April 25th, 2007

Neko (lofulah)

Human vending machines, IDs (drivers license calculations, credit cards), And PRETTY website

Japanese Human Vending Machine.
Doesn't actually distribute humans, but rather, is powered by a human.
Looks to be a promo, but amusing nonetheless.

Unique ID: http://www.highprogrammer.com/alan/numbers/
Provides random things, like Driver's License Numbers calculation and verification. I tried the Maryland one, and it's surprisingly accurate.

There's also, linked from that site, an anatomy of credit cards: http://www.merriampark.com/anatomycc.htm
which links to a frightfully long article on credit cards: http://euro.ecom.cmu.edu/resources/elibrary/everycc.htm
Quite interesting.

And a friend pointed this out to me:
It's not actually the application I'm interested in - I haven't tried that. It's the website that's amazing.
Neko (lofulah)

I love the sound of rain.

I don't know why. It's so soothing, sometimes. Rain falling.

Rain good. Water is one of the magical conduits. So rain good, despite being wet.

Dear birds,
It's frigging pouring cats and dogs out there. Why the hell are you singing? Plus, it's 3 AM. Go to sleep!