Symmetry from Radiolab - Video for April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011

The follow up to the "Words" video.

Right powerful piece of work.


Four links for April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011

The theme for today’s collection of interesting/useful links is: Short pieces of submitted content.

Note: All these will have NSFW language.

  1. Text's From Last Night - Quick notes from folks who had way better and way worse nights than you did.

  2. Dear blank, Please blank - Fill in the blanks and sign it.

  3. CurseBird - What the f#@! is everyone swearing about on Twitter.

  4. Damn You, Auto Correct! - When the phone thinks it's smarter than you. Or really just wants to mess with you.


Words from Radiolab - Video for April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011

A fun, visual exploration of a few common words.


Four Links for April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011

The theme for today's collection of interesting/useful links is "Time".

  1. When you want see The Time - A little flash clock that tells you the time based off the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U. S. Naval Observatory (USNO) atomic clocks. "Readings from the clocks of these agencies contribute to world time, called Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The time maintained by both agencies should never differ by more than 0.0000001 seconds from UTC."

  2. When you want The Time on your site - Embed code for putting the NIST/USNO Time Widget on your own web pages.

  3. Current World Time Map - Easier to use then looking through a list of cities. Note that India and a few other places decided to make their time zone 30min different from just about everyone else. Makes conference call even more of a pain.

  4. Ubuntu Time Management - The notes for setting and updating the clock on an Ubuntu install. Automatic updates weren't enabled be default on my server install which was surprising.


Video for April 25, 2011 - Iron by WOODKID

April 25, 2011

Some of the nicest black and white footage I can remember seeing.


Four Links For April 25, 2011

April 25, 2011

Today's collection of interesting/useful links:

  1. Photo Mechanic on sale for $60 - Great price for a fantastic app (Regular price is $150.00). I use it for downloading, renaming and selecting images before moving to lightroom. Saves a ton of time. Sale goes to the end of April. (Thanks Caryn.)

  2. Click the Squares - Make some music, visually. (Thanks to T.)

  3. Postcards from Google Earth that Dali would enjoy - Sometimes, when 3D meets 2D, things get weird. (If the direct link doesn't get you there, choose Selected Projects - Bridges from the side nav.)

  4. Visualising iPad interaction through fingerprints - Smudges on iPad glass after using various apps. This reminds me of another piece discussing how worn down numbers on door keypads make passcodes easier to guess.


Video for April 24, 2011 - Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right - Revisited

April 24, 2011

In case you weren't one of the 2.4million+ views already served. (Not surprisingly, NSFW language)

Bonus points for More Cowbell Cameo.


Four Links for April 24, 2011

April 24, 2011

How to kill an idea]1 - (by Scott Campbell) - I saw this on one site and had to do a google image search and then jump through a few other sites before I found the original artist. We should all get better at citing things.

  1. See Something? Cite Something. - Related to the first link. A flowchart about citing the work of others.

  2. Historically Hardcore - How a fake campaign for the Smithsonian took off.

  3. Why nose grease kills the foam in your beer/coke - If you've never seen the trick it's fascinating to watch. Gross, but fascinating.


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