The [in]famous (to those listening to TWiT podcasts, at least) Andy Ihnatko and Scott Bourne have started up a new Q&A-style website known as “Managing Your Digital Life” or MYDL.me and, in a fit of generosity, are giving away not one, but two Drobos to some random, lucky souls, all for the paltry entry fee of a simple link back to their site.
So click on either of those MYDL links so that my “entry” shows up in their referrer logs.
Oh, and, like, totally don’t link from your own site so my chances of winning are better. *grin*
Yes, I avoided the “praise for Praized” pun. My buddy Stephane (he of fellow WPhone fame) and his workmates have gone live with their social app, Praized. Think of it as a Web 2.0-ish Angie’s List, with local business/hotspot search and reviews (“Praize”/”Raze”, depending upon your level of Customer Support Mojo™). They’ve got Movable Type and WordPress plugins ready to download and they’ve got a Facebook app too.
So once again, congrats guys! Here’s to wishing you success!
Dangerously Fun is precisely just that. Consider it a low-key Backyard Anarchist’s Cookbook for the Internet age or an amped-up version of The Dangerous Book For Boys (no Amazon link provided, since The Dread Error Http/1.1 Service Unavailable hath returned full aforce). Especially fun-looking is their spin on Fire Wire. Go ye and check it out.
What follows are a few of the more “out-there” of the webcomics that I have found in my years on the ‘Net. All are worth reading, at least semi-regularly.
First up is The Book of Biff by Chris Hallbeck, which details the trials and travails of a mute protagonist named, wait for it, Biff. Subtle, wry (okay, blatant) sight gags abound. For instance:
Next up is the ever-more-surreal Red Meat by Max Cannon, home to Bug-Eyed Earl, Ted Johnson, and of course, Milkman Dan. Here’s Earl:
Last up is Slow Wave by Jesse Reklaw which asks readers to submit their dreams, each of which Reklaw converts into a four panel comic strip. They’re funny, they’re weird and they’re always interesting.
Head to each of their sites and invest a bit of time combing through their archives, won’t you?
This is a pretty nifty idea: Youngme / Nowme asks folks to send in photos of themselves 1) from their younger years then 2) recreating (to the best of their ability) the scenes in the photos right now. Some are hilarious, some are touching, all are worth looking through.
A few lucky private citizens were lucky enough to be invited to take a tour of the still-under-construction Comcast Center in Center City Philadelphia. One enterprising blogger amongst the crowd documented the trip in pictorial form (the above panorama is an image from the 55th story). There are some incredible shots amongst the ones he managed to grab, particularly the picture of the BFP to the Museum of Art, the shot of the PMA itself and the birds’-eye shot of LOVE Park.
If you’re a Philly native or are simply interested in urban architecture, you owe it to yourself to check out the gallery.
You must acquire a fully-functional pinball table constructed entirely of LEGO® bricks.