Music you possibly, maybe, will not hear anyplace else, though there's always the chance that you might. MP3s stay up for a week, after which they are taken down to preserve bandwidth. I'm not able to take repost requests, as they are too time-consuming.
You are a stag, a male deer. So are the other players. You meet each other in an endless forest on the internet. The setting is idyllic, the atmosphere peaceful. You communicate with one another through sounds and body language.
Continuing my series of queries about how "Web 2.0" companies used databases, I asked Cal Henderson of Flickr to tell me "how the folksonomy model intersects with the traditional database. How do you manage a tag cloud?"
A YCombinator in Europe? Paul Graham seems to think it can't be done: "Hackers are unruly. That is the essence of hacking. And it is also the essence of American-ness. It is no accident that Silicon Valley is in America, and not France, or Germany, or Eng
Although linguists have argued that certain patterns of language organization are the exclusive province of humans — perhaps the only uniquely human component of language — researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of California Sa
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The Symbolic Systems Program and CSLI are pleased to host the Singularity Summit at Stanford, a rare gathering of thinkers to explore the rising impact of science and technology on society. The summit has been organized to further the understanding of a c
Now here's a list of really great anime series I would love to have ^_^
Although I never watched all episodes for none of series given bellow, I do remember watching some episodes at AniPop or through DVD rips passed on from friends... and believe me, some of them were really cool!
I guess I've been away from IRC channels and the anime scene for too long, but there are really some great shows out there. I haven't had any luck downloading these titles through BitTorrent, but if any of you kind readers have any idea from where I can get them...
Inu Yasha (Here's the 1st Episode)
Vandread (Just an excerpt from the 1st episode)
Angelic Layer (Here's the 1st episode)
Tsukikage Ran (Just the opening credits) Although I only saw the first 3 episodes, this is one of the coolest things I can remember watching. It's the female version of Rurouni Kenshin... a female samurai and her chinese friend who journy around japan drinking sake and ending up in trouble.
Comic Party (Here's the 1st episode)
Koko Wa Greenwood (Episode 4 preview)
Ayashi no Ceres (Here's the 1st episode)
Jubei-chan (Just an excerpt)
Gatekeepers (A promo)
FLCL (Another promo)
Suzuka (Here's episode 1)
Ayatsuri Sakon (Here's an excerpt of the 1st episode)
Top wo Nerae 2 (Gunbuster II, and Here's episode 1)
Panda Z (Here's the 2nd Episode)
Full Metal Panic (Just a trailler)
Yakitate! Japan (The 1st episode)
Ichigo Mashimaro (Here's a prologue to the series)
A couple of days ago we had a forum entry on how to create badges, like those used on Bartelme Design to indicate new entries. So here is a short description of how to create them using Adobe Photoshop.
Over the millennia, many mathematicians have hoped that mathematics would one day produce a Theory of Everything (TOE); a finite set of axioms and rules from which every mathematical truth could be derived. But in 1931 this hope received a serious blow: K
I'm looking for new anime series to watch, and any recommendations you may have are gratefully received in the comments section.
Meanwile, just found the first episode of "Paranoia Agent" down on YouTube. This series came highly recommended from some friends of mine, and after checking this video I can tell why. Check it out bellow.
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Quantum mechanics, as we all know, is weird. It’s weird enough in its own right, but when some determined experimenters do tricks that really bring out the weirdness in all its glory, and the results are conveyed to us by well-intentioned but occasional
Today we are going to break an unwritten rule for agencies, we are going to reveal an important page from our playbook on how we price a project. What is somewhat ironic is that we think it's a pretty bad rule, that one of the last things we think anyone
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This small Tutorial will show the methods I use to create grass, everything was created using Adobe® Photoshop 5.5 and a mouse. Below are some step by step images showing the various stages and a brief description outlining the easy methods used to creat
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Livejournaller and Tor employee Anna Louise has posted a brilliant, engrossing exposition on the economics of fiction publishing -- how a publisher makes or loses money on a book. It uses real numbers from real books to illustrate in painstaking depth how
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"It was definitely murder - but was it art?" So begins one of my all-time favorite albums, David Bowie's "Outside". I was just dusting out my CD collection and guess what crawled out of the closet.
This was originally intended to be the first album in a series, hence the "1" on the album cover, but the continuation of this saga never came to pass.
As you might have guessed by now, I just love this album... the booklet, the artwork, the db logo. Everything is perfect, and years from the original release, it still keeps its original intensity (for me, this is even better than the Berlin records "Low", "Heroes" and "Lodger"... well, maybe not "Heroes" ^_^)
Perhaps better remembered from movies like "Se7en" or "Lost Highway", the record tells the tale of detective Nathan Adler investigating the "art-ritual murder" of Baby Grace Blue. On the booklet we can read "the diary of Nathan Adler or a non-linear gothic drama Hyper-cycle." Pretentious? Well, perhaps... But in my head, this album became synonymous with the 90's, and with all the hits and misses that connotes.
The music is a startling mixture of electronics and pop/rock, featuring lots of experimentalism (yes, Brian Eno gave a hand on production). As for the lyrics, we get the usual "magik" stuff so typical of Bowie:
...It's happening now The crazed in the hot-zone The mental and diva's hands The fisting of life To the music outside...
...Toll the bell Pay the private eye All's well 20th century dies...
...All the majesty of a city landscape All the soaring days in our lives All the concrete dreams in my mind's eye All the joy I see thru these architect's eyes...
Guess this CD is now gonna stay on my stereo for a few more days! And now, here's a live video of "Outside" from a German TV show.
During my talk at Canada on Rails I mentioned that I was working on a Scriptaculous cheat sheet, at the behest of none other than Thomas Fuchs himself. (Actually it was more a teasing-slash-friendly challenge situation than a behest, as such, but I digres
Have you ever used rand() or Math.Random() or System.Random or java.util.Random? You could do a lot better. Did you know that these use one of the slowest and least random algorithms available? In this article, I provide C/C++, Java, and C# implementation
Interactive fiction is not a gaming genre, it is a format. Although “text adventure” is commonly used to describe this type of game, interactive fiction has grown from its Adventure roots to incorporate a variety of game types, and some interactive fi
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Robots.txt files (often erroneously called robot.txt, in singular) are created by webmasters to mark (disallow) files and directories of a web site that search engine spiders (and other types of robots) should not access. This robots.txt checker is a "val
After "The Passion of the Christ", another movie about a Jew with a fanatical cult following, Mel Gibson produced a documentary about Lenoard Cohen entitled "Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man".
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One of the features I find it interesting in Google calendar is the possibility to create shared calendars, but also the availability of your calendar as XML or ICAL whatever it's a private or public one. As soon as we have XML of our calendar available I
A stunning new technology in development at Binghamton University, State University of New York, that can reliably link digital images to the camera with which they were taken, in much the same way that tell-tale scratches are used by forensic examiners t
A long time ago in a different universe, I compiled first a list of fantasy I thought every writer should read. The idea was to provide as diverse a list as possible in terms of technique, ignoring things like being representative of minorities, etc. This
Fleshh is a user-directed content system for erotica and adult news. Users can submit and vote for articles and links they think are hot. Every story submitted goes into to the queue; once a story has enough votes, it is promoted to the front page.
The Ascii Art Dictionary was created by Andreas Freise. The idea, the design, the coding, - you name it, all that is my own responsibility. And of course I am the sole maintainer too. On average I spend half an hour per day on this manifestation of my ASC
Also on your template, place the loadCodePosts() function on the onload property of the BODY tag:
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Yahoo's new FareChase may not be the first to search half a dozen sites for the lowest fares, but here, everything happens as you watch, from gathering results (kind of like Spotlight) to instantly viewing changes to your search in slick Web2.0 style.
"Famous sounds" are sounds that have been created or used by somebody, liked and then copied by many others, and thus earned a "classic" status. I'd like to open this section of Synth Mania utilizing as a starting point portions of an article appeared in
This two page Google Cheat Sheet lists all Google services and tools as well as background information. The Cheat Sheet offers a great reference to grasp of basic to advance Google query building concepts and ideas.
Here comes "The Pains," by me, John Damien Sundman, with illustrations by Matthew Frederick Davis Hemming, known to some k3vvl kiDz on teh intarweb as Sir Cheeseburger Brown. Feel free to read, save, print, copy and share among your friends.
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Just doing some tests with image overlays, but I guess this is harder than what I first expected.
var mapp = new GMap2(document.getElementById("map-picos")); mapp.addControl(new GSmallMapControl()); mapp.setCenter(new GLatLng(43.20616451368453, -4.851084790347035), 12); mapp.setMapType(G_SATELLITE_MAP); var icon = new GIcon(); icon.image = "http://static.flickr.com/45/130698232_15d0fa6fc8.jpg"; var point = new GLatLng(43.20616451368453, -4.851084790347035); mapp.addOverlay(new GMarker(point, icon));
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Photos aren't the only thing you can tag with location coordinates- you can also tag and view bookmarks from del.icio.us, the social bookmarking site. Once you tag them, you can then view in Google Earth and do a virtual tour and more! Here's how...