Thursday, December 31, 2009


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sharpie on styrofoam cup illustrations
The largest (26-gigapixel) picture in the world. zoomable.
Unfortunately nobody seems to be doing anything interesting at the time and location this picture was taken.
A chart that sums up the past 10 years (nytimes)
The twisted-copper POTS telephone line is going the way of the TV antenna.

Monday, December 21, 2009

57 Business Cliche's find-it picture

Monday, December 14, 2009

I Just found the amazing Khan Academy site (video tutorials focusing on math and science) from an article on sfgate.

It began with long-distance tutoring in late 2004. He agreed to help his niece Nadia, then a seventh-grader struggling with unit conversion, by providing math lessons over Yahoo's interactive notepad, Doodle, and the phone.

Nephews and family friends soon followed. But scheduling conflicts and repeated lectures prompted him to post instructional videos on YouTube that his proliferating pupils could watch when they had the time.

They did - and before long, so did thousands of others. Today, the Mountain View resident's 800-plus videos are viewed about 35,000 times a day, forming a virtual classroom that dwarfs any brick and mortar school he might have imagined. By using the reach of the Internet, he's helped bring education to the information-hungry around the world who can't afford private tutors or Kaplan prep courses.

"With so little effort on my own part, I can empower an unlimited amount of people for all time," Khan, 33, said. "I can't imagine a better use of my time."

A nice animated video for Bob Dylan's "Little Drummer Boy"
Man returns library book due in 1955, gets out of a $1750 late fee by taking advantage of their Amnesty program

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

History of Kustom Bicycles
Ugly Christmas Lights is open for your submissions

Jim Denevan makes freehand drawings in the sand

Time-lapse construction of a shipping container office building in R.I.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

UA law prof to underwater mortgage borrowers: Ditch your mortgage in good conscience.

White contends that far more of the estimated 15 million U.S. homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages should stiff their lenders and take a hike.

Doing so, he suggests, could save some of them hundreds of thousands of dollars that they "have no reasonable prospect of recouping" in the years ahead. Plus the penalties are nowhere near as painful or long-lasting as they might assume, he says.

"Homeowners should be walking away in droves," White said. "But they aren't. And it's not because the financial costs of foreclosure outweigh the benefits."
Nytimes: Dubai's Improbably Tale
Photos of Dubai's development bust.