Tuesday, 4 May 2010

My Saved Links and Apps For You To Know About

I like to do this thing, where instead of investigating something, to determine whether I like it or not now, I email myself a note or a link and let myself investigate later. The problem is that later for me, is a over a whole year later, and these "notes" look like some psychopaths step-by-step guide to a quiet, legal Sunday afternoon.

I'd delete, but I'm waiting for some work emails to further direct me on my quest to actually do some work, so I thought I might as well clear out my email as I wait...

Here are things that we can Google together...

1. "tape findings" - this is a cool little site of an odd fellow's collection of recordings on tape that he found while rummaging through his victims houses. Now other serial killers can send in their mp3's of their tapes, too. I believe I've only listened to one angry tape, but I plan to listen to more... when I have time to listen to recordings of stuff... for fun...

2. "socialzr" - wow, no wonder I saved this site. It's one of those poorly designed sites that you just adore because it screams at your all, "rawr, I don't want you to actually feel comfortable about this site at all, instead I want to make you so uncomfortable that you just save the name of the site and come back to it over a year later to see if you really need it, only to realize that you don't and probably won't ever need it because you're a loser who can't handle busy layouts and you don't have enough friends for a party... rawr." Yes, well, if YOU actually plan parties... or have friends, you might be interested in this site. It's a free online invitation, party planning and event sharing site, but it's better than all the others because it dropped an all important vowel!

3. "eSnowglobe app" - I'll admit that when I first saw this note I said to myself, "Caitlin, you couldn't have possibly have saved a flimsy application for an interactive Snow Globe, could you? I mean, and save it for a whole year? That'd be ridiculous." Then I googled it. And I sighed. Then I clicked on the link and saw a sweet looking Snow Man smiling back at me... and then I threw up blood.

It's okay though, I wiped it away with my shirt... I was going to throw it out anyway.

4. "iFeelNYC" - this link takes you to ifeelnyc.com/buggered, which I thought was rather comical until I saw that the site is actually buggered and has gone back into development. I remember when it was actually available to look at, it was quite cool. You could select a mood and this nifty site would tell you where in New York (and maybe, in the future, the world) would best suit your mood. So, I'm sure that if you said "happy" it wouldn't lead you to a dive-bar on Avenue B, but maybe Chelsea. If you said, "sexual", maybe it would also lead you to Chelsea... I don't know. We may never know, but you can follow the team/Andy the Loner(?) on Twitter for updates. IT'S IMPORTANT TO ALWAYS BE THE FIRST TO KNOW, GUYS. ALWAYS BE THE FIRST TO KNOW.

5. "wrongcards" - these cards are inappropriate for almost every occasion. I could have said 'wrong', but then it'd be like I had just read the tagline for the website and hadn't investigated it at all... which I have, jerk. If you still have a lot of passive-aggression towards your sickly grandmother, who is fighting for her life, for throwing away your "baby version" tamigotchi when you were 8, you would do well to send her a card from this site. I like the one with the dead clown.
Maybe your Mum had too many boyfriends or maybe your Dad hit you in the face one time, but it's okay, you don't need therapy because he bought you your first beer and you really love him.
Maybe your brother ripped down your poster of the cast of The O.C. that was really pretty because it was on "front cover magazine-like" paper, but his birthday is coming up and you can't afford the postage because you're too busy buying DVD box sets of your favourite cartoons when you were young... The answers are all here. E-cards are the way because you stopped using you pen for writing... even though Bic tattoo's are totally 1998, just FYI.

Oh, those jerks I work with finally emailed me back. Best get back to the job that I just love so much better than sitting in bed all day touching myself.

Cheers,
The Library Has Flies In It and This Table Is Reserved For Teens From 2pm to Closing.


10 comments:

JoMiMo555 said...

I'm Joshua Michael Mortensen and I approve of this post.

Simon said...

"it's better than all the others because it dropped an all important vowel!" - indeed!

I wish you would review more "popular" sites and applications - your oddly sensible view is enhanced by your dark and sarcastic tone.

Simon

davidlefool said...

The weird little girl and the big cute raisins.

Chris in the Studio said...

Ahem, I have a big mouth, advanced apologies:

Don't the "Jerks" you work with understand you could blow there whole fucking house of cards down with one special little rant from your increasingly intrepidus medulla!
Stop working if you've no wifi. End of story. Close the book. Lower the Big Top! Come about! :)

Dizzknee said...

I just came back from seeing A Nightmare on Elm Street, but that "sweet looking Snow Man" is the thing that will now give me nightmares.

: )

-Earle

Brent said...

My youngest brother, Derek, likes to send me e-cards by email, for special occasions, but I think he is too damn lazy to string a few words into paragraphs to let me know how he is doing.

Thanks for the links. I'll definitely check them out.

HeyRadialMoon said...

Oh for Joy! More crap for me to look at on the internet! That's just exactly what I need. Thanks! :P

J said...

Links. Yeah. the internet. i <3 the spontenahity of it. I can get all the information i want IMMEDIATELY, at the click of a button. without working for it. well.actually. To me....having to type more than 3 letters on a ridiculously large keyboard then REACHING over to my mouse and having to then torturously push that tiny pointer thingy over to the fake looking button thing, which just soooo happens to be in the farthest corner of the screen from where you first started pushing the tiny pointer thing and then once it is on teh button I all of a sudden have to expend my already drained energy and force my overworked finger muscles to click the little mouse click button click thing....well ok....i guess you do have to work for it..BUT NEWAYS...

i digress....

What i wanted to say, is that i put up with all that torture above inorder to reap all the benifits that the internet provides me. Namely, the vast flow of instantanious and immediate information. The timely presention of information is what i find SOOO INTERESTING.

For example.

After doing something for a couple of hours(dont ask me what it was because i forgot) i came back on to look at twitter-- but more specifically... "thatgirlonline"'s twitter ;D and i was pleasantly surprised to see she was brodcasting on blogtv again. wow! yay! so i diligently navigated towards blogtv. But when i got there all i found was this message... "Hello, I'm not live right now but check out my video below"...meaning that i had missed her(probably sex talk filled) live video broadcast =~(

To make a long story, medium long......I went back to the twitter post about the blogtv broadcast and below it said "about 2 hours ago".....This is when I had a realization.......WOW...That is AMAIZING.

My realization was this: I got up to the minute.. INSTANT...information on how late i was in reading her twitter! Unbelievable. As I said before. The internet consistently gives me that kind of information. It always provides immediate and instantaneous information on how much I miss appointments, am late for meetings, dont show up for things, read posts too late, dont comment in a timely way...etc...In general it has always had the ability to show me in a very precise and timely way how much of a slow poke dumbass I am! =D

oh wow. Thanks Internet!!!

ps. I too would like to share some of my popular sites...but meh not now...ill do it later...

Bilby P. Dalgyte said...

Damn pesky vowels. Damn jerk employees who give you money. Damn capitalism! I mean, dmn captitalsm!

I tend to just save the links to random notepad files and leave them strewn in random places in my documents to discover ages later and go "...this... isn't... interesting... at all." But there have been some interesting stuff. You seem to find more interesting stuff. Ah, the internet is a vast source of wtf :)

J said...

yay. ok now i finally attended ur blogtv vidcast thing caitlin...and left my share of immature sexual innuendo comments to confuse/humour/piss off the strange people...

oh well. now that my contract just ended(i got fired) i will no longer spend hours staring at thatgirlonline's twitters...hahaha... =/ No. i dont do that =/

so. in other news. i thought this would be a perfect follow up to your educational ipad video:

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-05/student-invents-stem-cell-collecting-silicon-tampons-women

could be the next colour i pad. *shrug*

i need to permanently leave the $1.50 cybercafe of luuuuuuuuuuuuuvvvv now..dont be a stranger...

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