Archive | October, 2008

…It’s TGI Friday: Minesweeper Flash?

Minesweeper Flash

Happy Halloween everybody! Since Trick-Or-Treating isn’t for everyone, here’s a great game to play this weekend: Minesweeper Flash.

Minesweeper is the default time waster for anyone with a Windows computer and a few hours to kill, but with the addition of Flash, it’s a whole new game.

Thankfully, the gameplay itself is still the same, since it’s a classic for a reason, but with all new visuals, and as close to a storyline as Minesweeper is ever going to get (Edit: Actually, I take that back. THIS is the closest that Minesweeper is ever going to get to a storyline.), Minesweeper Flash gives the old dog new tricks, and you’ll be playing like a 16-year-old front desk clerk again in no time.

[Minesweeper Flash]

[Via: Random Good Stuff]

…It’s Things Thursday: Headphonies?

Headphonies

Headphonies are limited edition, designer, vinyl style toys with the functionality of a portable mini speaker built in.

Headphonies Detail

The overall design was created by Eran Weinberg, and various artists will be providing their artwork to the collectible characters, so hurry if you want one, because they’re sure to be snatched up quickly.

Plus, since they’re only making 500 to 1000 of each design, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever run into anyone on the street rocking the same Headphonies as you.

[Headphonies]

[Via: SpankyStokes]

…700 Mole-Men are taking over Flickr?

700 Mole-Men Project

The 700 Mole-Men Project is an attempt to illustrate each of the 700 “naked-mole-rat-like people known enigmatically as The Mole-men” from John Hodgman’s book, More Information Than You Require.

If you’d like to participate, just head over to the official list, pick out a name, and upload it to Flickr. Once it’s on Flickr, just add it to the 700 Mole-men Flickr group, and it will automatically show up on the site.

[The 700 Mole-Men Project]

[Via: Drawn!]

…The Muppets are terrible drivers?

Muppet Speed Camera

In Germany, speed cameras are set up to capture both the license plate of the car in question as well as the drivers face, while blurring the identity of the passengers for privacy purposes, because “The number plate is not enough. We need clear evidence of who is driving the vehicle too.”

Apparently one British driver (whose driver’s seat is conveniently on the opposite side of his German counterparts) has discovered this system, and is taking full advantage of it by placing a stuffed Muppet in the driver’s/passenger’s seat as he flies by the cameras.

So far he’s got the authorities fooled, but as soon as they can figure out which Muppet is going along for the ride, they intend to fully interrogate him until he reveals the identity of the clever co-driver.

[Via: Nothing To Do With Arbroath]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Please Fix The iPhone?

Please Fix The iPhone

Most people love their iPhone (myself included) but there are still a few lingering (and major) faults that owners wish Steve would fix.

To help document that wish list, FullSIX has created Please Fix The iPhone, a beautiful looking site that lets you vote on problems that need to be fixed, add your own, and see what wishes Apple has granted.

Please Fix The iPhone Optimized

There’s even an iPhone optimized version of the site if you want to keep it pure.

Please Fix The iPhone Copy Paste

Though you will probably never know if Apple is actually listening to this list, it’s at least somewhat comforting to know that thousands of other iPhone fans around the world just want a little bit of copy/paste as well.

[Please Fix The iPhone]

[Via: TrendWatch]