Friday, February 22, 2008

Activity Corner

  • This crackah doesn't speak for me, but the posts are humorous, and the comments hilarious, at Stuff White People Like.

  • Nice collection of photos of unfortunate business names.

  • If you're a font manipulation nerd like me, you'll love this brilliant new typography term.

  • How did I miss Fido? I love zombie movies! There's a corporation in this retro-themed movie; see its promotional newsreel here, and its website here.

  • Doubt creeps in.

  • A "single-serving site" is a website with one page based on its domain name. Don't quite get it yet? Then check out the list of Single Serving Sites.

  • Like a breathtaking view with a chance to fall to your death? The Deadly Huashan Hiking Trail. (I've seen pictures of parts of the trail before; now I know what it is!)

  • Obsolete skills.

  • Button paradox.

  • Incredibly cool and detailed Star Trek star charts. You know, if you're into that sort of thing.

  • If you're big into Sudoku, maybe you're bored with the whole numbers thing, and yearn for a new challenge. Try your hand (and brain) at image Sudoku.

  • I don't know what to call this. It looks like an analog watch, but it's also a GSM cellphone, a camera, and an MP3/video player. The Epoq!

  • The National Safety Council's official list of The odds of dying from...

  • Sign language matchbooks.

  • If there's one thing network admins hate, it's cables. The 40 most disastrous cable messes may make you feel a bit better. (Although I don't think some of the pictures are too bad.)

  • I wanna know how people figured out how to eat seven of the deadliest delicacies.

  • Different cultures and locations have different methods for counting a handful of bills/notes. Check out this video on how people count cash.

  • A tale of how the web can take you down a path you didn't intend to go down. First, I read the snopes.com entry about the Neil Armstrong "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky" urban legend. Which points to NASA's Apollo 11 transcripts. Which points to the official Apollo 11 image archive. It may seem like ancient history, but somehow, grinding through all these really humanized the whole project. Like this x-ray, done to make sure no sharp foreign items would puncture the pressure suit. Think about being 238,000 miles away from home and worrying about that. I even learned about reseau crosses!

1 comment:

Lynn Sinclair said...

Regarding those obsolete skills -- I know how to do all of them. Except the carburetor/oil thing. It's official, I'm old.