Wednesday, 20 February 2008
Saturday, 16 February 2008
"There are times that we wish we could have a little more privacy, retreating into our own space of quietness. Adults crave this just as much as children. With Cave, we are given the opportunity to embrace our escape. Created as a bookshelf with its own Cave inside, allowing the user to retreat with a good book, or just sit and relax in their space. The Cave bookshelf is large enough to be used as a divider between rooms creating a wall of separation of my space and yours. Available in two sizes: Children and Adult. Books may be stored on both sides of the bookcase with a cave crawlspace in between."
Courtesy of Yanko.
Designer Sakura Adachi
"FOLEDs or flexible organic light emitting diodes provide bright illumination with very little power. MARK uses a sheet of thin plastic embedded with FOLEDs to achieve a glowing effect. The intensity of the light can be controlled and the best part is if you fall asleep, you’re bookmark is already where you left off. Although just a concept, MARK won the Red Dot Award for best design concept in 2007 so something like it will be in stores soon."
More info here.
Ugh. I have a 1GB flash drive and 2GB files to back up. That is teh suck. about 7 hours ago
Heading into my HR meeting. The room is called Lucy. Cute, eh? about 7 hours ago
Finishing meeting with HR. Need to go clear out desk now. about 6 hours ago
Dammit. I was hoping to hook up the free Flickr Pro account before I got canned. Major fail. about 6 hours ago
Dear Blackberry, What great times we had. I'll miss you. At least until tonight when I stop on my way home and buy an iPhone. Love, Me about 4 hours ago
Oh...and my badge. He's going to take that too. Will I be able to get a latte for the road still? about 4 hours agoMore here 8)
Across the world, libraries and institutions are only recently starting to make their collections available online, and the bulk of this amazing material goes unnoted by the casual surfer. BibliOdyssey's mission over the past two years has been to diligently trawl the dustier corners of the Internet and retrieve these materials for our attention.
Thanks to the daily efforts of this singular blog, a myriad of long-forgotten imagery has now re-surfaced, from eighteenth-century anatomical and architectural drawing to occult and alchemical engravings and proto-Surrealist depictions of the horrors of industrialization (for example, the half-plant, half-people illustrations of J.J. Grandville). Each of the images is accompanied by commentary from "PK," author and curator of the BibliOdyssey blog. The book also provides details for each image and links to the source website. With a foreword by artist Dinos Chapman, BibliOdyssey is a true cabinet of curiosities and a journey in discovery and delight."
Courtesy of BoingBoing.
The test bombards strands of hair with X-rays from a synchrotron particle accelerator. In hair from healthy people, the pattern produced by the X-rays is a series of arcs, while in people with breast cancer a distinctive ring is superimposed on top of the arcs.
Details here (subscription).
Monday, 11 February 2008
Current fave playground online. Shelfari just rocks! gush gush gush... I could go on but just head over to my shelves over here for a look-see.
and it has embedding goodness! Check out my bookshelf blog.
and and and it tracks Amazon Associate IDs - cha ching!
and you are also able to link your account to the Shelfari Facebook app (although the app is currently slightly geborken - my settings are set to show books that I'm currently reading but the shelf remains stuck on 'all books'. At least the rest of the app works fine).
*doing the good-geekin dance*
When I returned home from dinner on day 1, some joker was lighting HUGE fireworks in the driveway to the apartment building. We just had to wait until he had his fun in order to get through.
If you have trouble viewing the video, click here instead.
Sunday, 10 February 2008
"What if Napster stocked textbooks? Engineering professor Richard Baraniuk talks about his vision for Connexions, an open-source system that lets teachers share digital texts and course materials, modify them and give them to their students -- all free, thanks to Creative Commons licensing."
Not quite the Primer just yet, but we're on our way! 8)
If you have trouble viewing the video on this page, click here instead.
Courtesy of BoingBoing
Shweeet! Let's find them E.T.s already!! 8)
More at National Geographic.