May 29, 2006

Random Crap I found on the internet day continued...

     Okay, it's not much of a "day" as much as it is a week. But regardless, I will continue to bring you random things from the internet.
     Paul Robertson. Someone who is able to say that being pixilated is a good thing. I have two of his videos on my website (I'm looking for other high-quality videos of his, aka not the ones on google video), but they only stay up tentatively because that's a lot of potential bandwidth. Anyway, here are the links:
Devil Eyes
Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006
I currently also have "Do The Whirlwind," but I'm in search of a higher quality version of "Jeremy Dower - The Magic Touch," and anything else by this guy (besides "Hyper Parsnip Bitches" and "Bloodbath Overkill").

     Here is a really cool fold you're own Quake 1 model site. The guy actually took the models of Quake 1 and stretched them out, and put fold lines on them so you could fold them into their proper 3D shapes. Check it out here.
     A little while back I had fun making poetry with refrigerator magnets. It was a lot of fun, up until someone else started moving my magnets around... I took a snapshot right before someone disassembled it. Here was the result:

Want to try it? Here's the link.
     I don't know why, but I really like the OS-tans. What is OS-tan you ask? Well, in Japanese, you put san, sama, kun, chan, occhan, oniisan, or any number of suffix in order to reference someone. "San" represents the simple and formal version. It's the equivalent of saying Mr, Ms, or Mrs. The important one here is "chan." "Chan" is a term that is something like "little." Kit-chan = Little Kit. It's familiar, often used between boyfriend and girlfriend, or between relatives (older in reference to younger). And, as in most countries, little kids have trouble pronouncing words, so chan comes out tan. Essentially the equivalent of saying "widdle." Kit-chan = Little Kit. Kit-tan = Widdle Kit. So Os-tan is basically the same as "Widdle Operating System."
     All of that to say it's Anime personifications of operating systems. Most of them are just sort of adorable, hence the reason I like them. The comics themselves are a little disturbing because, for whatever reason, all of the Female OSs are chasing after the one male OS (Windows XP home edition). But besides that, it's good stuff. Here's a few samples:
Windows XP:

Windows ME:

This one includes Windows 3.1, 95, 98, 98se, Me, 2000, XP, Pocket, and two others I'm not sure of. It also has Norton.

And, of course, Firefox and Thunderbird also get their own stuff:


Wanna know more about OS-tan? Check out the wikipedia entry.
Anyway, more to come, but to wrap up the day, here's a bizarre little animation of a cat and dog doing battle:

Posted by Kickmyassman at May 29, 2006 11:59 PM

OMG the poem! :O

and OS-tan scares me real bad...

Posted by: Suzi at May 30, 2006 07:19 PM

That whole OS-tan thing actually sounds sorta funny and interesting. Anyways

Posted by: Andrew at June 2, 2006 06:47 PM
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