This was a bit of a surprise for me. This year I printed nearly no best wishes cards. Only 2 for the supervisors of my building (I tend to prefer giving them a card for this) and 1 for seniors who I keep sending new year’s wishes on printed paper rather than email. And, apart… Read More
Max Miedinger (24 décembre 1910 à Zurich, Suisse – 8 mars 1980, Zurich, Suisse) était un créateur typographique. Il est surtout connu pour avoir créé Helvetica en 1957.
You certainly knew that the great movie director, Alfred Hitchcock, was used to, first in order to reduce budgets, then merely for fun, keep one little cameo appearance in each of his movies, sometimes even a small role. An Internet user collected them all (nearly) in a single sequence. YouTube link
This is a nice neat little poetic video of words and their meanings. By Everynone. WORDS from Everynone on Vimeo.
A web site on which you will find a colorful collection of background pictures for your PC or your Mac: Imgur. Its only drawback is that you don’t know where the picture comes from, since they are uploaded by the users as they see them here or there.
Did you known what is happening before the Tetris blocks fall from the top of the screen? As a matter of fact, you should know that it’s ugly, scary and has something to do with Space Invaders.
YouTube link And try not to admire the mimics of Malena Ernman, the singer.
The creator of the fractal concept, Benoît Mandelbrot, just died. Born in Poland, the great mathematician had both French and American citizenship and inspired millions of mathematicians and artists. Rechercher des fractales sur Google.
This is a very old age for a web site, but they actually started before the web, in 1990, as a set of scripts on Usenet group rec.arts.movies. Today, IMDB is a major web database full of details about movies and the movie industry. Happy Birthday IMDB!
Kindle and iPad are two contenders trying to support the idea of reading on a technology gadget. It is said that this is actually as easy to read as real printed paper. So, Keith Peters tried a comparison of their displays using a microscope. The results are really impressive as you can see in Kindle… Read More
These pictures of Russia are color photos taken a few years before the October REvolution. A memory of a far era and of a society which has been deeply transformed in the following years. Big Picture – Russia in color a century ago.
In the spotlight: Sony Alpha 900 Canon EOS 5D Mk II Nikon D700 FX Download Nero for free These are language courses which have been developed by the US government and are set in the public domain. So, you can use them as much as you want. A long list of languages: Amharic Arabic Bulgarian… Read More
JerkSystem during the Emergenza National Finals, in Elysée Montmartre (Paris) on June 26th, 2010. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the images Some of the images are available as posters and large prints on RedBubble.com. If you need others, please, feel free to contact me directly to arrange for other prints. JerkSystem on MySpace.
Pixels by patrick Jean – Invasion pixels : geek tetris pacman ! YouTube link
Found by chance alone, I wanted to let you immerse into it. YouTube link
YouTube link If you’re not a scientist and you don’t understand these, there is no shame to feel. Some scientists are just wondering what this is all about… Source: Brian Malow on Fora.tv.
Exactly one century ago, died Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better-known by his pen name Mark Twain. So, why not celebrate this with a few tidbits about him? For example, the only known video showing Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) at home with his two daughters Clara and Jean: YouTube link… Read More
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
Really! It will be in strong need to admire this Z-scale model of an N-gauge train. It’s real small (it was used to recreate a small model train going in a shop window inside a Z-scale model train). Admire the wonderful work of art! YouTube link
This week has seen a pretty exhilarating story develop in front of our Internet eyes. Started as a muddy conflict between Google and the People’s Republic of China, it turned into a Firefox marketing victory. Let me summarize it a bit. In the beginning was Google which installed its servers in China in 2006. The… Read More