Not sure how well-researched this is but . . . http://www.psfk.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/How-Colors-Affect-Purchase-Decisions-Infographic.jpg
Saw this on terrestrial TV (I KNOW): http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/flyingcheap/
Not everything about Watchmen was perfect, but if Nolan had influence over the script and Zach Snyder is directing, the new Superman movie could be great and true to the comic book stories.
Just too much: http://thedailypatdown.com/
Make sure you read the author’s comment that follows comments from readers. He makes a pretty solid argument for his article. I might have to pick up his book: “Father Abraham: Lincoln’s Relentless Struggle to End Slavery”
I don’t always, but I definitely agree with Stallman on this one.
Check it out: http://mashable.com/2010/12/15/design-for-hackers/
Great read for any aspiring illustrator: http://www.lettersofnote.com/2010/12/fake.html
http://www.humblebundle.com/ The Humble Indie Bundle #2 features five independent studio games for Mac/Windows/Linux. From personal experience Osmos and Braid are excellent. Set your own price, give a portion to charity.
Watch this: http://devour.com/video/ascent/
Watch this: http://devour.com/video/thor-trailer/
This batch was made from a kit of Winexpert Selection International Series: Italian Montepulciano ($124) and a $6 bag of Hungarian Oak Cubes with “House Toast” (I’m guessing it’s a lighter toast than “Medium”).
After tasting a good result from soaking oak cubes in the recent Cabernet Franc vintage I’ve decided that every red wine kit should use these soaking cubes. The “sawdust” that comes with some of these kits is just not sufficient. I think the kit makers put too much of an emphasis on quick production. They could just as easily include a bag of these oak cubes and have a better result (in my mind). I’m even starting to think that I should use the oak cubes on every batch of wine I make.
Have you checked out Minecraft yet? I was looking at it last night. You can play the “old” version for free online in your web browser via the Java plugin (yeah, a use for that thing, finally).
Here’s a blog post about it:
It’s interesting. I’m tempted to play it ’cuz you can make yourself a cool virtual castle or, like this guy says, a giant water slide. I guess the only objective is to make a shelter before the sun sets, then the zombies come out. Or something.
Then I think, wait, I could instead spend that time creating something REAL in the REAL WORLD. Wait, that’s kind of what I’ve been doing my WHOLE life. I’m always, generally, drawing or painting or making websites or learning about fixing computers or making wine or teaching myself how to bind books or YOU NAME IT.
If people aren’t living their life like that, it’s no wonder so many people waste their entire lives watching brain-dead television or playing video games, looking for meaning in their life. I, fortunately, have a talent or a natural drive to keep making things and I am eternally grateful for that gift.
If you don’t have that drive, I guess Minecraft sounds like a good place to start learning.