On May 22nd of 2011 Joplin Missouri was devastated by a EF5 multi vortex tornado. This tornado is said to be the deadliest single twister since the weather service began keeping official records in 1950. Today as storms hit again in Missouri I came across this photo. I can only imagine what this must look like in person.
If you’re interested in helping please contact the Red Cross.
I just came across this pretty amazing video today. Some tech guru’s over at The Engineering Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI) Research Group have managed to use the front facing camera on the iPad 2 to track your head in 3D space creating a glasses-free monocular 3D display. Yeah… amazing!
I must say this would have to be the coolest piece of DJ equipment. Not only would it be fun to use but people would come out just to see you use it. It’s a visual display with out the VJ. I think a lot of people would pay some pretty big bucks for this setup. As far as I know this is only a prototype and is not for sale. I haven’t found any other information on the display. If you find out about anything new on this please leave a comment. It said to visit http://www.pablomartin.com/emulator/ for more info but I have yet to get the site to load. Interesting…
This is a new Multiphysics simulator by Lagoa Technologies Inc. As far as I know this is not available yet and my not be for sometime. As the title says, Teaser. Hopefully its not too far off. Either way its amazing to watch.
(UPDATE: This video has been removed from Vimeo as of Jan 2011)
The reason I am not embedding this video is because you must see the original on Vimeo to get the full effect. This video is incredible. I don’t want to give too much away before you see it so go take a look before you read on.
The other day a friend of mine sent me a link, “check this out”. So I followed the link expecting just another cool video or website that might get a little laugh or “that’s neat!”. When I hit play I was still in lets just say robot mode, but then, what, wait a min what’s happening? The video just came out of the video. No wait what happened to Vimeo? The entire screen was video. Pieces of vegetables were flying across the screen and then just like that the video was over and we were back in Vimeo. The highly creative seamless transition from a everyday video on the web to a full screen 3D craziness was like getting splashed with a bucket of ice cold water. I will not forget this advertisement and I’ll be willing to share, blog, talk about it for a long time. I’d love to know who did this. If you have any idea post a comment. I’m sure these guys worked some crazy hours to make this happen. It might become a new standard in advertisement some day.
Recently I made an investment for my health and comfort at the office. I spend more time in a chair then I do standing. At least 40 hours or more in front of a computer. Over the years I’ve worked in terrible chairs that caused all sorts of back, neck, elbow, and shoulder problems. I’ve also spent a healthy amount of time working in some pretty decent chairs including the Herman Miller Aeron and Mirra, but I still found myself adjusting often. None of them fit just right. Working my way into my 30s and becoming more aware of my posture and health I decided it was time to find a chair that works. Their has to be one out there right?
After a lot of research I found the Herman Miller Embody. Skipping right to it. In my opinion, this is the most comfortable computer chair you can buy. The technology in this chair is far above anything Herman Miller has done. The Embody allows the body to move naturally into the most healthful seated postures and encourages working in a reclined position, the most healthful posture for computer users. It’s a miracle. Can it really be true? After 7 years of sitting in front of a computer I feel comfortable! This chair makes sitting at a computer enjoyable. You almost forget you’re sitting. There is no pressure on your hips or legs. This overall freedom from physical constraint and discomfort means that blood circulates better, the heart slows down, and more oxygen flows to the brain, a critical advantage in an economy where ideas and innovation drive success. I love this chair. If you are in the market this chair is a must have.
I will continue to write about this chair as the days/months go by. Below are some helpful bullets I pulled from the brochure.
· Creates harmony between people and computers.
· Enables and promotes healthful movement.
· Lets blood and oxygen flow more freely, enhancing ability to stay focused.
· Conforms to body’s movements in forward through reclined positions.
Designers: Jeff Weber and Bill Stumpf
Design for the Environment:
· 95 percent recyclable and manufactured using 42 percent recyclable materials
· MBDC Cradle to CradleSM Silver certified
· GREENGUARD® certified
· levelTM 2 certified
Roughly 2 years ago after watching 3:10 to Yuma I thought to myself, “wouldn’t a wild west game be awesome”. No one has really made one and it would be a nice change from the aging Grand Theft Auto series. Well the other day I was browsing Rockstar Games looking to see when the next GTA release might be on its way and instead found something much more exciting. Red Dead Redemption. I’ll let the gameplay introduction video do all the talking.
Rockstar Games has done it again and created another masterpiece. I can’t wait to get my hands on this game.