Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
LOL! Another hilarious video. It's a Japanese game show (YAY!) where the goal is to eat the marshmallow with the rubber band pulling you back. It's soooooooo funny!! They all look like fish!
Marshmallow Eating Japanese Game Show - The funniest bloopers are right here
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Here's how to make a blowgun out of household items. Could be deadly if you shot it right, so don't do anything stupid!
How To Make The SIMPLEST Blowdart Gun Out Of Household Materials - The funniest home videos are here
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Yeah, so, I got a new laptop! Yay! It's pretty awesome. It's technically not mine, but rather the whole family's but I will be using it the most and, once I go to college, it will be permanently mine. I obviously don't really want to split it with everybody, but my dad payed for it, so it's better than nothing.
Here are some specs if you care:
Dell Ispiron 1420
2Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
1440 x 900 (widescreen) resolution
Windows Vista Home Premium
So yeah. Before you say "Vista, ugh", let me just say it hasn't really given me many problems. There have been a few compatibility problems, but it's only the occasional image blurriness because of different resolutions for the most part. One thing that was kind of a bummer, the image preview can't play animated GIFs. :p I know it's not that big of a deal, but you'd think they'd figure out how to do that. :D
My biggest complaint about Vista, I think, is that it uses 1GB of RAM automatically. That's just for the cool effects and stuff. So I'm only really left with 2GB of RAM, which still isn't bad.
But anyway, it's pretty cool. I'm still getting used to the way Vista works, for example the file layout and such, but mostly I'm liking it. There haven't been a ton of noticeable changes since XP, (except the obvious graphics upgrade) but most of the time, the changes I do notice are pretty nice.
So... yeah. It's mostly pretty awesome. Ooh!! I just remembered something. I took the default Vista background, played around with it in the GIMP, and came out with 9 new wallpapers! So, now you can download them! (I think you're legally allowed to do that... I don't know what license the original image is released under.) The first one is the original image.
EDIT: I've moved the pictures to a new folder, you can find them all here.
So there you go. I'm currently using Wallpaper4 for my background. Although I really like the default, that it exactly what it is, and EVERYBODY has it. So, I decided I'd be different. :)
EDIT: Okay, I took sooo long for those images to upload on to Photobucket, my other awesome thing got here in the mail. It's a drawing tablet!! So I have essentially turned my laptop into a tablet. So anyway, what I got was a DigiPro 8"x6" tablet. The price? $30 on Woot!. It's really awesome. The funny thing was, the day before Woot! offered it, I was looking at Wacom tablets, because I wanted one. Their cheapest one was $80, and it was really small. It probably didn't have pressure sensitivity, either. :p So now I've got this awesome thing for cheaper than I ever could have found it. :D
So... as a quick test I drew some things in the GIMP. Nothing special, but it's WAAAAAYYYYY better than I could have achieved with a mouse or the touchpad. ;)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
If you've ever played Super Mario 64, then you probably remember the never ending staircase. No matter how far you climbed the stairs, you'd still be at the bottom. Also, the music kept looping, even though the pitch got higher and higher. Well, here's that musical illusion again.
Amazing Audio Illusion - More amazing videos are a click away
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Do you notice any changes? No? Yeah. It's a small change, you probably won't notice it until I tell you. So I'll just tell you. Look up by the address bar, at the top of your browser (assuming you are using Firefox). I now have my own icon up there! If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you must be using IE. So... just:
1. Favorite this blog
2. Look at the image next to it (it's not the typical blogger logo)
3. Get Firefox. ;)
Anyway, these little pictures are called favicons (stands for favorite icon, I guess). I just found out how to make a custom one! Lemme give you a quick tutorial. Just to let you know, this tutorial is meant for Blogger. The process is different if you've got your own website.
First of all, you are going to need an icon. It has to be 16x16 or 32x32. Anything bigger I think will just shrink down. So anyway, create your icon, (I used the GIMP,) and save it as "filename.ico". Obviously, replace "filename" with whatever you want. The ".ico" extension means it is an icon file (you should know this already). Most programs can't create icons though, that's another reason why I used GIMP.
So now, you have to upload your file to the internet. Unfortunately, many image hosting sites do not accept .ico files as valid images, so I had some problems figuring out who could host my file. After a bit of Google searching, I stumbled upon the perfect place: Google Page Creator. I had totally forgotton that they let you upload up to 100 MB of files. If you use Blogger, you should already have a Google account, so sign in to Google Page Creator with your account. Find the place where you can upload files, and upload it.
Now here comes the tricky part (if you don't know HTML). Open a new tab, and go to your blog. Customize it, and go to "Edit HTML". Now paste this somewhere in between the <head> and </head> tags:
<link href='http://mygpages.googlepages.com/myfavico.ico' rel='shortcut icon'/>
The <head> tag is right at the beginning, but you may need to use Ctrl-F to find the </head> tag, it's close to the bottom, but hard to find (or at least it was on mine).
Anyway, take that code and paste it between the <head> and </head> tags. I ended up putting mine right before the </head> tag.
You're not done yet though, there's one last thing you must do. Go back to Google Page Creator, and find your file in the list. Right click it, and click "Copy link location". This will copy the URL of the file. Go back to your blog HTML, and paste your file's location instead of
http://mygpages.googlepages.com/myfavico.icoFor me, it ended up looking like this:
And that's it! Save your template and view your blog! Now you've got a new favicon!
<link href='http://gollum9999.googlepages.com/Icon.ico' rel='shortcut icon'/>
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Here's a game for you. Basically: you throw a ping-pong ball into a cup. Sounds easy, right?
Very Nice - Watch a funny movie here
There. Have you had enough videos for today?
By the way, if you want to look it up on YouTube, it's known as beer pong.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Hey, sorry I haven't gotten back to the daily videos. I have a lot of unfinished projects that I need to do, so I haven't blogged anything lately. Here's something I found though. I guy who will spin anything on his fingers, from a Wii to a saw blade.