There's a new page about my favorite illustrators, a page about my Java games (although it's difficult to get Java applets to run in browsers nowadays), I've added a cake recipe (in Swedish), and there's a new image in the portfolio.
I've made some corrections to the site code; some minor functions are still missing, but as of this update, the site seems to be working more or less as it should, and I'll start concentrating on adding more content.
Also: It turns out I had forgotten to include the file responsible for saving portfolio image ratings. Go rate my portfolio images!
I received a package today! For the first time in a long while, I've ordered comics from Yesasia and Amazon, including Åsa Ekström's new book about culture clashes and misadventures in Japan. Now all I need to do is to learn these stupid languages.
I decided to switch to a new layout before everything was ready, partly to force myself to finally get it done, and partly to stress myself out for no good reason. Come back in a week or so, and I'll have much more content up. You should probably be celebrating Christmas now anyway.
A short story about simulating the universe.
Japanese reading and listening practice; I tried it out, and so far, it seems excellent.
Inside the lump of resin is a 1.4-inch appendage covered in delicate feathers, described as chestnut brown with a pale or white underside.
The current study concludes that if the entire length of the dinosaur tail was covered in the type of feathers seen in the sample, the dinosaur would likely have been incapable of flight. Rather, such feathers may have served a signaling function or played a role in temperature regulation.
The Electromagnetic Drive is a propulsion system that uses microwaves instead of rocket fuel, and which seems to defy Newton's third law, yet it continues to work in test after test. The explanation could be that the the pilot-wave interpretation of quantum mechanics is correct, or just experimental error. The next step for the EM Drive is for it to be tested in space, which is scheduled to happen in the coming months.
Based on 20 minutes of voice samples from a given speaker, Project VoCo analyzes the speech, breaks it down into phonemes, and allows you to easily generate new speech in that person's voice. Can you find 20 minutes of speech from a politician? You can now have him say anything.
It turns out that "How is babby formed?" wasn't some kind of weird outlier – that is just how people talk about pregnancy on Yahoo! Answers.
“If a women has starch masks on her body does that mean she has been pargnet before.?
Some English-speakers use "frown" to mean "a wrinkling of the brow in displeasure or concentration", while others use it to mean "turning down the corners of your mouth". These two groups are largely unaware that the other group exists.
“Seriously, this has blown my mind. 39, American, frown has always meant a mouth thing to me. I had no idea a different definition or usage even existed.
According to a University of Utah study, surpluses of men are associated with higher levels of marriage, relationship commitment and paternal involvement, a contrast to prevailing theories that an abundance of single men lead to outcomes of crime, violence and broken homes.
"You get more unmarried men when there are fewer [men]. Men may be less interested in settling down with a single partner when there are multiple options available."
Reviews, manuals, scripts and warnings from a program that tries to imitate existing text without understanding it. Quotes from its review of the Paris catacombs:
“i have visited the graves of the tour groups who died from being embarrassed to be underground.
don't get sunburned in the catacombs where the bones are creepy and the ceilings are allowed to touch you.
i got an audio headset for €5 but it said only a fraction of what i thought it would say. it said that the city of lights was worth a visit. it said that i was lucky to be cool. not sure why it said "kids arrive in winter."
it took 12 hours to read the history of bones. i heard that bones are real and are actually a good health hazard that you need in your face.
Contrary to earlier studies, a new meta-analysis says that the increased risk of death associated with sitting for 8 hours a day could be eliminated for people who did a minimum of 1 hour physical activity per day. Examples of physical activity were brisk walking at 5.6 km/h or cycling for pleasure at 16 km/h.
“Our message is a positive one: it is possible to reduce - or even eliminate - these risks if we are active enough, even without having to take up sports or go to the gym.
“It was determined the T-shirt was offensive to some people and so the decision was made to pull it from the sales floor,” Jane Bockholt said. Ann Moliver Ruben, the 70-year-old psychologist who designed the shirt and sold them to the store, said the retailer’s response means “that promoting females as leaders is still a very threatening concept in this country." A buyer at the company reportedly said that the shirt "goes against Wal-Mart's family values."