Archive for the 'Fun' Category

21
Apr
08

Google Moon

In case you’ve never checked out Google Moon or don’t even know about it, it’s a lot of fun if that sort of thing interests you. To me, this little world in a gravitational dance with the Earth, about which so much is still not known, is a mysterious and fascinating place, and perusing its surface via Google Earth is almost addictive.

Here’s a site with extensive lists of named lunar features, which you may utilize in Google Moon to explore the surface of our satellite.

18
Apr
08

The Illustrated ACME Catalog

The Catalog

29
Mar
08

Falling Sand Game

This is interesting. I like these kind of free-form games simulating the properties of various substances. Like so many of these games, it’s possible to build a kind of Rube Goldberg machine with this one–

There’s a catch, though. The “shape” wants to destroy your sand distribution system. The proverbial wrench in the cogs.

FALLING SAND

07
Mar
08

Ten Real Life “Superheroes”

I put the scare quotes around superheroes because, imho, in order to deserve that title, you’re particular talent should enable you to save civilization, or at very least, an entire city (a la The Tick) from certain destruction.

Take the “Eye Popping Man,” for example. While his talent is mildly interesting, if grotesque, it hardly qualifies him for superhero status.

The Eye-Popping Man

While a few of the other “superheroes” have talents which, if applied in a certain fashion, might enable them to fight crime in some manner, for the most part it’s all parlor tricks, compared to Superman or Green Lantern, etc.

via Oddee.com 

07
Mar
08

The Domino Effect – with 1500 X-Box Hard Drives

29
Feb
08

Bill Nye the Science Guy’s Website

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Near and dear to my heart, this is. Bill got his start here in the Pacific NW, just outside my backdoor in the Emerald City (Seattle). On that fine old show, Almost Live, as “Speedwalker,” among other things.

The following Speedwalker segment was filmed in that monstrosity of a bygone day, the Kingdome (it was razed in 2000, to be replaced by Qwest Field).

26
Jan
08

flash earth

From the designer: “Flash Earth is an experimental [web] application that uses online imagery from online mapping websites without official consent.”

http://www.flashearth.com