Thursday, December 30, 2021

"Questions at the Gas Pump" and "Eric's Banking Problems"

C-note's VideoSift embedded video submission shows a funny unlucky forty four/44 seconds YouTube video titled "Questions at the Gas Pump".

BirthdayBanana shared a hilarious one minute and twenty one seconds YouTube video showing "Eric's Banking Problems | Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! | Adult Swim -- Eric is having issues with his ATM..."

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Happy Holidays / Season's Greetings / Merry Christmas!

Season's Greetings!

Warm holiday wished for a year that ends in joy and peace and a new one that begins with hope and promise (happy new year -- let's hope our 2022 will be better than the last two years in this decade). Darn Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) again! :(.

As for this old insect with a short summary (did mention them in the previous posts this year (and for now on?), it had been crazy again due to BUSY and crazy life with the colony, nest works (too many stuff to do like cleaning, (fix/repair)ing, yardworks, etc. [time to move again?, but prefer into God's house]), health (trying not to get infected from any diseases), exercises like walking a lot more (over two miles nonstop; 6.7 total miles for 12/5/2021 due to yardwork's all day brief walks), spending more time with God, slowly learning and using new stuff, etc. It's like a full-time job (did get a part time contract job in June, but that didn't go well after a week). Also, tired a lot which made this old ant overnap for hours during early night hours and then stay up late during the late night hours like a night owl (OooOoo :O. Example: Yesterday's overnap from 10 PM PST to 2 AM PST, and then a couple sleep sessions for today [4:30 AM PST to 7:45 AM PST (3.25 hours) and 7:50 PM PST to 10:20 PM PST [2.5 hours] = 5.75 total hours). :(

Notes: This holidays 2021 card post's graphic and texts were taken mostly from Hallmark.

Here are the true stories behind your favorite Christmas songs

KABC7 has an article: "Here are the true stories behind your favorite Christmas songs. As always happens right before Christmas, the Billboard Hot 100 chart is filled with holiday songs this week -- We're getting in the Christmas spirit by bringing you fun stories behind some of your favorites! ..."

Merry Christmas! If Christmas isn't your thing, then happy holidays. :)

Sunday, December 12, 2021

13 of the Weirdest Christmas Traditions From Around the World

Blue's News shared an interesting Lifehacker article showing "13 of the Weirdest Christmas Traditions From Around the World -- Expand the boundaries of your holiday celebration, if you dare..."

"TS: TERMINATORS". Short Film.

BSR's VideoSift post shows an almost seventeen minutes YouTube action video showing "'TS: TERMINATORS'. Short Film. -- Several T-800 are sent back in time by Skynet. But their mission is scrambled by John Connor. And now they are all targeting each other! Tribute to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Terminator.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Tubetris Deluxe Game = Pipe Dream + Tetris games.

Technostaglic has a HTML5 puzzle game -- "Tubetris Deluxe inherits key features from both the classic row-completing puzzle game, Tetris, and the pipe connecting arcade puzzle game, Pipe Dream.

The gameplay is defined by the characteristic slowly-dropping tetromino-style pieces where each tile consists of a pipe that you have to connect with previously fallen pipe tiles. The motivation to create long interconnected pipe systems through the falling pipe-tetrominoes is driven by the special 'ball' object that you get to choose where to place and roll through the pipe systems that have been placed. The more pipes that the ball is able to come in contact with, the more points you will earn! ...

Thanks Eli the Bearded from rec.games.video.arcade, alt.games.mame, and rec.games.mame newsgroups. Your old school video gamer's first attempt resulted ranking at unlucky (4/four)th place on the scoreboard with 10,170 points at level three/3. That was interesting and hard.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Retrosutra's YouTube videos comparing retro video game ports, clones, remasters, etc.

Retrosutra's YouTube channel shows many videos comparing video game ports, clones, remasters, etc. -- "... When I was a child, I loved watching the platforms of that time (8 and 16 bits generations) run the same video game to discover their differences, compare them and see which was the best version. 30 years after, we made retrosutra youtube channel, the best place where you can discover many different ports of the same game."

Joy of Computer Gaming (JCG)'s YouTube Playlist

Joy of Computer Gaming (JCG)'s YouTube Playlist shows many videos about various old/retro computer games.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

2 BBS Docs.

BBS: The Documentary (older and free to watch online as shown in here) and Back to the BBS - The Return to being online (YouTube video playlist) (recent as of 202x) are two great long documentaries on old Bulletin Board Systems (BBSes) that this old fart insect grew up before the Internet blew up to kill it.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Technology Connections and Connextras' YouTube Videos

Technology Connections and Connextras channels show many long interesting videos of electronic from the past and current.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Whitney Avalon's YouTube Channel of Funny Cinema Rap/Hip Hop Music Videos

Whitney Avalon's YouTube channel shows many rap/hip hop music video parodies based on (movie/f(ilm/lick))s including bloopers, karaokes, etc. It's like Epic Rap Battle.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Device Orchestra's YouTube videos showing music covers using electric devices.

Device Orchestra's YouTube channel shows many videos -- "I play music covers using electric toothbrushes, credit card machines, typewriters, and other electric devices. I control the devices using a microcontroller, some wires, and my programming skills..."

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Seinfeld and its Movie/Film/Flick References.

BSR's VideoSift post shared an over eleven minutes YouTube video showing "Seinfeld and its Movie References. -- Comparing Seinfeld to the movies it references. Some films are missing from the video, but not everything makes for a good comparison..." There's an extra short clip after its credits.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Monday, August 23, 2021

100 artists build a seamless 3D contraption from a single prompt | Dynamic Machines

VideoSift shared a 13 minutes vertical musical YouTube video showing "100 artists build a seamless 3D contraption from a single prompt... challenged 3D artists to guide a chrome ball from point A to point B in the most creative way possible. Nearly 2,000 artists entered, and in this video, the Top 100 renders are featured from an incredible community of 3D artists! ..."

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Tokyo's Olympic 2020's links and poll.

CVADRA's Reddit submission shows an embedded "Pictogram - Next Level Performance at the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony" video. And a related poll:

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Hedonometer

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"... Our Hedonometer is based on people’s online expressions, capitalizing on data-rich social media, and we’re measuring how people present themselves to the outside world. For our first version of hedonometer.org, we’re using Twitter as a source but in principle we can expand to any data source in any language..."

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Captain Disillusion's Videos

Captain Disillusion's YouTube channel shows a lot of interesting videos -- "In a world where the content of digital images and videos can no longer be taken at face value, an unlikely hero fights for the acceptance of truth. Captain Disillusion guides children of all ages through the maze of visual fakery to the open spaces of reality and peace of mind..."

Earlier today, he also posted a new long (almost 41.5 minutes) one titled "VFXcool: Flight of the Navigator".

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

A funny video showing a stuck roller coaster moving again...

VideoSift shared a funny 25 seconds musical YouTube video titled "Roller coaster got stuck, but passenger figured it out how to move it."

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

This old ant got shot. :P

Both Moderna shots were completed, after a month apart, even though the side effects (pain, swelling, tiredness, itches, red shot bumps, second shot gave fevers, coldness, hotness, etc.) were expected and not fun, but worth it. Now, his old colony has the defense against Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). A related poll (finally):

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Time to shut down AQFL?

TGIGF! :D A new job with another startup! No recent posts since 1/18/2021. Nothing good to share in here. :( Oh wait. April Fools. :P Please be sure to look at the external feed links for outside activities while this male alate ant is unmotivated to post anything in his own web site. Maybe one day, it will come back to life? :P

Friday, January 8, 2021

The 432-year-old manual on social distancing...

Quonset's /. comment mentioned a long BBC article showing "The 432-year-old manual on social distancing -- In this spookily prescient booklet, people are advised to keep six feet apart, avoid shaking hands and only send one person per household out to do the shopping..."

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Friday, January 1, 2021

:) NY & a poll!

Happy new year (:) NY)! Hopefully, you and others were doing OK(ay) during the crazy, rough, deadly (too many sickness and deaths even with those this old ant knew :~(), unlucky, etc. 2020 year. Hopefully, the new year (2021) will be better.

As for this old ant, it had been pretty much the same as in the past except getting infected by a virus like he usually do almost every year like the flu. Thanks God that He prepared his loving colony to live in a big rural area and do a lot activities (e.g., helping to do works like cleaning, repairing, moving, watching, yarding, etc. offline and online with the internet [all not paid, but exercising for our old bodies]) to stay busy (rarely bored and slow even though this ant is not employed as usual [gave up on searching until things get better]). This old ant still struggled with the motivations, slowness, health issues (tired more since not sleeping well and a lot overnight and overnapping a lot these days too and started wearing diapers when out due to limited access to possible contaminated restrooms) and disabilities, but is doing OK even though life got harder and stricter (less going out with others like eating out, monthly haircut appointments, didn't even go to the monthly dentist appointments for about seven months, etc. This ant still walked over mile outside the nest most of the times except when sick and the air was very bad like from the scary fires and their smokes. Wearing two masks and hoodies at the same time isn't fun too.). Ironically, Ant is about ten pounds heavier than last year too even though trying to stay active. Weird/Odd. Too many unexpectations!

Here's a related poll: