Monthly Archives: September 2006

Keeping the Line Rider Upright

Well, there are a lot of ways to pass waste time with Line Rider.
It is easy enough to make a wall to smash him into or a jump for him to fly off of into infinity.
I thought I’d try keeping him upright, traveling at least 2/3 of the way across the screen on his first run and then stopping would be fun. I didn’t quite get him to stop at the end of the run and he’s still going after about 15 minutes now and hasn’t quite stopped. Will he fall over when he comes to a complete stop?

I’ll check before I go home to see what has happened to him.

Via The Presurfer.

Update 4 hours later: The line rider is upright and stopped on the line about half way across. Experiment terminated.

NB: This post was written earlier this week during lunch hour at work and not posted. Thus the work context.

Friday Ark #106

We’ll post links to sites that have Friday (plus or minus a few days) photos of their chosen animals (photoshops at our discretion and humans only in supporting roles). Watch the Exception category for rocks, beer, coffee cups, and….?

You can find out how to board the Friday Ark at the Arkive page (construction underway). OOPS!!! No you can’t. The Arkive page is missing in action. Just email me or use the Blog Carnival Submission form. Thanks to 1st timer cnedaria for the heads up!



Other Vertebrates


  • Ask Patty: The Dog Ate My Car Keys!
  • Athenamama: A Typical Evening WithJackie and Angel
  • Why Travel to France: A Great Place to Stay… The dogs are optional
  • Duck Pond: Friday Night Dog Blog – Spring is Sprung
  • Pop Culture Gadabout: Weekend Pet Pic: Is Kyan Pup balancing a display case on his nose?
  • Cowboy Blob’s Saloon,…: Voof
  • Ironicus Maximus: Friday Hound Blogging: Cobblestone is sweet and calm
  • Pencil Roving: Blue Dog Group: Chow Fun and Chow Bella boarded 9/30
  • Echidne Of The Snakes: Friday Dog Blogging: Murphy in bed; boarded 9/30


In Memoriam

Didn’t Make It

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Exceptions (inclusion not guaranteed)

Extra, Extra: All Ark boarders are invited to shout out at the Friday Ark Frapper Map. (72 shouts as of 9/28)

Dog folks: remember to submit your links to the Carnival of the Dogs hosted by Mickey’s Musings.

Cat folks: remember to submit your links to the Carnival of the Cats which goes up every Sunday and the 131st edition, 9/24 is up at House of Chaos. The 132nd edition will be hosted by Pets Garden Blogon 10/1. You will find more cats at Weekend Cat Blogging which will be hosted this week by House of the (Mostly) Black Cats and has many participants who may not be familiar to Ark or Carnival participants. Do go shout out at The Catbloggers Frappr Map.

Bird folks: I and the Bird: A Blog Carnival for Bird Lovers is published every 2 weeks. The 33rd edition is up and hosted by Don’t Mess With Taxes. The 34th edition will be hosted on 10/12 by Tortoise Trail.

For the spineless: Circus of the Spineless. A monthly celebration of Insects, Arachnids, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Worms and most anything else that wiggles. The 13th edition is up at Deep Sea News. The 14th edition will be hosted at the end of October by The Neurophilosopher’s Blog.

For other current carnivals check out The Conservative Cat’s Carnival Page, The Blog Carnival and The TTLB Uber Carnival

Note for Haloscan Users:

Haloscan started (the end of July) rejecting trackbacks if they were submitted “too rapidly” by the same host. I don’t know what the timer is but it is long enough so that it was very difficult to ping everyone that is using Haloscan for trackbacks. I’m sure that they are doing this to try to hold back the tide of trackback spam but it makes the service pretty useless for carnival type posts. Perhaps you can contact them and urge some different solution. Update: Typepad appears to be doing the same thing. Everytime I update the Ark it appears the timers are reset and the long list of MT autogenerated pings fail. Yecchhhh….

Pod Wars

Perhaps Apple should have thought about trademark issues before they named it iPod:

Even if the product you make doesn’t look, smell, feel, or do anything remotely close to what an iPod does, and even if consumers can’t buy it on the shelves in a store, that apparently doesn’t mean Apple won’t release its legal dogs on you if the name of your product includes the letters P-O-D.

I wonder what they are going to do about this:

At last I said, “UnkaTom? Tell me the Poddy story– ”
“At your age?”
“Please,” I crawled up on his knees. “I want to sit in your lap once more and hear it. I need to.”
“All right,” he said, and put his arm around me. “Once upon a time, long, long ago when the world was young, in a specially favored city there lived a little girl named Poddy.

The drift from here is that Apple can trademark iPod until hell freezes over but that is where it ends.

If they persist in this foolishness then perhaps we should all consider mailing them pea pods. Either full or empty will be fine.

We can call it the Cupertino Pod Party.