Time Wasters – Part1

We all know how easy it is to lose track of time while surfing the awesome internet.
During the last months, I’ve been bookmarking some of the most useless sites that I came across. (Without a reason at that time)
Now I have this folder full of time-wasting websites sitting in my toolbar and wondered whether to delete it or keep it…
So I came up with the brilliant idea of putting the list up here for later referral whilst sharing it with you 🙂 That’s double karma!
Here we go.

Uncomfotable Moments With Putin

Although I think there could be wound up a lot more of pictures, it’s already an awesome concept.



What’s Osama Bin Watchin’?

On this page you can enter any youtube video and make Osama Bin Laden watch it.
You can make the old man watch Justin Bieber for over a few hours if you’d like 🙂



Kim Jong-Il looking at things

No need to explain the content of this page.
It’s better populated than the Putin page and has a higher rofl count.



Your Mom Was Hot

Have you ever seen the hot-or-not page’s? Well, this is like one of them, but with an extra requirement…

Was your Mom hot? Or your kid’s mom, or your grandmom, or your friend’s mom, etc…Click submit to send us a photo because let’s face it, before your Mom was just your Mom… Your Mom Was Hot!



 Just Add Balls

Not sure whether I should call this funny or 200% wasted time… But anyhow, the title itself made me lol at least a bit.

Everything is better with balls in it!



Those were the first five links,
keep an eye open for the upcoming stuff.

If you have some awesome time wasting links yourself, share them in the comment section.

Create a .gif with The Gimp

This is requested by my dearly beloved mom, so I’ll keep it simple and mom-friendly.

The things you’ll need:

  • A Computer
  • The Gimp (Windows & Linux compatible)
  • Some pictures/images (preferably of the same size)
  • A (very basic) knowledge of what a .gif is
    A .gif is actually a little slideshow of images.
  • 5 minutes time
    or 10, depending on how fast you can switch between open windows.

Get started:

  1. Open up The Gimp
    I suppose I don’t have to explain how to do this?
  2. Open up the folder where the images are that you want to be inside the animated image

  3. Drag’n’drop the first image into the big empty Gimp window (the image you want to be displayed first in your ‘presentation’)
    If the order of the images don’t matter, just select all the images and drag’n’drop em all at once.

    • Press, and hold down, the button on the mouse or other pointing device, to “grab” the object,
    • “Drag” the object/cursor/pointing device to the desired location,
    • “Drop” the object by releasing the button.
  4. Drag’n’drop the second image into the big empty Gimp window (the image you want to be displayed as second in your ‘presentation’)
  5. Drag’n’drop the third image into the big empty  Gimp window (the image you want to be displayed as third in your ‘presentation’)
  6. Drag’n’drop the fourth image …. ok, you’ll get it now!
    Continue doing this till you’ve dragged all your images in to that window.
    You can check how many and which images are already in there in the Layer window.
    Open it by clicking ctrl+l or going to file\dialogs\layers.

  7. Click “File” in the top menu
  8. Click “Save As”

  9. Choose a location where to save the final .gif file
  10. choose a filename that ends with “.gif ” (eg. “ChoopDaWhoop.gif”, without the quotes ofc.)

  11. Select “Save as Animation”

  12. Fill in the comment, or just un-check it. (probably no-one will ever read it)

  13. Select “Loop Forever”

  14. Choose a delay value (this will set the time before switching to another image)
    Check out the image at point 13
  15. Click save
  16. Profit!

Sorting images according to their width and height

I wrote a script to sort images according to their width and height.
I found myself in need of such a thing after my previous post on how to download 4chan images automatically.
I used this script a few times to get all the wallpapers on the /wg/ board.

After a few GB of images, nautilus starts to get a headache when opening the containing folder.
So I needed to split it up in different folders.
So here’s the script that does it.

There still seems to be a problem with character escaping when the filename contains a ” – ” in it’s title.
But I’m too tired to figure it out now.