kevan + weblogs   51

The Brainy Gamer: A bit thick
Badly-judged ARG interaction. "When she mentioned she was just starting to talk up her blog, I read through some of her posts and wrote to offer her some positive feedback. [...] I'm disappointed that PixelVixen707 never bothered to consider just how much that wasted time meant to me, and I'm not exactly thrilled about being tricked into promoting somebody's product either."
args  lies  weblogs 
december 2008 by kevan
WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier
"This blog is made up of transcripts of Harry Lamin's letters from the first World War. The letters will be posted exactly 90 years after they were written."
war  history  weblogs  via:lmg 
january 2008 by kevan
"A blog of Radio 4. Not about Radio 4 but of it. We point to the bits we like, the bits you might have missed, the bits that someone might have sneakily recorded."
radio  weblogs  mp3s  via:lmg 
july 2007 by kevan
New Statesman - Simon Munnery
"Recently someone said to me 'You're a writer; what do you write?' 'Notes mostly' I replied." Simon Munnery's online column for the New Statesman.
munnery  weblogs 
june 2007 by kevan
To The End Of The Line
"This is a hugely self-indulgent, yet also dangerously ambitious, undertaking. Namely, to document my visit to every single working station on the London Underground."
london  underground  tube  weblogs  via:lmg 
may 2007 by kevan
The Diary of a Nobody, as a daily weblog
"I should very much like to know who has wilfully torn the last five or six weeks out of my diary. It is perfectly monstrous!" Inspired by the BBC4 documentary, I've revamped an old site of mine as a pick-your-own-start-date RSS extravaganza.
creations  books  weblogs  humour 
april 2007 by kevan
Raspberry Debacle
Holly starts a food blog. "I decided to make my own [marzipan], on the off-chance that it would be nicer, or that at the very least the need to stand over it with a whisk for twelve minutes would have a Stockholm Syndrome effect and force me to like it."
food  weblogs 
march 2007 by kevan
The Twelve Days of LiveJournal
Fun with the LiveJournal interest-list API. "Five gi-i-i-iant squid, Four random words, Three cheapass games, Two magnus mills, and a bartok in a synergy."
creations  weblogs  random 
december 2006 by kevan
Architectures of Control in Design
"Increasingly, many products are being designed with features that intentionally restrict the way the user can behave, or enforce certain modes of behaviour. The same intentions are also evident in the design of many systems and environments."
design  architecture  psychology  technology  weblogs 
november 2006 by kevan
The Silent Penultimate Panel Watch
"Each and every day a comic strip abuses the use of the silent second-to-last panel."
comics  writing  weblogs  via:waxy 
november 2006 by kevan » Will's blog
Will Self has a weblog. "I like the idea of every thought and observation I make being dumped in this electronic lumber room, while I, joyously unencumbered, tie my mangy collie Tim on to a length of old packing tape, and proceed to Vauxhall Park..."
weblogs  writing 
august 2006 by kevan
Fun-Motion: Physics Games and Physics-Based Game Downloads
A great niche gameblog for one of my favourite genres - a lot of games I hadn't heard of before, and a lot of fresh developments in the field.
games  physics  weblogs 
july 2006 by kevan - Street gangs get Web-savvy
"Chicago police recently arrested a teenager accused of spraying his gang nickname on a church by tracing the moniker to his account. His online profile included his address, photo and real name."
web  crime  police  surveillance  graffiti  weblogs  via:wmmna 
july 2006 by kevan
LiveJournal Dungeon Adventure
"You find yourself in a gothic-arched temple. Across one wall is a faded fresco of pigeons." Autogenerating choose-your-own-adventure dungeons from LiveJournal profiles.
creations  games  random  weblogs  underground 
june 2006 by kevan
The Monkey Chow Diaries
"On June 3, 2006, I began my week of eating nothing but monkey chow: 'a complete and balanced diet for the nutrition of primates, including the great apes.'"
food  monkeys  apes  weblogs  via:arbroath 
june 2006 by kevan
The Wildman of Wivenhoe
Martin Newell's weblog. "Yesterday, a Sunday, it rained softly all day and the roads and pavements haven't quite dried out. I enjoy this type of weather immensely. It forces my fellow countrymen to dress better."
writing  poetry  weblogs 
april 2006 by kevan
Latest deaths -
"If you have a MySpace account and you die, this is where you will end up. memorializes deceased MySpace users and picks up where a regular obituary leaves off. Click the MySpace Deaths link at the top to view the latest MySpace Deaths!"
death  weblogs  via:lmg 
april 2006 by kevan
New Scientist Technology - Pigeons to set up a smog blog
"Later this year 20 of the birds will take to the skies [each] carrying a GPS receiver, air pollution sensors and a basic cellphone. They will measure levels of pollutants they encounter, and beam back their findings [to] a blog in real time."
pigeons  pollution  weblogs 
february 2006 by kevan
Ditch Monkey
"This started out as a project to live in the Woods for six weeks in order to raise sponsorship for the woodland trust. Six weeks was easy(ish) so now the project is being extended for as long as I can last - the aim being for 1 year."
weblogs  society 
october 2005 by kevan
the vessel: Light On The Surface
Mikey Georgeson's photoblog; some nice shapes and shadows.
devant  photos  weblogs 
october 2005 by kevan
Ballardian: The World of JG Ballard
A weblog of Ballard news and links and randomly misleading parody. "Expected to open in 2007, Ballard World will be the perfect day trip for stressed out Londoners."
ballard  books  weblogs  via:richardr 
august 2005 by kevan
ljArchive - regressive imagery analysis plugin
Software that analyses LiveJournal language, including see/hear/feel tendencies. "When the plugin is loaded, it scans every word in every journal entry and keeps a tally of the percentage of words in the journal that fall into each category."
language  weblogs  psychology 
july 2005 by kevan
Moodgrapher — mood predictions
Predicting the mood-icon of LiveJournal entries, quite accurately, using only the entry's content and its time of posting.
depression  weblogs  language 
july 2005 by kevan
Noise Machine
"One thing I will say, though, is that you should never underestimate the power of sound." Weblog of the designer of the Derren Brown zombie-trance video game, a lecturer who's been working on some brain-breaking audio/visual-disjunct cinema.
brains  sound  films  illusions  zombies  weblogs 
june 2005 by kevan
New York Daily News - Victim's E-journal led to slay suspect
"Cops zeroed in on Lin [...] because Ng typed a journal entry into his computer fingering his sister's ex-boyfriend as the suspect, police said. 'He wrote that he was wondering why Lin was there and wished he would leave.'"
death  weblogs  crime  police  via:quin 
may 2005 by kevan
Chris Abraham: Engineering Public Opinion
A book on memetic engineering whose author "is using the same exact tools -- retail context, at public events, through information media, personal friendships, and the personal computer -- himself to market his book and his blog".
books  memetics  advertising  weblogs 
april 2005 by kevan
The weblog of a cook at the Fat Duck. "Through the miracle of Heston's atomic kitchen, the temperature is both hot and cold at the same time. Do you want to know how it's done? Well, I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you."
food  weblogs  drinks 
april 2005 by kevan
Dispatching the Dungeon Master
An intriguing, bone-throwing collaborative game-design weblog from Brendan. "I want to play a game called "Dieslinger." I don't know what it does yet! I don't know how you play it!"
games  design  roleplaying  weblogs 
march 2005 by kevan
Blanket Nomic
A cluttery Nomic where consensus is distributed across weblogs. "When more than half of all players have exactly the same rule listed in the same slot (number 1-10) on their home blogs, that rule will be transferred to the corresponding slot on the MBR."
nomic  games  weblogs 
march 2005 by kevan
A weblog devoted to giant squid and "related semi-mythical creatures". Maybe I can turn off my food-and-server-spammed Google news alert, now.
squid  weblogs 
january 2005 by kevan
art journal
A weblog using the medium of scanned-in Moleskine pages.
moleskines  weblogs  writing  art  paper 
january 2005 by kevan
Mind Hacks Weblog
Weblog of sources and tangents for Webb's book. My Amazon pre-order remains poised.
books  brains  illusions  weblogs 
december 2004 by kevan
BlogNomic: Ascension Address
Round twenty-one begins. "If you convince enough people you won legally, that's just as good in my eyes as actually doing it."
games  nomic  weblogs 
november 2004 by kevan
Gravatar - Globally Recognized Avatar
Brave attempt to establish a cross-platform version of LiveJournal user icons - that any weblog comment system can query the site for an image, if a commenter gives an email address.
faces  weblogs 
november 2004 by kevan
Spam As Folk Art
This has woken up again, by the way. Commentary and response to spam subject lines. "The xan swings his ax! The xan hits!"
humour  spam  weblogs 
november 2004 by kevan
BlogNomic: Peace Treaty (Ascension Address)
Round 20 begins; the First Dynasty of Chronos. Warlords become Lords, and the game shifts to the politics of democracy.
games  nomic  weblogs 
november 2004 by kevan
Monster Island, a serial novel by David Wellington
Zombie novel as weblog, nicely pre-empting me. "His lungs stopped moving and he lay still, energy gone. Kind of hungry. He looked up, looked at the bluest sky beyond his windows. The white fleecy clouds, passing by. It was all going to work out."
books  weblogs  zombies 
october 2004 by kevan
New Scientist | Dear diary, you make me sick
"Regular diarists were more likely than non-diarists to suffer from headaches, sleeplessness, digestive problems and social awkwardness."
pestilence  psychology  weblogs 
september 2004 by kevan
ljviz - LiveJournal friends/interests visualization
A LiveJournal version of, displaying friends according to number-of-shared interests, or interests according to number-of-interested-friends. Nice work.
hacking  meta  society  web  weblogs 
september 2004 by kevan
Trashlog: Collecting a piece of trash for the internet every day
Daily photographs of found, papery litter. Very Paul Auster, although I can't remember why.
litter  paper  photos  weblogs 
july 2004 by kevan
scrapdog's LJ Comment Stats Wizard 1.1
LiveJournal users are downloading and running 485k executables, a day or two after a loophole-exploiting Javascript virus swept through the system. Hurrah for LiveJournal!
download  viruses  weblogs 
june 2004 by kevan
Findory Blogory: A personalized weblog reader
Initially-random RSS aggregator that notes which articles you read, and evolves to fit your interests.
june 2004 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Magazine | The seven-year-old bloggers
"British school children as young as seven are using weblogs as part of their normal school routine, and doing better than non-webloggers as a result, their teacher says."
children  education  weblogs 
june 2004 by kevan
rosenho: Weird Russian Meme II
A nearly self-replicating LiveJournal meme that uses Javascript to post a copy of itself into a logged-in victim's journal.
evolution  memetics  programming  viruses  weblogs 
june 2004 by kevan
SPAMBlog -
Forward your spam and it's automatically published in their weblog. (Presumably the address is also getting natural spam, by now.)
email  spam  weblogs 
may 2004 by kevan
Paranoia XP - Development Weblog
New edition of Paranoia due out in August. "The basic themes of Paranoia - totalitarianism, fear of technology, mistrust, and loathing - are, if anything, more relevant than they were in 1984."
design  games  roleplaying  weblogs 
may 2004 by kevan
A Personal Information and Knowledge Infrastructure Integrator: Edmonds et al
"The rising Weblogging space of the Internet is looking more like traditional hypertext than the Web of the 1990s."
web  weblogs 
may 2004 by kevan
Archives | Ten Years of My Life
A calendrical archive of daily photographs. Inspiring.
photos  weblogs 
may 2004 by kevan
Pillow Talk
Diary of a 10th century Japanese lady-in-waiting, translated into Livejournal English.
books  japan  weblogs 
april 2004 by kevan

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