Thursday, 04 June 2009

The Sokkie

So, it seems most people that find this blog do so by search Google for how to Sokkie. A friend even told me a few days ago that they found my blog, because they had done such a search. I searched Google and saw that it came up second on the list.

I feel sorry for all the people coming here, as my block does not have any information how to do the dance, so I thought I would put up this post, and try and link to a few web pages that might be able to help.

Here is one:
Learn how to Sokkie in five easy steps
This however is the number one hit on Google, so you have probably already clicked it. If you have not, I recommend you do. It is not only insightful, but actually quite funny.

Here is a video on Youtube, not just a sokkie, but it has some in it:
Natasja Lee - "Sokkie Bokkie"

If you have any other tips for me or readers, please comment...

Friday, 31 August 2007

For Spring Day

Poisoning Pigeons In The Park - Tom Lehrer

Spring is here, a-suh-puh-ring is here.
Life is skittles and life is beer.
I think the loveliest time of the year is the spring.
I do, don't you? 'Course you do.
But there's one thing that makes spring complete for me,
And makes ev'ry Sunday a treat for me.

All the world seems in tune
On a spring afternoon,
When we're poisoning pigeons in the park.
Ev'ry Sunday you'll see
My sweetheart and me,
As we poison the pigeons in the park.

When they see us coming, the birdies all try an' hide,
But they still go for peanuts when coated with cyanide.
The sun's shining bright,
Ev'rything seems all right,
When we're poisoning pigeons in the park.


We've gained notoriety,
And caused much anxiety
In the Audubon Society
With our games.
They call it impiety,
And lack of propriety,
And quite a variety
Of unpleasant names.
But it's not against any religion
To want to dispose of a pigeon.

So if Sunday you're free,
Why don't you come with me,
And we'll poison the pigeons in the park.
And maybe we'll do
In a squirrel or two,
While we're poisoning pigeons in the park.

We'll murder them{ all }amid laughter and merriment.
Except for the few we take home to experiment.
My pulse will be quickenin'
With each drop of strychnine
We feed to a pigeon.
It just takes a smidgen!
To poison a pigeon in the park.
Find the MP3 here

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Dungeons & Dragons 4

I can wait

You can also see the presentation on YouTube
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Thursday, 28 June 2007

The Save Icon

I have just had a thought.
Is the "Save Icon" going to change any time soon?
I think it is already quite outdated, but even Microsoft Office 2007,
with it's amazing interface uses a 3½" floppy disk as a "Save Icon".

The problem with this is that nobody actually uses floppy disks anymore.
Should the standard "Save Icon" not be updated for something more
relevant for our time?
People could argue that everybody knows what it is, and what it means,
but what about the next generation of computer users?

Most of us grew up with Floppy Disks 3½", or 5¼". We would copy games
from our friends, that where zipped over up to 15, or even more,
floppy disks. MS-DOS, and Windows came on floppy disks, it was just a
part of life, and the save icon makes sense to us.

But, what about the next generation...
Games, and other software no longer ever come on CD-ROM anymore, they
are on DVD, and now even Blu-ray. If you want to copy something from a
friend you would use a flash disk, or download it from BitTorrent.
The next generation will never even see a floppy disk.

How can the "Save Icon" be updated to reflect this?
Can it be updated to reflect this?

Could a "Hard Disk" or "Flash Disk" Icon be used instead of a "Floppy Disk"?
I don't know if it would make as much sense.

What about using a "House Icon", like the ones often used for "Home
Directory", or "~/"?
The icon would mean "Save to home disk".

What about a "Folder Icon" like the one used for "Open"?
The "Open Icon" would then have to change, they can't both be the same.
The "Save Icon" could have an arrow going into the "Folder" while
"Open" has an arrow coming out.

I don't know what it can change to, but it must change, or else we
might as well use a "Cassette Tape Save Icon".

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean Reviews

There are two podcasts I listen to which have given reviews on Pirates 3, and I agree with both of them.
The fist is the Totally Rad Show.
And the other is The Ninja.
Give them a watch.

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean

I loved the first one...

I loved the second one...

Last night I watched the third one...

In the special features on the DVD for the second one there are a few documentaries on the movie. They explained how the first one was made as a single movie, then they made lots of money from it, so they wanted to make another two. The two where written together as one story. Their goal was to have it finish all pirate movies; After watching the third movie, you should not want to watch another pirate movie.

I feel they succeeded...
I don't want to watch any more pirate movies....
It was just to much.
I would not say it was awful, I just wouldn't want to see it again.
I would say go watch it, but it really is over the top.

Just my opinion... I would like to get others....

What men REALLY mean:

This is a comeback to S@M-G!RL's post:

What Woman REALLY Mean

What Men REALLY Mean:
I am hungry: I am hungry
I am sleepy: I am sleepy
I am tired: I am tired
Nice dress: Nice cleavage!
I love you: Let's have sex now
I am bored: Do you want to have sex?
May I have this dance?: I'd like to have sex with you
Can I call you sometime: I'd like to have sex with you
Do you want to go to a movie?: I'd like to have sex with you
Can I take you out to dinner?: I'd like to have sex with you
I don't think those shoes go with that outfit?: I'm gay