Avant Garde Project

November 30, 2007 at 6:34 pm | Posted in Gratis, History, Music | Leave a comment

The Avant Garde Project is a series of recordings of 20th-century classical-experimental-electroacoustic music digitized from LPs whose music has in most cases never been released on CD.


November 30, 2007 at 6:33 pm | Posted in Crafts, Technology | Leave a comment

I have to say, my instinct is that this is, in fact, a profoundly unsafe bike.

Map of New Brainland

November 30, 2007 at 6:32 pm | Posted in Biology, Cartography, Eye Candy, Mashup/Remix, Psychology | Leave a comment

Neurology has never looked so rugged!

A Whole Mess Of Logic Puzzles

November 29, 2007 at 11:22 pm | Posted in Games, Webware | 2 Comments

Tired of Sudoku?  How about some Nonograms or a game of Nurikabe?  Maybe Light Up or Bridges?  Or perhaps you’d enjoy my new favorite, Slither Link.

The Beadworks of Natasha St. Michael

November 29, 2007 at 11:20 pm | Posted in Art, Sculpture | Leave a comment

Large, semi-abstract organic forms composed of beads.

Moebius Transformations Revealed

November 29, 2007 at 11:19 pm | Posted in Animation, Education, Eye Candy, Mathematics, Reference | Leave a comment

The beauty and elegance of the four kinds of Moebius transformation.

Walking The Dog Photo Gallery

November 28, 2007 at 6:17 pm | Posted in Photography | Leave a comment

All photos in this gallery were taken within a radius of about 3 miles of our home in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, mostly one handed while hanging on to an impatient dog with the other hand.”

Sculpturen door JOSH

November 27, 2007 at 8:18 pm | Posted in Art, Eye Candy, Sculpture | Leave a comment

I sure can’t read Dutch, but I know rusty metal monkey art when I see it.

10 Uncracked (Uncrackable?) Ciphers

November 26, 2007 at 2:00 am | Posted in History, Mathematics, Reference | Leave a comment

Ever notice how even modern ciphers have ancient-seeming names?

America, Balkans Version

November 26, 2007 at 1:58 am | Posted in Cartography, History | Leave a comment

Us, the U.S., Balkanized.

The Games of Yahtzee

November 26, 2007 at 1:54 am | Posted in Games, Gratis, Humor, Software | Leave a comment

Not the board game, but the sourpuss Brit who writes the “Zero Punctuation” reviews for the Escapist.  He’s made some games, some even getting a bit of attention.

The Temples of Humankind

November 25, 2007 at 6:19 pm | Posted in Architecture, Art, Esoterica, Sculpture | Leave a comment

From the imagined past lives of Oberto Airaudi and decades of work comes the secret underground temples the Italian government are calling the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”

The Wind Dam

November 25, 2007 at 6:13 pm | Posted in CG, FutureTech, Technology | Leave a comment

An ambitious proposal to harness the power of the wind directly.

A Theory of Humor

November 25, 2007 at 6:12 pm | Posted in Humor, Philosophy, Psychology | Leave a comment

Not the first, certainly not the last, but perhaps close enough?

The Wooden Car With A Split Personality

November 25, 2007 at 6:11 pm | Posted in Art, Sculpture, Technology, Vehicles | Leave a comment

All-custom exterior.

Collective Perception

November 19, 2007 at 6:07 am | Posted in Esoterica, Webware | Leave a comment

It’s not really clear what this page is, but I’m willing to guess it’s an unholy hybrid of a blog and a scrapbook.

Reinstalling Windows With 100% Freeware Applications

November 19, 2007 at 6:05 am | Posted in Gratis, Reference, Software | Leave a comment

A guide to freedom from commercial software.

What Languages Fix

November 19, 2007 at 6:04 am | Posted in Humor, Software, Technology | Leave a comment

A humorous look at what each of the major programming languages accomplishes, at one sentence per language.

The Blog Readability Test

November 19, 2007 at 6:03 am | Posted in Webware | Leave a comment

Providing rating of the intelligence needed to understand various blogs.

Who’s On Force?

November 19, 2007 at 6:02 am | Posted in Film, Humor, Mashup/Remix | Leave a comment

Abbot & Costello vs. Yoda & Jar-Jar.

The Carta Marina

November 19, 2007 at 6:00 am | Posted in Cartography, Eye Candy, History, Reference | Leave a comment

Ostensibly, the earliest map of the European continent. (large jpeg warning)

A Vending Machine For Crows

November 19, 2007 at 5:48 am | Posted in Biology, Commerce, Science, Technology | Leave a comment

Teaching crows to turn in shiny in exchange for crunchy.

1932 ‘Histomap’ of Evolution

November 19, 2007 at 5:47 am | Posted in Biology, Eye Candy, History, Reference, Science | Leave a comment

Now with free skeptical disclaimer!

Romantic/Sensual Funereal Sculpture

November 16, 2007 at 9:31 am | Posted in Art, Sculpture | Leave a comment

Ostensibly, this gravestone was commissioned by the departed’s wife, as a testament to her enduring love.

Isolated Building Studies

November 16, 2007 at 9:29 am | Posted in Architecture, Photography | 2 Comments

Photographs of lone buildings.

Children of Shao Lin

November 16, 2007 at 9:29 am | Posted in Kinesthetics | Leave a comment

Boy, look at what I could have done with myself if I’d only forgone any pretense of education or literacy!

Orudorumagi’s Dollar Origami

November 16, 2007 at 9:28 am | Posted in Art, Sculpture | Leave a comment

A good example of getting the most out of your dollar.

Free Rice

November 16, 2007 at 9:27 am | Posted in Games, Gratis, Webware | Leave a comment

A simple word game where your performance determines, in the real world, how much rice is given to relieve third-world hunger.

“Elemental Hexagons” Deck

November 14, 2007 at 9:50 pm | Posted in Chemistry, Commerce, Esoterica | Leave a comment

‘Elemental Hexagons’ is a divination deck, similar to Tarot, based on 60 of the chemical elements.  Creator “Calyxa” gives a bit of background here. (via)

How To Learn (But Not Master) Any Language In An Hour

November 14, 2007 at 8:16 pm | Posted in Psychology, Reference | Leave a comment

Despite its hyperbolic title, this essay is actually quite interesting and useful.

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