Sunday, April 30, 2006

A cheesy game

A cheesy little maze game from the same guy that did the spelling with Flickr page. The amazing thing is that it is only 20 lines of javascript.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Ways to lace your shoes

Followup to the shoe tying article.

This section of the same site shows 31 different ways to lace up your shoes. There is quite a bit of variety and some of the styles are quite intricate.

I still haven't tried the quick tying method but I am planning on getting around to it.

Followup: He also has some tips on how to lace and tie your shoes for various sports and activities, or, for example, if you can only use one hand.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Simply Google

Here is a page that links to all of the different features available from the folks at google. There are a lot of them.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Almost the largest robbery ever

This article describes how thieves almost stole $440 million from Sumitomo bank in London. They used keystroke loggers to capture userids and passwords then transfered the money to their own accounts.

The article doesn't really explain how the police got involved or how the thieves were going to launder the money so it isn't much use if you'd like to try this on your own.

This related article has a picture of one of the keyloggers and explains how Sumitomo plan to solve the problem with superglue.

ria reddit

Friday, April 21, 2006

Ways to tie your shoes

This website shows the 16 ways to tie your shoes. The site includes a much quicker way to tie the standard bow knot.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Illegal prime numbers

This wikipedia article is about numbers that are illegal. Essentially the number contains information that one is not allowed to possess. The article uses the example of computer programs that break the encryption of DVDs but other examples such as child pornography or secret documents come to mind.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Spell with Flickr

This site lets you enter a word or phrase and then gives you back an image that spells that phrase in pictures posted on Flickr. If you don't like one of the letters you can click on it and another picture will be found. It also gives you html that you can paste into your webpage to display the image.


Thursday, April 13, 2006

Future enhancements

The text of a lecture by Ray Kurzweil on possible future enhancements to the human body.

I've read other articles on the idea of artificial red blood cells and it certainly sounds like they would be a handy thing to have in one's bloodstream.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

top 15 Skylines

A list, with pictures, of what one person feels are the top 15 city skylines in the world.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Best SF of 2005

SF Site presents its editors' annual list of the best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2005. Interestingly I've not heard of any of them.