Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Odds and Ends, Wed 5 March 2008

1. "Dave Veloz's Steampunk Remake"
A Steampunk Monitor and Keyboard for a Mac mini.

More Steampunk Workshop Projects:

What is Steampunk? [Wikipedia]

2. "What may happen in the next 100 years - from the year 1900"

3. "Oddest book titles prize shortlist announced"
This year's candidates:
* "I Was Tortured By the Pygmy Love Queen"
* "How to Write a How to Write Book"
* "Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues"
* "Cheese Problems Solved"
* "If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs"
* "People who Mattered in Southend and Beyond: From King Canute to Dr

The winner will be announced on 28th March.  Last year's winner...
"Stray carts scoops the prize"
"[T]his year's Diagram Prize for the Oddest Title of 2006 is The Stray
 Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field

4. pi10k
"Converting the first 10,000 digits of pi into a musical sequence."

5. "Restaurant sorry over F word bill"
"A restaurant owner has apologised after diners had their very own F
 word experience ... Diner Clare Watkin said she thought it was written
 after they complained about poor service."

6. "Caffeine: A User's Guide to Getting Optimally Wired"
"Caffeine is the most widely used stimulant in the world, but few use it
 to maximal advantage. Get optimally wired with these tips."

7. Inflated opinions?
* "Victoria Victorious Over Rest Of Australia"
* "A Texan's Map of the United States"