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Musical Light Swings on the Streets of Montreal. 21 Balançoires (21 Swings) is a recent project by Canadian design collective Daily Tous Les Jours, known for their wide variety of interactive public installations and experiences.

Musical Light Swings on the Streets of Montreal

Surrounded on both sides by a new music complex and science center, designers Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat chose to bridge the gap between the two by converting a narrow strip of land into an enormous interactive instrument. Pre-recorded sounds from a xylophone, piano, and other instruments were programmed into color-coded swings that when in use play various notes, however when swung in unison with careful cooperation, more complex melodies and harmonies arise. An additional “secret mode” was programmed to only play when all 21 swings were in use. What a fun idea. Earlier this week a few blogs reported a photo from this series as being some type of swingset bus stop. Jim Loy's Mathematics Page. Go to my home page Participate in The Most Pleasing Rectangle Web Poll which recently moved to jimloy.com.

"He must be a 'practical' man who can see no poetry in mathematics. " - W. F. White. Dedicated to the memory of Isaac Asimov. My Mathematics Pages were described briefly in the Math Forum Internet News No. 5.48 (27 November 2000). My Mathematics Pages were listed on ENC Online's Digital Dozen for Sep. 2003, as one of the most educational sites on the WWW. Joel on Software. A pragmatic analysis of our role in business. Este artículo también está disponible en español aquí So this is my first non-technical, opinion post or shall we say essay.

a pragmatic analysis of our role in business

I’d like this to be an open space for debate so feel free to post comments as they’ll be greatly appreciated. Preface From a pragmatic standpoint we as an industry, Information Technology (IT), have the single purpose of creating tools to increase the production and efficiency of other client industries. This lays great power upon us as the potential to shift how a business performs, both operative and economically, is enormous. Common Ground The easiest way to get started is probably through a metaphor, that illustrates how us programmers traditionally interact with the business: A man in a hot air balloon is lost.

Seth's Blog. Follow one person's attempt to pay off $90k in student loans in ten months. Bitenc. Edge : Conversations on the edge of human knowledge. Covering technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing–and will change–human beings in fundamental ways. 8 College Courses That Will Make You Rich. Is it common knowledge that school doesn’t prepare you well for the real world? Sure, you can get a good degree, find a well-paying job, work until you’re in your 60s, and then retire to enjoy the life you’ve deferred for 40+ years. However, that may not prove to be a successful life, a secure life, a financially sound A lot will depend on your outlook and your goals but know this: School doesn’t prepare you well for achieving wealth or becoming an entrepreneur and it downright fails at teaching you how to be rich.

Nevertheless, school is here to stay. For now. Thus, it helps to identify which classes are the most relevant and helpful for those of us looking to become rich entrepreneurs. If you’re in college, about to start college, already taking online college courses, or looking to take some classes, here is a list of college courses that could help make you rich. Students That Freelance. Inspiration and Chai. For many years I worked in palliative care.

Inspiration and Chai

My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone's capacity for growth. When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. » 7 Simple Tips To Deal With Negative People.

“The people who are the hardest to love are the ones who need it the most.”

» 7 Simple Tips To Deal With Negative People

~Peaceful Warrior Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Celestine Chua of The Personal Excellence Blog. Have you ever dealt with negative people before? If you have, you will know that the experience can be quite a downer. I used to have an ex-colleague who was very negative. Anarchy in the UK. The Beautiful Art Of BaoPham. BaoPham is an excellent artist based out of Iowa who aside from painting beautiful females, has been doing his fair share of world travel as of late.

The Beautiful Art Of BaoPham

Who can blame him? New settings and culture bring all kinds of new inspiration for artists, and typically work as a great palette cleanser for stale imaginations. His work typically centers around female subjects in ethereal states, fading away or in a dreamlike trance and he creates some truly vivid and beautiful palettes in his pieces. His signature staples also include incorporating flowers into his subjects as a strange amalgam of flora and flesh. Check out seven more beautiful pieces by BaoPham after the break! Bao. Online Marketing Advice and Solutions That Work. Blogs of Note.