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Wien | 17.1.2009 | 12:09 
Dave digs the dirt, webtips and IT-memes.

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Today's webtip
The voyeur in me
  loves seeing other people's places. I don't know why it can be so much fun to see how other folk decorate their apartments, but it is. Sometimes it leaves me inspired, sometimes I just think hey cool, and sometimes I wonder why, but I almost always like to look.

Some people like to look, document and share. Todd Selby for example. He goes out and takes pictures of people's places and posts them online. Sometimes he makes paintings. Sometimes videos.

You can see them here.

I'm a Minnesotan
  It's cold there. Really cold.

A kind of cold that is hard to explain to people from warmer parts of the world.

'Birdchick' found a really good way though. It involves a spray bottle, hot water, and a temperature of -29.4C.

It's also a good example of Minnesota fun.

Too Cold To Go Birding

Some of you
  may have heard about the whole bruhaha surrounding the issue of Evolution and Intelligent Design in the U.S.A.

The whole thing has gotten pretty heavy, involving politicians, preachers and even the Pope.

It has also broken out on the YouTube. And it is rather entertaining.

One series of debates that has provided quite a bit of video footage is the one going on between thunderf00t and VenomfangX. Thunderf00t is arguing the case of science, and VenomfangX that of belief. Both have managed to put together a massive library of videos suporting their arguemtns and attacking those of their oponents. Throw in the typical YouTube comments and you have what ends up feeling like a sort of academic WWF.

Those guys aren't really wrestlers either...

VenomfangX's opening shots

thunderf00t swiftf00ted rebuttal

  was a webtip ages ago because it was one of my absolute most favoritest tools for my computer.

It was so addictive that I had to find equivalents for Linux and Windows because I just can't live without it. Which means that it really really sucked when the developer froze development. Okay, he actually open sourced it and "freed the code" but in the end it meant that Quicksilver has sort of stagnated.

And now it is sort of reborn. Sort of because it's developer has actually been hiding out at google. He worked on their iphone app, which was sort of cool but nothing like QS, and now it turns out that he has been working on a thing called Google Quick Search which seems to be going down the same path as Quicksilver. It was just announced on Monday, and it is a developers preview.

That means it might be a bit rough. Where "might be" means "was for me" and rough means "it hung and crashed and took its time actually doing anything".

But since the last builds of QS were doing the same thing, or just not working, I will live with it. At least it means there might actually be an end in sight.

  If the Internet is just millions of monkeys
banging away at their keyboards, then all I can say is: "More Monkeys!"

Because face it, it's better to have those monkeys banging away at keyboards than at each others heads. And besides, it's really pretty cool to think of just how many people are out there actually making, writing, painting, taking picutres or just generally doing clever things thanks to the net.

But I digress.

Monkeys. More of them. Chimpanzees and other primates doing fun and amazing things. Monkeys monkeying around. One of my all time favorite phrases and Things To Do.

So here are some monkeys (I know they are chimps, but you know what I mean right?) monkeying around on ice.

It's awe inspiring.

Monkeys on Ice

Jonathan Mann
  was a mighty young man, a mighty fine man indeed. He has travelled the world writing songs of import and taste, covering subjects of import and haste.

Like video games.

Or, now, the internet. The three rules of the internet to be more specific.

My favorite folk singer has sung many a song for the online folk but this one is something special. Really special. It's not just about the internet, it's about social structures, bundles of tubes, and monkeys. And unlike rules, you can never have too many monkeys.

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