Google’s Favicons

While doing a Google Image Search earlier, I noticed that the favicon changed from the old capital G in the Google font, to a lowercase blue g still in the same font, but much more…different.

old google

new google

That got me thinking what the other favicons look like, so I went to all the Google services I used most, and then some others, and put them in a bookmarks folder in Firefox 3 (to make it easier for me and you, only one screen shot).

all google favicons

Blogger

I can’t seem to figure out the reasoning behind the giving out of special Favicons to different services.  At first I thought it was by popularity, but surly, the number of people who use Google Maps is exponentially higher then those that use Google Notebook.  And why the seemingly random phase ouf of the old Google Favicon to the newer one?  I’m all for change, but I don’t like the new favicon too much, it’s not “Googleenough” if you understand what I’m coming from.

In reality though, the people in charge of each service probably came up with a favicon, and used that.  I suggest that some maybe designers use their 20% time to make some more specific favicons. I’m talking about Google Finance, that blank background is really annoying sometimes.

Note, blogger is by itself because of two reasons, 1. it took forever to finish loading, and 2. I forgot about it when it did.  If there’s any other Google services that have different favicons, please tell me, but I think I found all of them.

Sketch

There’s been alot of diy artsy posts lately, and here’s another one to add to the list, Sketch.  You have a drwaing pad and you make a simple, or complex drawing, and then exchange it with someone else.  They will get your exact drawing, and you will get theirs.  No censoring what so ever.  That’s both good and bad, so be careful, cause you never know what you’ll get.

Here are two of my exchanges:

BAM! box?

sea not sure

the ones on the left are what I made, and the ones on the right are what i received.  Don’t i have some artistic talent?  Oh yes i do.  I like the simplicity of this, but the other colors and such of artPad would be cooler.

Cubescape

cube rainbow

This isn’t really a game, but more of an artistic avenue for people to make cool 2-D pixle masterpieces.  Some of them are truly amazing, while others, really are a Waste of time.

cube Mario

As you can imagine, there are many classic Nintento ones.  You can go make your own right now, but be warned, they can take a long, long time to complete.

The Biggest Drawing In The World

Erik Nordenankar had a dream, to create the biggest drawing the world had ever seen, literally, the world.  To do that, he didn’t set out to find the biggest sheet of paper, no, he actually went small, briefcase small.  You see, his canvas was the earth itself, and his brush was a GPS enabled briefcase.

self portrait

Using a custom designed briefcase with GPS tracking software in it, he gave DHL specific instructions on where to go, and after 55 days, he had all the data he needed.  The portrait itself is massive, over 40,000 X 40,000 kilometers, in scale, and due to the technique used, the drawing is one complete brush stroke.  However, the only true way to see it is to shrink it down and put it on a map, or globe.  It is a pretty interesting, and ingenious idea.

For his next project, I think he should get a few of them traveling around the globe, for some more interesting designs.

Here’s a video of the making of it (basically just a following of the case)
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The only questions I have for him is cost, it must have been through the roof!

Coolest USB flash drives ever

usb muscle car

These two USB flash drives are pretty damn nice.  I wonder how they would fare on a race track, or, driving around the floor, or any of the other uses you can tink of for a Matchbox Car.  It’s only $25 and you can choose which style body, muscle car, or truck it has a 1GB flash drive embedded under the hood (well, from the looks of it, probably in the trunk, but who’s being picky?)  

usb truck

usb truck

{Esty}

Downtime

I’m here to appologize for the lack of posts since friday.  Unfortunately, there will be less posts as this week progresses.  I just got back from school, and I’m moving all my stuff back into my room at home, that is a less then easy task.  Also in the process, i broke the heatsink on my desktop, so I need to get a replacement for that.  I have my laptop, and I’m using that, but, I just don’t have the time or resources right now to make 2 or 3 posts a day. 

I hope to get a few in before the end of the week, but it’s unknown if that will happen.  I have a graduation party to go to, and people to pick up at airports.  So, there wont be as many posts, sorry.

 

 

The Spookiest Weapons ever

Ivy-Mike

This is my type of list!  Of course the Atom Bomb leads the way, and I would have no other weapon as number 1.  Some on the list are kinda dumb, and the Puke Flashlight, not so much spooky, but The Rods from God, sounds like a really awesome one.

rods from god

Just think, dropping giant metal rods from orbit down to earth at hypersonic speeds, and destroying whole cities.  That’s awesome!