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By JULES ALLEN
Published May 17, 2004

Pizza anyone?

www.BeigeRecords.com/cory/pizza_party/

There are several ways to order pizza. Most people pick up a phone. But geeks like to be different. If you're turned on by the techie thing, you're sure to like Pizza Party. It's a command line-driven way to order the fuel that drives late-night coding sessions. Even if you're a nonhacker, you're sure to delight at the video of two nerds ordering pizza. Useful, playful and simple.

Mod appeal

www.BadgerPackaging.com/heavymetal/

Black is the new beige when it comes to PC cases. Creative types have turned to modding, the art of transforming a PC into something approaching a work of art. This is the first print-worthy case mod I've found in a long time. I think you'll agree this computer is unique and above and beyond the usual ho-hum efforts you find documented on the Web.

Fact checker

www.SpinSanity.org/

"Fact" is a word you hear in politics that might be uttered almost as much as the overused "the American people." But facts have a way of biting back if they are misquoted or misused. They can be checked. If you're a stickler for dotted I's and crossed T's, you'll enjoy the living daylights out of this site that does a wonderful job of savaging everybody in sight. It's about time.

Sign up

CommTechLab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm

I keep meaning to take a refresher course on American Sign Language. But since I don't know anyone who is deaf, it's hard to keep up with communicating effectively. So I was thrilled to stumble on this site. It offers QuickTime video clips of somebody signing. If you're getting started with ASL, this might be the site for you, too.

Stop that, it's silly

www.FilmBuffs.net/bananana/

We were one of the first publications to link to the Hamster Dance site, a silly bit that involved simple graphic animation and a short tune in the background. Fast forward a few years. While Macromedia's Flash is everywhere and much more capable of whizzy animation, this simple site has me hooked. I can't get the dumb tune out of my head. It's more fun than a double shot of espresso before bedtime.

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