September 19, 2003
Yarr! It be National Talk Like A Pirate Day! You best be talkin like me, or we'll have you taking a long walk down a short plank to Davey Jone's locker! Yarrr! (Dangit, my pirate voice sounds like the Sea Captain on the Simpsons trying to speak ebonics. Ah well.)
Optical Illusion of the Moment
--Yarrr, you'll be thinking' these little seeds are spinning when they aren't spinning at'all. It's like you were too deep into your cup of ale, yarrr, y'scurvy dog. This and a regular pirate's treasure of other tricks on the eye can be seen at this here webpage. Yar.
Java Applet of the Moment
Ahoy! This be some more booty for yer eyes, Arrrrr....the coolest special effect I've seen across th' seven seas. Natalie Portman as Matrix Code, and a higher-rez and byootiful version, a Portman Reloaded -- Object404.com seems to have a pirate's treasure o' neat stuff, go look or I'll keelhaul the lot o' ya. (and he says he be lookin' for a job, if you need a guy for yer ship's crew.)
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Line of the Moment
"This program runs at a blistering speed. And by 'blistering speed', I'm refering to the blisters formed on your fingers while drumming them on your desk, waiting for the damn thing to get finished."