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Thank a Veteran Today (And Every Day)

by Miriam - November 11th, 2017

Lava Lamps Secure the Internet

by Miriam - November 8th, 2017

We know that Random Number Generators are not truly random.  Here’s a “way cool” way to ramp up the random:

From Rusty Blazenhoff at BoingBoing: How These Lava Lamps are Securing the Internet

As a child of the 70’s who has a real, full-sized lava lamp on my desk, I approve.

Daylight Saving Time Ends – Be Careful Out There

by Miriam - November 3rd, 2017

Time (pun intended) for my biannual rant against DST.   Check out this article from National Geographic about the origins and purpose of DST.  Then come tell me that DST is a good idea.

But, regardless, don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour on Saturday night.

Daylight Saving Time is Weirder than You Think

Be Spooky Out There.

by Miriam - October 31st, 2017

You Are Your Font

by Miriam - October 18th, 2017

McSweeny’s has a motto of “Daily Humor Almost Every Day Since 1998,” and certainly brightens my day with it’s spot-on analysis of today’s socio-political environment. Check out a recent post on “What Your Email Font Says About You.”

The Sound of Silence for the New Millennium

by Miriam - October 10th, 2017

Remake by the heavy-metal band, Disturbed. Well done and very powerful.

Why Farming is Broken (Minute Earth)

by Miriam - October 2nd, 2017

Interesting observations – perhaps a bit simplistic – but worth the time to consider.

Walk off the Earth – Material Girl

by Miriam - September 29th, 2017

Walk Off the Earth (WOTE) is a fun and imaginative cover band – and they make good use of my favorite form of video – the “single camera-single take” mode (filmed on an iPhone).  Check out the very pregnant but still very energetic lead vocalist in this cover of Madonna’s “Material Girl.”

Don’t forget the “making of” video, which includes humorous “tips on saving money” which is a theme in the video:

Happy International Coffee Day!

by Miriam - September 29th, 2017

Because Lawlatte.  Cheers!

What $1 Gets You Around the World

by Miriam - September 1st, 2017

Fascinating video survey of what can be purchased for a $1 throughout the world – plus comparison about wages and which countries are “cheap” and which are “expensive.”

Star Trek Hologram – Here we come!

by Miriam - August 11th, 2017

Theoriz is bringing us closer to a fully-immersive, holographic experience. Very cool.

Mixed Reality – THEORIZ – RnD test 002 from THÉORIZ on Vimeo.

And check out the Showreel 2017 for more applications of the technology:

THÉORIZ – Showreel 2017 from THÉORIZ on Vimeo.

Strandbeest

by Miriam - July 28th, 2017

Fascinating. The artist (Theo Jansen) developed and built these “creatures” that move independently by force of wind.  There are now books and models that can be 3D printed.

Check out his website for more information: Strandbeest

Adam Savage has become charmed by them:

The Ag Effect – Kosciusko County, Indiana

by Miriam - July 26th, 2017

It’s all connected.

The Ages of Youth – Western Cultural Generations

by Miriam - July 21st, 2017

This is in response to a family-dinner discussion about the parameters and characteristics of the different cultural ages.  Here’s a link to the article by Michael T. Robinson, with more information about the characteristics of each (note:  there are a lot of websites that discuss generation characteristics – this post is for reference only)

The Generations – Which Generation are You?

Field of Presidents

by Miriam - July 18th, 2017

And now for the charming, but unusual (8 minutes and worth the watch):