My current favorite song, "Trouble Hunters," is based on the Battle of Trenton, during the American Revolutionary War. (That famous painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River was right before this battle.) It's by a Minneapolis-based hip-hop artist named Astronautalis.
I recommend you listen to the song without watching the video, and then watch the video while listening. Two amazingly different experiences. His latest album features a song titled "Dimitri Mendeleev" about the discovery of the Periodic Table of Elements. I am currently wearing this t-shirt:
I am widely credited as the inventor of the <blink> tag. For those of you who are relatively new to the Web, the <blink> tag is an HTML command that causes text to blink, and many, many people find its behavior to be extremely annoying. I won't deny the invention, but there is a bit more to the story than is widely known.
Doing a bit of a refresh, in anticipation of our swiftly approaching 10-year anniversary. This post goes out to our dedicated readers who have not deleted our rss feed from your feed readers. (We assume you did it out of love!)
AUSTIN, Texas-The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of writer David Foster Wallace (1962-2008), author of "Infinite Jest" (1996), "The Broom of the System" (1987), "Girl with Curious Hair" (1988) and numerous collections of stories and essays.
The archive contains manuscript materials for Wallace's books, stories and essays; research materials; Wallace's college and graduate school writings; juvenilia, including poems, stories and letters; teaching materials and books.
Artist Caleb Larsen has created a device: A black cube, 8x8x8", with an ethernet jack. Upon connection to the internet, the cube checks to see whether it is for sale on Ebay. If not, it re-lists itself. The sale conditions mandate that the new buyer will keep the cube connected to the internet, and will sell it to the highest bidder whenever the auction ends. In the event of a sale, the artist gets 15% of the purchase price. The title of the artwork: "A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter".
The latest result of my sound visualization project. Run on pronunciation examples from a learn-english web site. This sound sample has turned out to be a useful benchmark for testing, and it shows off the range of colors nicely too.
Then I wondered how much of earth's land had land also on its opposite side. Little did I know, the whole problem (and answer) can be expressed in a single, simple picture.