Archive for the ‘Educational’ Category

The Composites

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File this under “Ideas I Wish I Had Had First”. Brian Joseph Davis has created a Tumblr called “The Composites” that seeks to create sketches of famous literary characters by running their descriptions through police suspect sketching software. Check it out. Above is Judge Holden, from Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian.


Dress Your Resumé For The Job You Want

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I could write a whole slew of posts about this subject matter, and maybe I will one day when I’ve got the time, but for now I’ll send you to the Wall Street Journal. They’ve got a great article on the ins and outs of applying for a job at a big organization. Long story short, they are saying you need to tailor your resumé a bit for each employer to help make it through some of the automated resumé filters people are using nowadays. Software motivations aside, this is a good idea either way. You should always tell people who you are and what you’re capable of with a resumé, but more importantly it should hint at why you’re completely suited for the job you’re applying for. Check out the whole article here.


Stereogranimator

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This is the coolest thing I have seen in a while. The New York Public Library has created a site called the Stereogranimator where you can create animated GIFs and 3D anaglyphs using more than 40,000 stereograms in their library. It’s a fantastic selection and well worth the perusal.


Today In History: Spindletop, Texas

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On today’s date in 1901 the Lucas Gusher at Spindletop, Tx erupted sending thousands of gallons of “Texas-T” in the air. It started what would be a long history of Texas oil development and an economic boom in the state. It also gave way to the Rich Texan stereotype that you can thank for entertaining you on Dallas and The Simpsons. You’re welcome America. Enjoy driving those Chevy Suburbans and discounted Hummer H2′s.


Happy Birthday Walt Disney

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Most people attribute the first 3-dimensional feature length films to John Lasseter and Steve Jobs’ Pixar. The reality of the history though is that Walt Disney developed a system to add depth to movies far before they were in business together, which is why December 5th, 1901 is a special day. Happy Birthday Walt Disney! Thanks for all of the great movie making and happiness you added to so many children’s lives.


Note Cards

Vaquero y’all.

Let’s jump rope!

The internet, it’s open.

Not your typical Walgreen’s pharmacy.

It’s called the spoon prank, and it is hilarious.

Brine Icicles don’t mess around. They’re killer.

Would you ride a giant spoke-less ferris wheel?

Stop annoying your neighbors with these cheap soundproofing techniques.

One of our favorite Austin spots receives FFFest praise for their “Slayer Dog”

One used time traveling DeLorean for sale. $600,000 OBO.

How good at Kerning are you? Why not test yourself?

It’s October, so why not celebrate with some Dia De Los Modernists posters?

While we’re talkin’ food, how about a pencil sharpener that dispenses parmesan pencil shavings? Yum!

Need to peel an entire head of garlic in under 10 seconds? Do it with two bowls.

This is the kinda Garden Gnome that lets people know you mean business.

Darth Vader blows some hot air.

You really need to be following Adam Garcia’s sketchbook blog.

That’s a really cool fountain. I want that in my yard.

Hey Portland! Cheat Local!

Marty McFly and Doc Brown have a backstory finally.

It’s the cartoon color wheel.

What if Charles Schulz wrote Jaws?

If there’s anything you learn from this, it’s that you shouldn’t get a discount taxidermist.

Not that you don’t already, but keep in mind that chain emails are bad.