Saturday, December 31, 2022

"Cannot Unsee" and "Bird and Moon"

Two cool web sites to check out:

Cannot Unsee -- "Once you see some things, you cannot unsee them".

Bird and Moon -- "Comics showing "science and nature cartoons".

Sunday, December 25, 2022

The True Science of Spinach and What the Popeye Mythology Teaches Us about How Error Spreads

Kitchn shared an old The Marginalian article showing "The True Science of Spinach and What the Popeye Mythology Teaches Us about How Error Spreads -- How a misplaced decimal point created a beloved pop-culture hero..."

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Man Simulates Time Travel Thanks To Stable Diffusion Image Synthesis

/. and Ars Technica shared "Throughout December, a social media user known as Stelfie the Time Traveller has been crafting a time-hopping travelogue using generative AI. Thanks to Stable Diffusion and fine-tuning, an anonymous artist has created a fictional photorealistic character that he can insert into faux historical photographs set in different eras, such as ancient Egypt or the time of the dinosaurs..."

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Wednesday, December 14, 2022


CANYON.MID is a nostalgia web site for those who were using Windows v3.x during the 1990s. Seen on /..

Sunday, December 11, 2022

The Sassiest And Funniest Test Answers That Deserve An A+ For Humor 😂

Blue's News shared a funny 10.5 minutes musical YouTube video showing "The Sassiest And Funniest Test Answers That Deserve An A+ For Humor 😂".

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell' YouTube channel shows "Animation videos explaining things with optimistic nihilism since 12,013. We’re a team of illustrators, animators, number crunchers and one dog who aim to spark curiosity about science and the world we live in. To us nothing is boring if you tell a good story..."

Lots of smooth and pretty animations. The best episodes are the ones with ants!

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Cybersecurity joke!

Q: Where did cybersecurity team go the last few days?

A: They ran-some-ware.

From a LinkedIn post


11/9/2022 3:46 PM PST: Your old insect's forum thread has more.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

It's time for another voting poll!

This old insect prefers daylight saving for brighter evening hours and doesn't mind waking up in the dark, and still uses Twitter.

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Off and on again!

Your favorite online insect is back on here again after being off to share:
17:00 < Mousey[m]>
OK, off again for now.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Segmented Displays

This almost fourteen minutes YouTube video shows "Segmented Displays -- About segments, the 7 segment display and alternative designs..."

Thursday, April 21, 2022

The Batman

Ant, a Batman fan but not a comic book reader, saw The Batman (2022). It was very different than the previous movies like Christopher Nolan's. Slower pace, longer, less actions, etc. 6/10. Tim Burton's and Christopher Nolan's versions were better. Also, this one was like Fox's Gotham too which was enjoyable. Ant was hoping to get into it when starting watching Batman Begins. :/ There is also a deleted scene of Joker (also saw this standalone movie on Caturday -- it was OK too [random laughter])! It can be seen on YouTube and HBO Max.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Free Online Color Challenge and Hue Test; X-Rite

07:18AM m> Tarzan (>

07:18AM URL> [url] Free Online Color Challenge and Hue Test; X-Rite |


[07:19am] * BetaAnt denies its cookie requests.
[07:19am] BetaAnt> eh my monitor isn't great and using VGA.
07:20AM Tarzan> so you're on hard mode
07:21AM Tarzan> you're up early Ant
[07:21am] BetaAnt> duh, scroll up.
07:21AM Bender> You should scroll up. ;P
[07:21am] * BetaAnt slept like 8 hrs.
[07:21am] BetaAnt> And my back hurts from it. :(
[07:21am] BetaAnt> I remember this color test from many years ago.
[07:22am] BetaAnt> Wow. 0.
[07:23am] BetaAnt> "
[07:23am] BetaAnt> Score: 0
[07:23am] BetaAnt>     Gender  Male
[07:23am] BetaAnt>     Select Age Range  40 - 49
[07:23am] BetaAnt>     Best Score for your Gender  0
[07:23am] BetaAnt>     Worst Score for your Gender  1700045439
[07:23am] BetaAnt> About your score: A lower score is better, with ZERO being
          a perfect score. The circle graph displays the regions of the color
          spectrum where your hue discrimination is low.
[07:23am] BetaAnt> "
[07:23am] BetaAnt> I guess my old compund eyes and display setups are still
[07:24am] BetaAnt> Tarzan++
07:24AM Bender> BetaAnt: Tarzan now has -22 points!
[07:24am] BetaAnt> I'm hungry!
[07:24am] BetaAnt> Please feed me.
[07:24am] BetaAnt> MEOW
07:24AM Tarzan> Holey crap Ant
07:24AM Tarzan> thats awesome!

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Beijing's Winter Olympics 2022 Poll

2008's ceremonies (skipped most of the long speeches, interviews, and flag parade) were still the best to this old Chinese insect. However, this insect doesn't watch many sports. Also, Bing Dwen Dewn is sad. Hopefully, Paralympic's will be good next month!

Friday, February 18, 2022

Cardinal Chains -- A free puzzle game. has free (online and downloadable to computers' Windows, macOS, and Linux) "Cardinal Chains -- A minimalist puzzle game centering on the concept of non-decreasing sequences. Each puzzle begins with a monochrome grid of numbers, plus a few colored cells marked with an X. Starting at these cells, you must link up numbers in non-decreasing order until the whole grid is filled with color..."

Your overlord got up to level 35 before giving up.

Seen on Game Bundle News.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Up Left Out -- A puzzle game about unlocking.

Up Left Out is "a puzzle game about unlocking stuff. As always it's a minimal experience with no text at all. Free web version with totally different levels:"

Your old school gamer got up to level 9/nine (the online version doesn't show its number) and gave up after getting stuck on how to start. :(

Sunday, January 9, 2022

ShlinkedIn Content Generator

Brian Houston's LinkedIn post mentioned funny ShlinkedIn Content Generator -- After scouring hundreds of thousands of LinkedIn posts, we can now utilize state of the art AI to generate thought leadership. This one of the many tools ShlinkedIn is developing to make it easier to create cliche and irrelevant content..."

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

jimmy something doodles

jimmy something doodles' YouTube channel and Instagram show a bunch (currently about 40) of silly mostly short videos and a few long compilations of "Doodles doodles doodles".

Sunday, January 2, 2022

How the pigeon's reputation turned from the Ferrari of birds to 'rats with wings'

Blue's News shared a CBC article on "How the pigeon's reputation turned from the Ferrari of birds to 'rats with wings' -- Pigeons were once thought of as upper-class pets and companions..."

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy new year!

Adios, crappy 2021 to this old ant. Hello to 2022, but will it be crappy too? Here's a related poll: