Archive for January, 2010

Recently I have felt that the stuff I’ve been seeing on youtube etc. has been a little lacklustre. Until I saw these beauties that is, and here they are for your enjoyment

Khoda

This is conceptually as well as visually nuts, an entire short (5 min) film was made by making a painting for each frame, which might explain why it took so long to make. The resulting effect is honestly unlike anything else I’ve watched. I really like the soundtrack as well, full of dark motifs although it could have done with a bit of compression/limiting to stop it being quite as fluctuating in volume (the intro is deceptively quiet so don’t crack the volume up too much if whatching for the first time. Still thoroughly awesome and well worth the years put into it

The Blind painter

Staying with the painting theme, this video is also incredible but for entirely different reasons. This guy has been blind since birth and can paint things that he feels accurately. I know it might look a bit long but it is really worth watching until the end of the vid… If you have any interest in how the human mind works, it’ll rock your world. The only thing it doesn’t tell you is how he does the colours.

Jean Yves Blondeau

This guy has been around for quite a while but everytime I see a new video with him in, it makes me smile. Essentially imagine attaching rollerblades to your entire body and hurling yourself down the sort of mountain road that would cause Jeremy Clarkson to spontaneously orgasm on camera… umm you get the picture. And if you don’t get the picture, just click on the video.

Hope you enjoyed

Love and Peace

Dataphiles

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Different Flavours of Spam

Posted: January 11, 2010 in Random
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One of the joys of owning a blog, is having to deal with all of the spam comments that are posted here. Although Akismet deals with  most of them, there are usually a few waiting around whenever I log in.

Some of them I delete instantly… I’m assuming that anyone who’s reading this would be able to find nude pictures of Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian (whoever she is) or Brittney without having to resort to scanning through the comments of a music blog. Likewise I’m sure that a bar is probably a better location to find hot available singles in your area than my website.

Some of it though I am sometimes tempted to keep up, either its some vaguely harmless self-promotion, or just downright funny. Spam poetry is always a particular favourite of mine, I often wonder how they even come up with the stuff. The hardest to delete though are the misspelled complimentary ones, they are often quite touching, until you find the same comment posted on 5 other blogs, all linking to the same dodgy website.

Its just a shame that spammers often analyse websites for previous spamming to see if its vulnerable, so inevitably it all ends up being deleted.

Love and Peace

Dataphiles

On second thoughts

Posted: January 10, 2010 in Random
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I’ve wished loads of people a good decade over the last week or so, but what decade is it?

‘The Noughties’ has got to be the worst name for a decade we’ve ever had (then again before the noughties we never had to really think about it)

What’re we going to call this one though: The Tens? The Teens? The Double Digits?

Personally I think all available options sound a bit rubbish, hopefully the quality of the years will be better than the quality of the name 😉

Love and Peace

Dataphiles

Normal service resumed

Posted: January 10, 2010 in Random

My old laptop died in comedy fashion (now turning it on just yields patterns of pretty colours), so I’ve been without internet for a while. My new one arrived in the post yesterday so normal service has resumed. All that’s left to say is to wish everyone a very happy 2010 and a successful decade

Love and Peace

Dataphiles