Use VLC to convert your videos for the IPod.
Joseph Carnevale snagged a few traffic cones and constructed this masterpiece which he then returned to the construction site. Unfortunately the police didn’t quite appreciate the work and arrested him.
A fascinating essay by Lera Boroditsky that explores how language shapes the way we think.
Mandarin speakers talk about time vertically more often than English speakers do, so do Mandarin speakers think about time vertically more often than English speakers do? Imagine this simple experiment. I stand next to you, point to a spot in space directly in front of you, and tell you, “This spot, here, is today. Where would you put yesterday? And where would you put tomorrow?” When English speakers are asked to do this, they nearly always point horizontally. But Mandarin speakers often point vertically, about seven or eight times more often than do English speakers.
Look at some famous examples of personification in art — the ways in which abstract entities such as death, sin, victory, or time are given human form. How does an artist decide whether death, say, or time should be painted as a man or a woman? It turns out that in 85 percent of such personifications, whether a male or female figure is chosen is predicted by the grammatical gender of the word in the artist’s native language.
Universal ASIO drivers for your soundcard, low latency drivers for music creation fun.
Catching up on some of the baby pictures sent to me over the past few months.