Archive for May, 2010

Lucia LED Matrix: Now You Can Have Your Own Billboard At Home

LED-powered signs have rapidly become omnipresent in big cities. Now you can even have one inside your house. It’s called Lucia and was created and designed by Tangible Interaction.

lucia led matrix display tangible interaction interactive

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Great CG Robots: Perfect For Desktop Wallpaper

Suraj from Machoarts put together this roundup of great digital robot illustrations. Most of these can be downloaded as wallpapers for your computer. Here are a few that tickled my fancy.

cg robot sexy sorayama machoarts

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A Day in the Life of a Freelance Writer

While my day isn’t really like this, since I have deadlines every single weekday, I found this pretty funny to read. 185 unread posts in the feed reader? Try on 800. This is what happen on some days. Granted, there are quite a few that I just skim, but others that need to be read.

Doctor Who Cold Blood S05E09 (BBC)

The new Doctor Who: Matt Smith

Doctor Who is a long-running, award-winning British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. The programme depicts the adventures of a mysterious alien time-traveller known as “the Doctor” who travels in his space and time-ship, the TARDIS, which appears from the exterior to be a blue police phone box. With his companions, he explores time and space, solving problems and righting wrongs.

The show’s lead character is currently portrayed by David Tennant. A Christmas special co-starring Kylie Minogue aired in December 2007, and the fourth series started on 5 April 2008. For that series, Catherine Tate will reprise her role of Donna Noble, from the 2006 Christmas special, as the Doctor’s latest companion. Midway through the series, Freema Agyeman will also return to her role of Martha Jones, following a multi-episode guest appearance in the Doctor Who spin-off series, Torchwood. John Barrowman will continue his role as Captain Jack Harkness, and Billie Piper will return as Rose Tyler for three episodes. Elisabeth Sladen is also set to return as Sarah Jane Smith in a cameo role.

After a 2008 Christmas special and three further specials starring David Tennant, scheduled to air in 2009, Doctor Who is planned to return in 2010 for a fifth full length series.

From the Doctor Who entry at Wikipedia.

Warning: spoilers ahead.

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My Daily Tweets

This is what I tweeted about today…

  • 00:02 My Daily Tweets: wp.me/pWvW-3TV #
  • 13:42 LA Times Reviews The Girl Who Kicked The Hornest’s Nest: wp.me/pWvW-3TX #
  • 14:35 Michael Rogers On A Scott Plasma Ridden During 2010 Tour of California: wp.me/pWvW-3U0 #
  • 16:03 rain, rain, rain, raining again. #
  • 17:12 @angryaussie watching Doctor Who! #
  • 18:44 Finished editing my wife’s 31-page essay. It will need another edit by me and then it will be done. Good for Jo Rees! #
  • 23:45 It’s been a good day today. Tomorrow is Memorial Day in the US, so I have a partial blogging holiday. I’m still going to school & teaching #
  • 23:54 Checked my email and feeds for the last time today. Time to relax a bit before going to bed. My new table lamps are sweet #
  • 23:55 I’ve got an extremely bright Philips PLEU23204II and a Taiwanese-made 30-LED lamp. They work well. The Philips has got a blue lampshade. #
  • 23:57 Documents Show Early Worries About Safety of BP Rig – nyti.ms/daw6mC #
  • 23:57 University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign Math department has got 200 (!) graduate students in mathematics!!!! Dang! #
  • 23:58 To pass the doctoral requirements in math, you need to speak French, German or Russian. Since I speak 2/3 of those languages, I’m cool. #
  • 00:00 The NYT’s paywall is gonna suck so much. For $4.62 a month, I’d subscribe, but not for $4.62/week. #

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Michael Rogers On A Scott Plasma During 2010 Tour of California

Michael Rogers on a Scott Plasma

This is an incredible shot of Michael Rogers from HTC Columbia riding his Scott Plasma a few days ago in the Amgen Tour of California. More photos here. The Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall can be seen behind him.

LA Times Reviews The Girl Who Kicked The Hornest’s Nest

The LA Times reviews Larsson’s latest book, which came out a while ago in French, but will be soon released in English.

Simply put, Salander is a deeply radicalized feminist, portrayed in a manner designed to test the sympathies of a largely liberal-minded audience, the attention of which is diverted by the blur of his books’ nonstop action. Implicitly, Larsson asks us whether the understanding we normally, casually extend to the principles Salander acts upon can also extend to a character who so heedlessly exemplifies them.

My Daily Tweets

This is what I tweeted about today…

  • 00:04 My Daily Tweets: wp.me/pWvW-3Tk #
  • 00:15 Acer Showcases Its New Streaming Hub: wp.me/pWvW-3Tm #
  • 00:19 Altek’s Phone Takes 14MP Photos: Time to Throw Out Your DSLR?: wp.me/pWvW-3Tp #
  • 00:22 Back to the Future Hoverboard Is Finally Real, and No, You Can’t Ride It: wp.me/pWvW-3Tr #
  • 00:33 Great hack to block SEO copy & paste BS that some websites are using: daringfireball.net/2010/05/tynt_copy_paste_jerks #
  • 11:48 Patrick Norguet’s Minimal ‘Plain Air’ Air Purifier: wp.me/pWvW-3Tu #
  • 12:38 Incredibly hot and humid night. Had trouble sleeping. AC in the bedroom is broken. The constant rain cooled things down a bit. #
  • 12:39 I’m going to participate in a few math research projects starting next week. It’s going to be an interesting summer. #
  • 12:39 I’m hoping for some differential geometry, and a bit of programming as well. Might get some funding, which will be cool. #
  • 15:21 FlashForward Future Shock S01E22 (ABC): wp.me/pWvW-3Tx #
  • 15:26 24 Day 8 10AM-11AM S08E19 (Fox): wp.me/pWvW-3TA #
  • 15:28 24 Day 8 11AM-12PM S08E20 (Fox): wp.me/pWvW-3TC #
  • 15:30 24 Day 8 12PM-1PM S08E21 (Fox): wp.me/pWvW-3TE #
  • 15:32 24 Day 8 1PM-2PM S08E22 (Fox): wp.me/pWvW-3TG #
  • 15:35 24 Day 8 2PM-3PM S08E23 (Fox): wp.me/pWvW-3TI #
  • 15:43 24 Day 8 3PM-4PM S08E24 (Fox): wp.me/pWvW-3TL #
  • 16:17 Training & Diet Week 12 Day 1-7: wp.me/pWvW-3TO #
  • 16:29 Velocite Geos Update: wp.me/pWvW-3TR #
  • 20:33 Prince of Persia is kind of like Parkour. #

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Velocite Geos Update

New Velocite Geos frames are out of the prototype phase

I’ve just heard that the new Velocite Geos frames will soon be out of the prototype phase.

It came in at an amazing 873g for size L (570mm top tube C-C with rear derailleur hanger, add 5g for BB cable guide). This super low weight is also amazing for another reason: the original sample was 877g. The 4g variance from sample to sample is truly spectacular! I cannot commit to this amazing consistency for the full production run, but it should be possible since our manufacturing partners very clearly understand the technological and marketing significance of this frame.

Weight Weenies will be happy to note that the Velocite Unity and Elemental full carbon clamps are on this build. They will also be available in a short while. The Geos will come with the Bora S fork at 350g, and a new headset at 79g. The TLCS31 seat post will also be available and weigh about 157g.

Those are some nice light parts from Velocite. Send us an email to order yours at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com.

Training & Diet Week 12 Day 1-7

A lot of stuff happened this week, but I’d rather not get into it. Towards the end of the week, I wasn’t eating much. I didn’t have an appetite. Other than that, I’m adapting well to life without refined sugar. It’s hard sometimes, but the odd smoothie or fruit keeps me away from it.

Monday
2 milk teas, watermelon, pineapple, rice and chicken, soup, 3-egg green salad.

Tuesday
2 milk teas, 1 herbal tea, pineapple, noodles and soup, 1 chicken wrap, 1 sausage wrap, 1 plain wrap.

Wednesday
3-banana smoothie, 1 milk tea, mocha-ice smoothie, mango smoothie, rice with pork, pork cutlets, cantaloupe.

Thursday
1 milk tea, 2-banana smoothie, 2 wrap with sausages, chapati, cantaloupe.

Friday
1 milk tea, 2-banana smoothie, curry rice w pork, chicken wrap, ¾ melon.

Saturday
1 milk tea, 10″ pizza, ¾ watermelon

Sunday
1 milk tea, 2-banana smoothie, 1 slice of honey melon


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