The Science of Perving

I could spend hours trying to find out what the japanese in this article is trying to say, or I can infer from the imagery that it is trying to teach you the optimal angles for staring up a girls skirt while walking up a set of stairs.

I wish I knew what book or magazine this came from, I’m sure it would be a gold mine…

via UFunk

1,001 Arabian Blogs

This is my 1,001st blog post, I thought I’d do a quick retrospective. I’m not sure why I started blogging, I remember back in 1998 a friend told me that they had set up a blog for themselves and I thought to myself “what the hell was the point in that”, they were posting a diary online, probably on live journal or something like that.

A few years later I bought ohmz.co.uk among others (I’ve also been the proud owner of watermelons.co.uk…), but I never used that because I didn’t know what the hell I wanted to do, so that domain expired. At some point I bought ohmz.net, and I installed php-blog, a really simple bit of software that allowed me to post crap to my webspace. Back then I was working as a stage technician and I had dreams of being a music blogger. I blogged about my experience backstage with whatever bands I was working with, usually at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, it was really poorly written and really boring I think 3 people read it in total. I stopped blogging there after a while and forgot about it, until I got an email from my web host saying that my blog had been closed down because it had been identified as a spam center. Apparently there was a flaw in the blogging software I used that allowed people, or bots, to email people from my blog and they were spamming the bejesus out of the internet.

I un-installed the blog software I was using and installed Drupal, played around with it for a while, didn’t like it and settled on WordPress.

My blog lay dormant for some time, I’d post the odd bit of crap every now and then, but I wasn’t really that interested. I had a minor spike when I posted a picture of my birthday cake a few years ago:

But then my blog went dormant again for almost a year…

Recently I started using my blog as place to post random cool stuff I found on the internet, art, gadgets whatever, I wasn’t expecting anyone to read it, it was just so I could remember that the stuff existed. One particular post involved an image of someone with make-up that made them look like a drawing by Roy Lichtenstien:

It didn’t get much attention at the time but a year later I saw a huge spike in my visits:


I had a whopping 40 views in one day to that post, so I wrote a follow up post with some more examples, those two posts remain some of my most popular posts… I was getting up to 100 views a day due to having posted some pop art make-up, and I was happy…

Then something strange happened… I’m not entirely sure what the catalyst was but in the past two months my views have sky rocketed:

I went from a little over 300 views in Oct 2010 to over 33,000 in February of 2012, and there is still time left today for me to get more. I appreciate that the spike in October was due to people looking for ideas for Halloween costumes, I’d expected a spike there, but then the hits continued to ramp up, I got a big boost by posting some geeky Valentines day cards but people are actually looking at the home page rather than just hitting individual blog posts. I think I may be experiencing my 5 minutes of fame…

I actually find it reall amusing that having published my 1,000th blog post yesterday and my views yesterday were 1,337, a number which I think is dear to geeks around the world:

So what have I been blogging about aside from posting random links to stuff I’ve found online? My amatuer photography, my rubbish writing and various story ideas including my NaNoWriMo efforts (Check “writing” link at the top of this page if you want to have a look), Some tribal art I put together a while ago:

A tribal dragonfly

I’ve taken a stab at writing my own web comic creatively titled Blip and Blop:

I’ve also written various film reviews and rants. I think in the future I’m going to try and post more original content to balance out the stuff I’ve posted that just links to other peoples work. I’m not going to stop posting links to other stuff I’ve found, just supplement it with origianal content that you can only find here, that is until someone else reblogs it elsewhere (I’m under no illusion that will ever happen…).

Anyway I just wanted to say thanks for reading my blog, I hope you continue to enjoy it.

Omar

P.S. In case you were wondering about the title, I am aware that none of my blog posts have been in Arabic but I am an Arab (or at least half Arab) and I felt the title worked so I went with it.

P.P.S. If there is anything that I’ve blogged about in the past that you have found particularly interesting or you just want to comment on the style of the blog/give constructive advice or abuse feel free to mention it in the comments. I may get a lot of views but not many people comment on my blog, and it’s cold and lonely in cyberspace…

 

BBQ Made From Front of a 78 GMC Pick-Up Truck

My cousin’s son runs a metal work shop called Radical Motor Sports (FaceBook page) in Saudi and I saw that they had posted this awesome BBQ conversion. They’ve taken the front end of a 1978 GMC pick-up truck and turned it into a sweet looking BBQ.

There are a few more pictures of it and pictures of what it looked like before they started work on it in their gallery.

Psycho Text Conversation Acted Out

This Is What Crazy Looks Like Via Text Messaging… by vaughan-1

This is a Radio DJ from New Zealand acting out  a text message “Conversation” from this post on Buzz Feed post. The original conversation is scary enough, but it’s made funnier by the narration. I say conversation… It’s more like a monologue for most of it…

Most people have been in a situation where someone hasn’t immediately replied to a text after a date, but some people really need to learn to save the crazy for at least the 3rd date.

Next Gory Japanese Movie I Want to Get: Dead Sushi!

When sushi goes bad! I’m not entirely sure what the premise of this film is aside from bits of sushi killing people, and to be honest I’m not sure I need much more of a premise. Dead Sushi is by the same people who did Machine Girl and Robo-Geisha which you can tell by the voice over on the trailer which sounds like the same guy who did the voice over for the Robo-Geisha trailer.

I have a copy of Robo Geisha sitting on my shelf waiting to be watched, the only reason that we haven’t watched it is that Avarinne and I have an agreement that she will watch iton the condition that I watch Human Centipede, why she wants to watch Human Centipede I don’t know…

Via iO9

Pac-Man Arcade Cabinet Cake

pac man arcade cake

This cake by Jet City Cakes is beyond awesome, it’s made to look like they original Pac-Man aracade cabinet, and it’s fairly accurate in the detailing.

I’m trying to stop myself for posting a slew of geeky cakes, but I couldn’t help myself with this one, it is a cake and it involves Pac-Man, what’s a guy to do?

Also while I’m posting this I might as well also post this Companion Cube Cake also by Jet City Cakes:

Cake is not a lie

Via Technabob