Links van 30 november 2012 tot 22 december 2012

zaterdag 22 december 2012 in Links. Permanente link | Geen reacties

48fps: how we accidentally invented Impressionist filmmaking | The Verge Forums
Watching Journey, it's clear that widespread adoption of High Frame Rate filmmaking would cause even greater issues. This isn't simply a matter of relearning how to do wardrobe, how to build a set, and how to light a scene. Acting is an entirely different matter here. Martin Freeman is one heck of a funny actor. We see him bumbling and confused, twisting his head back and forth comedically. We know that he's funny, and we know the joke — somehow, however, the frame rate disrupts his timing. It all takes a bit too long, and the sharp impact is gone.

Pick Your Battles « I am Zef
I know it’s exciting to plan for a system that’s ready for Google-like traffic — but seriously, focus on something people want first. You will have to go through multiple refactors of your infrastructure. There’s not a chance in the world you will get it right the first time, so don’t assume you will.

The Mind of a Chef | Watch Online | PBS Video
From ramen to rotting bananas, Copenhagen to Kansas City, and pork buns to golf clubs, PBS’s new series The Mind of a Chef combines travel, cooking, history, science, and humor into an unforgettable journey. Executive producer and narrator Anthony Bourdain takes viewers inside the mind of noted Korean-American chef and restaurateur David Chang.

DominionStrategy Wiki
The Dominion Strategy Wiki was launched in October 2012 as a resource of knowledge and strategy about the card game Dominion. As part of Dominion Strategy, it was started by members of the Dominion Strategy Forum as a space where Dominion information can be developed in an open environment. We currently have 346 articles on a variety of Dominion-related topics.

News – Enhance the gameplay in your edition of Baldur’s Gate from GOG.com – GOG.com
Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II remain cult classics not only among D&D fans, but cRPG gamers in general. With countless hours of gameplay, captivating stories, colorful characters, and many memorable locations they're one of the most intense and extensive role-playing experiences you can get while sitting in front of your PC. But to say that they didn't age at all might be a bit of a stretch. That's why some people would go a great distance modding and upgrading both those titles to combine them into one, seamless, visually updated game–an enhanced edition, if you will.

Links van 13 maart 2012 tot 18 maart 2012

zondag 18 maart 2012 in Links. Permanente link | 8 reacties

Sustainable Pleasure – Sex Toy Recycling
find out how sex toy recycling works

Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and _why: The disappearance of one of the world’s most beloved computer programmers. – Slate Magazine
What happened when one of the world’s most unusual, and beloved, computer programmers disappeared.

The Inside Story of How John Carter Was Doomed by Its First Trailer via reddit.com
Because the Barsoom books were so influential to cinema's greatest sci-fi auteurs, just about everything in it had already been plundered and reused by other hits. And as a result, the more that was revealed of John Carter, the more derivative it looked, even if its source had originated these ideas. Look at what George Lucas took from Burroughs for his Star Wars movies alone: In his movies, the Sith are evil Jedis; in the world of John Carter, the Sith are evil insects. Star Wars had Princess Leia; John Carter has Princess Dejah. Leia’s infamous bikini in Return of the Jedi? Worn by Princess Dejah first. That flying skiff she’s standing on next to Jabba the Hutt? Carter again. Even those banthas in the Star Wars were culled from the John Carter books, which are populated with similar-looking beasts of burden called banths. Looking beyond Lucas, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry famously pillaged the books, as did James Cameron, who in numerous interviews called Avatar “almost an Edgar Rice Burroughs kind of adventure.”

The Santorum Strategy | Truthout
Liberals tend to underestimate the importance of public discourse and its effect on the brains of our citizens. All thought is physical. You think with your brain. You have no alternative. Brain circuitry strengthens with repeated activation. And language, far from being neutral, activates complex brain circuitry that is rooted in conservative and liberal moral systems. Conservative language, even when argued against, activates and strengthens conservative brain circuitry. This is extremely important for so-called "independents," who actually have both conservative and liberal moral systems in their brains and can shift back and forth. The more they hear conservative language over the next eight months, the more their conservative brain circuitry will be strengthened.

Les Femmes de l’Avenir – 1902 | La boite verte
Cette série de cartes imaginant l’avenir des femmes dans différentes professions a été éditée par l’imprimerie A. Bergeret de Nancy en 1902.

Links van 2 maart 2012 tot 4 maart 2012

zondag 4 maart 2012 in Links. Permanente link | Eén reactie

There is something really wrong with modern programmers. Very wrong indeed.
Increasingly, projects are websites.  You don’t have to be a power programmer; you can cut-n-paste Javascript and run node.js and then you go get mongoDB or Redis as a backend and you’re thinking you’re scalable!  Get with the movement!

2012_SDTVx264r.nfo
The SD x264 TV Releasing Standards 2012 (2012-02-22)

Dangerous Minds | Just how beautiful was Karen Carpenter’s voice? Listen to her isolated vocal tracks and find out
Karen Carpenter’s voice takes me to that happy safe place when I was young and everything seemed possible.

"…now I am the Jew here, I am the boss." | MetaFilter
Afghan Jewry may date back 2700 years. Today, there is but one: Zablon Simintov. Zablon, of Turkmen-Afghan descent, is a carpet trader and the caretaker of the only synagogue in Kabul. Zablon had a feud with Ishaq Levin, the second-to-last Jew of Afghanistan.

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Links van 3 januari 2012 tot 4 januari 2012

woensdag 4 januari 2012 in Links. Permanente link | 2 reacties

Pingu’s THE THING – YouTube
Pingu remake of John Carpenter masterpiece THE THING (1982)
This is the 2 minute extended cut.

n+1: Outsourcing Jobs
Jobs seems to have attended the Joseph Stalin Charm School: his world was one of clear good and evil; he was a constant liar, in what came to be known among his underlings as his “reality distortion field”; he was “anti-loyal,” abandoning people he was close to; he used silences and unblinking stares to shame people; he held show trials, bringing employees of a failed project into an auditorium, telling them they should hate each other, and firing the leader on the spot.

The Jawbone UP Fails, But Teaches 3 Golden Rules For Experience Design | Co.Design
The Jawbone UP is a complex case study in what we demand from the gadgets we interact with–and how gadget experiences can be designed to fit into our lives.

JP Houdin – Cheops Revealed (1 of 4)
4500 years after the construction of the great Pyramids, their secret still remains. Jean-Pierre Houdin's very serious ramp theory explains how the Great Pyramids could have possibly been built from the inside. This theory is considered by many egyptologists and amateurs to be the most advanced, sophisticated, and demonstrated theory on how the great pyramids were built.

Raiders of the Lost Archives
Shot-by-shot comparison of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" vs. scenes from 30 different adventure films made between 1919-1973.

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