Saturday, March 26, 2011

Jedi at Play

Oh After Effects, your users do provide me some fun moments.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Badminton Jedi:

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Small Scale Big Changes

Interesting things happen when new technology addresses a market that traditional technologies don't.  Case in point, the New York Times looks at African mud huts charging cell phones and LED lights from small solar cells.  The subtle changes in the lifestyle that this allows have the potential to improve things for people well beyond the reach of the traditional power company model.  And frankly, I'd like to see that sort of thing happening more often in America too.

Speaking of LED lights, development continues apace on them.  Hopefully the massive improvements in cost and brightness that companies continue to promise will show up in the marketplace.

A Certain Kind of Philosophy

What do you get when you combine comics, the Dungeons & Dragons alignment axes, and... a John Wesley quote?  This.

For those not really familiar with D&D's method of representing character philosophy, the same site has quite a few attempts to explain.  The Deep Space 9 one works well for the nerdy, but the one that really explains it all involves Muppets.