A modern remix of audio from Mr. Rogers, a great American (and Presbyterian minister)!
"I know I came in here for something, but I can't remember what it is ..."
If you've ever said something like this, you've probably experienced an "event boundary." Many, if not all, of us have had the experience of walking into a room and forgetting exactly what it is we came in there to do.
In addition, MLS has given up on relying on the better angels of players’ nature to stop the diving and simulation American audiences so abhor. If a player tumbles to the ground without contact or feigns injury without being touched, he’ll be forced to write a check. If that action results in a goal or card that shows up in the box score, a suspension is likely as well.
Major League Soccer in the United States is taking a hard stance on diving. This is wonderful.
Digital converter box? Check! Great reception? Not so much. John Park shows how to take a fistful of wire coat hangers and make a TV antenna that gives great digital reception. While he's at it, he also makes a video camera stabilizer using metal piping and counterbalance weight; great for at-home moviemaking.
Check out the PDFs for the DTV Antenna…
This is a little long, but it is brilliant. Bret Victor gives a presentation that not only demos some insanely cool software development tools, but with a worthwhile underlying message. If you have the time, take a look (and make sure to hit that full screen button).
(Via Coding Horror)
I’m not a logo designer, but I play one on the internet. I’ll just leave this here.
From last night’s tornado in Dexter, Michigan, this amazing tidbit buried in a AnnArbor.com story.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Deputy Ray Yee was the first officer on the scene in Dexter.
Yee approached one destroyed home Thursday, and saw a hand sticking out of the rubble. He pulled out an elderly man, who was shaken but walked away.
“That’s the best part,” Yee said. “Every place I went to, I would have thought I would have found somebody laying there — deceased or whatever. But, knock on wood, everybody was OK.”
Great to see the community coming together and the cleanup starting in earnest so quickly.
Not only is this a interesting look into one of Disney’s earliest rides, it taught me that the auditory cortex is the part of the brain where earworms get stuck.
There’s another venue where “It’s a Small World (After All)” is on continuous loop: the mind of anyone who hears it. The song is a common “earworm,” a piece of music that can easily get lodged in the auditory cortex, the part of the brain that retains audio information, identified by researchers at Dartmouth College in 2005.
Chris Shiflett writes a clear recap of the GitHub ssh key exploit. A little scary that Rails doesn’t make form field checking easy.
For those of you more familiar with PHP, imagine a feature like register_globals, but instead of injecting arbitrary form data into the global namespace, it injects arbitrary form data into the database. It might as well be called opt-in SQL injection, but even that’s being too generous, because this is much easier to exploit than an SQL injection vulnerability.