Sunday, February 27, 2005

All of the Podcasts

Jason Scott:

"'Why throw that out? I'll put it away with the others.'"

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Bubble Chamber

Some very pretty computer generated images (many kb...).

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

weapons.jpg (JPEG Image, 1224x790 pixels), transportation.jpg (JPEG Image, 1225x790 pixels).


100 Words and Pictures that Define the Time by Jonathan J. Harris

Tuesday, February 22, 2005 Mind Over (Things That) Matter

"Fritz writes that primary choice is choosing what matters to you. He adds, 'nothing has to matter.' Of course nothing has to matter, because if it did, it wouldn't be a choice, would it?"

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Why is it so? - The Lab - ABC

Some pretty cool videos from Julius Sumner Miller's "Why is it so?" program many years ago.

"Watch, watch it now... watch!"

Planet Slayer - Greenhouse Calculator

The Guardian - A genius explains

"He lives on the Kent coast, but never goes near the beach - there are too many pebbles to count."

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Friday, February 18, 2005

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The Gates, Central Park

A great satellite photo of "The Gates", an interesting public art project in New York. Wired had a story on it a few weeks back: It's been planned for 26 years and cost more than $20 million of the artists own money.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Knuth versus Email

Opera Press Release: Opera releases "Bork" edition

An old Opera Press Release (14/2/2003)

Saturday, February 12, 2005

New Scientist - Multi-player PacMan jumps between devices

"When a ghost leaves one side of the player's screen ... it instantly leaps to the nearest person's console. To continue, the player must look over that person's shoulder at his or her computer screen."

Browser speed comparisons

Friday, February 11, 2005

New Scientist - Time in the future seems to go further

"people consistently over-commit because they expect to have more time in the future than they do right now."
"He would like to study how people can be taught to realise they will be just as busy in the future as they are today."

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Wired News: Photographer Seeks Resolution

Another story about an amazingly high resolution camera. A sample gallery of it's photos.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Wired News: What Exactly Is Under the Sea?

"The nuclear-powered submarine USS San Francisco was heading toward Australia on Jan. 8 when it hit an underwater mountain not marked on naval charts."
"'Most of the world's oceans are imprecisely mapped, and depths from Captain Cook using lead lines are still used on some charts'"

Sunday, February 06, 2005

The dullest blog in the world

Can't help but link to this, it's like a post-modern car crash (with zillions of comments!)

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Thursday, February 03, 2005

What You'll Wish You'd Known

Another great essay from Paul Graham.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Music of the Blogospheres

ABC Radio National - Background Briefing: 31 October 2004 Transcript

New Scientist: 'Zero intelligence' trading

"A model that assumes stock market traders have zero intelligence has been found to mimic the behaviour of the London Stock Exchange very closely."

Wired News: Folksonomies Tap People Power

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

The blind painter and the Cartesian Theater

Relaxen und watchen das blinkenlights. What lights?

"Achtung: Das machine ist nicht fer gerfingerpoken und mittengraben. Ist easy snappen der springenwerk blowenfusen, und corkenpoppin mit spitzensparken. Ist nicht fer gewerken by das [dumpfoken]. Das rubbernecken sightseeren keepen das hands in das pockets. Relaxen und watchen das blinkenlights"

What kind of a Post Modernist are you?

Results... Bwahaha