Saturday, February 20, 2010

When choosing between two evils...

Enjoy the paradoxical bacon wrapped tofu and 17 other bacon shrouded delicacies. CEOs are 3 times more likely than the general public to prefer the color magenta. Improviz is a cool visual comparison of the jazz improvisational styles of Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and John Coltrane. Math + Art = Bathsheba Sculpture.

If Google can drop support for IE6 (Internet Explorer 6), so can the rest of us. Listmatic shows you how to style lists using CSS and Floatutorial helps you understand floats. VariCAD is design software for mechanical engineering. Animated GIFs are all the rage again; make your own online with Make a Gif. Or just customize your own Batman comic.

The Hoodie Footie is now on sale for $99.95! Terry Wohlers blogs about CAE, additive manufacturing, and other engineering topics. DLR has a cool R&D conceptual orbital vehicle called the REX Free Flyer. Here's a blog about the open-source CFD code, Code Saturne. Hooray! USA wins Americas Cup. Get your gourmet salt, like the Turkish black pyramid sea salt or Kauai guava smoked salt, from At The Meadow.

You know what's coming when you see the bullets, right?
  • RBF Morph 1.2 was released.
  • FloTHERM was used in the design of this integrated circuit packaging.
  • ANSYS is the only engineering software firm named to this year's Oliver Wyman Shareholder Performance Index
Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the world yet? Scalable vector graphics (SVG) is an XML language for graphics on the web. Be the envy of your friends; apply the secret Royale Noir theme to your Windows XP. (I have it on my netbook and it's quite sleek.) Posterous lets you blog by email (and other stuff I haven't figured out yet). ZDnet writes about how the Mac is coming back to engineering.

As I write this, King Crimson's Level 5 is playing. Therefore, enjoy this blast of KC-related sites: King Crimson, DGM Live, Adrian Belew, Trey Gunn, and Pat Mastelotto. After several years, someone finally identified the plant in my office as a croton. HubSpot has created a VAR program and services exchange site for the marketing industry.

When in San Antonio have a Macho Cheddar Cheesy burger at Chris Madrid's. We all have clients from hell and this site has brought them all together. (My favorite: "I’ll pay in advance once the job is completed!") Click Here and other web usability crimes. Cheating isn't a crime so here are web developer cheat sheets from Six Revisions.

T-Rex needs love too. The ultimate productivity blog. "I don't like being told what to do" and other statements to test whether you should be an entrepreneur. And if the answer is "yes", consider the sentiment in this blog post: "Corporations are not — and cannot be — moral beings. They do what they have to do, which is make money for their shareholders. Period." 3D-Tool lets you visualize, analyze, and convert 3D CAD models.

...I always like to try the one I've never tried before. --Mae West

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