Oddities & Diversions: October 2004

October 31, 2004

Caxton’s your uncle! Last minute Halloween costume, go out as an old skool printer!

October 30, 2004

Wes Anderson to direct full-length animated adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic, The Fantastic Mr. Fox.

October 29, 2004

Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

October 28, 2004

The Ashlee Simpson iPod looks hot!

October 27, 2004

Countdown To The Recount 2004

The website for Wes Anderson’s next film, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, goes live. Oh man, I am really looking forward to this.

October 26, 2004

Apple introduces the new iPod Photo, with a color screen! mmmm.… lovely. Related: Aside from the stupid autographs, black iPods look badass.

Legendary radio DJ John Peel dies

October 25, 2004

Next generation flash player demo in tokyo, and he’s getting those speeds from the Mac version! It’s about damn time.

John Downer Speedballs

October 24, 2004

Memories mapped to music,

October 22, 2004

Tresure Box is beautiful flash fun. Great style.

October 21, 2004

Greg cashes in on an anomaly, Grandslam.

October 20, 2004

I… see

There ain’t a smokey bear in sight, so I’m gonna need you to put your toenails to the radiator and get your tin can to spud town, I’ve got a dress for sale you have just gotta see. There aren’t nearly enough sites out there with outer-space backgrounds anyway. CB Slang

October 18, 2004

Blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood! For my next trick I shall create a put money in Jason’s bank account meme.

A Murder of Scarecrows, a flash game, macabre and beautiful.

McSweeney’s Halloween Tales, updated daily!

October 17, 2004

Jon Hicks can’t leave well enough alone, he has to go and do better.

October 16, 2004

I was riding my bike the other morning and accidentally inhaled a bug. Is there a big pile of assorted bug parts in my lungs?

October 15, 2004

Web standards compliant Javascript Flash detect and embed

October 14, 2004

Two hilarious short films: Request, spam read verbatim, and Red Alert, insight from a designer at the Dept. of Homeland Security; both from the wonderful Zefrank.com

October 13, 2004

Dreamhost (the best host around) celebrates their 7th birthday in style! The first 777 customers can get hosting for $0.77 per month!

October 12, 2004

Segway, off-road?

Hey! Hey! Hey! It’s a formulaic train-wreck! Wow, this script must have practically written itself! Look how different they are from us, so many comparisons to make… maybe they’ll even help us learn a little something about ourselves.

October 11, 2004

Eat Me, a collection of Halloween icons from the Iconfactory.

October 6, 2004

R.I.P. Rodney Dangerfield, 1921-2004.

October 5, 2004

The Zoomquilt is a collaborative art project, and it’s badass.

The Iconfactory, home of fine icon artisans, have updated their site for Halloween. Be sure to check out the Web’s Attic, a collection of seasonal links.

October 4, 2004

Congratulations Zeldmans!

SpaceShipOne wins X Prize

The Horror Channel is coming! Though announced over a year ago, armed with a new website, it may finally come to fruition this month.