on the other hand, comes at a price.”

Cameron Moll has inspiring thoughts about creativity and design. In May, he attended LessConf and talked about Good vs. Great Design (presentation slides and notes by Andy Knight).

12 July 2010

Spotify releases native client for Linux

This version requires Premium until Spotify figures out a “reliable way to display ads” in Linux. The Windows version has worked pretty well in Wine for years and will probably continue to do so.

10 July 2010

Youtube launches support for 4K video resolution

Google is obviously building infrastructure for some kind of major, commercial video distribution project. But they’re also preparing themselves for a not so distant future when normal people might have enormous, wall sized-screens at home.

This is not crazy talk without any real application within the lives of normal people. For instance: Any kind of convincing telepresence must be based on video quality much higher than 1080p. Ask yourself what it’d take to make you feel not so much out of place when attending some kind of party by appearing and watching others in life-size on a wall.

I’m just saying. People will want this kind of equipment.

6 July 2010

IMFDB – The Internet Movie Firearms Database

[via:Olli Sulopuisto]

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