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Archive for February, 2008

Amazing Kaleido Cam and Alien Cam

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

   New additions to my collection of useless but fun toys for your webcam include the amazing Kaleido Cam, and the uncanny Alien Cam. These are in addition to my already popular Instant Ascii Cam (see previous post), which has received quite a few visitors since I rolled it out this past weekend. The KaleidoCam […]

Instant Ascii Cam

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Tonight I’m working on a Flash-based web app that turns your webcam into an ascii cam. If you have a webcam (or a built-in webcam, as on a Mac Book pro), you can play with it here. Bear in mind I’ll be working on it over the weekend, and it may go loopy from time […]

Gene Simmons is made of kittens

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

I made this mosaic today. It’s Gene Simmons, made of kittens. The photos were recent additions to Flickr that had the tag “kittens”. Not all of them are actually of kittens. There’s a cool photo in the upper middle showing recent “top searches”, and a few burlesque dancers mixed in with the kitties. My friend […]

Yes, I’m still at Yahoo!

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

A few folks have asked if I was affected by yesterdays layoffs at Yahoo! The short answer is no but yes. While everyone can’t help but be affected in some way by layoffs, I was not actually laid off, nor was anyone I work with directly. I’m still slogging away, with far more work than […]

Enigmas into pockets

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

A few times each year – once or twice a semester at Art Center, I get to explain to the uninitiated what a “variable” really is. Not the mysterious x from high school algebra, whose contents are unknown, and which we must decipher — even though there is no tangible reward! No, not an annoying […]

Puzzle Building and the Creative Mind

Monday, February 4th, 2008

If you’re interested in the puzzles on this website, and would like to learn more about what goes into making them, you may enjoy the article I wrote for this month’s Mung Being magazine, where I am the resident puzzle constructor. The article amounts to a FAQ, or IAQ (infrequently asked questions) for the puzzle […]