Some thoughts and links

Warchalking — maybe I should go draw one of these symbols on the tree out front, and see if anyone tries to hook into my Airport base station.

Swaine’s World — often interesting.

Comic Books: A Research Guide — I stumbled over this while I was looking for something else. Who knew the NY Public Library had a page on their web site devoted to comics?

AdSubtract — I usually don’t mind Internet ads, but too many people are putting up blinking ads that make my head hurt when I look at them. I mean, really, who the hell is going to buy something from someone who’s putting up ads that blink so fast that they’re causing headaches???


SuperShagLand — bizarre Flash game.

Update 07/08/2018: The original link here is long gone, so I was just going to delete this post, but I searched online for a mirror of the game, just for yuks. I couldn’t find one, but I found an article on the Foreign Policy site (from 2009) mentioning it:

Consider Developed by the British nonprofit educational foundation K-Generation, Super Shag Land advocates safe sex and hiv/aids prevention. Since launching Super Shag Land in November 2001, K-Generation says it has reached 125,000 people with its game, during which naked characters trying to get lucky win points by gathering condoms and lose points by drinking alcohol.

There probably aren’t a lot of Flash games left on the web. Flash is almost dead now. But there were definitely some weird little games made with it, back in the early 2000s.