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January
22
2008
1:51 pm
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Band Name / Album Art Meme

So I did a meme post yesterday (wrote my own) and realized I’ve never done a meme before.  Never was interested in them.  Mostly they seem pointless, too long, and frankly, a little too nosey for my tastes.

But a few have caught my eye.  On Avi’s site and Sarcastica’s site and Dave’s site I noticed the Band Name / Album Art Meme.  And what they came up with was actually eerily like an album cover.  I could totally see someone’s album looking like that!

So, would mine look good?  Would it seem inspirational?  Would it interest me in purchasing the album?  Let’s see.

Not bad.  Not too good, but not bad.  The rules are here for your convenience (copied from Sarcastica)

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article is the name of your band.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last 4 words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The 3rd picture, no matter what, is the album cover.

Then make your picture and post it on your blog.  (note: if you don’t have a blog, but you follow the steps, you could email me the results and I’ll make your album cover and post it in the comments here)

Wayne’s note: it seems that this would be pretty easy to automate, so instead of having to do the work, a script went out and got the things, randomly placed the text on the image and voila! you have your album cover.  Anyone seen that yet?

Dilbert Widget

Those really smart and funny people over at dilbert.com have come out with a widget, and it’s in pre-release. You can embed it in just about any blog or web page, and it even integrates with some of the services to just add right in. I do my embedding the old fashioned way (via code) but I was still impressed with what it supported.

What does the widget do? Well, it has all the comics, IN COLOR back to 2005. Not only that, but you can rate the comic. A nice future edition would be to be able to embed a specific favorite comic strip in a blog posting, either by day or some other mechanism.

So I’m going to try to embed it here to see if it works. My only complaint is that I use a 150-pixel wide sidebar (as do many people) and the thinnest widget they have is 160px. I don’t want to change my theme to support this one widget, so I’ll keep it in this post for now.

And lo, the people did comment thus:

3 Comments

  1. Avitable says:

    I like the way you did that album!

  2. Hilly says:

    Niiice use of font for that album cover!

  3. Absurdist says:

    I am surprised. You did something creative? Hm. I am impressed. Just this one time, though.

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