We’ve had some bad weather around here lately. Too much rain leads to saturated ground which leads to mud and rock slides. Here’s one of the fab pics from the WA-DOT of some of the clearing activity. This one is on Chuckanut Drive a bit north of here.
Something special for aficionados of the smaller makes. A visual history of KTM. Sadly without identifying information for the bikes. Still fun.
Perhaps all those flood myths in the middle east have a basis in a previous round of global warming? Are the remains of a once thriving civilization damply waiting for us beneath the Persian Gulf.
Art, Design, and Images
A little over the top for most office reception areas but if you have the need… TF2 sentry gun. (WETA, of course)
Thomas Perkins draws triptych comics. Every day. On his three kids’ lunch bags. And he posts them for the rest of us to enjoy.
Is it even possible that I did not post this the first time I saw it? BLU makes animation on buildings. Really. The evolution of life on earth.
There you go my dears, see you tomorrow.
Bridgestone provides two videos that explain the tire program for MotoGP. Lots of you all know this stuff but the vids make a good introduction for the uninitiated.
I love my Benz, but perhaps not enough to get me up in this Eurocoptor/MB collaboration. Luxo traffic beater.
In 2011 the Dakar Rally will once again be held in South America. Rally dates and routes were released recently. Looks like a great tour through Chile and Argentina.
Science and Tech
This article on open software offers another interesting visualization of the process of creating software. Open software is sometimes said to ‘evolve’ but does it? And does that evolution mimic the evolution of biological entities? Informatists Marc Gerstein co-wrote a study comparing the networked information transfers involved in the change processes of E. coli and Linux. Interesting conclusions.
Another use for LEDs. Guitar picks. Seriously. A mini-light show in your living room.
Password security is a right royal pain. Either you can remember the danged thing XOR it’s secure — rarely can you have both. And writing your passwords down on a cheat sheet is a big no-no. Unless your cheat sheet is something like this. It may take you a few minutes to figure out how this is supposed to work. But it’s both simple and ingenious.
Art, Images, and Design
Take some of the best street art being done today, add a photographer with an eye for line and color in his portrait work and you have Gabriel Mendes’ Urban Puns. Bold, bright, and biting. 8th image down NSFW.
My own, simple as I can make it, website isn’t perhaps the best example to use for the geo-citieizer but hey this is my list of links so I’ll use my website. (Results are somewhat random. If you don’t think it’s too bad try the link again in another tab.) Try messing with your own site by using the generator.
Bonus bike and chocolate combo link today. “This motorcycle runs on chocolate but needs to be parked in the deep-freezer when temperatures are not adequate.” nuff said.
Alexis Grotius’ summer bike is pretty cool as well. Except that it’s creepy.