Archive for September, 2003

Optical Illusions

Wednesday, September 10th, 2003

A site full of optical illusions.

My favorite: ‘The Music’

An Online Periodic Table

Tuesday, September 9th, 2003

A particularly beautiful online periodic table from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Each element links to its chemical data.

RIAA sues 12-year old girl – Update

Tuesday, September 9th, 2003

According to The Register, and just about every other blog in existence, the RIAA is suing a 12-year old girl in its latest batch of 261 lawsuits. Here’s Dan Gillmor’s take.

They settled – for $2000.

Anniversary of the First “Computer Bug”

Tuesday, September 9th, 2003

(via Slashdot>

A moth trapped in a relay in a Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator was logged as the ‘First actual case of bug being found’ on Sep. 9, 1945.

Happy Birthday John Paul!

Sunday, September 7th, 2003

It’s John Paul’s 20th birthday today. So, we now have one child successfully out of teenager-hood.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Andy

Friday, September 5th, 2003

My brother Andy is (shh!) 44 today, just a few years older than me! <ZAAAP> Yow! Okay, okay, a year YOUNGER!

MIT OpenCourseWare

Friday, September 5th, 2003

(via MetaFilter)

MIT is putting their course materials online. Lecture notes or videos, handouts, quizzes. Cool!


Friday, September 5th, 2003

Super cows with the potential to produce 14,000 liters of milk in one lactation.

Bummer! When I saw the title, I was hoping for a gang of crime-fighting cows.

Beloit College Mindset List

Friday, September 5th, 2003

(via The Shifted Librarian)

For six years, Beloit College in Wisconsin has been distributing the Mindset List to its faculty and staff. It serves as a reminder to them of the perspectives of the students of the current incoming class. Here’s this year’s list. A few of my favorites:

Bert and Ernie are old enough to be their parents.

There has always been some association between fried eggs and your brain.

Peeps are not a candy, they are your friends.

‘Real’ map of Europe

Thursday, September 4th, 2003

(via boingboing)

Interesting – a map of Europe with each country named what its inhabitants call it.

Free movable toys and cards from cardboard

Thursday, September 4th, 2003

(via I forget)

Plans for some neat toys and cards you can make from cardboard or stiff paper.

Matrix ping-pong

Thursday, September 4th, 2003

(via boingboing)

How ping-pong would be played in the Matrix – from a Japanese game show.

What does a cloud weigh?

Thursday, September 4th, 2003

(via I forget)

About 100 elephants.

How about a hurricane? Forty million elephants.

King Arthur: What? Indian or African elephants?
Old man from scene 23: I don’t know that! YAAAAAGH!