Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Jakob Nielsen reports on video clips

Talking Head video online is boring
Interesting eye-tracking analysis shows that traditional talking head reporting isn't suitable for an online environment.

WW2 on Flickr

World War 2 vintage photo pool has some interesting old photographs uploaded by Flickr members.

Watch the skies on Jan 15th

On Jan 15th, the Stardust sample return capsule will re-enter the Earth's athmosphere. It will be the fastest man made object to streak through the athmosphere. You will be able to see the light show if you live in the western United States.

Via Yahoo

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Robot develops self awareness
Can tell the difference between a reflection of itself and another robot that looks like itself.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Fedora Legacy

Fedora Legacy project
The goal of The Fedora Legacy Project is to work with the Linux community to provide security and critical bug fix errata packages for select Red Hat Linux and Fedora Core releases after they reach their EOL, thus extending their effective lifetime in environments where frequent upgrades are not possible or desirable.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

zero dollar

The Zero Dollar Homepage , where you cant buy a pixel.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

RIP Richard Pryor

The world just got a little less funny today

"Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings... and lawyers."

"I went to Zimbabwe...I know how white people feel in America now, relaxed! Cause when I heard the police car I knew they weren't coming after me!"

"When you ain't got no money, you gotta get an attitude."

"There's nothing worse than being an aging young person."

"There's a thin line between to laugh with and to laugh at."

Friday, December 09, 2005

BBC - On This Day
1973: Sunningdale Agreement signed
Tripartite talks on Northern Ireland end in an historic agreement to set up a Council of Ireland.
1993: Astronauts put Hubble back in action
A record-beraking mission to repair the faulty Hubble telescope in outer space is declared an unqualified success.
1996: Guilty verdict on school machete attacker
A man who attacked three children and four women with a machete is found guilty of attempted murder.
1992: American marines land in Somalia
American forces land in Somalia to begin humanitarian operation in famine-stricken country.
1987: Gatting row halts play in Pakistan
The England cricket tour hangs in the balance as a row erupts between England captain Mike Gatting and the umpire Shakoor Rana.
1957: Post Office issues Christmas warning
The Post Master General kicks off a campaign urging the public to send their Christmas cards in good time.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Louis Wain

Louis Wain was a calendar artist who went crazy in the late 1800's. He continued to paint as he went schizophrenic, and you can literally see him get worse in front of your eyes as you look at his work over time.

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Google Skynet

Speculation on what Google is doing with those rumoured shipping containers

"Google has several logistical problems which they solve ingeniously. They can't just go to the middle of Poland as Google and buy up the output of a small power station. No - they must secretly operate so the locals won't know its Google. They get the rights to the power they need to run and cool 4,000 CPUs in a box, without paying through the nose. They are doing this all over the world."

Pixel fonts for web designers

Pixel fonts are perfect for those intricate Flash, CSS, or HTML based websites that have a premium on real estate. Here's a bunch of free pixel font downloads.

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Google Transit

Google Transit has been launched. The Google Blog explains it.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Heritage of the Great War

Heritage of the Great War is an archive of WW1 photography, including some extremely rare French color photos. (not colorised - actual real color photography)

Monday, December 05, 2005

random stuff

infinite wheel