May 30, 2005

Kraft Werk and some nifty javascript

     So I got invited to go to a concert for a band called "Kraft Werk." I think it would have been very impressive if I was in the 1980s and stoned. Unfortunately, neither of these conditions were met by the band and therefore it sucked. They're songs were mediocre (had a nice beat but it was just plain stupid) and they didn't DO anything. They stood on stage with a bunch of computers and played crappy pre-rendered videos on the big screen behind them. The whole time it looked like they were just standing there. Maybe they bounced to the beat a little bit, but it looked like they may have just been playing games against each other or watching movies on the laptops while the video played behind them with the music. In fact, in one of the songs one of the people left their computer, talked to one of the other band members for a seconds, then came back, which showed that they both weren't doing shit. If this wasn't bad enough, this was a sold out concert and practically everyone in there was screaming their heads off at every change in the montage. We left after the third song because we realized that the band sucked and that the visuals were uninteresting. We commented afterward that the entire thing could have been done by a 70 year old man with a mac. So what do I think of Kraft Werk? Boring, unoriginal, and shitty.
     On to some more positive things! Recently, I have discovered the joy of bookmarklets. They allow you to run some... interesting things on most websites. By far the most interesting ones I have found/made so far are these:
The image viewer: Drag me to your bookmark/favorites bar then click the link!
The backround color changer (warning! only works on sites that DO NOT use CSS. This works on sites like google, but not on!): Drag me to your bookmark/favorites bar then click the link!
The text color changer (this has similar restrictions to the backround color changer): Drag me to your bookmark/favorites bar then click the link!
Anyway, these are pretty cool in my opinion, and the image viewer reveals some pretty interesting things about some site structures. Have fun!

Posted by Kickmyassman at May 30, 2005 11:41 PM

HI, Kit- I thought I was the only one in America who had heard of Kraftwerk. Did you at least rock out to their smash hit, "We are the robots?"

Posted by: Sara (your former neighbor) at June 1, 2005 07:46 PM

We probably would have seen it, but we were only there to hear:
Man, Machine
And the weird Vitamin one.

Posted by: Kit at June 2, 2005 09:52 PM
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