Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Amazon's Mechanical Turk Web Service

Incorporate a network of humans into your software. Slightly unsettling, yet interesting.
Now I can break all those CAPTCHA's

Amazon Mechanical Turk provides a web services API for computers to integrate "artificial, artificial intelligence" directly into their processing by making requests of humans.


I love street art- music, free-form graffiti, stencils, murals... I think it's just awesome. But this guy... wow. I would SO love to see that stuff in person.

The New/Old Enterprise

The first full shots of the Enterprise from the new movie.

From here.

I can't let people think that Heels is the closest thing to a Trekkie in this bunch.

Face Like a Frog

I found this just by accident.

Music By Danny Elfman

Edit: The related videos are wierd and awesome too, i you get to the end of this one.
I found this. Note: I haven't watched this entire follow-up video.

YouTube could steal your life, but drugs will influence your animations.

Like Dancing on Ice and Fire

HBO has ordered a pilot based on George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones, and probably the rest of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. (Variety's report and George R.R. Martin's blog.)

Ain't It Cool News says that Martin himself will be one of the writers on the show.

With that in mind and at least three more books, and a novella, to come, fans of the books must be asking, will his "high" fantasy series end up like Robert Jordan's, extended far past the original planned number of books only to find the last one written by someone else?

Brak / Blur

Line Graph for Otis

By request, I have created a visualization where you can see countries overcoming one another in projected GDP:
Control-click to select and unselect countries for bar graph display.

It's Just the Truth!

engrish, t-shirt, when-i-sht
more the engrish!


Oh my goodness, they are so frakkin' ADORABLE.

Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures
see Sarah Palin pictures

(Sometime later we will address my obsession with swear-words that are not swear-words.)

A Visualization by Johnny Logic

Whipped this up with some data from Wikipedia, which in turn came from the IMF.

More? Seriously?

My geeky darlings- you have heard of this, yes?

I suppose I have made no effort to keep track of the Star Trek related "things," but I honestly thought that Star Trek was, well... kinda over. (Is this sacrilegious? I apologize. I am of the ignorant on matters relating to Star Trek.)

But, if you are one of those who loves all things Star Trek, I hope, for your sake, that this is really good. The actors look very, um, dewy.

Want One!

I love both pie and Excel.