Posts tagged awesome
Posts tagged awesome
Google Street View Hyperlapse - I’ve long wanted to build something with Google Street View data, but would have never come up with anything this awesome.
Suren Manvelyan took macro photos of the human eye and they are AWESOME!!!
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Tanlines + OKFocus + The Creators Project = Awesome interactive music video.
You can move around the performers and adjust the layers.
It put a smile on my face, give it a try
THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!
WATCH THIS! AT LEAST TWICE
ITS SOOO GOOD. BE SURE TO CLICK THROUGH
Here are the most popular keyword searches.
BONUS: MAKING OF VIDEO TIMELAPSE
Brand is so strong they make me want to wear glasses even though i dont need them, yet.
One of my favorite hustlers that I’m fortunate to call a friend has been chosen as a finalist for the Dell America’s Favorite Small Business contest if she wins she gets a bunch of Dell stuff + $50k + an online reality show!!!!
I need you to do 2 things for me!
FIRST: VOTE FOR HER HERE (scroll down the page)
SECOND: set a calendar notification to vote every day until October 9th
THIRD: Buy her stuff its AWESOME
FOURTH: REBLOG THIS
FIFTH: I know I said I only needed 2 things BUT HAVE YOU SEEN this video of Kristen!
Introducing a distributed mentoring movement.
In college, I studied history. I researched amateur magician communities at the turn of the twentieth century and read all about Soviet department stores. But mostly, I was fascinated by the history of technology. And halfway through college, I looked up and realized that history was happening around me: that the internet was transforming this moment, and that I wanted to be a part of it.
Before that moment, my plan had been to pursue a Ph.D. in history. The mentors I’d sought had been professors, and at university they’d been close at hand. Research assistantships, small seminars, and office hours all provided structured opportunities for getting to know the scholars I admired. When I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in technology, it didn’t stop me from loving history or looking up to my professors. But it did change my sense of what my future would look like, and more and more I realized it was looking less and less like theirs.
Finding “internet people” to look up to never felt like a hurdle: as soon as I started looking, I found people whose writing and outlook and accomplishments I longed to learn from. Better yet, the open book of life online gave me a more vivid picture of what my future could look like. The internet felt to me then, and feels to me now, like an electric frontier. Opportunities abound for bold experiments and spontaneous connections.
Yet without the structure of office hours, research assistantships, and seminars, it seldom occurred to me to look for an opening to connect—to actually seek individual guidance from the people I so admired, or even simply to express my admiration. In the absence of an invitation, doing so felt like an imposition.
I know now, though, that it’s the opposite: the opportunity to offer guidance from experience is a gift. In her book Reality is Broken, Jane McGonigal describes the phenomenon of naches — pride or gratification, especially in others. “We don’t describe ourselves as ‘bursting with pride’ over our own success, but we do for others; this language suggests that the feeling of naches is even more explosive” than satisfaction over personal success. But that reward requires commitment: “to generate the emotional reward of naches, we have to throw ourselves into the act of mentoring.”
As we live and work on this electric frontier, it’s important to build and renew our own traditions. My goal with /mentoring is to encourage people to believe in one another, and to make it the easiest, most natural thing in the world to express and welcome that belief.
Anyone can be a part of /mentoring. All it takes is a few lines of text on your own website, blog, or other profile, expressing your openness to mentoring and offering a specific invitation to get in touch.
I’m calling it “/mentoring” because I hope that eventually it will be as natural a part of the internet as “/about” pages. I’m placing my invitation at http://dianakimball.com/mentoring, and I invite you to do the same—or place it wherever it feels right to you.
Over time, I hope that this page can become a center, though not the center, of community experiences and best practices. Philosophically, that it’s on GitHub is no accident: I want this idea to flourish, and so I’m setting it free. To expand on it yourself, please take the idea and run with it to wherever it takes you. In the best tradition of open-source, I look forward to incorporating many ideas and also celebrating many alternatives.
Are you ready? Let’s begin.
In case you thought Diana couldn’t get any more awesome, she just dropped this into the world.
I’ve quickly put up michaelgalpert.com/mentoring and will update it next week when I’m back on the grid.
LP Jacks in his 1932 book “Education through Recreation” according to a site called QuoteInvestigator which I found after googling the source after browsing Mobocracy’s Tumblr Likes which listed Clays reblog of Bryce’s post which doesnt exist anymore but which had a similar quote and credited a one Wilfred A. Peterson
I look forward to the day when google digitizes LP Jacks’ book so I can actually see the source myself.
This quote eloquently describes my current life mantra.
Has anyone created a boxee/android app that is similar to this? If not they should. If not maybe I’ll add it to my list.
I love the idea of having rotating digital art on my wall.
Collaborative RECording, coffee break style. Everyone in this office is my hero today. Also, it’s a fascinating experience to actually enjoy a Backstreet Boys song.
found via hitrecordjoe
Rethinking human-computer interaction in hardware and software.
This concept is awesome. I hate being teased by the potential of the future.
I call it Awesome.
You can call it Myna.
Kinetic Sketch is awesome. This is my creation.
I found it via joelaz:
A fun little drawing app that lets you create images based on the motion of objects dropped on a virtual canvas.
Try it for yourself - if you have a webcam try the video option its neat
In 2007 someone made this Threadless T-shirt design into the cake you see here.
How awesome?! Threadlesscakes.com is opening up submissions in the next few days.
I’m llooking forward to seeing the entries.
found via @skaw