In lieu of fireworks. Happy new year everyone.
Archive.org has movies from the 2001 SIGGRAPH Electronic theatre. Here's one I'm very fond of. Program Details for Evolution of the Universe: Large-scale Structure and Galaxy Formation
Let's see how I'm doing
1. Unclear Statement of Purpose
Uh, oh! No purpose. Bummer.
2. New URLs for Archived Content
No linkrot here.
3. Undated Content
We're good, it's all dated.
4. Small Thumbnail Images of Big, Detailed Photos
Jakob has a 240 by 300 image that links to even bigger photos. Of himself no less. He's not very good looking, is he? I have one big, good looking drawing of myself, by Eliane, who made me look better than I do in real life.
5. Overly detailed ALT Text
Errr, no. Don't have that either.
6. No "What-If" Support
I give support all day long. There is no support here. If you can't find what you want here, you're out of luck.
7. Long Lists that Can't Be Winnowed by Attributes
Jakob writes that "it's common to find sites with thousands or millions of items". Really.. millions of items. At a rate of 1 per day, I would have to keep doing this for the next 2740 or so years. Pffft...
8. Products Sorted Only by Brand
Well, you can't buy anything here.
9. Overly Restrictive Form Entry
10. Pages That Link to Themselves
Good to see Paolo is still around.
He still has the Regional Graphic up, don't know why he's been hiding it so well.
This would be of interest to the 3d folks.
Jason's production log for his short movie.
You'll want to read the FAQ first.
The Koninklijke Bibliotheek (the National Library of the Netherlands ) has a digital version of the book A Hundred Highlights from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 1994.
The Recipe book for decorated paper is fantastic. I've never seen anything like it.
This page describes 10 recipies for ‘Tieger-marmor’
13. Grün & rother Zug, schwarz Tieger auf Fleischfarb (mit etwas Flos im Gummy-Wasser).
14. Rother Zug, violette Stein, schwarz Tieger auf weiss.
15. Schwarz & gelber Zug, rothe Stein, schwarzer Tieger auf [?]
16. Schwarz, grün & rother Zug; schwarz Tieger auf Leder.
17.Schwarz Tieger auf weiss; Zusammensetzung ist die nämliche; ein wenig Flos ist im Wasser, welcher auch die Zerstückelung der Butzen hervorbringt.
18. Grüner Zug, rothe Stein (mit mehr Oel) schwarzer Tieger auf rosa.
19. Schwarz, gelb & rother Zug, schwarz Tieger auf Leder.
20. Rother Zug (dick geworfen; schwarz Tieger auf Leder.
21. Grün & rother Zug, schwarz Tieger auf Orange (die Potasche macht die Entwickelung der Strahlen).
22. Schwarz, blau & oger Zug, schwarz Tieger auf Bremergrün.
We were discussing robots at dinner, and someone observed that all the things we came up with that the robot could do were related to houskeeping. As if that is something we're doing so much of. Thumbnails for Leave It to Roll-Oh
Click on Return to Program Details to go to the download page.
I need to read this again quickly before I go back to work next week. The first and last time I read it must have been 20 years ago. I didn't need it then, and I probably didn't understand it either. Maybe some things do improve with age.
Found a bilingual version too, in case you prefer english. http://coolhaus.de/art-of-controversy/erist-i.htm
A dutch art critic about the lack of quality in photography these days.
There are are four new museums for photography in the Netherlands.
The first hit that google returned on a search for those four museums was het kruidvat , a cheap drugstore where you can get your films developed. I wonder if "loosers with three years of art school and a hasselblad" go there to have their films developed. It would be appropriate.
Look! another swirl-with-a-dot-in-the-middle logo
I bought a Mindstorms Robotics Invention System 2.0 set from the Lego store and subscribed to the Product News & Special Offers newsletter. This first thing they send me is this:
Well, that's not what I asked for. I guess they'd understand if I got upset would they have shipped the Life-on-the-Farm Set instead of the RIS, but with e-mail, some companies still seem to think they can just send you what ever they want. It was good of them not to call.
I mentioned a few posts back that Otger and I are reading a a math book together. He must have enjoyed the part about graph theory, because today he made this drawing:
The MOMA bought a Jasper Johns Drawing The Modern Adds Art as Its Building Grows
I think it's been drawn upside down, or flat on the floor, the artists swimming.
I had never heard of Hart Crane The NYT article mentions suicide by drowning.
Crane killed himself at the age of 33 by jumping from the deck of a steamship sailing back to New York from Mexico.
Plagiarist has 13 of his poems.
I was going through a the reports from the search engine that we use on our website at work today. I'm a particularly sloppy speller myself, but some of the queries were really amazing. It's interesting how, after some time, the words become almost audible, and you begin to hear different accents. French and German were very easy to spot.
Here we have it, what has become (or always was) useless in business is now used by artists. There has to be a connection between bad thinking and art.
I wonder is the inverse is also possible; can artist's tools become business tools? I couldn't think of anything. In art and business, art always seems to be the one lagging behind. I think that thought ocurred to me before.
Otger's bedtime reading includes Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction. Today, we discussed the verification principle:
Some people have asked me if there's any particular reason why I have an Alias light on my bike.
The name didn't really have anything to do with it. I just happened to the the light and it's made by a company that donates 25% of their profits to bike advocay planetbike.