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http://www.youtube.com/watch... What do you do if wasps build a nest on the outside of your window? Record video of course!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e9NCAfp5-E What do you do if wasps build a nest on the outside of your window? Record video of course!
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Walking along the trail at Hayward Shoreline when a Northern Harrier flew right past me, maybe 15 feet to my right. I was a bit too slow with the camera but I got this shot as it flew away.
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The New Suez Canal - or how to raise a few billion dollars without anyone noticing | Context Switches - http://blog.amer.me/2014...
Crowd-funded second Suez canal?! - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
BBC - Earth - The green snot taking over the world’s rivers - http://www.bbc.com/earth...
BBC - Earth - The green snot taking over the world’s rivers
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How Train Fever made money for its most feverish players | PCGamesN - http://www.pcgamesn.com/train-f...
How Train Fever made money for its most feverish players | PCGamesN
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"The tracks first laid for Transport Tycoon two decades ago were in need of urgent maintenance - and it finally came in the form of locomotion sim Train Fever. Swiss studio Urban Games wanted to recapture the spirit of Chris Sawyer’s love letter to logistics in full 3D, and sales over the last month suggest they’ve been largely successful. Urban shifted 30,000 copies in two weeks." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"Some of Train Fever’s royalties will stay in Switzerland. Some will be sent to mystery investors with deep pockets. But a significant amount will be split between 651 of its players, in a quietly radical extension of the Kickstarter principle." - Amit Patel
Emacs: rainbow-identifiers, customized - http://amitp.blogspot.com/2014...
Think you drink a lot? This chart will tell you. - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...
Think you drink a lot? This chart will tell you. - The Washington Post
"Do you drink a glass of wine with dinner every night? That puts you in the top 30 percent of American adults in terms of per-capita alcohol consumption. If you drink two glasses, that would put you in the top 20 percent." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Tabletop Whale - http://tabletopwhale.com/
Tabletop Whale
Tabletop Whale
Tabletop Whale
Designer with a molecular biology degree makes new awesome illustrations every few weeks! - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"Hi guys! My name is Eleanor and I'm a self-employed artist from Seattle. This blog post is the first installment of what will hopefully be a year-long infographic design project. I've always been into biology and design, so I'm taking a year off after college to see if I can combine the two with at least marginal success." - Amit Patel
"It's more of an experiment than anything else, so feel free to leave comments about what works, what doesn't, and what might be scientifically incorrect despite my best efforts. I spend a lot of time trying to make these infographics accurate (for this post I read a 468 page textbook and used over 200 other sources) but naturally I'm not an expert in every subject I write about. " - Amit Patel
Man Who Raised $55K for Potato Salad Throws Party - Nation - Boston.com - http://www.boston.com/busines...
Man Who Raised $55K for Potato Salad Throws Party - Nation - Boston.com
"PotatoStock 2014 was held in downtown Columbus and featured bands, food trucks, beer vendors and, yes, plenty of potato salad. With more than 3,000 pounds of potatoes, the charity-minded party was open to people of all ages." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Bret Victor - Friday 24 October - SPLASH 2014 - http://2014.splashcon.org/event...
Bret Victor - Friday 24 October - SPLASH 2014
"New representations of thought — written language, mathematical notation, information graphics, etc — have been responsible for some of the most significant leaps in the progress of civilization, by expanding humanity’s collectively-thinkable territory." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"But the dynamic medium offers the opportunity to deliberately invent a humane and empowering form of knowledge work. We can design dynamic representations which draw on the entire range of human capabilities — all senses, all forms of movement, all forms of understanding — instead of straining a few and atrophying the rest." - Amit Patel
Peter was telling me about this guy earlier this month - he went to some workshop up in SF Bret put on I think. - Laura Norvig
I'm the one person not on ello.
The cheese stands alone. - Meg VMeg
Ellone. - Spidra Webster
I'm sure they'll get around to sending me an invitation eventually >:-( - Larry Hosken
I'm not on ello. - imabonehead
Ditto, and no special desire. - Walt Crawford
Walt, let's make a social network called Ditto! - Amit Patel
I'm not on ello, but I am on FriendFeed! - Louis Gray
Ello is actually like the early days of Twitter, in which you can see your old friends, find some new ones, and no brands are barking at you - Francine Hardaway
Francine's first comment on FriendFeed in 3+ years! Welcome back. - Louis Gray
I do love the "let's see who so and so follows" paradigm. But I haven't seen much actual conversation yet. - Laura Norvig
Francine, what is your handle? Impossible to find people on there. EDIT: Found you. Boy, their search is useless. Did not find "hardaway" even though that is your handle. - Laura Norvig
Me either but.. I don't know, I might be interested. I have to see though. - MariWeaver
Philips’ 200 lumens-per-watt prototype LED lamp is the world’s most efficient | ExtremeTech - http://www.extremetech.com/electro...
Philips’ 200 lumens-per-watt prototype LED lamp is the world’s most efficient | ExtremeTech
"Progress in the LED lighting industry can best be measured in two separate metrics: pricing and efficiency. Pricing gets most of the attention, but so many factors affect it — from the cost of materials to various subsidies — that it is primarily interesting as an overall trend. Efficiency, which is measured in terms of lumens-per-watt, is a better way to look at progress." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"In keeping with these advances, today Philips announced that they have created the world’s most efficient warm white LED lamp. The prototype operates at 200 lumens-per-watt, a number that is more than double what is found in typical household LED products. The “warm white” part might seem like a minor detail, but it’s actually rather important. The majority of people prefer their... more... - Amit Patel
Implementing draggable handles
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People ask me sometimes how I make my interactive tutorials. I'm going to write some “making of” articles to share the techniques I use. - Amit Patel
Very neat, Amit. - SAM
Wow - bonus explanations i understand. Well done. - Steve C Team Marina
The Pimpzilla theme for Firefox is less and less popular every day … https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US...
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So sad about this. Pimpzilla was, on the surface, pretty ridiculous, but it was actually a decent theme. http://www.pimpzilla.nl/ - Amit Patel
This was the only way I had more bling than my friends. - Amit Patel
Cosmic ray spallation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Cosmic ray spallation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Cosmic ray spallation after the Big Bang is thought to be responsible for the abundance in the universe of some light elements such as lithium, beryllium, and boron. This process (cosmogenic nucleosynthesis) was discovered somewhat by accident during the 1970s" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Periodic table shows where the elements came from — big bang, cosmic rays (!), stars, supernovas, humans - Amit Patel
Radi-Aid | Africa for Norway | Home - http://www.africafornorway.no/
Radi-Aid | Africa for Norway | Home
"Africans unite to save Norwegians from dying of frostbite. You too can donate your radiator and spread some warmth!" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"Better information about thousands of drugs, built from clinical research and real life experience from people like you." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
So it's yelp for medications? - Stephen Mack
Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop CA is mostly non-railroad stuff. They preserved lots of old buildings and artifacts. This is the photography building with lots of old cameras, film, accessories:
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Perspectives - Data Center Cooling Done Differently - http://perspectives.mvdirona.com/2014...
Perspectives - Data Center Cooling Done Differently
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Colocate your data center and desalination plant. Use the heat from the data center to increase the efficiency of desalination. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Broccoli Cheese Cornbread Mini-Muffins | Mumblegrits - http://mumblegrits.blogspot.com/2014...
Broccoli Cheese Cornbread Mini-Muffins | Mumblegrits
"This is the best ever recipe. Everybody liikes it, even if they don't like broccoli.If you choose only one thing on this blog to make, make it this!" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Overwhelmingly Large Telescope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Overwhelmingly Large Telescope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Overwhelmingly Large Telescope (OWL) was a conceptual design by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) organization for an extremely large telescope, which was intended to have a single aperture of 100 meters [≈ height of the Statue of Liberty, foundation of pedestal to torch] in diameter." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"The OWL could be expected to regularly see astronomical objects with an apparent magnitude of 38; or 1,500 times fainter than the faintest object which has been detected by the Hubble Space Telescope." - Amit Patel
Wow, this will make the 200 inch Palomar look like a toy. - Joe
Yeah, I love the comparison diagram, although I didn't realize OWL was on there at first - Amit Patel
Android Fragmentation Report August 2014 - OpenSignal - http://opensignal.com/reports...
Lots of charts about Android. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Implementing a "sketch" style of rendering in webGL | Floored - http://floored.com/blog...
Implementing a "sketch" style of rendering in webGL | Floored
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"At Floored, our main rendering pipeline aims for realism and is great for many different applications. However, real-time photorealistic rendering in the browser is very performance intensive and sometimes we just need to understand layout and space without needing lights and materials. Because we designed our rendering engine to be data-driven, we were able to easily add a new “sketchy” look that is great for layout planning and produces a pleasing, artistic aesthetic." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
PRA Event - Fall Tarantula Fest and BBQ - http://coepark.net/pinerid...
PRA Event - Fall Tarantula Fest and BBQ
"Come to the Coe Park Tarantula Fest and rub elbows (so to speak) with some of our fuzzy, friendly eight-legged guests of honor. The event is held at the headquarters campground, which has breathtaking views across the ridges and canyons of the backcountry. With a meal ticket you can sit down and enjoy great home-cooked food at our barbecue." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Barbecued tarantula? - Melly - #TeamMarina
Do you pull the legs off first? - Steve C Team Marina
There are tarantula hikes on Mount Diablo this time of year, too :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
iOS 8 Changed How I Work on My iPhone and iPad – MacStories - http://www.macstories.net/stories...
iOS 8 Changed How I Work on My iPhone and iPad – MacStories
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Lots of information about iOS 8 notifications, custom keyboards, and other features - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Diatoms, Life in glass houses | Plankton Chronicles - http://www.planktonchronicles.org/en...
Diatoms, Life in glass houses | Plankton Chronicles
Diatoms, Life in glass houses | Plankton Chronicles
Diatoms, Life in glass houses | Plankton Chronicles
"Champions of photosynthesis, these unicellular organisms appeared at the time of dinosaurs. They produce a quarter of the oxygen we breathe." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Ooh! My kids love diatoms ever since they got to use a microscope to view them at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
A tiny gathering of artists has become the most interesting weekend in tech | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
A tiny gathering of artists has become the most interesting weekend in tech | The Verge
Sounds awesome - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
It was really awesome. Matt and Nelson were there too! - Brian Fitzpatrick
Ditching Twitter | Incisive.nu - http://incisive.nu/2014...
Ditching Twitter | Incisive.nu
"None of us are angry about everything, or even most things, but in the whole slimy pond of troubles there is something to injure every one of us in a particular and personal way that makes us turn to the stream and yell this is bullshit. And each shout makes the water rise a little higher, because how can you not respond to your friends when they’re in pain? Add in the flood of information and emotion from something like Ferguson (or war crimes or an epidemic) and there we all are, gradually drowning. So people get huffy about the volume emotion that these events arouse—angry that others are angry about the wrong things or too many things or in the wrong register." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"Beyond the tools, though, I’m trying to make an emotional shift from exuberant joyful angry frenetic Twitter to something subtler and gentler. When moved to discuss something about which I feel strongly, I’m beginning to default to a longer form first, to reduce the heat of my Twitter conversations and boost the light I work by elsewhere." - Amit Patel
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