March 17, 2011
OK, so it’s Saint Patrick’s Day. Yay. Unfortunately, I’m not doing anything this year.
Since I’m not currently passed out in a puddle of green beer vomit and can’t join in with all of the other lucky drunks singing “Danny Boy” and giving out free hugs, here’s my little blog-homage to the dude that supposedly drove all the snakes out of Ireland.
This is my all-time-favorite rendition of “Danny Boy” as performed by the Swedish Chef, Animal, and Beaker. Happy Muay Thai Day!
February 9, 2011
Because dancing is absolutely necessary when speaking English.
Well, I thought that my “Little Superstar” video post from last week was the greatest minute and a half on the Internet, but I was wrong. Prepare yourself for the awesomeness of the diarrhea song! Oh, and I promise…you WILL start singing this song while standing in line at the bank. I love the Japanese.
If you liked that, make sure you check out these next two. Be sure to watch them all the way through. There are several, uh, verses. Read the rest of this entry »
February 7, 2011
Not the cute fuzzy kind that love cheese, but the kind that we all use everyday to navigate the web and/or do our work. Whether you’re paying your bills, checking your email, annoying your Facebook friends with inane status reports, searching for a recipe, or just wasting time on the Internet, your computer’s mouse makes a journey each day of which you are unaware. A journey of miles in some cases.
Check out this interesting study about computer mouse fatigue for some intriguing facts like this one:
“One ounce (of grip) is very little and fingers and thumbs, when gripping a mouse, can and typically do, apply much more. But if just one ounce of grip is applied (each second) for a total of three hours a day, it is equivalent to 6,700 lbs of grip (if it were all applied for one second) or 3.38 Tons of ‘mouse grip’ a day, some 750 Tons a year.”
Back to mouse art. The following freeware turns your “mousing” into “art” by running a little mouse tracking application in the background while you go about your business. The “art” above was made over a period of about 3 hours while I was web surfing. Though the program is obviously not Earth-shattering in importance, I am still intrigued by the simplicity of the program as it turns an otherwise innocuous act into a visually stimulating graphic.
I’ve checked it for viruses, but I encourage you to check it again as a cautionary measure.
Download for PC here
Download for MAC here
Download for LINUX and other here
Or, go to their website and download it directly from them! Make sure to leave them a donation if you like it.
If you thought the mouse fatigue study was interesting, or if you are prone to repetitive stress injury from mousing too much, you should check out Designer Appliances Inc and see if any of their products will work for you. I’ve never tried any of their products, but they look interesting. If any of my readers have used any of their products, please leave a review down in the comments.