Citebite is an interesting tool: you choose some text on a web page and Citebite creates a URL you can send to someone that opens on that page with your selected text highlighted.
Barbara Takenaga's Arctic (Grid) 2009
Loon alert: calling animals pets is insulting.
As of today, 11.6% of the world still uses Internet Explorer 6. Let's see what we can do to wipe out this scourge.
From the Animated Geometry Department, a hypotrochoid.
Although I don't like most infographics, here's one on toilet paper including this nugget: the average American spends 30 minutes per year looking for the end of the roll. And if you want to make your own infographic, here are some free tools to use.
Need a furry and adorable placeholder image? Use placekitten to get a random image of any size.
Because I bitch a lot about the poor quality audio from an mp3 I decided to take the test at mp3ornot.com. I got it right (could tell which of two mp3s was the 320 kbps version versus the 128 kbps version). Now I'm afraid to do it again because I might get it wrong. The differences were pretty subtle on the shitty built-in speaker on my netbook but it was the vocals that clued me in - the vocals in the high-quality mp3 were a bit more rounded, less thin and edgy.
|Proof #111 that innovation is not dead. How can you resist the urge to run the length of this thing leaving an orange streak? source|
The Periodic Table of Fictional Materials maps out all your geek elements including Star Wars' carbonite.
Six common blog slip-ups.
- Headlines are smaller than 30 pixels.
- Images are bad - using none would be better. (Oddly, the post has no images.)
- Opt-in form is ugly.
- About page is lame.
- Dates on articles document how stale your content is. (I hate blog articles without dates.)
Did you know that Green Eggs and Ham is the result of a bet between author Dr. Seuss and publisher Bennett Cerf that Seuss couldn't write a book using 50 or fewer unique words? Not only did Seuss win the bet in stunning fashion, GEaH is the 4th highest selling children's book of all time. (Note: the website linked to looks a little odd to me including its URL. I don't suggest clicking the links or playing the game they reference.)
|Innovation in facial hair - the monkey tail beard.|
This article in the Economist about the origin of languages (apparently, they may all have a common origin in central Africa) gave me a headache.
|Have you ever seen so many Blackbirds in one place at the same time? source|
I can only imagine that Hacker Typer is what Hollywood uses to let actors type screens full of gibberish. Try it for yourself - just press Hack and start typing.
- You can get an IGES file of the Wigley Hull model here.
- Beta CAE released ANSA v13.1.3
- ANSYS started the CFD Insight Leadership Series.
- Symscape's blog asks the rhetorical question "Is CFD Flawed?" to ensure that someone's lack of success in Formula 1 doesn't tarnish everything.
|Po is my favorite Telletubby. Edgar Allan's writing? Meh. source|
If your digital camera is ever stolen, give Stolen Camera Finder a try. You give it one of your photos from which it finds your camera's serial number and then searches the web for photos taken with your camera. (I still have my camera but apparently it doesn't include its serial number in the image files.)
Enjoy the world's largest collection of black markers.
|Mutation #1 by Hugo Arcier is "the eruption of a 3D wireframe into reality."|
- I do like CFD, Vol. 1
- Discrete Math
- Web Programming
- Abstract Algebra
- Thinking in Java, 3rd Ed.
- Learn Python
Clock fetish revealed. Bottom row is hours, top 2 rows are minutes. source
Tom Hanks is a lot of animals.
...so why should I paint pictures that do? ~Pablo Picasso