Links of the Week (Week #27 & 28, 2006)
I've had so many "Pleasurable Distractions" the past few weeks I decided to do two weeks at a time.
- Andrew's Optical Illusion - Before an image hits your consciousness it goes through quite a bit of preprocessing. One of the main things your brain is geared towards preprocessing is recognition of faces. That is why we have a tendency to see the face of Jesus in a tree rather then inanimate objects. Test it your self with this simple "optical illusion".
- fine art for children and babies - Nerdy baby flash cards. I may just buy a set.
- For Some Athletes, Courses With No Classes - New York Times - I've mentioned before that I'm not a big fan of college sports. I think the athletes are treated like gods and t goes to their heads. Often times you're giving them an eduction on how to be a prick. According to this article, at some colleges, that is where the education ends.
- Monkey with a Deathwish - Google Video - Monkeys can be pranksters... we all know that. But did you ever imagine a monkey picking on a couple of tigers?
- php-security-by-example.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) - Everyday I love PHP more and curse all the years I spent with ASP classic. But, as with every web programming language, caution is needed.
- Planet Tutorial - How to make planets in Paintshop. Doesn't look easy but might be worth trying.
- Ten signs you're tech obsessed - Technology - theage.com.au - Two out of ten is not so bad. I guess I am not as tech obsessed as I thought. Or maybe I'm just too cheap to keep buying gadgets.
- The Form Assembly - Create and Process State-of-the-Art Web Forms - Online web form builder. Pretty cool.
- Top 20 Blog Designs | Blog - What? Hypercubed blog is missing! Wait until they see my 4D version.
- Tricks for remembering names | 43 Folders -I am very bad with names. It is not that I don't value the people I meet, but names just don't stick with me for some reason. Maybe some of these tips will help.
- W3Counter - Global Web Stats - Most websites (including this blog) are designed to look good at 800x600 resolution. Did you know that only approximately 11% web users browse at that resolution? This and other stats can help you build a better site.
- YouTube - Bad Timing of hotels.com advertisement - Bad timing indeed.
- YouTube - Balloon Explosion - A water balloon, an X-acto knife, and a high speed video camera... awesome.