Kerno

Saturday, November 26, 2005

How to build Google.

I've been wondering a little bit about what it takes to build a company like Google - is it just about making the search engine algorithms a little better, is it hiring the smartest engineers going, or is it cleaning out your rivals of talented people?

I think this probably captures a bit about what makes Google seemingly different to other dotcoms.

First, I accept that Larry and Sergey really are brilliant. I'm sure that on IQ tests, they're off the charts, but that's not the kind of brilliance I mean. I mean brilliant in the sense that they have a vision that burns so brightly within them it scorches everything that stands in its way. The truth is so obvious to them that they have no patience for the niceties of polite society when bringing that vision to life.

From Xoogler.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Baby got back in time for the noughties.

Ladies. Gentlemen.

Do yourselves a favour and listen to this mind-blowingly cool cover of Sir Mix-a-lot's infamous "Baby Got Back" by Jonathon Coulton.

Mp3 is around the top of the page - seriously, this song is ridiculously good.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Great Lines from the Inner-net

Today's great line comes courtesy of MAKE mag. Here's Jasmina Tesanovic talking:

Back in 1999, while my hometown of Belgrade was being blown up by 19 different countries, I was writing and uploading a diary. One day, a producer from German national TV phoned me. She’d been reading my online journal (Diary of a Political Idiot) and thought it might make a good film.

Unfortunately, since her country was so busy bombing mine, she couldn’t give me any practical help.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Frogger

These two dudes are very very funny. I can't wait for more.









See the frogs review websites here.

Who woulda thunk it?

This is just about the most astonishing thing I've seen recently.















And the story is just as good.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

GOOOAAALLLLLL!!!

OLE OLE!
OLE OLE!
OLE OLE!
OLE OLE!

Germany, prepare yourself. Stock the fridges, put the pies in the oven, order the tomoto sauce and make sure you've got plenty of green and gold paint because -

THE AUSSIES ARE GOING TO THE WORLD CUP!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Summer

Is it me, or are the jacaranda's super bright this year?

Oh my GOD - IT'S BECAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Yeti do bad...











This image from the front page of the Yetisports website just looks wrong.