Saturday, September 18, 2010

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure...

This tilt-shift video of the Fighting Texas Aggie Band makes it look like one of those old football toys with the vibrating surface (where you had to pound on the table when the motor quit).  Plus, the video is sped-up 4x so the entire show only takes 1 minute 30 seconds.

Swift Engineering's blog describes their work on applying CFD to the design of race cars.  CFD Solutions Ltd. is a consultancy focused on engineering hydraulics. is a CFD consultancy.  Symscape upgraded their Caedium CFD solver to the OpenFOAM 1.7.x release and they issued their September 2010 newsletter.

R.I.P. Billie Mae Richards, the voice of Rudolph in the Christmas classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

If you enjoyed Google's interactive logo a week ago, you'll enjoy dotty-dots.   Here's a practical application of Edward Tufte's sparklines (including free code!).

Bill Bruford recalls King Crimson in 1974: "This was going to be more than three chords and a pint of Guinness."   I was introduced to Slow Dancing Society this week.  The entire 2008 documentary Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution is available on YouTube.

Boeing and Northrop Grumman will hold the 2nd joint Interoperability Summit on 08-11 Nov 2010 in Chandler, AZ.  The folks at Intact Solutions offer Scan&Solve, a meshless way to perform FEA.

You've probably seen Cold War-era images of nuclear detonations, but this New York Times article explores the stories of the atomic camermen.

The Illumos Project is a community effort to take over OpenSolaris.  If you use vim (no comments from emacs junkies, please) these advanced vim tips might come in handy.  How posting less can improve your blog (think quality not quantity). 

For the astronomy geeks: The Known Universe is like the classic film Powers of Ten but comprised of actual satellite observations from moons to galaxies and Real-time Satellites shows the source of those observations.  (videos unrelated)

I hate eating alone in restaurants when on business travel.  Now someone has gone and documented this sad state of affairs in table for one.

I'm trying to decide what I think of artist Mark Bradford's work.  After learning about him on the Modern Art Notes blog I've been poking around online.  I see comparisons to Motherwell, Kiefer, and Fisher among others.  Right now let's just say I'm interested.

Value 35, 2009, Mark Bradford, from the Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Gallery.

Earrings + necklace = Simple Bridge.    (I don't know why, but I actually like this.)  After a dearth of anatomy-friendly garments, please consider Belly Armor - definitely feminine but with a hardcore masculine side too.

...but to avoid pain.  --Aristotle

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