Archive for February, 2009

My share of the stimulus package

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Now I can pretend to be on Wall Street, seizing untold riches with my filthy, Ponzi-scheme stained paws! ...or does this hyperinflationary currency from Zimbabwe's crumbling economy portend the future of our own currency? By the way... uh... is it just me, or is the typeface on the 10 trillion dollar banknote ...

Simulated evolution parlor tricks

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Here are some interesting tidbits of evolutionary computing to honor Darwin's birthday yesterday: Evolution of Mona Lisa (youtube link) Roger Alsing's idea is to start with a random pile of polygons. Random mutations are applied to the polygons. The result is compared to the Mona Lisa source image, and mutations resulting ...


Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

img { margin: 1em 1em 1em 1em; border: thin solid #ccc; } This is the new Pepsi logo: This is evidence of the complete and utter insanity that went into the design of the new Pepsi logo by the Arnell Group, the advertising agency retained to re-brand Pepsi: What ...

I wish my 401(k) was this much fun.

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Every letter is powerful

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

A fun nugget from my new favorite blog, Futility Closet: Show this bold Prussian that praises slaughter, slaughter brings rout. Teach this slaughter-lover his fall nears. Grim, no? But remove the first letter of each word and the mood changes: How his old Russian hat raises laughter — laughter rings out! Each, his ...