13 tracks I’ve enjoyed in 2010

It’s that time of year. Iains playlist reminded me to dig out some records I’ve enjoyed this year. There’s some great stuff in here from Diamond Messages, CFCF, Clubroot, We & Lisa, Mayer Hawthorne, LCD Soundsystem, Ellen Allieen, Chew Lips, Dominik Eulberg, Chamboche, Angela K, Moby and Fyfe Dangerfield. And remixes by Classix, Monarchy andContinue reading “13 tracks I’ve enjoyed in 2010”

Fun with the new Facebook Profile layout

Everybody’s been talking about this. http://eu.techcrunch.com/2010/12/12/now-that-is-a-nice-profile-picture-like/ And now you can create your own with this webapp. http://74.52.142.77/~piccut/ But we’ve been creating alphabet photo galleries, so you can tag your friends and do this. Childish but BLOODY funny. EDIT This is smart too.

2010: A Year in Trends

YouTube Rewind 2010: The Year in Review. http://www.youtube.com/rewind YouTube have also launched Trends: a daily zeitgeist of YouTube. http://youtube-trends.blogspot.com/ Google Zeitgeist 2010 http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist2010 Twitter 2010 Trends http://yearinreview.twitter.com/trends/ Facebook 2010 Memology: Top Status Trends of the Year http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=466369142130

200 Countries, 200 Years, 120,000 Numbers – in 4 Minutes

Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before for the BBC – using augmented reality. In this section of ‘The Joy of Stats‘ heContinue reading “200 Countries, 200 Years, 120,000 Numbers – in 4 Minutes”

2000+ year old computer. Recreated with Lego

The Antikythera Mechanism is the oldest known scientific computer, built in Greece at around 100 BCE. Lost for 2000 years, it was recovered from a shipwreck in 1901. But not until a century later was its purpose understood: an astronomical clock that determines the positions of celestial bodies with extraordinary precision. In 2010, this fully-functionalContinue reading “2000+ year old computer. Recreated with Lego”

Wile E. Coyote vs Road Runner

Wiley Vs. Rhodes from ApachePictures on Vimeo. A live action version of the classic Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoon characters Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. Originally created by animation director Chuck Jones in 1948 for Warner Bros., this film was shot on location in Moab, Utah by Apache Pictures and created using theContinue reading “Wile E. Coyote vs Road Runner”