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Fred's Home

2010 May 10, 10:32Thanks to Matt -- this looks like another great site full of gifts for folks that I otherwise wouldn't know what to get...
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Color Survey Results « xkcd

2010 May 4, 10:51Survey asks you for your gender and color blindness status and then shows you various colors one by one and asks you to type the name. The results of this survey are presented here. Very few differences between genders but there's plenty of interesting results in this document.PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman science statistics color psychology xkcd humor art

How Different Groups Spend Their Day - Interactive Graphic -

2009 Aug 3, 8:30"The American Time Use Survey asks thousands of American residents to recall every minute of a day." I enjoy the graph animation when switching between different groups.PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman graph visualization information graphic nytimes infographics demographics statistics

Forgotten Bookmarks

2009 Aug 3, 3:41Found forgotten bookmarksPermalinkCommentsvia:swannman bookmark book blog photo humor

The Electric Unicycle

2009 Jul 31, 6:04An electric unicycle controlled in a similar manner as the Segway.PermalinkCommentshumor photo unicycle transportation segway diy hardware howto via:swannman

WWIII Propaganda Posters - a set on Flickr

2009 Jul 7, 6:16I'm a sucker for the WWII propaganda posters.PermalinkCommentshumor twitter google propaganda poster flickr wwii via:swannman

What happened to me and the new girl (or: "The girl who cried Webmaster") - The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century

2009 Jun 1, 2:03Wow, read this without expectations of what its about. This is the second identity-theft/Internet/personal-relationships story I've read. It makes me think we need VeriSign to do cert verification for personal relationships but then I must remind myself that this must not be very common...PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman identity identity-theft story psychology web blog joey-devilla

The Sheep Market

2009 May 13, 10:35In my first linear algebra book they had examples of linear tranformations applied to an image of a cartoon sheep. The fist example was a shear mapping.PermalinkCommentssheep humor amazon mechanicalturk via:swannman

A Bulbdial Clock - Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

2009 Apr 9, 8:56Someone implemented the Ironic Sans artificial sundial clock concept! "Last year David Friedman published on his blog Ironic Sans an interesting design concept for something that he called The Bulbdial Clock. That's like a sundial, but with better resolution-- not just an hour hand, but a minute and second hand as well, each given as a shadow from moving artificial light sources (bulbs). We've recently put together a working bulbdial clock, with an implementation somewhat different from that of the original concept."PermalinkCommentshowto diy clock led sundial via:swannman

Sunlight Labs: Blog - What is this Don't Click business?

2009 Apr 5, 5:24A cross-site request forgery issue in Twitter posts to your Twitter account for you if you're logged in. Be careful what your RESTful APIs look like.PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman security twitter xss - View topic - BLH's tour of Chernobyl. Hello Digg/Reddit/world!!

2009 Mar 23, 9:41"So heres my trip to Chernobyl in pictures." Nice photo of the tree growing through the floor next to the chair. The whole set is like Fallout 3 but there's plants. Didn't realize plants could do well in such a situation.PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman photo history science nuclear russia chernobyl

Command-line Fu - The best UNIX commands on the web

2009 Mar 23, 9:35Ohhh some nice ones in here. "Command-Line-Fu is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again."PermalinkCommentsshell unix linux cli howto tips via:swannman

The Sizzling Sound of Music - O'Reilly Radar

2009 Mar 10, 9:42Music professor tests students and finds 'they seemed to prefer "sizzle sounds" that MP3s bring to music. It is a sound they are familiar with.' Then told the students to get off his lawn and to turn down their sizzling music.PermalinkCommentsmp3 music via:swannman audio article


2009 Mar 7, 12:43Photos of printed all-caps hilarious signs attached to posts. Can't ignore the time travel. Or the darning!PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman time-travel humor sign photo

3D-Stereogram Tetris by ~3Dimka on deviantART

2009 Jan 20, 11:19Its Tetris done in those cross your eyes 3D stereogram things.PermalinkCommentstetris 3d stereogram art game flash via:swannman

Post to Twitter using the command line - Download Squad

2009 Jan 15, 10:28Thanks to Matt, for the first time I can see myself using Twitter. Twitter app on my phone notifies me when something's posted so my build process can let me know when its done, or when sync finally finishes, etc. I'd been meaning to setup a mini-notification system with a command line tool to my phone (w/o paying per text msg) but I didn't think of Twitter.PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman api internet curl cli twitter

YouTube - Mathnet - Case of the Willing Parrot (Recap & Finale) Pt.1

2009 Jan 7, 6:18Mathnet, yes! Square One was great!PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman math mathnet tv video youtube parrot pbs

A Reporter at Large: Atomic John: Reporting and Essays: The New Yorker

2008 Dec 29, 2:20"But the most accurate account of the bomb's inner workings-an unnervingly detailed reconstruction, based on old photographs and documents-has been written by a sixty-one-year-old truck driver from Waukesha, Wisconsin, named John Coster-Mullen, who was once a commercial photographer, and has never received a college degree."PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman bomb atom-bomb atomic-bomb history goverment nuclear physics security research science

YouTube - Hans Rosling: No more boring data: TEDTalks

2008 Dec 22, 11:05Hans Rosling gives a great presenttation on world health and economy and statistics visualization.PermalinkCommentsvideo ted statistics economics visualization youtube via:swannman

A Young Mad Scientist's First Alphabet Blocks | Xylocopa

2008 Dec 17, 2:27"Specifically, we have noticed that there is absolutely no training in the K-6 grades that prepares students to become mad scientists. In this competitive 21st-century world, the need for mad scientists will only increase... We are pleased to announce the release of our Young Mad Scientist's First Alphabet Blocks."PermalinkCommentshumor science geek gift via:swannman shopping wishlist toy alphabet-blocks
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