Tuesday, 09. December 2008

Christmas And Holiday Cards For Geeks


The newspaper The Telegraph has a rundown of the funniest seasonal cards for geeks, nerds and webheads: Christmas And Holiday Cards For Geeks

Posted at 09.12.08 @ 14:56 | Category Various & Sundry |

Cute Animal Christmas Song

No commet - *lol*

(via The Presurfer)

Posted at 09.12.08 @ 14:45 | Category Clips & Pics |

New News Stories in Photographs

The recent "acqua alta" (high water) in Venice, Italy reached a depth of 1.56 meters (5 ft, 1 in.) on Monday - the deepest flood in 22 years, and the fourth highest flood level in recent history, claimed Venice's Tide Center. The water began to subside on Tuesday, while residents and tourists made their way through the city, hip-waders or not - one man even took the opportunity to ride his wakeboard through Piazza San Marco (until police stepped in). Although this flood was severe enough for the mayor to ask tourists to temporarily stay home, Venetian floods are fairly routine, several occurring every year, and residents usually take it all in stride.

Venice under Water (25 photos total)


Photographer Mike Hettwer has been kind enough to share with us some of his photographs depicting what remains of the Green Sahara. About 9,000 years ago, a very wet climate prevailed in parts of the Sahara Desert called the Neolithic Subpluvial period. Lasting several thousand years, this Green Sahara was home to many grassland and woodland animals as well as humans. While on an expedition for dinosaur fossils with paleontologist Paul Sereno in Niger in 2000, Hettwer discovered a burial area containing hundreds of skeletons from two distinct cultures, each thousands of years old - the Kiffian and Tenerian.

Green Sahara (17 photos total)


And don't miss the Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar 2008


Posted at 09.12.08 @ 14:34 | Category News & Informations | Photography & Pictures |

Tumble Waiter

Move slowly, destroying bulk food blocks (blocks disappear by clicking on them) as you go and you might get the order to the table in one piece. If you have to redo an order the cost of the food will be taken out of your points ... good luck!

Tumble Waiter


Posted at 09.12.08 @ 14:16 | Category Games & Toys |

Critter Carols

Send a pet e-card and let your dog or cat wish your family and friends a happy holiday season! These funny holiday greeting cards from Critter Carols feature your dog or cat singing. Just upload a photo of your pet to a wintry background, choose a holiday song, and let 'em sing, let 'em sing, let 'em sing!

Critter Carols, An ElfYourself For Your Pets!


Posted at 09.12.08 @ 13:52 | Category Various & Sundry |

Ice Hotel

Ten thousand years ago, glaciers carved a riverbed and the Torne River was born. Since then, the crystal-clear, pure water of the Torne River has flowed freely along its 600-kilometer path through Lapland out to the sea in the southeast.

The entire Ice Hotel is on loan from the mighty Torne River and is a place where time stands still. When the spring comes and then finally the summer, the entire creation will once again become part of the rushing rapids coursing toward the sea.

If it is possible to build a hotel of ice in a small village 200km inside the Arctic Circle, which strikes the whole world with amazement, then anything is possible. The story of Ice Hotel is indeed a fairy tale come true.

Sweden's no 1 destination: Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi.


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MegaStructures: Ice Hotel
A film by by National Geographic, 2004 - Duration 47 minutes

And don't miss to tune in live art work!

Between the 5th and 20th of December, you can follow the artist Benny Ekman crafting his Art suite "Get bad" in ICEHOTEL. Each day, Benny will switch on the web cam in his suite to share his art project with the whole world. So tune in the Benny cam, and watch ice and snow being chiseled into beautiful art.

To the Benny cam


Posted at 09.12.08 @ 13:42 | Category Travel & Places |

Wednesday, 03. December 2008

Pearls of the Caribbean - St. Kitts

Do you want to know how the cruise continued?
OK - here it comes: St. Kitts!

Part 1: Arrival at Basseterre, March 18th 2008, 8am. It is believed that in 1493, Christopher Columbus was so smitten with this volcanic island that he named it after himself.

Part 2 (start around 02:42): Scenes along the way to the secluded Romney Manor Gardens (short).

Part 3 (start around 03:45): Botanical Gardens and Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor. A must for visitors interested in art, history and gardens.

Part 4 (start around 06:33): 'The Gibraltar of the West Indies' - The Brimstone Hill Fortress. I'm not a history buff, but this is one of the most impressive historic attractions I've ever seen.

Part 5 (start around 07:49): Way back home with a short stop on Timothy Hill on the South East Peninsular.

Part 6 (start around 09:43): Impressions of Basseterre. We were charmed by the island and its inhabitants! Don't miss the funny police woman! We laughed a lot ...

Part 7 (start around 13:25): Back on board as the last rays of the sun touched the sky. We said farewell to St. Kitts at 7pm.


Note: It's a 14 min HD video and a pretty large file (300MB+), it takes awhile to load! If the player stops, this could be because the server is overloaded, your Internet connection is slow, and/or overall Internet is slow. You may need to pause it and let the video load a bit more before watching it straight through.

Upcoming Video: One day at sea and arrival at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Previous Video: Antigua

Posted at 03.12.08 @ 22:31 | Category Personal & Private | Travel & Places |

Friday, 28. November 2008

Pearls of the Caribbean - Antigua

And now - enjoy the sequel of our cruise: Antigua!
By the way, Antigua is pronounced An-tee-ga, not An-tee-gwa.

Part 1: Arrival at St. John's, March 17th 2008, 8am. What a morning! What a glory!

Part 2 (start around 03:52): Impressions of the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Divine, one of the lasting tributes to Europe's early exploration of the Caribbean islands.

Part 3 (start around 05:56): In the streets of St. John's. Time for a nice cup of espresso at Hemingway's Caribbean Café.

Part 4 (start around 08:33): A stop at Monk's Hill. Here you see the Falmouth Harbor and English Harbor. And a short stay at Turner's Beach.

Part 5 (start around 11:12): Chill out evening on the ship and a beautiful sunset. Also filmed the departure of the Sea Princess.


Note: It's a 14 min HD video and a pretty large file (300MB+), it takes awhile to load! If the player stops, this could be because the server is overloaded, your Internet connection is slow, and/or overall Internet is slow. You may need to pause it and let the video load a bit more before watching it straight through.

Upcoming Video: St. Kitts
Previous Video: Martinique

Posted at 28.11.08 @ 18:51 | Category Personal & Private | Travel & Places |


Cookstr is a cooking site dedicated to providing the users with great recipes from the best chefs and cookbook authors.

Enjoy thousands of recipes from cookbooks you know and love, and discover wonderful new cooks.
Find a recipe for a favorite dish, or discover something you've never made before.


Posted at 28.11.08 @ 18:50 | Category Food & Drinking |

The Indonesian Mimic Octopus

This fascinating creature was discovered in 1998 off the coast of Sulawesi in Indonesia, the mimic octopus is the first known species to take on the characteristics of multiple species. This octopus is able to copy the physical likeness and movement of more than fifteen different species, including sea snakes, lionfish, flatfish, brittle stars, giant crabs, sea shells, stingrays, jellyfish, sea anemones, and mantis shrimp. This animal is so intelligent that it is able to discern which dangerous sea creature to impersonate that will present the greatest threat to its current possible predator.

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Photos of the mimic octopus by Starfish
Captive Observations of the Mimic Octopus, Thaumoctopus mimicus

Posted at 28.11.08 @ 18:49 | Category Nature & Environment |

Flip Title

This is a cool online tool! Anything you write will become flipped upside down.

Freak your friends: ʇuɐʍ noʎ ɹǝʌǝʇɐɥʍ dılɟ!


Posted at 28.11.08 @ 18:48 | Category Various & Sundry |


Create your own (wallpaper) images through sound using Sonacom.

As orbs float across the screen, click on them to unlock their sounds and the site will generate an explosion of graphics based on the qualities ofthe audio clip. Click on a colourwheel on the left to choose between different sound files based on emotion, imagination, evasion, and more.


Posted at 28.11.08 @ 18:46 | Category Various & Sundry |

LIFE photo archive hosted by Google

Over 10 million images in total - will soon be available on a new hosted image service from Google, Time Inc. has announced. Ninety-seven percent of the photographs have never been seen by the public.

The LIFE Photo Archive featured on Google will be among the largest professional photography collections on the Web and one of the largest scanning projects ever undertaken.

Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

LIFE photo archive

Temple of Emerald Buddha' seen from across the river - Bangkok, Thailand

Posted at 28.11.08 @ 18:45 | Category Photography & Pictures |

Turkey Escape


For Thanksgiving Day celebration, Turkey dishes are the desired food. One person made an arrangement, and locked the turkey in his farm house. You have to help the turkey to escape from this place. Use objects and clues to help the turkey.

Turkey Escape

Need help? Here is the Turkey Escape Video Walkthrough:

Posted at 28.11.08 @ 18:43 | Category Games & Toys |



Some people have aquariums ... she shows you the real thing!

Her site has over four thousand underwater photos of fishes and invertebrates, reptiles and marine plants. Also: Travelogs and description of dive sites with maps and links to photos.

Starfish by Teresa Zubi. (English and German)


Posted at 28.11.08 @ 18:42 | Category Nature & Environment | Photography & Pictures |

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