Wednesday, January 18, 2006


There’s a collection of hyper-creative pieces of code available at Go there immediately and check it out. In an earlier version of this post, I had a window in which you could watch several of the scripts running, but it was annoyingly noisy. So click on the link.

If your machine has Javascript enabled, you can tinker with the various scripty gew-gaws by mousing over the numbered blocks. Block 04 runs a script (“Claygrid”) that is silent (in case the beeping sound of the “Jampack” script is too annoying), and you can click on “Info” to get some background on what the site is all about. And there’s even more crap in the Archive.

Block 05 (“Amaztype”) is a mind-bender. Type in a search term - say, a band’s name, such as “Beatles” - and the script will gradually build a picture of the search term as a mosaic of tiny images - in this example, covers of albums by that band. Click on any tiny image and you get some basic information about the album - click again, and you go to the Amazon site’s page. Un-be-fucking-lievable.

This is the same guy that came out with the Industrious Clock I featured here several months ago.

Whatever medication he’s on, I want me some.

No comments: