Saturday, January 31, 2009

No sky, no earth...

Who's ready for lunch? Here's a list of the top 10 sandwiches. Like beer? Read BeerAdvocate. This C-3PO flash drive is the perfect gift for your Star Wars geek. When the situation calls for it, yodel. The Open Design Alliance released a new version of DWGDirect. Visualization Library is open-source C++ middleware based on OpenGL. has a blog. Free-CFD is an open-source CFD software initiative. The official web site of jazz legend John Coltrane. Document your C++ code using Doxygen. What day is it?

Metacomp announced the release of CFD++ version 8.1.1. Now this is something special: BBQ sausage. All the news that's fit to eat: Bacon Today. I've always wondered how they draw the yellow line on the football field and this video partially answers that question. Need tips on dining in Fort Worth? Look no further than FW Foodie. The 10th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM) will be held in Columbus, Ohio on 16-19 July. The MeshTrends VII symposium will be held in conjuction with USNCCM10. Paul Davis is a dentist. LXR is a software tool for indexing and presenting source code repositories.

...but still snowflakes fall.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

We hate most in others...

Pragmatic Marketer magazine (a very good magazine if you're into that kind of thing) will no longer be available in print but only online. You never know when you'll need to tie a pocket square. And I'm certain this Planet of the Apes font will come in handy someday. Hopefully this display of cool logos will inspire the graphic designer in you. Here are some free background pattern generators for your web site from CSS Tea. Six Revisions shares with us these really useful web tools. You can use iSEEK to find CAD models from all over the internets. Watch the hours slip away while you spend time on YouTube's Monty Python Channel. When in Texas, be sure to Visit San Antonio.

Need missiles? Call MBDA. What's new in PolyWorks, 3D scanning software from InnovMetric? Nikon's Small World is a contest for photomicrography, otherwise known as taking pictures of small things. If stellated rhombic dodecahedrons get you all frothy, you'll love the Yoshimoto Cube. This list of bizarre programming languages wouldn't be as funny if it wasn't so close to the truth. When in College Station, listen to KANM. The gallery of animation legend Chuck Jones (Bugs Bunny, The Dot and The Line, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and on and on) now has a blog. Tell time with bacon. The top 100 blogs for software developers (I've been reading the top site, Joel on Software, for years now). Distene, makers of MeshGems, has redesigned their web site.

...that which we fear in ourselves.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Nothing either good or bad...

Discover magazine offers their list of the top 100 stories of 2008. Read about how Dell and HP support HPC. Watch the video "Radiation" by Eddie Jobson's new band, UKZ. See what's up at the University of Wyoming's CFD Lab. Om Nom Nom Nom. I won't be having a chelada any time soon. Or a chocolate beer for that matter. Integrity Ware introduced EXLib, a multi-threaded tesselation engine. ESI Group announced the acquisition of CFD consulting firm Mindware. Proof that butter can be stored unrefrigerated.

In a move that strains credibility, PETA has decided to rebrand fish as "sea kittens" in a pathetic attempt to evoke sympathy. Of course, PETA sees this rebranding as "obvious." There's even a "save the sea kittens" web site. Please, someone tell me this is a vast joke, that Ashton Kutcher has punk'd all of us. I would be thrilled to learn that this is simply an exploitation of my gullibility. This is so blindingly stupid that I am forced to respond in kind. PETA = People for the Eating of Tasty Animals. If god didn't want us to eat animals, why'd he make them so damn tasty?

Back to our regular inanity. Katy is an artist who cooks. Z89, the beat of Syracuse. ("Good morning, Syracuse! John Roberts and Scott Stevens with you. J-P-Z time - bing bong - 5 minutes past the big hour of 1 a.m.") You can cross stitch this Zelda map. Know your cheese. Here's a big map of the Star Wars universe. Find out who's hosting a site. Get rid of your ouchies with Debacterol. SolidWorks World will be held 08-11 Feb 2009 in Orlando. This list has all the formats supported by Acrobat 3D. Comic book styling of Mario and Luigi. Bacon vodka is more proof of the perfectitude of bacon. The Big Picture presents the earth. SparkMaker is an Excel plug-in for creating Tufte's sparklines. How to visualize large tree structures. 3DxLabs is a look inside developments at 3Dconnexion.

...but thinking makes it so.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces...

If lungless frogs are your thing, you'll enjoy this list of the weirdest animals of the past year. Or perhaps if you're into logo design, you'll like this examination of 20 weird logos. Six Revisions brings us a look at 10 freeware web analytics tools. If you ever forget your password, you might find it on this list of the top 500 worst passwords. Hulu hosts a full length version of the film Kung Pow - watch it today! For the crafter in you: beer goggles. First it was Y2K and then 2012 and now apparently there's a problem with the year 2038. Mercury Software Systems brings us Open Inventor, a 3D graphics toolkit. Apparently, we have very loud interstellar neighbors. Enjoy the best mashups of 2008. Sometimes the oldest recipes are the best; here's the Boston Cooking School Cookbook from 1996. Ze Frank has a blog about blogging: the explicit. 3D representations of your favorite video games are on display at Dotter Dotter. TinEye is a reverse search engine for images. You software developers might want to look at the Reprise License Manager. The folks at Smashing Magazine show how to start using CSS3. All you want to know about Microsoft HPC Server.

...I could see them hitting.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

It is a tale told by an idiot...

AccelerEyes delivers an add-on for MATLAB that uses the GPU as a computing resource. Get support for your Garmin GPS. The ESI Group announced CFD-ACE+ V2009. Here's the latest issue of ANSYS Advantage. ANSYS also provides this nice comparison of all their CFD software. Read about the 13 most famous numbers. For those who like to blend in, here's how to not look like an American tourist. What do lingerie and football have in common? Apparently, a new football league. Spelunky! is a new open-source computer game. Learn a foreign language with Shtooka. Proving yet again that bacon is a wonder substance: the bacon wallet. The latest in high fashion: the hood thong. Here are 40 unusual web sites worth bookmarking. Download these free high-resolution images of planet earth. This site is only for the truly curious. Illegal Advertising brings us viral, rejected, pirated, spoofed and otherwise rare advertising. Play the Beer Caps memory game. Official web site of musician Nick D'Virgilio.

...full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.