To start off the new year, I will be giving you good people a SECRET LOOK into the life of Jairus. Completely uncensored, here is a look at the deepest secrets of my browser’s history — I will type a letter into my address bar, and give you the first URL that shows up.
B – xbox-sky Tracker. Soon-to-be-closed BitTorrent tracker for xbox games, apps, and assorted files.
C – CamWorld. Boring weblog. I’m not sure why I visit it.
E – Industrial Music @ Wikipedia. I’ve pretty much re-written this article from the ground up. It’s incredible, the things people will write. For example, someone added this (now removed) bit to the entry today — I couldn’t make this shit up if I tried:
It is generally accepted that the term “industrial music” was coined in 1995 when a member of Korn described their music to the London Tabloids as “Industrial”. It was a way to describe the psychotic heaviness of the sound and the alternative intstrumentation. Korn would sometimes use more than one guitar and occasionally add sound effects to make the guitars and / or vocals sound “crunchy”. Like machines.
Marilyn Manson. The creators of the genre before its name? Use of Synthesizers and Guitars created the foundry for this style of angry emotion laden music. Bands like Kraftwerk and Coil attempted this type of thing but in the end failed and were forgotten. Skinny Puppy, originally hailing from the great white north, were often lumped into the “Industiral” category, though they weren’t experimental enough to be truly considered. They too were forgotten.
F – The Awful Forums. The best ten dollars I’ve ever spent.
G – Gmail. The power of the Google is so strong that while creating the Gmail link, I actually typed in “a gref” instead of “a href”. It’s spooky.
H – Henry’s Cameras. I think I was hoping for an elite Boxing Day sale. BUT FOR NAUGHT!
I – Instant Bankroll. Free $100 when signing up for a new PartyPoker account. Huzzah.
J – Jean Snow. A fantastic weblog by a photographer living in Ikebukuro.
K – Kottke. The content of the site itself isn’t terribly interesting, but there’s a lot of good meat in the linksbar on the right.
L – You.
M – MetaFilter. Home of pancakes.
N – Google News – When you need to know the news, and you need to hear it from 918 different sources.
O – OEM Express. Where my new computer lives. They just don’t know it yet.
Q – Q Daily News. A pediatrics doctor in NYC. Also, MetaFilter lives in his closet.
S – SpaceWeather. It’s weather… FROM SPACE!
T – Tiny Nibbles. Weblog of a “hardworking sex writer, editor, adult book and video reviewer and machine artist”. She mostly writes about sex now, but she used to write a lot about her work with Survival Research Labs, which is/was much more interesting.
U – UseableType – Typography for the World Wide Web.
V – Video Game Music Archive – Eighteen thousand video game MIDI files. What was that? I couldn’t hear BEEP BEEP BEOOO SQUARRR WOKKAWOKKAWOKKAWOKKA
W – Wikipedia. A free-content encyclopedia that anyone can edit, and the single best use of the internet I’ve seen.
X – XVI. Ottawa club/rave community website.
Y – Yay Hooray business card show-off thread. The Buzz Creative one is fucking brilliant. There are Prev/Next links at the bottom, if you want to see more.
I wish LJ had room for more than 3 icons.