Friday, 29 July 2011

Simple Wall Art

The wall above my bed is utterly bare. The problem with me and decorating is that I get bored so fast. I really like this idea of sticking up colourful photos or postcards that I can easily re-arrange or remove when I want something fresh.

I'll be keeping an eye out for postcards that are really eye-catching like these ones. I guess I'll start with tourist shops?

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Knot Your Average Pony

I plan to spend the rest of my evening trying to achieve this: 

I Approach All Intersections With My Windows Closed

Not for fear of being hijacked (not primarily anyway), but because I try to avoid being guilt-tripped into buying bubble guns and ear muffs and cheap plastic rosaries. That, and I can't handle the hawkers shoving their heads in my car and whining at me for money.

But here's a thought: What if instead of selling bizarre pieces of junk (I even saw them selling pink dildos and fluffy vibrators once) they sold food. Like, packets of crisps and chocolates and the like. I'd probably roll up to the traffic light whistling and trying to flag a guy down. How many times have you sat in traffic, parched half to death and with a stomach making obscene noises. I'm just saying. It's a business opportunity for hobos to consider.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Social Media Overload?

Any day now,  this will be known as the Social Media Age, and not the Information Age anymore. 

When fire up my web browser, the first thing I do is open up tabs for Facebook, Twitter, Google + (dull as it is), Tumblr, Blogspot, and StumbleUpon.  These are all social media platforms that are dominating hours of our time each day -  I'm not sure if I can keep up anymore. 

The question is whether or not there's really a need for so many social media platforms.  Are they crowding each other out? It's not always convenient (or sensible) to repeat posts/tweets on more than one platform, but we try to stay active on all of them anyway. Wouldn't it make more sense to collaborate all platforms into one? 

Essentially Google + has combined Twitter and Facebook, and added a few elements of its own.  Whether the two aforementioned platforms will become redundant once Google + really takes off is something I'll be interested to see, but I doubt it  -  

The online community seems to be loving things just the way they are, embracing each new social tool and giving a few more hours a week to the social media phenomenon we're all so addicted to (and I am no exception). 

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Battle of the Browers

When it comes to internet browsers, I suppose we all have our preferences - but the image above is a pretty apt description of how I feel about the matter. I gave up using Internet Explorer pretty much the same day I, as a twelve year old, learnt that there were other (better) options.

I then moved on to Firefox, which I used up until Chrome was released - again, a better option. And then Rockmelt came along, which I was impressed with for about two months, until they got ahead of themselves and tried to take over Facebook (the way I used it, at any rate).

So now here I stand, a die-hard Chrome loyalist, waiting for the next big thing.

A World Without Facebook: Infographic

Whether we like it or not, this is the world we live in. And I have to say, I quite like it. 

Friday, 15 July 2011

DIY Summer Shirt

Desperately seeking: An old, ugly t-shirt, so that I can do this:


Friday, 08 July 2011

Winner of the 2010 Darwin Awards

 Zookeeper Friedrich Riesfeldt ( Paderborn , Germany ) fed his constipated elephant 22 doses of animal laxative and more than a bushel of berries, figs and prunes before the plugged-up pachyderm finally got relief. Investigators say ill-fated Friedrich, 46, was attempting to give the ailing elephant an olive oil enema when the relieved beast unloaded.

The sheer force of the elephant's unexpected defecation knocked Mr Riesfeldt to the ground where he struck his head on a rock as the elephant continued to evacuate 200 pounds of dung on top of him. It seems to be just one of those freak accidents that proves... 'Shit happens'

Thursday, 07 July 2011

Partial French Braid and Cascading Hair Tutorial

Beautiful hairstyles like this make me grateful for my long hair. I'd love to learn how to do this. Gotta work on my hand-eye coordination first though!

Her Morning Elegance

I was introduced to a really great song/artist/video the other day, called Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie.
I think it’ll become one of my classic mood lifter songs because of how cheerful and easy-going it is.
But more than that, the video is amazing. An entire story shot frame by frame and compiled so fantastically. It’s really entertaining to watch.
Take a look :) Her Morning Elegance