The Null Device
An informative piece about haiku, its origins and philosophy, and why the popular 5-7-5 syllable convention may in many cases be inappropriate for English-language haiku:
"Haiku is more than a form of poetry; it is a way of seeing the world. Each haiku captures a moment of experience; an instant when the ordinary suddenly reveals its inner nature and makes us take a second look at the event, at human nature, at life."
The classic libertarian-anarchist temporary autonomous zone travelogue Visit Port Watson! is online here. (via bOING bOING)
In a bid to combat illegal immigration, the Australian government has unveiled a sort of anti-tourism advertising campaign, depicting Australia as a bleak, hostile place: (The Age)
One of the videos opens with shots of massive crocodiles sliding out of an estuary on the Top End. A shark cruises into view ... and then comes a blurry shot of a man apparently drowning in deep green water, thrusting a hand out as though to protect himself.
Some cute downloadable fonts from a Japanese designer. (Some of them are Mac-only, though, and some don't seem to have download links at all.) (via Pigs&Fishes)
It had to happen (part 5,471): Fundamentalist teddy bears, inscribed with the insignia of a uniquely American fringe Christianity.
Cliché watch: +"welcome to my" +"i kiss you": 198 pages.
("i kiss you" matches "about 5000" pages.)
Another machine purporting to be the Commodore 64 of the future. The site's rather light on details, but unlike the bozotic Dutch Windows-PC-with-emulator, this one allegedly has a "6502 on board". Though I wonder how they will fit 512Mb of expandability into the 6502's address space... (via watching me fall)