Archive for the ‘Geekery’ Category
Bang-yao, a student at Savannah College of Art and Design did the below video for his senior project:
Apparently the video took 3 months of planning, was shot over 4 days and required 6,000+ Post-it notes. Check out his “The Making Of” video below:
Stop motion is a lot of fun to watch, but a pain in the butt to complete, especially for a project the size of this one.
All I can say is what an amazing senior project for an Art and Design major. I’m sure he aced his final project.
This footage is from the US Pole Dance Championship 2009 held in New York in March:
Its like “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, meets Pole Dancing. Be sure and watch the whole video, because the really amazing stuff comes at the end.
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Mar 3, 09 - 7:12 am
Google’s latest enhancement to its user-customizable iGoogle site is the ability to conduct Gmail chats from within iGoogle. The new feature means you can do more on the iGoogle site without having multiple windows open.
I am fond of Gmail’s chat feature. I feed my AIM account through it, and can pretty much tackle all of my instant messaging needs from within Gmail itself rather than opening another application for chatting. I am not a regular user of iGoogle, but I can see the utility in its newest feature.
Chat can be added as another widget to the iGoogle home page via the settings menu. Google says that it works identically to the regular Gmail chat feature. All settings for Gmail chat will apply to the iGoogle version.
Google also says that Gmail users will be able to chat with anyone they wish — Gmail user or not — by inviting them to be a chat buddy. Once they accept, they’ll appear in the user’s buddy list. They will have to sign up for an iGoogle account, however. The chat feature also can be hidden from view if you’re the type who’s easily distracted, and users can sign out of chat without signing out of iGoogle if they prefer not to be bothered.
Apparently Google had been testing this feature out internally and with a small set of users. Today, chatting from within iGoogle is being offered to a much larger group of users.
Of course, it’s a trial version of the service. Google’s Rhett Robinson writes:
“It’s worth noting that this feature may have some kinks, so we ask for your patience as we work through them. Here at Google, it’s common practice for us to involve our users as early possible so we can make sure we get it right. We’ll also be rolling this feature out slowly, so if you don’t see it on your iGoogle page and you simply can’t wait to check it out, feel free to opt in by going to www.google.com/ig/v2invite.”
Right now, iGoogle chat will only work in English for users in the United States, but Google says it will support other languages and countries in the near future.
Apparently someone in Austin Texas hacked a freeway construction warning sign:
Just encase the video gets pulled from YouTube, here are some of the warning messages that hackers put on the signs:
- Zombies in area – Run
- The end is near!!
- Caution, Zombies ahead
This is totally geektastic! I love it.
All I can think about is how perfect this hack would be to pull off around Halloween time, but then again, Zombies could attack at any time
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Feb 9, 09 - 8:28 am
A Silicon Valley icon, Steve Wozniak, a.k.a. “The Woz,” helped shape the computer industry with his design of Apple’s first line of computer products.
Will Woz revolutionize ‘Dancing with the Stars’ as a cast member of Season 8? Only time will tell, however I’m hoping he does well.
Photo source: Yahoo! – Dancing with the Stars Season 8