Tag Archive for 'design'

Graffiti

Mill Rd graffiti

Mill Rd graffiti

Coaster

old coaster

old coaster

Firefox CSS background color problem

Ok, so I don’t really know what I’m doing, but I’m pretty sure I’ve asked for the background colour below the image of the White Mountains at the side of this blog to be #35576d. In Safari it is, but in Firefox it’s #22455b for me. (Style file grant.css, first line) Whats wrong?

[Edit] So finally with Firefox 3.5 this issue has been fixed! Apparently in Firefox it was fixable with the gfx color management in about:config, but I never had any luck.

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Crayon physics

Remember “The Incredible Machine?” Crayon physics is kind of similar but perhaps a lot more fun…

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Gravity waves

The ANU gravity wave facility has this thing on the end of their building.

artists impression of gravity waves

artists impression of gravity waves

On the same walk I also saw a tree

tree

tree

Boeing 777 design

So it’s not a particularly dangerous design flaw, but the 777 I just flew on has the entertainment controls in the armrest, the top of the armrest. They didn’t think that anyone would perhaps put their arms on the rests, thus changing my volume unwittingly? The AA entertainment system isn’t as good as in the Qantas 747 I was on last either…

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Cool word clouds

wordle cloud

wordle cloud

This is a word cloud made by wordle from this sites RSS feed. Cool eh?

Planets or soap bubbles?

Planets or soap bubbles? these photos are beautiful…

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Cool rss reader

MSNBC has a very cute rss reader… I use Newsfire which seems to work ok, though now seems a bit short on bells and whistles.

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Snowboard video

Here’s a clever intro to a snowboard video. Well I think so since the site is in French…

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Using the sun for good…

Here is a neat piece of art that uses the sun’s movement to display a poem over the course of a day. The idea could be extended to make a timekeeping device, one that even tells you the time of year with a bit of thought!

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cool environmental video

Check this cool environmental video out, very cute

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Flash site

Here’s a clever way to show a bunch of images, good ones too…

Also, I like the way Aperture 2 shows the photos inside an album with a mouseover.

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Beautiful photoblog

This green flash site is beautiful and cleverly designed…

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Tetris bricks

Bricks in Tetris shapes. As they say, better not finish a line while building…

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notcot.org

one of my favorite feeds at the moment is notcot.org, which has lots of people submitting links to cool things, mostly from a design perspective. my fav so far (though not really the coolest design wise), is the gibson robot guitar!

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Scams

This one is so incoherent I’m not quite sure how I’m being scammed…

Hi,

Pardon me for not having the pleasure of knowing your mindset before making you this offer and it is utterly confidential and genuine by virtue of its nature.I write to solicit your assistance in a funds transfer deal involving US$ 3.5M.This fund has been stashed out of the excess profit made last year by my branch office the International Commercial Bank which I am the manager.

I have already submitted an approved end of the year report for the year 2005 to my head office here in Accra-Ghana and they will never know of this excess. I have since then, placed this amount on a Non-Investment Account without a beneficiary.

Upon your response, I will configure your name on our database as holder of the Non-Investment Account. I will then guide you on how to apply to my head office for the Account Closure/ bank-to-bank remittance of the funds to your designated bank account.

If you concur with this proposal, I intend for you to retain 30% of the funds while 70% shall be for me.

Kindly forward your response to: ton011icb@excite.com
Mobile: +233-24-967-0169
With Regards,
Anthony Aka