Saturday, December 31, 2005


From time to time I post a link here to Rapidshare. I have grown quite used to the service and have forgotten the fact that some people haven't a clue as to what that service is and how to use it.

So - What is Rapidshare?
Simply put, it's an online file storage service. Anyone from anywhere with an internet connection can upload a file (up to 100MB) to Rapidshare's servers, where it will be kept for 30 days (of inactivity. The file should remain available as long as it's in demand). After the upload is complete you receive a link which you can share (rapidly if you so wish) with your friends. The file is available for an unlimited number of downloads.

Here's a short explanation on how to use the service.
Use the Rapidshare download link you receive from a friend. Here's one for teaching purposes. It's a song I'm quite fond of at the moment.
  • Click the button at the bottom where it says 'free'. You will be directed to another screen.
  • Scroll to the bottom, and you will see a counter counting down from around 30 seconds. Since you're not a paying customer you have to wait a short while. A small price to pay for a lovely service.
  • When the timer reaches zero, you'll be prompted with a picture code you have to copy in order to start your download. Don't be alarmed. It's three letters/numbers you simply copy to the empty box next to them. It's not even case sensitive.
  • Click 'Start Download'.
  • Start downloading.
Huzzah! You're done. It really is a most useful service.

They have recently implemented a new feature called 'My Folders' which allows you to easily index all your uploads and browse through your friends' files. Read all about it on the site.

note - at the moment the site is undergoing some maintenance, so some files may be momentarily unavailable. This is supposed to be resolved tomorrow. Happy New Year!


I started writing a short bit about putting up a favicon on blogger, but as usual, someone has already done the job. If you're curious, read this guy's tutorial.

I pretty much did what he did, only I used the favicon maker at Dynamic Drive.
Also, it seems that here on blogger favicons work with pretty much any file ending, not just .ico. I tried it successfuly with .bmp .png and .jpg.

Thursday, December 29, 2005


See, at first I thought I'd put up a picture of something ugly. But this is just good sense is what it is - 5 hot women with 'Ugly' inscribed above them. Message conveyed and easy on the eyes to boot.
Anyway. My home page at the moment is the google one. It features some quotes, the weather, and some Wiki How to's. Today this one was on the top of my page - How to Come to Terms With Feeling Ugly.
Never have I met someone who actually thinks of themselves as ugly. Never. I think I'm getting into Seinfeld territory here - nobody would admit to being ugly. But you see ugly people everyday. Someone must be mistaken here.

Somehow I don't think this particular ehow article would get many readers.

Sad Panda

I guess this is a blog of sorts after all.
I'm currently experiencing some self-inflicted emotional trauma. Me being the emotional bitch that I am, I go through several cycles a day during which I don't feel like doing much of anything at all. So, posts may be scarcer over the next few days. Or not. I can't tell.
All apologies to my dozen or so readers.

Fuggy Fuggy!

The untold story of a potato-head ninja.

Le Papillon is a French film which I have not watched, but as I gather, I'm not missing out on much. However, it has now been dubbed with new subtitles and has taken a turn to hilarity.


What's the world coming to?

Well I never. People driving around with Goatse license plates.
If you're unfamiliar with goatse, I urge you not to go a-searching. That is of course like saying don't think about pink elephants. But seriously. You'll be tainted.


The Ultimate Showdown

I watched this a few days ago on New Grounds. I have now found this larger user-friendlier version.
Most have probably already seen it. In case you missed this one - it features Chuck Norris in a key roll, which I thought was a nice touch. He does get his cowboy ass kicked in the end, but I'll have you notice that it took all them super heroes to take him down...

[Link] [or via New Grounds]

If the song is what you seek it can be gotten here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Power naps. Now with science!

Nap. It's good for you.
The article says that after 20 minutes of nap time, you are in danger of waking up all sluggish and slow. To prevent this you must persist and carry yourself beyond that 50 minute barrier.
I like the way this turned out.


Pictures. Again

MSNBC have picked their pictures of the year, and so have their readers. It's all wrapped together in a neat flash presentation accompanied by music and sound.
Some of the pictures are somewhat disturbing, so tread lightly if you're in an emotional state.


Aliens in South Africa

Image hosted by

By the same people who did the transformer Citroen commercial. I'm not sure how I feel about this one. 'Meh' could capture it.



Bush action figure

Going over the rightfully Bush-mocking sites and videos going around could take a large chunk of your weekend. All things in moderation, eh?

Andy Dick talks about the challenges in the life of one of Bush's speech writers.

Will Ferrell does Bush talking about global warming. Now with facts.

Monday, December 26, 2005

A Smart car hitting a wall at 70 miles/hour (that's 112 km/hour for us metric system users). That thing held up remarkably well.

This is an old video I stumbled across once again. It smells a bit like python, but I'm unsure as to its origins.

An Escher-style Audi commercial.

Here you can find Chinese synchronized dancing. As I gather, all the dancers are deaf. It does go on for a while.

A short movie about a fly-spy-camera. And a Bush-like American president. And Chinese guys with bad hair.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Happy holidays

Behold: The most ridiculous e-card ever.

Nike, taking a break from sneaker commercials, have made an interesting spot to raise aids awareness.

Friday, December 23, 2005

In Soviet Russia

OSTs download you.
A huge collection of OSTs for direct http download.


Thanks go to Bezo from the forum. More power to you.

Christmas Bob

From the house of Weebl and Bob.
Do not watch sober.


Old hotness

Oldies. But goodies.

That's all for now. My head hurts.

Here's a bartender, that although flails around far too much to my taste, is still magical.

This is titled 'ninja training camp'. It could just as easily be 'Russian Gymnast camp'. Regardless, these guys are awesome.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Download Google videos

With Google Video Downloader.

Enter the URL of your desired video, and you're done. Download it.
You will need a player capable of handling .flv files. VLC Player does the job well.


Vitrite is a tiny utility that allows you to manually adjust the level of transparency for almost any visible window

If you've always craved semi transparent windows, today is your happy day. Vitrite will do all that. It's tiny and super light, and best of all, completely free.

Get it here.

Van Damme has never been gheyer.

It's true. He hasn't.

Top Gear. Again. This time, they bring us carbage.

Some people really need to be smacked in the face. I pity the fool who gets one of those...

More boobies than you can shake a stick at. Not that I would. Shake a stick.

Top 40 pictures from 2005, picked by Reuters. They have some super shots there.

If you don't know, why ask?

Blaupunkt - it's just sexy.
Silliness has always been a highly valued quality for me. These guys deserve props.

Always wanted to be the star of dinner parties, but lacked the social etiquette? Screw that. Impress people with your fancy napkin folding skills.

Daily Trivia - Stalin attempted to create his very own army of super monkey warriors. Insert your favorite monkey-man joke here.

I was abashed to find that some of my friends have never read/heard of Narnia. And now with the release of the film they probably never will. For all who want a quick fresh-up on the world of Narnina - Howstuffworks supplies a great article.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Samorost 2

I loved this game. You can get the downloadable game here. It has an extra level.

I've written a walkthrough for the extra stage which can be found here. Obviously, it contains spoilers through and through.
It's more fun if you do it on your own though.


Pink Floyd - 14 studio albums.

Led Zeppelin- 9 albums.

In case you were wondering, the song in the Sony commercial is by José Gonzáles - Heartbeats.
The album is called Veneer. It's nice and mellow.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Contact me.

Not actual link

If you're a wealthy advertiser heart set on making me a wealthy man, you're at the right place. Or if you wish to suggest something interesting.
Basically this is the place to say anything that's on your mind.
Use the comments or drop me a line - apopularis at google.

Street Fighter. Mortal Combat. The nostalgia brings tears to my eyes.

A collection of MC and SF related items. I'm not sure why. If you've never played either you can calmly browse away.

This one started it all. Jackie Chan kicking ass Street Fighter style.

This began lame as crap. Up to the flying chair. Then it turned all bad-ass.

A commercial from the early 90's, preparing the ground for the release of Street Fighter II. Apparently back then too much pointing and hand waving was "awesome".

Street Fighter Vs. Mortal Combat. This has been making rounds so chances are you've seen it. Kang getting knocked out by a haduken did it for me.

These guys have some drawing skills and a funny concept. And too much time.

I swear to make no promises I cannot keep.

That Sony commercial from the other day is great. I have it on my desktop still. Here's the "Making of" of it.

The Chronic(les) of Narnia Rap. Beware: white men rapping ahead.

Calvin and Hobbes Snow Art Gallery. Featuring numerous mangled snowmen.

Top Gear is rapidly becoming one of my favorite shows. Today - darts.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Cats. In space.

I spoke with a physicist friend of mine a few days ago. He mentioned that in order to explain the process cats use to twist themselves in mid-air so that they always go feet down requires super quantum math and physics skills.

That anecdote out of the way, this is one unhappy kitty.

Thanks Fuzz. Th'ants.

A friend has brought it to my attention that only registered blogger users are able to comment on this page.
This is due solely to my lack of attention for the small details. Bad Pumix. The matter has now been resolved.
Let the commenting begin. Go crazy.

Ebay nastiness.

Every once in a while someone receives a rude awakening and earns us all a collective lesson - the net, much like the real world, has some sneaky people roaming it.

On this page (which I have some visual issues with, but I'll leave that for now) you can read about two examples of, while not quite ebay scams, still sneaky and somewhat deceitful.
If you're lazy. the gist is - people using the hype around the Xbox 360, have sold:
  • A picture of an Xbox 360. The item sold for over 800$.
  • Two hotmail email addresses showing the buyer's appreciation for the xbox. Again, sold for over 800$.
Lesson? Read the fine print.

Saturday, December 17, 2005


Today, after being away for what seems like ages, I returned to deviantART. For those living under some sort of rock type coverage:
deviantART is an online art community for artists and art lovers to interact in a variety of ways, ranging from the submission of art to conversations on a number of topics. In its purest form, deviantART is a means for expressing yourself in a variety of ways.

I found some wonderful stuff. Really cheered my morning up. I will put some more artwork I found there all through the week. That's right. I enjoyed it that much.

This is my new desktop background. I think it's fantastic.

Through the wonders of the web, I've stumbled upon this guy's blog. It's chalk full of goodness, and unlike the laconic descriptions of the links I provide (fabulous as they are), he really puts some effort into each post. Kudos to you HumanInBox.

Here's some stuff I found there and liked:

As a finalé - an awful song actually just improved.

Nod 32. A most worthy antivirus program.

Friday, December 16, 2005

More Chuck Norris!

Because you can never really have enough.

  1. A man once asked Chuck Norris if his real name is "Charles". Chuck Norris did not respond, he simply stared at him until he exploded.
  2. Chuck Norris recently had the idea to sell his urine as a canned beverage. We know this beverage as Red Bull.
  3. The original theme song to the Transformers was actually "Chuck Norris--more than meets the eye, Chuck Norris--robot in disguise," and starred Chuck Norris as a Texas Ranger who defended the earth from drug-dealing Decepticons and could turn into a pick-up. This was far too much awesome for a single show, however, so it was divided.
  4. Chuck Norris's girlfriend once asked him how much wood a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood. He then shouted, "HOW DARE YOU RHYME IN THE PRESENCE OF CHUCK NORRIS!" and ripped out her throat. Holding his girlfriend's bloody throat in his hand he bellowed, "Don't **** with Chuck!" Two years and five months later he realized the irony of this statement and laughed so hard that anyone within a hundred mile radius of the blast went deaf.
  5. Chuck Norris can make a woman climax by simply pointing at her and saying "booya".
  6. Before each filming of Walker: Texas Ranger, Chuck Norris is injected with five times the lethal dose of elephant tranquilzer. This is, of course, to limit his strength and mobility, in an attempt to lower the fatality rate of the actors he fights.
  7. Chuck Norris sold his soul to the devil for his rugged good looks and unparalleled martial arts ability. Shortly after the transaction was finalized, Chuck roundhouse kicked the devil in the face and took his soul back. The devil, who appreciates irony, couldn't stay mad and admitted he should have seen it coming. They now play poker every second Wednesday of the month.
  8. Chuck Norris took my virginity, and he will sure as hell take yours. If you're thinking to yourself, "That's impossible, I already lost my virginity.", then you are dead wrong.
  9. Chuck Norris punched a woman in the vagina when she didn't give him exact change.
  10. One of the greatest cover-ups of the last century was the fact that Hitler did not commit suicide in his bunker, but was in fact tea-bagged to death by Chuck Norris.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Superstition brings bad luck.

This I like. A race between a bobsled and a rally car down a hill.

Barney Vs. 2Pac = Pretty good.

These guys show impressive synchronization.

Turns out speed cameras can be cheated. It's just really hard to do.

A few month ago I heard all about this commercial Sony was shooting in SF using millions of super balls. Here it is.

This has taught me nothing I didn't already know: The internet is for porn.


This guy can dribble. I have nothing to add.

I like this poem by Rachel

רַק עַל עַצְמִי לְסַפֵּר יָדַעְתִּי.

צַר עוֹלָמִי כְּעוֹלַם נְמָלָה,

גַּם מַשָּׂאִי עָמַסְתִּי כָּמוֹהָ

רַב וְכָבֵד מִכְּתֵפִי הַדַּלָּה.

גַּם אֶת דַרְכִּי – כְּדַרְכָּהּ אֶל צַמֶּרֶת –

דֶּרֶך מַכְאוֹב וְדֶרֶךְ עָמָל,

יַד עֲנָקִים זְדוֹנָה וּבוֹטַחַת,

יַד מִתְבַּדַּחַת שָׂמָה לְאַל.

כָּל אָרְחוֹתַי הִלִּיז וְהִדְמִיע

פַּחַד טָמִיר מִיַּד עֲנָקִים.

לָמָּה קְרָאתֶם לִי, חוֹפֵי הַפֶּלֶא?

לָמָה כְּזַבְתֶּם, אוֹרוֹת רְחוֹקִים?

ד' אדר תר"ץ

All about Rachel the poet - Wikipedia (Hebrew)

All of her poems.

and so I'm back... from miluim...

Was the most useless service that could be. Four days out in the middle of the desert, sleeping in a tent and eating reserves, doing NOTHING. Such nothingness that numbs the mind. Nothing taken to extremes. So far to the extreme that it started to curve at the end.

Anyway. I'm back. Have lots of stuff to make up for the university, but more importantly - in interwebly silliness.

The gayest video clip ever.

Telling people that a dangerous animal is caged in a box and then flinging something fluffy at them has quite amusing results.

Big battle rapping jelly doughnut.

Write stuff with a little man and some crates. This must have a use.

The Woomba. It tends to your noony.

In the holiday spirit - little singing elves. Make your own annoyance here.

I enjoyed the first Samorost. The second is upon us.

Sunday, December 11, 2005


Trying something out here...

Saturday, December 10, 2005

I'll be away for the next few days - it seems the army has need for me once again. It's just a short one this time - hope to be back by Wednesday.

In the mean time - Johnny Cash - The legend of. A must have if you ask me.
Part 1
Part 2

New Winamp Pro. 5.12 including key.
Password to open file:

Chuck Norris - 22 facts

Chuck Norris

22 Chuck Norris Facts

1. Chuck Norris’ tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried.
2. Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.
3. Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right legs.
4. The chief export of Chuck Norris is pain.
5. Chuck Norris defines love as the reluctance to murder. If you’re still alive, it’s because Chuck Norris loves you.
6. Chuck Norris isn’t hung like a horse. Horses are hung like Chuck Norris.
7. If you can see Chuck Norris, he can see you. If you can’t see Chuck Norris you may be only seconds away from death.
8. Rather than being birthed like a normal child, Chuck Norris instead decided to punch his way out of his mother’s womb.
9. There are no disabled people. Only people who have met Chuck Norris.
10. Chuck Norris can win a game of Monopoly without owning any property.
11. There is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Chuck Norris allows to live.
12. In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Chuck Norris, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone has ever gotten.
13. Chuck Norris invented cancer because he was tired of killing people
14. In an average living room there are 1,242 objects Chuck Norris could use to kill you, including the room itself.
15. Chuck Norris is the only man to ever defeat a brick wall in a game of tennis.
16. Chuck Norris is the reason why Waldo is hiding.
17. When Chuck Norris goes to donate blood, he declines the syringe, and instead requests a hand gun and a bucket.
18. Chuck Norris has two speeds: walk and kill.
19.When Chuck Norris jumps into a body of water, he doesn’t get wet. The water gets Chuck Norris instead.
20. Chuck Norris can divide by zero.
21. Chuck Norris can set ants on fire with a magnifying glass. At night.
22. When Chuck Norris runs with scissors, other people get hurt.

edit: There is now even more Chuck Norris madness here.

Friday, December 09, 2005


Supermoine. Because sometimes ass just needs to be kicked.

Malibu penguins. I enjoyed this (short) game.

After having spent numerous hours in the computer lab myself, I found this article to be funny. Funny because it's true.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


I've just returned from watching this South Korean film (3 Iron is its name in English).
It is wonderful. Simple as that.

iwillknot! - Learn how to tie all sorts of useful knots.

Kinky Ropes offers a range of more... domestic knots.

Business entrepreneurs - an opportunity presents itself! edit: Ebay has taken the item off.

Never underestimate the little tattooed Russian.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Emperor's Journey

I watched The Emperor's Journey a few days ago. If you haven't heard about it, it's all about the emperor penguins in Antarctica. And their journey. It seems that much like the salmon, these well dressed flightless birds travel for 20 days to the very place where they were conceived. And back to the sea for food. And then back again to the nesting ground. And back. They cover a lot of millage.
The photography in the film is stupendous - it's all shot during the winter in -60 degrees, and the movie is so well shot that I could count every little feather on the penguins' fluffy bellies. Or watch the little penguin emerge from the egg as if it were a few inches in front of me.
It bugged me a little that the penguins were given voices and kept talking nonsense. There was also this otherwise adorable seal, that tried to eat some mother penguins and so immediately was turned into this sort of gaping mouthed monster.

All in all this film is worth watching solely for its beautiful (and it is) photography. And kudos go to the penguins.


I have recently began to study Spanish in the university. These are some study aids I've picked up so far:

Pimsleur Spanish 1 - around 30 audio lessons. 200 MB. I find this one to be quite helpful. Stay tuned, for I shall upload the second and third sets as well.

Longman Spanish-English English-Spanish dictionary. 126 MB. This one is a .nrg file (nero image). You have to burn it to a cd as an image or mount it on your favorite virtual drive program. If these terms mean nothing to you skip this one. Or come find me and I'll try to make clear that which is not.

Pimsleur Spanish Swear Words (in two minutes). Yet another audio file.
Click free and continue from there.

This site offers lots of free, seemingly useful mini lessons. I haven't explored it thoroughly yet, but looks good.

The impossible is cumulative.

It seems this fist-shaped dildo is a real crowd pleaser.
As one user points out, however, "This does not appear to be good for punching people in the face."

Demolition goes awry. The full story rests here.

Madonna's hung up video gets remade and redone:
Semi nude questionably homo-erotic males
Hippies frolicking in a field.
There are no winners here.

Any drink you can dream of. Searchable by either name or ingredients - Webtender

Some winter music

Katie Melua - Piece by Piece

Anna Ternheim - Somebody Outside
This is a .rar file. Remove the .odt ending when download finishes.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

I've heard about Pandora a few weeks ago, but only tried it out for the first time today.
The idea is excellent - analyze your taste in music and bring forth music from the same genre. It may sound complicated (and I'm sure behind the scenes it is), but getting started is fast and easy. They ask you to register using an email address (I wouldn't use my main one for this), but otherwise this service is free.
Also, if you have patience of steel you can save the music you hear as mp3 files for future enjoyment. Over at digg they specify how this is done.
I've created my own radio station by entering Depeche Mode, Moby, Boards of Canada and some more electronica. You can listen to it here if you like.
Bottom line - go try it out. It's cool.

The last thing most of us need is another email address. And yet here I am, talking about another email service.
I personally use gmail and am extremely happy with it. Every once in a while though, one may need another inbox for... crap and such.
Goowy mail offers extremely attractive GUI. And 2 GB of storage.

And on a related note - I can't remember the last time I registered for something not using Pookmail

On a completely different note - The File Extension Source is a handy tool for finding what program opens that file you downloaded.

Saturday, December 03, 2005


This is quite old actually, but I suddenly remembered it today.
Having just watched it a second (maybe third) time, I recommend it to all.
Well worth my time.


(or mirror here)

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Don't give up hope. There's a chance the inevitable won't happen.

Bad bad geek jokes (Hebrew)

Adapted from The Worst Case Scenario Handbook - How to survive stuff

New skype with video capabilities. I tried it with the crap my ISP calls upload and it worked quite well, while not being heavy on my machine. Thumbs up.

Ring ring ring ring ring ring, banana phone...