Adventures in Depression Some people have a legitimate reason to feel depressed, but not me. I just woke up one day feeling sad and helpless for absolutely no reason. It's disappointing to feel sad for no reason. 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance' Trailer Looks Positively Badass I once attended a one man show/drinking game titled "Ghost Rider, My Favorite Movie." It reveled in how ridiculous Mark Steven Johnson's film was and by the time the credits rolled, it was clear everyone packed into that tiny comedy club had a really good time adhering to the drinking game's rules. Well, I don't think that performance will be getting a sequel show, because the trailer for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance looks like it used the bones of the first film to pick its teeth. There's so much texture here, so much grit and grime that was missing from Johnson's film (arguably the worst Marvel film to date). This looks like a movie that embraces a man with a flaming skull and a leather jacket and knows how to use him.
Tools of the Trade In my bookmarks bar, I’ve got a folder named “Tools” where I put all the useful widgets and sites I come across. The list was getting quite long so I decided to clean it up a little, and I thought it would be interesting to share the result. Without further ado, here are the sites, bookmarklets, and apps I use regularly in my design work. Readability Please, Watch This Insane LEGO Ninja Movie Lol just like in most anime. "The whole fence looks fine except that ooone section...hmmm...I'm not gonna walk by that." It's an issue with layers.... when you animate you draw different animated parts on different layers (that way you only have to animate that one section instead of the whole picture). These layers are drawn on clear see-through sheets. Although these cell sheets appear to have no color, they do. When the light shines through them it reflects... so the further down the layer, the darker the color.
Coding For Kids From Coding For Kids How do I use a wiki? For those of you not familiar with wikis it is really very simple: 1. This awesome motorized Tachikoma is looking for a home Have you ever dreamed of owning a Tachikoma? I have. In fact I love Tachikomas so much that I would go as far as to call them as one of my favorite mechs of all time. The Stupid Things You Do at Work (and How to Fix Them) I'll add one to the list - there are extremes of tasks that can be done sloppily and quickly and not make any significant difference and there are the other extreme of tasks that require extreme care to do right that make a significant difference. The challenge is to understand and know where each task should lie on the continuum between the extremes and act accordingly regardless of time pressures so you don't waste time on the unimportant and don't spend enough time on the important. So often in workplaces like mine, the time pressures and deadlines can cause a lack of focus and pushes the taking of shortcuts or the lack of validation and checking. The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of meeting the schedules.
Forget 3D, I'm Ready To Play This 4D Video Game tl;dr version: This isn't a fourth dimension. Dimensions must be "uncountably infinite" in size, and this aint it. The problem with this approach to "4D" is that dimensions have to be something called "uncountably infinite" to be a true dimension. This technically isn't a fourth dimension (in fact, it would be a fifth dimension—time is a dimension). Serious Cat About Serious Cat is a popular image macro featuring a picture of a white cat …looking srsly serious. The image is typically accompanied by a caption that reads:
Automated generation of semantic metadata from music in TV and radio programmes at University of Salford Aims • To create a new interdisciplinary collaboration across Salford University between Music Composition and Acoustic Engineering, strengthening the Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy Theme. • To build relationships with BBC Archives Research and Development (a part of the BBC which isn’t part of the new BBC Audio Research Partnership), so we can bid to external funders on a related project concerning sound identification. • To strengthen our research in metadata, which has been highlighted as a key area of research by funders such as the TSB.
La Oreja de Van Gogh La Oreja de Van Gogh (English: The ear of Van Gogh) is a Latin Grammy-winning and Grammy-nominated Spanish pop band from Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain. The name of the band refers to the famous post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh who cut off the lobe of his own ear. Their characteristically poetic songs (both lyrics and music) are written mainly by band members Pablo Benegas, Xabi San Martín and (until she left) Amaia Montero. The themes of their songs typically include love, friendship and relationships. Since their debut, they have sold more than 8 million albums worldwide.