||the Fourth of April, 2004|
"Carve computer-generated ripples in the surface of a
main highway, and when vehicles pass over the surface, mysterious voices
whisper, and distant music plays."
A page of suggested hi-tech
practical jokes, with copious links to tangents and source
materials. Very inspiring.
|If you had to fight a registration page for the previous link,
you should arm yourself with a can of Bug Me Not;
a public-maintained database of generic logins for all such
registration-demanding news sites, with - ingeniously - a
simple bookmarklet that looks at your browser's URL and tells
you the logins you can use.
"A paper clip stuck in former Rep. Richard Hayden's "yea"
button accounted for the deciding vote, which led to higher
Preposterous Nomic-scam shenanigans in the Philadelphian lower
chamber - ghost
voting is the practice of jamming a coin or a bit of paper into
a voting machine in such a way that it continues to register votes in the
elected representative's absence.
[via Collision Detection]
||the Thirty-First of March|
|A few good rounds of Kolodny's Game
at the weekend - it's actually a distant and not-very-different precursor
just with looser rules and an ingeniously conversational yes/no
structure. A good paperless brain game, and playable whilst
walking, to confuse passers-by.|
21st century variant - Spamzendo. One player is the Filter, and
the others are Spammers. The Spammers take turns to send emails to the
Filter (specifying only a thematically-appropriate subject line), and
the Filter accepts or rejects them according to its secret rule.