We all know how useful Google is in finding stuff but most of us don't know that there is much more to Google than meets the eye. To harness the full power of Google you need to speak a special language, special commands you type in the Google search box to expand it's functionality. I'm going to show you one such string of commands that will command Google to go forth and search the Interwebs for MP3's, yes free music! I'll start off by giving you the entire string of commands to instruct google to search for MP3 files.
My old pal Brook Stableford has started a new business, EnviroMow, an environmentally friendly, green (excuse the pun) lawn cutting service here in Boulder, Colorado. He'll cart over a push mower on the back of his bike trailer and cut most lawns for $20. So give his eco lawn cutting service / Boulder lawn care service a try. I think it's a great idea and what better way to help out the old planet and at the same time stop our dependance on foreign oil!
The city of my birth, Manchester, has decided to get tough on drivers who illegally use bus lanes. The solution is simple, drive in the bus lane when you're not supposed to and they'll deploy their secret weapon from below the surface of the road causing your vehicle to make an abrupt stop! For those of you who are wondering if perhaps some of the drivers in this movie are not just making an honest mistake take note of the big flashing signs in the start of the clip that warn the transgressor of the pending danger ( and almost certain wanker status on youtube).
Take one website called The St Andrews Face Transformer, a picture of our prez GW bush and some infantile intentions and here's what you get. You upload a pic of your choice, run their little Java program on it and choose what you want the poor bastard to look like when the programs has had it's way with the photo. In my case I choose 50% ape! Come on GW, stop monkeying around!
I remember how a friend once asked me if the funny multi colored sticker I had on the back of my car was the Amtrak logo. Before I comment on their transgression let's take a look at the two items in question.
Firstly, here is the (old) Amtrak logo:
Now here is the South African Flag:
In this vid from YouTube see how anyone can launch their piece of shite car on a homemade ramp and jump an extraordinary 36 feet narrowly missing certain death by rollover. Note how the door opens when the mother ship hits the ground. Camera work gets an F, pure hoonary an A+. Well done blokes and next time you're about to do the stunt of the century get a proper camera will you.
Phones are easy to use and we all know that a phone number is composed of an area code and seven digits. Now if you've ever called overseas you'll realize that the whole numbering systems falls apart. You're completely lost as what numbers to add and what numbers of the original phone number not to dial. Here is my experience in trying to get my mom who lives in sunny South Africa to dial my cell phone in the US.
After turning an old 2001 power mac G4 (500Mhz) into a media center computer I was frustrated with the inability of Quicktime to go into full screen mode. I have the Pro Versions on my other Mac's (after spending $1200 on final cut studio I bloody well better!) but this machine had the humble free version of Quicktime only. After poking around on the internet I came upon an old apple script hack that allows Quicktime to play in full screen mode without needing the Pro (paid) upgraded version. So without further ado here is the hack.
Came across this little 5 minute video while surfing YouTube. So what the hell is Circuit Bending anyway. The official def is as follows: Circuit bending is the creative short-circuiting of electronic devices such as guitar effects, children's toys and synthesizers to create new muscial instruments and sound generators. It's a form of experimental electronic music. If you've ever heard any Classical Experimental Music you may have a grasp of what you're in for below.