The above image was made using an ingenious piece of software that allows you to draw using the sound of your voice...head here to try it out if you have a mic. It's quite difficult...if you don't want to spend all day humming and howling just to draw a sqaure, try putting a song that has a fairly varied soundscape on and see what happens! I stumbled across it on a blog called zefrank.com, which is full of time-wasting bits and bobs. I also discovered Nerdist, a fairly interesting blog by Chris Hardwick, who is an American comedian who also writes for Wired magazine, one of my favs.
In other news, if you have a Mac, it is worth downloading this iPlayer Downloader. It has a very intuitive UI and downloads in H.264 format, so you can drag files straight to your iPod. Also, check out FoxyURL if you are a FireFox user. Although there are many URL-shortening apps, such as TinyURL, FoxyURL whacks a tiny orange icon next to your search box. Next time you want to send someone a link, instead of having to past 5 paragraphs of random gobboldy-gook, just hit the organge icon and it will shorten it to something more manageable. Download it here.
Or, if you've got a bit of time to spare, head to lmgtfy.com. I won't tell you what it does...go and have a look!
PS. Here is a video of some more difficult voice drawing from Messa di Voice.