Use this bookmarklet to turn the internet into a game of Asteroids. Destroy texts, ads, images, videos, basically anything on a webpage as if they are the ateroids. You can annihilate Artifacting right now if you want. Use the arrows keys to move, spacebar to fire, the score is in the lower right corner.
Code Organ takes the code of any website and turns it into music.
Code Organ works by choosing the key of the song based on how many times the letter designating that note appears in a web page’s source code, using a minor key if it appears an odd number of times or major if it’s even. It then picks one of ten synthesiser sounds based on which characters appear the most times in a page. Finally, the algorithm decides which drum loop to use by weighing the ratio of text characters to actual notes.
A list of swear words found within the Artifacting comments (and the number of times each word wad used) as of as of 7:41 pm MST May 13th, 2010:
Fuck: 49 (includes motherfucker, fucker, fucking, etc.)
Shit: 54 (includes shitbag, shithole, shitty, etc.)
Damn: 53 (includes goddamn, damnation, etc.)
Bitch: 19 (includes son of a bitch, sumbitch, etc.)
Come on folks! Let’s not be so shy. We need more motherfucker up in here.
Thanks for the idea Clusterfuck
Despite my lousy blogging habits in 2009 the blog continued to grow and I almost doubled my amount of unique viewers over the year. Below is a graph of my total number of absolute unique readers which totaled 206,881 over the year. The drop in late June was due to a serverside attack.
The top ten referring sites to Artifacting (with search engines removed) during 2009 were:
1. Yahoo Answers
2. Boing Boing
8. Serious Eats
10. Sensible Erection
I found it surprising that there wasn’t a single personal blog on the list this year. Are personal blogs going the way of the ghost?
Below are the top ten most visited posts published in 2009:
1. I’m About To Whip Somebody’s Ass
2. Billy Mays Is A Sad Robot
3. The Coolest, Craziest, Kitty Cat Desktop Wallpaper On The Internet
4. Bell Pepper Teratoma
5. Crying Over Auto Tune Part II
6. I’m Dreaming Of A Chiptune Christmas
7. Fuckin’ Math
8. Another Word For Vagina
9. Definitive List Of The 99 Things You Should Have Already Experienced On The Internet (+10)
General stats for Artifacting are as follows: