features

toys and games

gamebutton arcade
...one button gaming. No really: one button, including the screen. (BoingBoing:"This is just about the coolest goddamned webthing, ever.")
small gif cinema
Itsy-bitsy silent movies
java
Toys, demos and art pieces made in Java
global game jam games
Most years I work on an ad hoc team and make a game at the Global Game Jam. Here's the results, in descending order of how cool I think the result that year was:
klik & play
Silly games made in Klik & Play.
sounds.kirkjerk.com
html5 soundboard with some clips I gathered in the 90s
timish / timehoops / repeat until death
Different visualizations of time...

oddball features

dead man talking
In late 2013, Tom Parmenter died. But... he got better. This is a transcription of a dialog with him over dinner in mid-2016.
the blues scale and 12 bar blues
A music tutorial about some useful concepts
left-right 20 questions
A little quiz taken from the book "Predisposed" that can locate you on the left-right political spectrum
pixeltime tribute
A loving tribute to a long lost site
royalty nickname generator
A goofy tool to analyze your name and come up with your royal nickname
virtual bible dip
An online biblical divination tool
amazon adder
You can get a CSV of all your physical Amazon orders over the years, this page does grand totals and break down over time by product category...
where the heart was
A tribute to some amazing art pieces
wtc 9/11/1999
exactly two years before the fact
collected quotes
bitesize wisdom (out of date since its been harvested...)
gowen's tip calculator
A javascript tip calculator to figure out "interesting values"

personal history

one second everyday
I've started documenting my life, trying to capture one second each day that is something visually interesting or reflects what I was doing. So I get 30-second descriptions of my month and 6-minute descriptions of my year.
media
The media I've consumed - books, movies, video games - over the past decade and more.
kirkarchive
Some of the ephemera of kirk's life
biography
An old attempt at describing my life via lists
retrospect
This day in kirkstory: kisrael.com and Palm journal content for this date going back to 1997
delayed comments
Show comments that were posted after the associated page had lapsed from the front page
bestofblog
Some selections of the coolest stuff on my site
remember amber
one of the 24 HCD that didn't make it to alienbill.com
photobooks
My old online photo albums
writing
old college-era writing of mine
'92 blues and basslines
A copy of a cassette tape I made with my buddy Mike between high school and college, long bad blues and capturing a lot of our bandroom bassline riffs.

site navigation

videogames
some articles and tools about the hobby and craft
kirk.is tag system
experimenting with tagging all the stuff on this site...
tools
Some simple online utilities
wallpaper
Attractive images suitable for use as desktop backgrounds
site archive
different ways of looking at what's here
primitive site search
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