Sent to me by my good friend cNp, this excellent piece of video by Patrick Jean has New York being overrun by Pac Man, Space Invaders and Donkey Kong and many more. With nods to 8-bit legends Commodore, Ocean, amongst others it’s a treat for the old schooler in you.
So…chatroulette.com. What an odd place that is. I first heard about it in an article in The Guardian Technology section. Not for nothing does the article call it the “web’s weirdest outpost”. The site will randomly connect you and your webcam (should you choose to enable it) to a complete stranger’s webcam for an anonymous chat. No login required, registration required, you just click and go. You’ve no idea who’ll you get next. Aside from dodging erections, amongst others I’ve had an half session with a chatty couple getting stoned on a Friday afternoon in Seattle, an Iranian who couldn’t speak English but could converse in Techno, a girl who wanted me get my knob out, a man whose was completely covered in tin foil, a fat man shagging a stuffed raccoon and a toy camel who promised to answer any question I had.
This video, hosted over on Vimeo gives a decent overview;
and watch the following for a wacko sing into it.
If you do get chatting to someone halfway human it can be a laugh. However, I warn you though, if you get entrenched on there clicking next over and over, as someone pointed out over on the Guardian comments section “it’s a day destroyer”.
I’ve just noticed that today’s date is 13-03-07. 13-3-7 or 1337…. Shit. It’s leet day. I can hear the collective moanings as a milion geeks around the world cream their pants in unison. Leet (or 13375p34k if you like) to these guys simply roxxor. You want to join in? LOL yourself out. You don’t want to be a n00b do you? Get with it or get pwned.