Squared, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


Link Dump 30/01/08

  • Flash game: Boomshine - it's all about chain reactions.
  • New York City in HDR. There's some pretty awful HDR out there, overdone, too much colour, unreal in a bad way. This kind of work is multiple levels above everything else.
  • Ask a Korean - although some of the questions could relate to any Asian culture, there are lots of interesting facts about Korean life/people/food here. Aimed at ignorant white people, and by the standard of questions, there are many of us out there. But hey, you only learn by asking.

Current Music 30/01/08

Because I don't use last.fm anymore:

The Morning News - Chamillionaire (3:58 )
Toy Soldier - Britney Spears (3:22)
Bounce (ft. Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake) - Timbaland (4:04)
Who's That Girl? - Robyn (3:46)
Violently Happy - Bjork (4:59)
Wish - Nine Inch Nails (3:36)
Tr(n)igger - Saul Williams (3:54)
Ridin (Feat. Krayzie Bone) - Chamillionaire (5:03)
Boyz - M.I.A. (3:28)
Drunk And Hot Girls (Ft. Mos Def) - Kanye West (5:13)
Jolene - Queen Adreena (3:16)
Do You Love Me? - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (4:37)
Some Unholy War - Amy Winehouse (2:23)
Banged & Blown Through - Saul Williams (3:43)
Meet Your Master (The Faint remix) - Nine Inch Nails (3:35)
Piece Of Me - Britney Spears (3:32)
Tarantula - Smashing Pumpkins (3:50)
Penny Arcade Theme - MC Frontalot (2:17)
Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A. (4:16)
Hussel (feat. Afrikan Boy) - M.I.A. (4:26)
Guns by Computer - Saul Williams/NIN remix (1:43)
Imaginary Places - Busdriver (3:15)
You Know I'm No Good - Arctic Monkeys (3:41)
FM Doll - Queen Adreena (3:19)
No Child of Mine - PJ Harvey (1:08)
Good Morning - Kanye West (3:15)

400ml of Belton

400ml of Belton, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


A little bit of Mr. Soker

A little bit of Mr. Soker, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


No Child Left Behind

No Child Left Behind, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head


M.I.A. - Jimmy

[direct link]

Paper Planes is also here but cunting Universal have disabled embedding. Least this video comes with the gunshots.

Flickr Favorites 27/01/08

Flickr Favorites 27/01/08, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

1. , 2. Death in Venice, 3. Sequence #1, 4. Blek Le Rat, 5. The remains of the factory, 6. sail on, 7. 9inLine, 8. Barack portrait Fargo, 9. NUT, 10. Teo...89, 11. In Situ! (1), 12. Untitled, 13. smokey the bandit, 14. Bird study - 3, 15. Virginity

Acid + Letterman = Win

[direct link]


Missing Cat

Missing Cat, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


YouTube Capture Mode

"I slipped an 8GB stick into the Cybershot without thinking. No matter how many photos I take, they will rattle around in that cavern of memory like a pea in a cathedral."
Stephen Fry on the modern age of point and shoot cameras

The Time is Now (3)

The Time is Now (3), originally uploaded by _saturnine.



Corvette, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


"Mulching" is not a new sexual practice

'If you’re planting in a garden, you need to be digging that garden over now. Well, not now, it’s probably dark. But over the next week or two you need to be turning the soil over so it’s crumbly and then mulching it. “Mulching” is not in fact a new sexual practise invented by Something Awful. It means covering the soil you just dug over with compost.

You see, the Earth’s natural tendency is to fuck with you. This is the secret of gardening. The planet does not want to give you anything. Mulching the soil is like waterboarding Gaia. It’s the Human saying to the Planet, “give me what I want or I will continue to drown you in handfuls of shit.” Be merciless.'

Warren Ellis does me the world of good.


Barack Portrait

Barack portrait Fargo, originally uploaded by Barack Obama.



Hummer, originally uploaded by _saturnine.



Justice, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


Link Dump 20/01/08

  • Huski is a musical project by Queenadreena lady KateyJane Garside's sister. Picture QA smashed with Goldfrapp, it's quite good.
  • Modblog asked about body mods - piercings to teflons - in the workplace and the personal experiences of some are incredibly interesting and almost outrageous. If you're employed with piercings et al, you should continue to be employed with them regardless of changes in management - yet this is not so in this real world we live in
  • Just subscribed to Fray magazine (albeit awkwardly, thanks to Paypal being Not Good for people who travel internationally - thanks to Derek for replying personally and offering a solution to the hassle). I need more magazines in my life, more more more more more.

The Look

The Look, originally uploaded by _saturnine.



Redevelopment, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


  • I'll admit it: I'm sad to have missed the demise of Vera Duckworth. All the soaps in America are very stereotypical and fake: soft glow, rich people, accelerated drama. So it's not hard to feel a pang of homesickness when reminded of Corrie et al.



JustJust (2)

(Experimenting with macro photography - thinking about getting a macro lens for my Panasonic FZ50)

Red Letter

Red Letter, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


Girl and Barred Window

Girl and Barred Window, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


Saul Williams - Sunday Bloody Sunday

[direct link]

Across the Tree Tops

Across the Tree Tops, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


Emerald Nuts

Link Dump 15/01/08

  • Mireya Navarro on the pitfalls of modern plastic surgery: " As a celebrity, Tisdale might have expected scrutiny. (At least she still looks like herself, unlike Grey, the "Dirty Dancing" star whose rhinoplasty altered her face so much that her acting jobs dried up.) But anticipating and dealing with negative reaction to changed looks is not just for the boldface set."


Dandelion, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

Dandelion was adopted from San Diego Animal Services (the South shelter). At the moment they're adopting cats over the age of 1 year for $29, a service that includes microchipping and spay/neutering if needed. The staff are wonderful: patient, kind and they take great care of the animals there. The south shelter in particular were adopting some dogs for free, apparently desperate for space. If you live in the San Diego area and you were thinking of adopting an animal, please consider it. There are many that need good homes.


Happiness In Slavery

Happiness In Slavery, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


Physical, originally uploaded by _saturnine.



More Seattle

Public Market
Showgirl Toys


Authors@Google: Randall Munroe (the xkcd comic guy)

[direct link]
[Randell Munroe's Wikipedia page - holy god he is younger than me]


WoCh, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


Buildings of San Francisco

An interesting downtown - high fashion, graffiti, hippies and homeless people.

Even Lovers
Below the Sun
Heavens Above

Robyn - Be Mine video

Took me a while to get around to watching this, thanks to travel et al. I seriously love her, I hope she works on a new album soon.

[direct link]

Empty World

Empty World, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


Little Loves

Little Loves, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


Seattle: 1st Avenue

I was walking along 1st Avenue, being a complete idiot noob to the city, trying to not look like a tourist, trying to keep my camera dry beneath my coat, trying to make sure I didn't miss anything, trying not to walk in puddles or slip on the metal grating that Seattle helpfully puts in the middle of the sidewalk - when I came along this hoard of layered posters and paste ups. There was so much to pull from it, I didn't know where to begin, and made myself stop at six images before I lost my entire mind (click through to Flickr for the other two, they didn't fit neatly into this post): this is my favorite kind of culture in a city, where things are piled on top of each other and allowed to fall off.

Celebrate Octopus4 2007


Pocket Monsters

Pocket Monsters, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


Link Dump 06/01/08

  • Patrick Barkham interviews Henry Winkler for The Guardian: "In panto, the interaction with the audience - the screaming, the jumping, the grandmothers lifting their skirts - is phenomenal. Every actor should experience this. The sets are new. And the costumes! I wear yards and yards of crushed velvet. The actors are fantastic. We had a swordfight rehearsal yesterday. I didn't remember one thing, but it was fun."
  • Magazineer is a website about magazines: free ones, glossy ones, local ones, handmade ones. For anyone and everyone that makes/loves magazines.

Comfort Shoes

Comfort Shoes, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


Sunset over San Diego

Sunset over San Diego, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

Laughter from the Sidelines

Laughter from the Sidelines, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


Obama wins Iowa

doors 005, originally uploaded by Barack Obama.

Still backing Barack Obama for Presidency. It would be more useful if I could vote in this country, but being along for the ride is just as fun.

Absolutely Insane Binge Drinking Problem

"Without going into huge detail, as a misplaced american living in the UK, they've got an absolutely insane binge drinking problem here. It's socially acceptable but nobody will actually admit it is. I'd argue that most of the towns, cities, villages, etcetera become virtual no-go zones after 11 or so due to the drunk as fuck hostiles. Just pick a town, wait until nightfall and wander around. See how many drunk fuckheads yell at you or try and pick a fight.

It's really ridiculous. I'm unsure if it's getting better or worse, but for fucks sake people. Because of alcohol, I'd say the English are some of the worst behaved people in Europe. And that's just fucked up. Go to Belgium, Finland, Italy, wherever. They might drink as much but they don't pee on things, vomit all over the place, pick fights, stab passerbys on bikes, shout at people going to work, etcetera."
From Metafilter, Lord Pall on the English and binge drinking. He is 100% accurate in his observations.

California Jesus

California Jesus, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


City Trolls

City Trolls, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

Pop Pop

Pop Pop, originally uploaded by _saturnine.


SF vs Morrissey

SF vs Morrissey, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

San Francisco, CA