I’m surprised that I can’t find a post on MCOJ about this movie. I’ll admit to not having seen the last batman film. I think I gave up on them due to Val Kilmer or George Clooney. Take your pick. In any event, through some work connections my dad got to see The Dark Knight last night.
He said it was fantastic and not at all like the old style that came across as hokey. Very good, very dark and apparently the Joker is extraordinarily creepy and sinister. I may actually have to plunk down the 8 bucks for this one.
I know a couple of guys who take LEGOs pretty seriously so this might be old news to them. You can download Lego Digital Designer, a freeware app available in both Windows and OS X, and design your next LEGO-tastic creation in a AutoCAD-like fashion.
There’s a great post at digital-photography-school.com on how to make a time lapse video using your dSLR. The above video is my first attempt. Here are my stats:
- Manual Mode: 2 second exposure @ F13 in 30-second intervals
- 490 shots total
- Rendered video @ 10fps
I just tested out this Firefox add-on and I must say that it’s lightning fast. This sure beats the cumbersome method of downloading a PDF directly into Preview.app.
Unfortunately, this only works with Firefox 3 on a Mac. I’m guessing it’s because of the integrated PDF support in Mac OS X.
Being able to do google searches via a Linux-like shell interface appeals to my mouse-hating inner-self.
The Boston Globe has published a how-to guide for those of us that have forgotten how to take a nap. I saw this over at the 43folders blog and realized that sleep is a popular topic this week. Are any of you out there in the habit of taking naps?
A swarm of bees decided to make a rest stop out of one of the trees in front of my house. I have an unnatural fear of bees, but for the love of photography, I snapped these shots.
Oh, and Happy Father’s Day!
I know there are several of you out there actively using Python. I recently came across this video, which visualizes the activity on the Python codebase over time. It looks like it has been a very long road for Guido van Rossum (started solo in 1991). If you watch the video to the end, you’ll see where he’s hired by Google and the language development really takes off
The video was created by a UC Davis research group.
Personally, I average about 5 to 6.5 hours of sleep each night. I don’t feel compelled to go to bed until I feel sleepy. I see no reason to just lie in bed waiting for sleep to drop-kick me in the throat when I’m not looking.
It turns out that might just be all the sleep I need. A study at Scripps Clinic Sleep Center in La Jolla, CA produced some interesting results.
Studies show that people who sleep between 6.5 hr. and 7.5 hr. a night, as they report, live the longest. And people who sleep 8 hr. or more, or less than 6.5 hr., they don’t live quite as long. There is just as much risk associated with sleeping too long as with sleeping too short. The big surprise is that long sleep seems to start at 8 hr. Sleeping 8.5 hr. might really be a little worse than sleeping 5 hr.
How much do you sleep do you feel you need to function during the day?
Thanks for the link, AG!
I can imagine driving a car built out of wire mesh, carbon fiber and fabric skin. The idea of being able to control the shape of my vehicle via electro-hydraulic devices that manipulate the frame is sexy. I just don’t want to imagine getting into an accident with an SUV in this car.