February 2011

The Minibar for the Mind

A set of resources and inspiration for bored travelers. Cool idea and nice execution.

Tilt-Shift Van Gogh

Some very cool “tilt-shift” Van Gogh paintings–basically selectively blurring parts of the image to give a sense of depth. Makes Van Gogh’s surreal landscapes seem almost real.

“Go to page with similar content”

A new feature in Google Chrome seems to be analyzing the entire web for pages that mirror a broken link. Check it out by visiting this now-deleted page in a recent build of Chrome. “Go to page with similar content” links you to this page, which hosts the document I was looking for. I’ve spent…more

A wall of sound

A virtual wall of the Buddha Machine boxes, looping ambient music in unplanned combinations: Zendesk – FM3 Buddha Machine Wall. The design of the boxes themselves is also elegant and simple. On/off, switch loop, change pitch, built-in speaker, runs off a single AA battery. I just ordered three…

The Rules

Hilarious and spot-on list of all the “insider” rules of road cycling. Including this, which still makes my visits to the beach embarrassing: RULE 7: Tan lines should be cultivated and kept razor sharp. Under no circumstances should one be rolling up their sleeves or shorts in an effort to somehow diminish one’s tan lines….more