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Saturday, August 11th, 2012

been there done that

After 12 years of posting thoughts, brain farts, ideas, links, editorials and other stuff on this blog, I have decided to no longer provide updates on weidemannia.

Been there. Done that.

As you know, I had closed my social networking sites on MySpace, Facebook, Classmates, Linked In and many others I have since forgotten, because the initial thrill the Internet provided as a creative environment for me has turned into more of a chore. I am proud to say I have never “tweeted” and have no interest in the tweets of others. I just don’t care.

Perhaps, the straw that broke this old camel’s back was receiving over 25,000 spam-generated “gee this blog looks great – keep up the good work” comments posted on my articles – even though I had completely disabled commenting. I have no idea why they showed up, and 1 and 1 couldn’t explain it either – but based on the nature of the comments received, I believe some lonely Polish programmers who feel their actions of disturbance annoyance and are important to the betterment of the planet. Anyway, I am in the process of deleting all comments.

BUT, don’t be forlorn.

I am maintaining my epiclectic Flickr account, and will continue to upload images and photos there. Their method of preventing spam and blocking posters – when rarely required – is much less painful.

The images on the right will continue to link to my updates for those of you who happen to land here first for some reason.

Honestly, I expect no one to actually read this far.

If you do, let me ask you to take a moment and reflect on what you are doing with your time, and if it could be better spent by stepping away from the computer, laptop, smartphone and iPad, and taking a long walk in the woods.

Enjoy life!

Steve

Drew Curtis’ FARK.com

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Drew Curtis’ FARK.com

Hot or Not Tips

Sunday, December 11th, 2005

I’ve had a link on my dropping crumbs page for years pointing to the “Hot or Not” website. When its time to escape the life of a loan officer, and kill a few minutes on the computer, rather than boot up some first-person, online, roll-playing shooter bloodfest, I put on my god-hat and make subjective decisions on who at the moment is worthy and who is not worthy of being considered “hot”.

Well, I’ve thought about this a lot and I have come to the conclusion that there are a bajillion idiots out there in this world who think if they post their picture and let the world vote, they will come away with the knowledge of which limb on the 1-to-10 tree of life their name is etched. I wonder how many of them “cuties” posted their picture, without thinking of how they would fare. There are a lot of unsavory pictures on the site.

If you are considering posting YOUR picture, in the interest of coaching for success, let me offer my personal tips and tricks on what you can do to be rated as “hot”. Or better yet, let me list the specific things that annoy the hell out of me, and will get you an extremely low score when I’m in charge of pushing the button:

YOU WILL LOSE POINTS FOR:

– Pierced nose, lip, tongue, eyebrow. Its just not right.
– Tattoos larger than a quarter. Murals are for museums and churches.
– Hats or caps of any kind. A 10 with a hat is a 2 in my book.
– Goofy expressions and pucker, kissy faces. Goofy is not hot. Got it?
– Hand signs, peace signs, gang signs. Appears like a handicap.
– Overabundance of exposed weight; the “ripple effect” of low-rise jeans.
– Cleavage for cleavage sake is NOT necessarily hot.
– Black fingernails. May be great among the goths – but not the hots.
– Protruding tongue. Keep your tongue in in your mouth.
– Costumes. Fairy wings will not turn a sow into a silk purse.
– Thrift store chic. Mismatched colors not found in nature – not hot.
– Avoiding the camera. For heaven sake, look at the camera.
– Red eyes. Neither the pupils or whites should be red. Scary.
– Kids in the picture. Sorry, may be cute as bugs, but buzz kills.
– Taking the picture of yourself in the mirror, including the camera. Stupid.
– Dinky images or out of focus. We know what you are trying to hide.
– Orientation. Not sexual. Upload the picture sideways? Lose a point.
– Being a Slob. Clean up your freakin’ room before you snap the shot!

YOU CAN GAIN POINTS FOR:

– Nice, pleasant and natural smile.
– Posing for the picture. Make it important to you.
– Skin is always welcome, but in moderation, please.
– Hair that has seen a comb and shampoo recently.
– Cleavage, when it enhances the total package.
– Natural tan – not leathered or bottled.
– Personality. We can tell.
– Punctuation and grammar. Use proper case. Intelligent is hot.
– Composition. No reason to have the top of your head cut off.

There. I said it. I needed to get that off my chest.

So, let me suggest you print out a copy of this list, and then take a few minutes and visit the site. If you don’t have it added to your favorites already you can find it at http://www.hotornot.com. Let me know if I’m off base, or if there are some other pet peeves you have that need to be added to the list.

Have fun!

Belief

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Belief is a broadcast design & live action studio located in Santa Monica, CA. Nice to explore something that is somewhat undefinable…

The Impulsive Buy

Friday, August 19th, 2005

The Impulsive Buy is dedicated to providing quasi-reviews about various consumer goods. Each review goes off on some tangent, but almost always comes back to complete the review. If it didn’t, we wouldn’t be a quasi-review website. Instead we would be some quasi-babbling website.

Reefer Madness

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

Take a break from the daily grind and light this one up! Guaranteed to make you giddy.

Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions

Saturday, August 6th, 2005

Roadsideamerica.com is chock-full of odd and hilarious travel destinations — over 5,000 places — ready for exploration.

The Llama Song

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

Alright… There is no way I could retrace the convoluted trail I followed to find this ridiculous piece of multimedia creativity. However, do me a favor, and let this song play for 2 minutes. You will have the tune indelibly etched into your brain and you will be singing the song to yourself all day. I guarantee.

engrish.com

Monday, November 29th, 2004

Pictules wolth a thousand wolds.

Monday, September 27th, 2004

Those Were the Days, Today in History

Monday, September 27th, 2004

Adam Curry’s Weblog

Friday, September 24th, 2004

List of Disallowed Personalized Plates – Courtesy of the Smoking Gun. Warning: You may be offended. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

Bubble Wrap – Because sometimes you just need to escape from the grind.

Tuesday, September 21st, 2004

Albino Blacksheep – www.albinoblacksheep.com

Tuesday, September 21st, 2004

Posting – Steampowered.com – Mirrored by Trials-shack.co.uk

Thursday, September 16th, 2004

Wired News: Instant Messaging Goes Graphical – Jeff has arrived!

Wednesday, September 15th, 2004

The Smoking Gun: Arresting Images

Sunday, September 12th, 2004

Tokyo Picturesque:Alpha Version:Final

Saturday, September 4th, 2004

B3TA : WE LOVE THE WEB

Monday, August 30th, 2004

Strindberg helium

Sunday, August 29th, 2004

The Vocabula Review – August 2004 – Table of Contents – Helping get our language-act together.

Tuesday, August 10th, 2004

The four word film review

Monday, August 9th, 2004

WORDCOUNT / Tracking the Way We Use Language / Cool. Very cool.

Wednesday, August 4th, 2004

Kitsch, Retro, Gifts, Elvis Presley, Collectables. Here you will find the weirdest and most wonderful gift selection in the world.

Wednesday, August 4th, 2004

The Uppers organization presents: your guide to the pleasures of modern living

Monday, August 2nd, 2004

Albino Blacksheep – www.albinoblacksheep.com

Saturday, July 31st, 2004

PLAYBOY FASHION – SCHOOL’S OUT – LE 1000 – Now just exactly to whom is this being marketed? I can’t imagine that the little girls playing with their Barbie dolls are demanding this sort of attire.

Friday, July 30th, 2004

Goodguys Del Mar Rod & Custom Nationals Vintage Car Show

Friday, July 23rd, 2004

Geek Squad

Friday, July 9th, 2004

ToetWeb.com

Thursday, July 1st, 2004

Album Cover Art Gallery Nice gallery, with fronts, backs, technical notes and editorial comments.

Thursday, July 1st, 2004

VIP-24.com- CDs, vinyl, memorabilia, music resources

Thursday, June 17th, 2004

Imodium.com – Welcome – Don’t ask what compelled me to go to this site. However, you will find out more than you care to know about a subject that I will not mention.

Sunday, June 6th, 2004

Kini’s Collection

Saturday, June 5th, 2004

Smokydiva’s Vintage Clothing

Sunday, May 30th, 2004

Girls girls girls … Swingin’ chicks.

Saturday, May 22nd, 2004

Laugh.com Shoplifting Cart

Monday, May 17th, 2004

Playdo Graffiti

Saturday, May 15th, 2004

retroCRUSH: The World’s Finest Website and UK Tabloid Muse

Saturday, May 15th, 2004

ShardsO’Glass

Saturday, May 15th, 2004

13pt | Personal Injury Warning System

Saturday, May 15th, 2004

style.org > Estimating the Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow

Wednesday, May 12th, 2004

knockoff*project

Wednesday, May 12th, 2004

Welcome to the New Wave Outpost

Friday, May 7th, 2004

Global Province – a site for investors, business executives, business analysts, and business editors.

Thursday, April 8th, 2004

Home of the Humidor PC

Tuesday, April 6th, 2004

Brian’s Drive-In Theater

Monday, March 29th, 2004

UncommonGoods: Creatively Designed Gifts and Home Accessories

Sound and Vision Playground

Friday, March 19th, 2004

SURFACE.YUGOP.COM – Check this out when you want to NOT read anything, and explore.

Translucent Concrete

Friday, March 19th, 2004

LiTraCon homepage – Light transmitting concrete block. You heard it here first, right? Pretty cool stuff.

The Great Hollywood Hangover

Thursday, March 11th, 2004

Hollywood Sixties – The Great Hollywood Hangover. From someone who was there.

Sherman, Set The Wayback Machine

Wednesday, March 10th, 2004

Internet Archive: Wayback Machine – Where all things go to die and be reborn again. Check out your faves!

Cognitive Autostimulation

Thursday, March 4th, 2004

Cognitive Autostimulation: A Blog by Brian M. Weidemann (The World Bri’ed Web)

Welcome to California

Sunday, February 29th, 2004

Welcome to California

AnimWatch

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

AnimWatch – Excellence in animation

Retro Future

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

Welcome To The Retro Future – It’s closed.

Worth 1000

Thursday, January 29th, 2004

Worth1000.com | Photoshop Contests | Are you Worthy? | home page Creativity unleashed – thanks to Photoshop!

Sounds Bite

Saturday, January 24th, 2004

FindSounds – Search the Web for Sounds When you need to get ahold of that certain sound byte

The Picture of Everything

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

THE PICTURE OF EVERYTHING by Howard Hallis Now why didn’t I think of this…

Lulu.com

Thursday, December 25th, 2003

Lulu : Marketplace for a World of Digital Content

Show and Tell

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

show and tell music – Interesting concept :)

Both Sides Now

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

Both Sides Now Publications’ Home Page

Avocado Memories

Saturday, December 13th, 2003

Wes Clark’s “Avocado Memories”

BigBlueNetwork

Friday, December 12th, 2003

BigBlueNetwork – destined to become the center of something really big. Mark my words. You go, Jeff.

Referrer System

Tuesday, November 25th, 2003

Stephen’s Web ~ Referrer System – Something to play with.

You figure it out…

Thursday, October 16th, 2003

treccificio bolognese – produzione lacci in cotone – lacci in cuoio – solette – alzatacchi – calzanti – accessori per abbigliamento – italy – emilia romagna – modena – vignola

Sierra Vista Remembered

Tuesday, September 30th, 2003

Sierra Vista Remembered Diane West used to live across the street from me in La Habra, and a lot of these kids ended up at Sonora High.

LUDWIG BOLTZMANN INSTITUTE FOR URBAN ETHOLGY

Saturday, September 20th, 2003

LUDWIG BOLTZMANN INSTITUTE FOR URBAN ETHOLGY

Karen Nichols

Saturday, September 20th, 2003

Karen Nichols’ Fine Art Photography Gallery

To Have and to Have Mott

Saturday, September 13th, 2003

Mott Haven

Color University

Saturday, September 13th, 2003

ColorMatch 5K – You say you need a hexadecimal fix?

Sociable Design 2001

Friday, September 12th, 2003

MAS 961: Designing Sociable Media – Why not take advantage of some course material from MIT?

NegativWorldWideWebLand

Thursday, August 28th, 2003

Welcome to NegativWorldWideWebland

Hooplemania

Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

A Whole List of Hooples!

Get it all over her face

Sunday, August 10th, 2003

Step Right Up and Touch Hillary – Click the pick, hold and warp away. Therapeutic.

Found

Sunday, July 13th, 2003

Google Search: end of the internet

WMD?

Sunday, July 13th, 2003

Cannot find Weapons of Mass Destruction

Do It In The Kitchen

Saturday, July 12th, 2003

The Kitchen Job – share in joel’s experience

get surreal

Tuesday, June 24th, 2003

ravenblack.net : The Random Surrealism Generator

Cheese Bikini – of course

Sunday, June 22nd, 2003

cheesebikini?

art-e-zine

Friday, June 13th, 2003

art-e-zine – play with art

Putty World

Friday, June 6th, 2003

Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld

Joe Cartoon Rocks

Saturday, May 17th, 2003

Joe Cartoon

Phoons

Saturday, April 26th, 2003

Phoons from Around the World

Iraqi Information Minister

Thursday, April 24th, 2003

We Love the Iraqi Information Minister

Thursday, April 3rd, 2003

Acronym Finder: Look up 286,000 acronyms/abbreviations & their definitions

Thursday, April 3rd, 2003

– ideas happen – learn

Sunday, March 30th, 2003

Dogpile Results for: weidemannia

Sunday, March 30th, 2003

MetaCrawler Results | Search Query = weidemannia

Thursday, March 27th, 2003

ihatemimes.com – the official site for people who are annoyed by, or just plain hate, mimes.

Thursday, March 27th, 2003

ihateclowns.com – Yes…The No Clown Zone

Wednesday, March 26th, 2003

Where is Raed ?

Sunday, March 23rd, 2003

Welcome to AARoads.com!

Sunday, March 23rd, 2003

CSICOP On-line: Scientifically Investigating Paranormal and Fringe Science Claims

Saturday, March 22nd, 2003

Stock Illustration by Risto Klint – illustrations

Friday, March 21st, 2003

Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies

Wednesday, March 12th, 2003

The Freedom Man

Saturday, March 8th, 2003

BBC America – The Office Management Guide

Thursday, March 6th, 2003

On-pitch Spellcasters (Wizards) for Blood Bowl / Wizards on the Pitch

Saturday, February 22nd, 2003

Bat Boy: The Musical