23 07 2008

quick post about [treasure island] for ARASHI fans. most of you probably already know the site, but for us newbies it’s paradise come to earth. a visitor kindly shared the info with me a while ago, but I just forgot about it… until yesterday I started downloading videos again. :3

what can you find in [arashianFILES]? well, vitualy anything: mp3 albums, singles, other songs, complete collection of all ARASHI TVshows old and new, TVshows they went to as guests, PVs, CMs… everything that had ever to do with ARASHI. also, it’s very convenient for people who don’t use [veoh], [realPLAYER download-manager] and the like, because it’s all dd – mostly megaupload, mediafire, rapidshare and others. mind you, some links are broken – the webmaster asks for help in this matter by reporting them, please give her a hand if you have time :)

but anyway, mostly all MU links work -though you are not a premium user you have to wait until the first download ends to begin a new one -, MF works well too.

and now an ARASHIthemed blog: [WINKYchan’s lost on the web]

remember, kat, that ARASHI banner we liked so much? the one with all members jumping? that’s it. as it happens… it is jen’s friend’s livejournal!!!! you can even find jen’s name mentioned in some posts… I’m still shocked by these coincidences.

apart from being a pretty interesting blog to read, you will find loads of great stuff, like music sheets of some of ARASHI’s songs, doujinshi – yes, there is ARASHI doujinshi too -, photos… well, you just see. kyaa~~!

that’s all for now, just wanted to share!



2 04 2008

alright, I have just [ffffound] an awesome page for image lovers – like me :)

it’s an image-marker where you add images you like so other people can see them. they can be any type of image – photographies illustration… whatever. the cool thing is that everything’s arranged so that while seeing someone’s bookmarks you have access to similar entries by other people. when I visited it I couldn’t stop… I went from one page to other 10, opening tabs like crazy!

enjoy! :)


“mapping” like mad

27 02 2008

I’ve just used a spanish term – mapping – because it was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw these virtual interactive plans. “mapping” is actually a technical term we use in architecture when we organise information of all kinds – some times the most ludicrous and arbitrary – and shape it into a map that helps us understand better our own project. generally, we would take conditions of the surroundings – physical, social, irrelevant… – and through a whole system of organization we normally make up while having a beer with our friends, we transform it into something resembling a cross between a cartographic map, a states-of-the-art graphic design and a goulash recipe gone wrong. don’t fret, it’s the structures calculations that determine if a building survives or crumbles down, not pre-project decisions.

back to what I really wanted to comment on: I have found a bunch of sites displaying these sort of strange maps. let’s take a look at them.

voyage is a RSS related map, it displays recent news-posts in a sort of hovering cloud, coming forth and fading into the background depending on where you focus the mouse.


burst labs creates a music filter. as you choose tags you narrow the choice of music and get fewer and fewer tracks. you can also listen to about 30 seconds of the music and see the info if you like the piece.


dimvision springs a musicmap from a single artist you enter. from there you can see all musical related material until it becomes a 3D web.


music map

wefeelfine has developed a curious engine in which people from all over the world share their feelings, moods and states of mind. it is very simple to use, the panel [immediately below] allows you to select feeling – long, long list -, gender, age, weather , location and date. but it is not necessary for you to participate really, you can simply take a look at the particles map, each representing a feeling and its owner, with a link to a message [murmur] and a picture [montage]. there are 5 steps clearly explained in the page – which I suggest you read if you’re interested, since surely they explain a lot better that me.

the panel