Technology

Not Sure Why You Would Want to …

But apparently, you can now plant seeds on a vertical wall by basically “painting” them on. This is oddly intriguing. HT: John Chase via Google+

The Future of Cars?

I wonder if someday we’ll be along for the automated ride like this. Of course, real world roads aren’t as linear. (HT: Gene Rohrbaugh)

TED Talk Tuesday: Part 3

I’ve commented before on the science behind fracking, and the lack of media acknowledgement of the improvement in techniques over the 50+ years of the technology. In this TED talk, T. Boone Pickens discusses the possibility that natural gas could be one way to cut America’s dependence on foreign oil. Not sure I agree with […]

TED Talk Tuesday: Part 2

In light of all of the debate over the SOPA/PIPA controversy, I was delighted to see this lighthearted talk that takes a look at the math behind the claims that the music/movie industry makes about their losses due to copyright infringement. TED Talk Tuesday part 3 coming around 6:00 today.

A Good Use of 30 Minutes

Take the time to watch this video. It is 30 minutes long, and I’d suggest actually turning off your cell phone, clearing some mental space and really focusing on the content. There are two important things going on here. The first, and most important, is a call to action to tell our government that sometimes […]

Now that Leap Day Is Over …

What are your plans for the leap second coming later this year? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out this video: (HT: Rob Martin)

A Huge Virtual Choir

This is a pretty awesome. I think it would have been pretty cool to be a part of this!

What Makes a Video Go Viral?

Isn’t that a great question? Why is Rebecca Black’s apparently horrible “Friday” video so insanely widespread? How did “double rainbow all the way” get into our lexicon? Kevin Allocca from YouTube offers some ideas. (Warning, a snippet of Black’s video is played.)

Advice on Parenting: Let Your Kids Fail

Thought I’d come back from a somewhat extended paternity leave (more on that at some point) with a post about good and bad parenting. Over at the Huffington Post’s parenthood portal, Mickey Goodman asks if we are raising a generation of kids who are essentially helpless. As a professor here at Messiah College (and even […]

A Matter of Perspective

While I do grump about being in the middle, and wonder if everything I run would work on Linux, I’m don’t have the money to be on the right.