Sunday, September 12, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Google Voice voicemail transcription of a message from a friend. Yes, there are some funny parts, like "So yeah, we don't play you. We put it in." But for every comically bad transcription error, there's one where you have to wonder "how'd it actually catch that?" For example, the "birthday party" in this message. It barely even sounds like birthday party. Granted, he didn't know that he was going to get transcribed by a robot, he was speaking like a regular Hoosier, but when you really enunciate, this thing is freakishly on. Welcome to the future. Sort of.
Posted by M. H. D. at 1:51 PM
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Chances are, your web browser has an auto-complete type thing where you type in your URLs. I made up an internet game based on that. Type the alphabet into your URL bar, one letter at a time. Paste the FIRST thing that your browser suggests for each letter, unless it’s too embarrassing, in which case skip it or post how far down you have to go before something’s not too embarrassing. Here’s mine:
H is embarrassing, I’ll skip H. 2nd in line was http://www.last.fm/music/Homecomings
J I’ll skip J too. I had to go eight spots down to get this: http://www.fakesteve.net/
M I’ll skip M. All sorts of weirdness until six down, gave me this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q9CJarf3iA
N Gonna skip my first N too. Luckily, second was this: http://www.nytimes.com/ I am a good white person.
4 skips out of the whole alphabet, that’s not too bad. This is pretty revealing though. I’m basically a huge nerd.
I want to see what everyone else’s alphabets look like. No cheating, just skip if it’s something you don’t want to post, or list your alternates (but you have to admit it was an alternate).
Posted by M. H. D. at 4:23 PM