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Flash loading screens

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Pretty loaded

Single Child Syndrome

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Train Mama wrote a post on being a single child. I can’t agree with him more.

Why didn’t I study biology?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

jove.com screenshotWow, Wired magazine featured JoVE in this recent issue. JoVE stands for The Journal of Visualized Experiments. Experiments are shown with narration and, of course, videos. Essentially it’s YouTube meets hardcore scientific experiments. Wired magazine calls it ‘methodology porn’. Wait, so is it XTube for science?

Would you like to see how bacteria is injected into the stomach of flies? Or how about dissecting the pupae to extract neuronal cultures from their brains?

It reminds me how much I love my science classes in high school. I have always loved experiments and labs. Why the hell didn’t I go to study biology in college? I love biology!!!

Enjoy this one: ‘Mouse Dorsal Forebrain Explant Isolation’
Warning: contains graphic dissection materials!

Can’t wait?

Monday, June 18th, 2007

iphone ichat
For those of you who can’t wait for the iPhone, you can pretend that you are iChatting on your iPhone with this “iChat for iPhone in JavaScript” page.

Talk at the colloquium at BMCC

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

Last night I was invited to speak at the colloquium organized by the Multimedia Programming and Design program at the BMCC. Along with Eric Socolofsky, we talked to students about what we do in the industry. I showed them some of the projects I’ve done to give them a brief idea of what it’s like to for me to work in interactive. I focused on the web and interactive voice projects, contrasting my non-profit and commercial work. I also tried to give them an idea of how I strive to separate my client design work with my bookart, something that keeps my creative juices going.

We both showed an array of projects that have user-generated content, and we both think that it’s the next (or current, rather) big wave.

Eric, a game designer, showed a few great projects that he did. One of them is QuickComic, in which users can drag and drop comic objects into a 2×2 grids and type in dialogs. Users can not only send their comic strips to their friends, but also embed them into their sites with an EMBED code.

UNICEF

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Just check it out daily, for Christ’s sake: unicef.org

What’s for dinner tonight?

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Unlike most recipe sites, Recipe Source is almost ad-free (despite the little Amazon box), and loaded with a ton of recipes. They are categorized according to regions and types. Looking for a snack or appetizer? Click on “Snacks and Appetizers” and glance through the list of available recipes. It’s a great way to brainstorm for your dinner tonight or the next party. And oh, the recipes are in plain text. (Link courtesy of ML)

Fierce scary kitties!

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

A while ago our friend B. gave us this hilarious book, Bat Cat, and it’s been sitting in the toilet since. Everytime I take a dump I’d flip through it and get a kick out of it. Then today when I was flipping through it again (during another dump-taking ritutal, of course), I saw the URL. And apparently there are more crazy cats out there! Here are a few of them, but mind you, they don’t do their justice without the captions. Check out My Cat Hates You and enjoy. Surely you can enjoy this site while you’re taking a dump also.