Sunday, 21 September 2008

Links of the week, 21/09/08

Soooo much Spore progress, all lost! Stupid computer :(

Talking of Spore...
A blog I read as a good post about its silly DRM, and about consumer ethics. Worth a read!
Baby tigers!
What more do you expect? Baby tigers!
Lost in translation
I find that online translators are ok to get the idea of, say, blog posts in a foreign language. They are not good, and they do sound funny, but they get the point across. However, when you put something back and forth through babel fish... well, funny things happen.
The family trunk project
The creator of the Family Trunk project is designing one knitting pattern in honour of each of her ancestors (to great-grandparents). It is a beautiful project. You can buy some of the patterns with real money, or by sending her certain number of pages with your own family story!
Blog tools
A list of different blog tools. I haven't checked them all, by far, but it has some, in case someone wants stuff for their blog.
Icon Buffet
Icon Buffet is a site to get free icons. It has a "catch", though! You have to trade them! You get certain tokens a month, and then trade your sets of icons with other users. It's quite fun, and the little icons are cute (note that this is the site where a bunch of the ravelry pretty icons come from!). If you join, I'm pocketsize there, so friend me! (if you are super nice, let me know and I can send you an invite, to get me some points!)
Architectural photoshop
Sadly, this structures are not real, but were that we could bend the laws of physics!

Back to Spore, hopefully it won't crash and loose my progress this time.


  1. Spore?

    wanted to say, not translating my blog posts like a good girl should: 4 knitting women = my mom, my sister, my sister-in-law and myself (we have our own family knitting group)

  2. Spore is a video game. You start with a little microscopical creature and then evolve to a land creature, to a tribe, etc, until you conquer space! It's quite fun, and I like that it can be played peacefully, allying with other species, rather than just fighting them.

    Family knitting group sounds really nice! I don't have anything like that to link me to my family and, while I make my own families, I miss having that connection with my "real" one.

  3. I've heard about the game and seen a lot of ads but I'm just one of those people that can't seem to get into video games.

    What's not to love about baby tigers? Bet they'll be videos of them up on YouTube soon!