Metafilter saves girls from human trafficking

Posted by Tai on May 21, 2010 under News, Web, Weird and wonderful | Be the First to Comment

This is what makes the net so fantastic. Metafilter user, Fake, requests help for two people who have become ensnared in a phoney visa and possible human trafficking situation. This thread plays out in real time, with a huge outpouring of support from random internet strangers.

Read it all here. A real triumph for the internet hivemind.

Photoshop, eat your heart out

Posted by Tai on May 5, 2010 under Web, Weird and wonderful | Be the First to Comment

Do you ever get nostaglic for those days before filters, textured brushes, ambient occulsion and chiaroscuro shading, when you messed about on ms-paint?

Behold trashpaint, the 5kb application that allows you to relive those heady days.

I care about this Alot

Posted by Tai on under Web, Weird and wonderful | Be the First to Comment


How I stopped worrying and learned to love Alot

A wonderful tale of someone who decided to reject his inner grammar nazi and embrace the alot, a mysterious creature that lives on the web.

The Commercial Creative Commons Photo Sampler

Posted by Tai on April 7, 2010 under Advertising, Web | Be the First to Comment


The Commercial Creative Commons Photo Sampler is a great place to grab some high quality images if you’re not looking to commercially exploit the pictures.

Read up more on creative commons at their website, creativecommons.org or on the wikipedia page.