Saturday, May 18, 2013

Whether you think that you can or you think that you can't...

Today's soundtrack is an excerpt from Gau by CMKK and an excerpt from Interstices III by Illuha.

In case you missed it, do a Google image search for "atari breakout" and enjoy their tribute to the classic game. I played this game a lot on the Atari 2600.

I'm glad to see that Texas Monthly's list of the top 50 BBQ joints includes Fort Worth's Cousin's Bar-B-Q, my personal favorite. Also on the list is Bartley's in Grapevine.

For my friends in NYC, you have until 02 June to see Brian Eno's 77 Million Paintings, a self-generating installation of images and sound, at the Red Bull Music Academy.

James Franco is starring in and directing a film adaptation of Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, currently showing at the Festival de Cannes. How long before I can catch it on HBO?

Happy (belated) Mother's Day - source
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Video of the X-47B UAV being launched from a carrier.

A photo essay of transporting the A-12 (predecessor of the SR-71) in secret to its testing site in the Nevada desert.

Video of the fantastic XB-70 landing with its gear on fire.

Aviation humor. Never fly with a pilot braver than you.

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And here I thought I was the only one picky enough to complain about the filename of your resume. Don't send me "resume.pdf" - send "FirstnameLastnameResume.pdf." And absolutely don't send me "good-resume.pdf" or "resume-version5.pdf."

Mathematics eye candy in the form of animated GIFs.

In a case of archeology of the recent past, a Paris apartment that has been closed and unoccupied since 1939 when the owner fled at the start of WWII was recently reopened after her death.

Christie's sold themselves quite a bit of "post-war and contemporary" (aka modern) art this past week. So many great painters and paintings were included in this auction that I can't list them all here so I'll link to the auction results. Of course, Pollock's Number 19 (1948) set a record for any of his works at $58 million. Rothko's Untitled (Black on Maroon) from 1958 sold for $27 million.

Clyfford Still, PH-1, 1953 - Was expected to bring $15-$20M at Christies' auction but went unsold.
Mankind's smallest and most remote art museum is on the moon because of a tiny ceramic wafer smuggled onto the lunar lander with six drawings by Claes Oldenburg and others.

Mildly interesting: top 10 iconic moments in college football history.

A long article on who did what during the golden age of Disney animation. tl;dr

CS Principles is a pilot project to remake an AP course in computer science. In case you're curious, here's a list of the top principles of computing: computation, communication, coordination...

And now presented for your consideration: can Conway's Game of Life be adapted to a Penrose Tiling and related issues?

Git on yer retro geek: photos of famous scientists in their laboratories. Not to be outdone, checkout famous authors' handwritten notes for their books. And for you fans of classic scifi, here's a look at the Star Trek writer's guide from 1967.

Award-winning artist Richard Wright was commissioned to hand paint 47,000 stars on the ceiling outside the room in the Rijksmuseum where Rembrandt's Starry Night is displayed.
I have never watched the TV show Arrested Development but I know many people who love it so this is for them: every recurring joke in chart form.

Definitely worth taking 15 minutes to watch the sci-fi video Project Kornos.

A cloud is a lot heavier than you think.

Here's your weekly time waster: Eschersketch are usually right. ~Henry Ford


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