Fun: Some Links
I hope everyone's been enjoying the photo of the day. I've made a few improvements to the popup image, so that it should (in general) scale down to the size of the window. I've been using rather large images for most of the photos, and was worried that the title was getting lost off the right and that the text at the bottom required too much scrolling back and forth to easily read. Now, big images should be scaled to the width of the window. You'll still have to scroll up and down for the vertical format photos, but hopefully not left and right. (Try resizing the window, I like how dynamic it is on most modern browsers.)
While I continue ruminating over my upcoming post about the Katrina, politics, economics and the environment, here are some amusing links to tide you over:
- Onion's 2004 parody becomes today's reality (via Waxy.org.)
- I highly recommend the Renaissance Festival Music Podcast, especially the three pirate editions. If you're looking for great music in support of Monday's Talk Like a Pirate Day, look no further. My favorite pirate song so far? "Hellship" by the Pyrates Royale. Oh, it's a hellship, with a bully mate,
the bastard son of malice and hate,
the captain's the worst that's ever been born,
and together we're sailing around Cape Horn.
The first mate, if he don't like your face,
You'll find yourself in a far worse place,
At the bottom of the sea with your head stove in,
by capstan bar, or belaying pin.
- The new iTunes interface from the perspective of Brushed Metal. (Link fixed)
- Gossamer Commons, about a writer who sees a fairy and is thus marked for death. Very narrative.
- Fantasy Realms is an amazingly well drawn manga-style comic. This one may have been derailed by Katrina, though.
- Fallen. Beautiful art, complicated storyline, sporadic updates.
- Alpha Shade. Drawn in Flash, very cool alternate world setting, and an extremely well-implemented comic browser.