|The Ghosts of World War II|
|Thank you, Adobe Photoshop|
| Sum purty pitchers.|
|I Will Use This Knowledge For Evil|
| Power of Profile pictures|
I need a proper headshot so I think I'll be using some of this info...
| Narrated photo log about Trek Conventions in the 70s|
I love presentations like this. The CBC Radio3 mag was doing this ages ago. I still miss it.
A Mac specific, pic editing tool priced at 60$ US. F'ing smart move.
|Someone Will Torrent This|
| Photshop Express|
Photoshop as web application. Very basic stuff but might be nice to have online access in a pinch. I already miss not having a text tool.
|Sillysoft Games Exposed|
| Luxtoberfest included a series of competitive "LuxShoppe" photoshop showndowns. It's all come down to a final epic match running now between Sasquatch and MBauer. The results so far are spectacular, and include these behind-the-scenes look into Sillysoft's secret operations. |
The last one was just a dream. I think. Maybe a vision.
| Adrienne and I just spent a long weekend at my family’s house in Sardinia, where, believe it or not, one of the chief souvenir industries is pictures of rocks that look like penises (of which there are many, thanks to a particularly concupiscient geological process).|
One of the days we were there, we went driving along the coast and stopped at a fairly rocky section of beach.
Adrienne: I don’t see any rocks that look like penises.So here you go, Gil;
Me: That one kind of looks like a vagina.
Adrienne: [Without pausing for even a second] Sweet! Picture for Gil.
The rocky vagina:
And, me thrusting in the general direction of the rocky vagina:
Also, because we’re equal opportunities petropornographers, Adrienne humping the closest thing we could find to a rock that looks like a penis:
More pictures at Flickr, and more stories from the trip at pundigrions.
|It's So Easy Being Green|
| Quantum effect in photosynthesis|
Photosynthesis is awesome and learning about it can only help solar research since it's had a lot of the engineering kinks worked out of it. This article shows just how damn efficient it really is. It's a pretty technical piece but if you can follow it, it's impressive as hell.
Nutshell version of article:
Light hits the photosynthesis chemical. Parts of the chemical oscillate at different energies. These oscillations interfere in a quantum way (over many possible frequencies) and the one with the best resonance (the oscillations that get along best) wins. This optimal interference is how the energy gets transfered.