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Email from the 80’s

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Wow – the Internet has changed a little since 1984. Here’s how you get email in the ’80’s: Check out the password. And the “software transmission” at the end of the broadcast. Psychadelic.

The Map of Mathematics

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

This is a terrific Coffee Break – This is an overview video about the history and purpose of mathematics, and particularly about all the different kinds of math and what each is about. 10 minutes well-spent. My favorite observation: “Some infinities are bigger than others.”

Where do you deploy 500 drones? The Superbowl, of course!

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Drone technology continues to evolve. ICYMI, here’s the Lady Gaga intro to halftime including the drone backdrop video from the Superbowl (due to NFL restrictions, you’ll need to click through to view the first video directly on YouTube): Here’s the “behind the scenes” (more promotional than informational, but still of interest): Fun facts: – These […]

Guinness Book of Records – Largest K’nex Contraption

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Austin Granger, from Minnesota, USA, a 23-year-old University of Minnesota computer science undergraduate built this machine. What a resume’-builder. Learn more about the story, here: K’Nex Guinness World Record

TBT – Cheap Trick “It’s Only Love”

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

A typical and unremarkable 80’s song by Cheap Trick – didn’t even break into the charts. ┬áReleased in 1986, the most remarkable thing about this video is that it is the first commercial, main-stream video to incorporate ASL into the video and include an interpreter box in the bottom corner. It’s worth the coffee break […]

How Tabasco is Made

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Chipotle is my favorite flavor. I now have an appreciation for the time and effort that goes into the production of Tabasco.

The Secret to Christmas Song Success

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Who knew?  Now that I know the formula, tune in next year for my #1 Christmas hit.

Rubics Cube World Record Solving

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Very cool. And… if you want to see an insane 17x17x17 Rubic’s cube solving video (done by human hand and brain): And… so insane that only a computer can do it:

OK GO The One Moment

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Check out OKGO’s newest video. The way they manipulate time and perspective to capture a moment is amazing. And, check out the “behind the scenes” video to see the thinking and planning that went into the video:

5 Fun Facts About Coffee

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Because – lawlatte.

Happy Thanksgiving from Lawlatte

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Taken at Shades State Park, early November.

Fun with Drones for Christmas

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Disney and Intel team up for a terrific 300-drone light show for the holidays. It takes special permission from FAA to deploy a drone swarm (technically, ‘drone fleet’). Another drone light show from Intel – provides a behind the scenes look at the technology:

Heal the World – Maati Baani

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016


Monday, October 31st, 2016

Let’s Do the Time Warp Again – for Halloween

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Happy Halloween!