2010 May 10, 10:32
Thanks to Matt -- this looks like another great site full of gifts for folks that I otherwise wouldn't know what to get...
2010 May 4, 10:51
Survey 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.
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.
2009 Aug 3, 3:41
Found forgotten bookmarks
2009 Jul 31, 6:04
An electric unicycle controlled in a similar manner as the Segway.
2009 Jul 7, 6:16
I'm a sucker for the WWII propaganda posters.
2009 Jun 1, 2:03
Wow, 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...
2009 May 13, 10:35
In 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.
2009 Apr 9, 8:56
Someone 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."
2009 Apr 5, 5:24
A 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.
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.
2009 Mar 23, 9:35
Ohhh some nice ones in here. "Command-Line-Fu is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again."
2009 Mar 10, 9:42
Music 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.
2009 Mar 7, 12:43
Photos of printed all-caps hilarious signs attached to posts. Can't ignore the time travel. Or the darning!
2009 Jan 20, 11:19
Its Tetris done in those cross your eyes 3D stereogram things.
2009 Jan 15, 10:28
Thanks 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.
2009 Jan 7, 6:18
Mathnet, yes! Square One was great!
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."
2008 Dec 22, 11:05
Hans Rosling gives a great presenttation on world health and economy and statistics visualization.
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."