So much in the news lately! Saddam got captured, the economy is booming, one of the two DC snipers got life without parole, Michael Jackson got charged with seven counts of child molestation, a 6.5 quake in Cali, a flu epidemic, and at least one REALLY mad cow! Gads.
I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season. I’m certain most of you have already finished your Christmas shopping, but I, falling victim to my personal long-standing tradition, have once again procrastinated most of my gift purchases until the very last minute. When will I ever learn?
Anyway, I was really just writing the above to give me an excuse to put up some links I thought a few of you out there might enjoy:
This is a ridiculously funny website that has become an endless source of quotes on public web forums and at work (since one of the guys there got us all hooked on it). Originally a children’s book character, Home Star Runner is a guy… or… umm… thing who isn’t very bright, but everyone loves him anyway since he’s always so nice. Don’t forget to click “First Time Here” from the main menu so you’ll know why this entry has such a stupid title. Everything here is written in Flash, so if your browser tells you that you need to install the Macromedia Flash Player Plug-In, just click yes – it’ll be good for you. It’s a short download and the Flash player is quite unobtrusive anyway.
If you need some nice wallpaper for your computer desktop, I highly recommend you check this link out. Digital Blasphemy is a website ran by one artist who has an assortment of wallpapers you can download for free, as well as a huge collection available in a members’ section you can subscribe to. Right now he has a gallery of free, holiday-themed wallpapers available for download, though you’ll probably need to snag them soon since he will most likely take it down shortly. I’ve had a DB wallpaper displayed on my computer every day for nearly three years now. Beautiful stuff.
I’m beginning to develop quite an addiction to web comics. This is one of my staples. It’s a series inspired by the real life of the cartoonist and his friends (who all happen to be avid gamers and computer junkies). Some of the situations are just WAY too familiar.