Brilliante Weblog Recently, the Quirky Indian flattered chickenmonkeydog by naming our little site as ‘brilliant’. Given the quality of the Quirky Indian’s own work, we were honoured by his praise and, given that our web traffic has increased since then, are very grateful for it.

With that in mind, we wanted to share (in random order) some of our favourite blogs with you:

Chup-chap
Great blog written by a guy living in Bangalore and working for a newspaper. We stumbled upon this blog through the Quirky Indian, but we now check into Chup-chap’s blog on a regular basis.

OhGizmo!
A blog updated with around five posts a day, illuminating interesting (if nothing else) gadgets and devices that people have created. Some are for production and others are just artwork or prototypes. People make some pretty whacky stuff sometimes!

Jan Chipchase
A blog by a Nokia researcher who is looking at trends and trying to predict where Nokia products should be in 3 – 15 years. This site is a non-professional blog, so it just has some interesting photos and comments about details of daily life.

Savage Chickens
A little blog updated daily with a random comic featuring chickens as the characters. Always good for a laugh or a chuckle.

The Rut
Great sketches about all sorts of random stuff. Very funny indeed.

Mr Bacon Pants
It’s about bacon. Enough said.

Quirky Japan Blog
A Canadian fellow living in Japan since 1993 takes photos of and comments on a variety of aspects of Japanese culture and life.

Hey readers, we’re not expecting many comments on this post, so if you wanted to leave one, please do let us know which of our selections that you liked … and tell us about some of your favourites!

Posted 29 Aug 2008

Comments

9 Responses to “Online brilliance”

  1. Shefaly on August 29th, 2008 11:04 am

    Nokia calls Chipchase (what a fancy name, a bit like Ms Spellings in charge of education in the US) a ‘user anthropologist’. Will mail you an interesting NYT article about him from April (I remember because I read it in California, in print). Fascinating job, enviably so..

  2. Liam on August 29th, 2008 12:33 pm

    Hi Shefaly -

    That would be a brilliant job. Where does one apply?

    And I look forward to seeing the NYT article. Thanks for sending it through.

  3. | Balu | on August 29th, 2008 3:54 pm

    Am double honoured (if there’s such a thing!)But unlike the other bloggers you have mentioned here, I am a moody guy who blogs in a frenzy or goes into blogging slumber. Glad you guys like my blog!

    PS: I suck at THANK YOU speeches :-P

  4. | Balu | on August 29th, 2008 3:55 pm

    PPS: Akismet thought ur comment n my blog was a spam :-D

  5. Liam on August 29th, 2008 4:30 pm

    @ Balu – Akismet is not alone in thinking that most of what I write is spam.

    And I think your ‘thank you’ speech was double-acceptable! Ha-ha!

  6. Shefaly on August 29th, 2008 6:22 pm

    @ Liam:

    Wouldn’t it just? Get in the queue, BEHIND me ;-)

    Here is the article:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/13/magazine/13anthropology-t.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Chipchase&st=cse&oref=slogin

    I heard something on the District Line today that is right up your street (and with 2 links, this comment is sure to go into moderation so I shall stick the link right after this).

  7. Shefaly on August 29th, 2008 6:24 pm

    @ Liam:

    About that train announcement:

    http://twitter.com/shefaly/statuses/903132268

    His tone was so resigned, emphasising ‘no’ in ‘no idea’ that a friend and I were distracted from our chatter and burst out laughing. Good job the coach was empty.

  8. Liam on August 29th, 2008 7:13 pm

    @ Shefaly -

    That announcement is awesome! Thanks for sharing it.

    And thanks for the Chipchase article. What a cool gig that guy has!

  9. Jason Mosley on September 5th, 2008 8:59 pm

    BACON loves you, so enjoy!

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