Tuesday, 04. March 2008
Falling HillaryNeed a time waster today?
Here is a variation on an oldy - but goldy - web toy: Falling Hillary
If she gets stuck click and hold to drag her around ...
Monday, 03. March 2008
The Tibet Album
The Tibet Album presents more than 6000 photographs spanning 30 years of Tibet's history. These extraordinary photographs are a unique record of people long gone and places changed beyond all recognition. They also document the ways that British visitors encountered Tibet and Tibetans.
Featuring photographs taken by Charles Bell, Arthur Hopkinson, Evan Nepean, Hugh Richardson, Frederick Spencer Chapman, Harry Staunton and the previously unidentified photographs of Rabden Lepcha.
Our specially designed functions (maps, zoom, album) enable you to browse this site in many different ways. Photographs appear in a variety of formats and can be linked to the visual narratives they were originally used for.
The Tibet Album - British Photography in Central Tibet 1920-1950.
HD GreetingsAnytime is a great time for a greeting card!
I'm not talking about the typical e-cards flash made, these here are 3D and stop-motion animation cards, e.g an embedded photo on top of a birthday cake, pulled out of an envelope, or in a picture frame on a table.
I was checking them out, they are very cool: HD Greetings.
View the full selection of special occasion eCards, select a card, embed a photo directly in the animation as though it were part of a "Pixar" movie, add a personalized message and send it.
Sunday, 02. March 2008
Wave That Shook the WorldOn December 26, 2004, at 7:59 a.m. local time, an undersea section of the Earth's crust slipped along a 700-mile-long fault off the coast of Sumatra, setting in motion a train of destructive waves called tsunamis that left well over 250,000 people dead or missing. In "Wave That Shook the World," NOVA traces exactly what happened, and why.
This program tells the minute-by-minute story of the 2004 tsunami, featuring video footage and scientific analysis of the onrushing waves that spread for 3,000 miles around the Indian Ocean basin. NOVA interviews eyewitnesses, including one of the few people who survived when a train carrying 1,500 passengers along a coastal route in Sri Lanka was swamped by the waves; and two men who videotaped the second, more destructive wave that hit their beachfront bar in Thailand. Thousands had been lulled into a false sense of security after the first wave passed. Tsunamis, however, usually consist of several waves, separated by many minutes or even hours, and the biggest can come at any time.
More at PBS:
- Wave of the Future: What will it take to be ready for the next major tsunami?
Anatomy of a Tsunami: Follow the tsunami from its birth at the seafloor to its devastating collision with coasts around the Indian Ocean.
Once and Future Tsunamis: With this interactive world map, learn about nine tsunamis, and see where the next one could strike.
You may also like the transcript.
Keep cool and have a beautiful Sunday, my friends!
Saturday, 01. March 2008
Hyper-realistic Airbrushed Floral ArtI have been into painting for many years now, starting out with oils, emulating the techniques of the Impressionists. From there I gravitated to realism, eventually discovering the airbrush as a means to achive the highest levels of realism.
You can see some of my original floral paintings there.
Hyper-realistic Airbrush Art by Chris Collins.
Check also the step-by-step demo.
Bacon and Eggs
The Scruffs & 10 Gnomes 2
That's a real treat to play! In The Scruffs you have to find 20 hidden bones. From the description it sounds quite basic, but it's a little tricky ...
|This is the second episode of Mateusz Skutnik's 10 Gnomes series: 10 Gnomes 2: Walk In The Park. You have to find ten little gnomes - in just ten minutes. Good Luck!|