Links: December 2003

  • Snowflakes 24 December 2003, 11:44

    Of course, snow has no relevance to Christmas in Australia, but this page allows you to make your own snow flake and is quite fun. It seems a little lame at first, but once you view the gallery, you'll want to freeze your own!

  • The anti-Santa 22 December 2003, 15:56

    While well into the spirit of Christmas I discovered the existence of Krampus, the anti-Santa, at's library of interesting information.

  • Aerial ballet 22 December 2003, 12:37

    Better than MS flight simulator, with 1% the code. This app lets you define graceful aerial shapes by controlling a plane using your arrow keys. (WARNING: Shockwave)

  • A Doomed comic 22 December 2003, 12:32

    Subtext, character development, special effects – this comic book adaptation of Doom, the game, has it all. You can't go wrong with lines like "Yeah, that's your spinal cord, baby! Dig it!"

  • Sculpturgami 19 December 2003, 16:14

    When does origami become sculpture? When you place paper in the hands of Takeshi Hojyo. Archangel Gabriel, a centaur.

  • Snow sculptures 15 December 2003, 12:20

    At this year's International Snow Sculpture Championships, you'll find some amazing feats of frozen water artistry, but I find the geometric beauty of 2001's winner impresses me more.

  • Vintage racing 12 December 2003, 17:53

    Some really great posters from the golden age of car racing.

  • Djenne, Mali 12 December 2003, 00:42

    Quite a strange looking mosque.

  • Coltrane 10 December 2003, 16:04

    The only time I want to hear unprompted music on a web site is when it's Coltrane. Nice under-stated Flash. (WARNING: Flash)

  • BoxGridWorld 5 December 2003, 17:06

    Don't know what it does, but I'm a sucker for tech-artsy Java apps. It's like floating around inside a game of Tetris.

  • Bill Watterson 4 December 2003, 00:50

    Calvin and Hobbes (along with the Far Side) was one of the few comic strips that ever warranted more than a smirk (c'mon, is Hagar even meant to be funny?). This article tries to delve into the reasons why now-recluse Bill Watterson denied us its pleasure.

  • HP+ 3 December 2003, 11:12

    I love the way that Hewlett Packard have managed to appropriate something as simple as the plus sign to their own identity. This is a showcase of their web-based interactive ads; Dreamworks and National Gallery of London are particularly good (WARNING: Flash)

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