Thursday, August 09, 2007

Computer cursor mystery solved

How does the little arrow on your monitor work when you move the mouse? Haven't you ever wondered how it works?

Now, through the miracle of high technology, we can see how it is done. With the aid of a screen magnifying lens the mechanism becomes apparent.

EDIT: The link (below) now points to something new. What you used to get was

The men would move the arrow around in response to your cursor movement, with a bunch of shouting and grunting signifying their effort. If you clicked on it they bent at the knees and then lifted the arrow up.

What they have now at the link I think is more inventive, but not as cute. Maybe the Japanese appreciate this kind of humor more.

Go to: and click on the man's bottom. There are at least three or four variations of what happens, so try it a few times.

I wonder what he's saying, especially when he gets back to the starting point.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Satisfying websearch of the day

Somebody at Expedia just found this blog by googling i hate expedia. Maybe their customer relations department is doing a little research. Well, now they know what I think about them.

Of course, it is possible the search wasn't done by someone in customer relations. Maybe it was done just by someone who hates working at Expedia.

(not so) Weird websearch of the day

Somebody visited my blog via a search for american donut shoppe india mumbai, which has me in seventh place. This sounded extremely weird, but it turns out that there really is a place called the American Donut Shoppe in Mumbai, India. I never wrote about it, of course, but that's Google for you.

So I guess it's not that weird. Except that the searcher was in Pittsburgh.

Sunday, August 05, 2007