The fashion of drawing fractals is a memory of the past (it was probably linked to the first appearance of computers able to collate the computing power for the needed calculations and the display capacity for complex images). But the pleasure is all mine to find this HD video which sends us into a Mandelbrot… Read More
A great classic piece of music from Rossini, Duetto buffo di due gatti is interpreted here by two young singers whose countenance is all the more appreciated for their honorable clothes and the Korean public that appreciated a lot the unexpected performance. YouTube link
If you’re like most people, you’d like to have pretty wallpaper on your desktop background. You can always go to wallpaper web sites but most of them are choke-full of ads and they always provide the same usual set. How about getting new ones? Use Google. Now, Google is able to search images by size.… Read More
Beards, they are amazing, full of surprises, flowering with novelty. Do you want some evidence? You can join the competition for the beard holding the largest number of wooden toothpicks: If you feel a pinch, don’t accuse the beard! In order to stay on the competition field, there was this beard contest in Alaska in… Read More
You love books, you love all about old books, stock paper, engravings, intaglio printing, hollow back binding, etc. The electronic book cannot satisfy your thirst for reading and touching books. So, here I am with some weird news for you. First, the journal Analytical Chemistry teaches us that, even if we love the smell of… Read More
flight patterns from Charlie McCarthy on Vimeo. Long exposures of bugs under a street light. music: Telefon Tel Aviv – What’s The Use Of Feet If We Haven’t Got Legs Vimeo link Merci à Pierrick.
A friend of mine recently bought a copy of a Japanese wood engraving. While reading this article from BibliOdyssey, about the wood engravings of Kitagawa Utamaro, I thought I should share some of the pictures of this artist.
I consider that the most useful and often the most interesting wallpapers for your computer desktop are images that are relatively feature-less. A picture full of little details continuously grabbing your attention is a major nuisance. It’s much better to have either a very smooth image or a photo containing a lot of continuous tones.… Read More
The Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin is a museum presenting a large mount of technology history. Quite naturally, they are biased toward presenting a lot of German achievements and this country is known for hosting some of the very best optical engineers and being rightfully proud of brands like Carl Zeiss, Leitz/Leica. Charlie Sorrel wrote a piece… Read More
Belgian Kimberley Vlaeminck, 18, went to a tattoo parlor and asked for 3 tattooed stars. But, she fell asleep and woke up with 56 black stars. In a sense, this is nice, but she seems pissed off. Update on 24-June: It appears that after some time and media pressure, Kimberley admitted that this was not… Read More
Summer: m.noun /ˈsʌmə(ɹ)/ (plural summers) Long period of time that millions of English-seaking people choose to replace watching silly TV reality shows by reading silly thick paper printed words selected first for their total lack of requirement of brain participation during the operation known as reading. Let’s contribute to the improvement of knowledge and culture… Read More
Free ad for friends in concert in Paris in a few weeks. Schubert Concert on Sunday 24 May 2009 @ 12h30.
…up to the point of creating a chocolate-inspired video? …or up to the point of sacrificing chocolate for the sake of pure art? YouTube link No fish for 1st of April! These are bunnies.
We all love when things come free to us. Here I found a treasure trove of movies that are free to download. Legally. Thanks to the Canadians of the National Film Board of Canada. They give us feature-length movies, documentaries, animated short movies. Everything, of the best quality, at the best price: Free.
Thanks to BibliOdyssey again, we can see magnificent reproductions of XIXth Century engravings of parrots, maccaws and other Psittacidae birds. But there are also interesting modern parrots. Go and watch the videos and photos from the Perroquet project from fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø. Did I say impressive?
Using a Magnetic resonance imaging (RMI) technique, researchers have been able to represent graphically our human brain in a beautiful display. Source: ScienceBlogs/Corpus Callosum & PLOS biology.
This technique is used to demonstrate clearly the operation of a technical product by showing it as if parts were cut away to reveal the internals. This leads to quite a large choice of nice drawings. I collected some of them for your pleasure. They can be gorgeous when the graphic designer is a real… Read More
It depends on the cook, but if you have real difficulties with your own cooking style, you may find an excuse. Next time you fail, just say “Oh! I was trying one of jamesoff.net random recipes“. JamesOff is a systems engineer in the South West of England who created a Random Recipe Generator. Merely reload… Read More