Friday, May 29, 2009

Vrrrrooooom! More Great Online Info Displays

I'm a sucker for online info graphics, particularly of the interactive persuasion. If you read the political side of things here you'll remember my pointing out great NYT features on debates during the the election and somewhere in the archives here on page too I linked to the searchable/interactive map of tweets during the superbowl.

I'm not a race car fan at all, I just don't get it why would I want to watch a bunch of cars make 1,000 left turns? And, as this Indy car tracker from the Indy Star shows, the cars up front definitely don't do a lot of passing either.

If you're a diehard race fan I bet you'll be able to mine this feature for details about the 2009 Indy 500, if you're like me you'll appreciate it for its other qualities. Definitely go take a look, playing the entire race run through only takes a couple of minutes.

(via kottke)

Friday, May 22, 2009

More Of Damien Walters

I am very impressed, this guy must be about the best gymnast in the world too...

I'm also impressed with the upgrades to embedded videos that YouTube has made.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Interesting Mail

So the newspaper industry is slowly or maybe quickly dying, or at least changing drastically in the face of the internet. Luckily for you news still gets delivered in magazines. If the standard waiting room fair is too blase for you the WSJ has a rundown of inventive magazines that will certainly puzzle the mailman. Some are goody boxes, others fabulously expensive and filled with limited edition art, some come in frisbees and others come in cans, one is printed on the inside of a t-shirt.

The article is worth a look.

Or you could just teach the computer to buy stuff on e-bay, you might not be able to read everything that comes but it sure would keep the mail interesting...

(as always visit xkcd for the scroll over)

Google Traffic Is Cool

I don't know how long it's been up for or how it works, or even if it's accurate but Google Traffic is at the very least an interesting idea and pretty cool looking.

Unfortunately the traffic maps are not embeddable (they supposedly offer live info so that makes sense) and I don't feel like doing a screen capture, but follow the links to check it out...

DC, NYC, Boston, B'More

It looks like most major metropolitan areas are wired up and as the above links show the Bos-Wash corridor is certainly online.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

One Thousand Paper...

There might be that many folds in some of Simon Schubert's more intricate pieces but he isn't making paper cranes or origami of any type. Schubert makes small folds, and lots of them, in paper to create an image, mostly 2-D it looks like, that vaguely resembles a light charcoal drawing.

Visit his site for many more.

(via Kottke)

It's Hard To Beat A Good Tabbouleh

And yes if my girlfriend made it without tomatoes I might have to leave her...

(via Eat Me Daily)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Well Sheeeeeeeeeet

Little Mac is getting back in the ring. Punch Out for Wii is coming soon, check out Doc...

(via Kottke)

Yes That Dolphin Is Pink

Technically it's an albino Bottlenose, but this dolphin's coloration is a stunning shade of pink.

Read the article from the Telegraph (UK).

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day - Semi NSFW

Welcome to the guaranteed viral video success follow-up to dick in a box...


How To Get Kids To Play The Flute

Well this sure makes me think it would be pretty cool...

Impressive, reminds me of Rahzel...

It's pretty cool watching this stuff on line but I can tell you it's fairly insane seeing it live, if you ever have the chance make sure to check it out.

(via JA on facebook)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Isn't It Ironic...

No. not rain on your wedding day (that's just pretty crummy, but not very ironic). On the other hand those flashy new laptop hunter commercials from Microsoft appear likely to have been made on Macs (at least everyone who works at the ad agency behind the spots uses a Mac, you do the math).

Monday, May 4, 2009

Have A Smart Phone?

(none of the images returned in a google search for smartphones contained the IPhone, interesting no?)

Help Wired test out national 3G network speeds. For the next week Wired is asking folks to run an app on their smart phones which will test the 3G network's capabilities in their location and then make the data available on a big old map, you also get to rate your satisfaction with your carrier.

At the end of the week Wired will report back with the results.

Full details and instructions are up at the Gadget Lab.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mr. Kelly Will Take You To School Now

Gene Kelly was pretty much the man...

Color me impressed.

(via Kottke)