A simple, beautiful interactive site that shows you where today lays in perspective. Spend a minute here, and enjoy this wonderful timeline.
If you are a geek, and of a certain age, you must certainly remember the “Replicators” those wonderful little gadgets on-board Star Treck’s USS Enterprise which would print or every room of the ship, where any one of the crew could stop by, and order it for, well, anything. McCoy felt like drinking a beer? No problem! Step up to the mike, young lad!
In this article, you can read how scientist using biological matter and a US $1,000 off the shelf 3D printer, have created a “bionic designer ear” that actually functions. This impressive advance in, well printing, would have made Gutenberg, and Treckies alike proud, and that people, that is dope!
High gasoline prices, rising unemployment, bad diets & lots of sunshine are not necessarily the Dopest of things, but as with every dark cloud, there is a silver lining:
Bicycle use is increasing in many parts of the world, and it is now “tres chick” to be seen around ridding one. Copenhagen, Paris, NYC, and even Demoines Iowa…
But nothing beats, the dopest bicycle city of them all, Copenhagen, home of the Cycle Chic
Photographs All rights reserved by Franz-Michael S. Mellbin
Space is a much valued commodity in many places around the world, and many cities in Asia are famous for making the most out of almost nothing. Watch this report from Discover Channels World’s Greenest Homes, and see how a Hong-Kong architect has designed the world’s first “morphing” apartment.
Move over transformers! This is Dope!
These here two videos are proof positive that we live in times like none other before us. Video killed the radio star, indeed, but it also smashed so many other pre conceptions built on what I sometimes called the “old world order.” Here, two young women use a camera, a rhythm, the turn of a word, and brains to create poetry in motion. Moving pictures that paint a picture larger than the images, words, and sounds we watch, somewhere, on a cloud.
Before I ruin it with some bad poetry or whimsical lyrics of my own, I leave you with one great hope for girls everywhere, that in the future, beautiful girls will continue to make poetry with pictures, as they stand strong, and illuminate the way, for generations to come…
ZOMGitsChris asks us all to make a reflection:
and Rhaina Cohen asks us to walk on her shoes…
Randy Pausch was a successful. but definitely not famous young American professor of Computer Science at Carnagie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. In 2006, he learned that he had Pancreatic cancer- a form of cancer currently terminal - and set his mind to making the most with his time left on this earth. He concentrated on living right, and things that really matter.
A year later, in 2007, he gave an upbeat lecture based on his conclusions and life learning. The video of this unassuming, young, vibrant man living with a life sentence quickly became an internet sensation: in an era dominated by short viral videos, Pausche’s talk to a roomful of students sitting in an auditorium is a sensation with over 12,000,000 million views on YouTube, and counting.
Springtime is again upon us, with its eternal promise of better days ahead, greener pastures, and flowers blooming. It is also a perfect time to renew the spirit and remember that perseverance is the drive that keeps us going, and pushing towards our goals, no matter what.
At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Derek Redmond, a Canadian sprinter lined up to run in for a place in the finals of the 400m. It was a race that ended like no other, and a video fit to see even on the sunnier days.
If ever you thought you may fancy to have a celebrity drop by and sing your kids a lullaby, this video may serve as a hilarious warning. Watch as Elmo has Ricky Gervais drop by and sing him a little tune.
If you are enjoying this site, I want to thank you for visiting, but first, give the “devil” it’s due. This site, as you may have noticed, is built using Word Press, which is a powerful (and free!) software platform to manage on-line publishing. It is a great tool that can have anyone publishing on-line in no time at all, and worth a look if you want to have a site, blog, or even a mere great-looking on-line address to gather your thoughts, post your pictures, etc.
Now, great as WP is, it would not be nearly as powerful or impressive, were it not for the legion of fans that toil daily on improving the software and what, and how it does what it does. The WP community is vibrant, energetic, and inspiring– heck, the idea for this site was borne after spending a few hours digging through the pages of illustrators, programmers, stay at home publishers, students, and many others that use this wonderful tool. If you happen to be a WP user and have ever posted at least one tip, sample, free theme, script, plug in, etc. I thank you and salute you! Again, this post couldn’t be made with out you.