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The Dreams Of A Man Asleep For Three Weeks
On March 22, 2018, I was rushed to the hospital for life-saving surgery. Due to complications with the procedure, I didn’t regain full, coherent consciousness until the second week in April. For three weeks I was stuck inside my own mind, subject to a seemingly unending series of dreams. Dreams covering on a variety of themes, some light and hopeful, others dark and dismal. I dreamed the end of my life over and over. I was a hero and a villain. Sometimes, but not often, I was Michael Fahey.
health  psychology  dreams  interesting  sleep 
19 days ago by garrettc
The 26,000-Year Astronomical Monument Hidden in Plain Sight
"On the western flank of the Hoover Dam stands a little-understood monument, commissioned by the US Bureau of Reclamation when construction of the dam began in 01931. The most noticeable parts of this corner of the dam, now known as Monument Plaza, are the massive winged bronze sculptures and central flagpole which are often photographed by visitors. The most amazing feature of this plaza, however, is under their feet as they take those pictures."
astronomy  clock  history  time  interesting  inspiration  longnow 
9 weeks ago by garrettc
Explore the Border
Discover all 208 Irish Border crossings, their history during the Troubles and what they look like today.
ireland  border  brexit  history  interesting 
january 2019 by garrettc
Other types of mathematics? : math
An overview of where maths comes from, sort of.
mathematics  maths  history  society  interesting  cool 
january 2019 by garrettc
Letter locking
"Letterlocking refers to the technology of folding and securing an epistolary writing substrate to function as its own envelope – a vital communications technology before the invention of the mass-produced envelope in the 19th century."
history  communication  interesting  paper 
november 2018 by garrettc
Why is my bus late?
If you feel that your bus is always late, you might be right. This page tries to explain a little bit about why your bus is always late, why two turn up at once, and why the electronic screens are always wrong.
publictransport  bus  society  travel  interesting  research 
october 2018 by garrettc
Quirk: Quantum Circuit Simulator
Quirk is an open-source drag-and-drop quantum circuit simulator for exploring and understanding small quantum circuits.
electronics  emulation  interactive  interesting  opensource  quantum 
august 2018 by garrettc
Library of Babel
A project towards a universal library. By this art you may contemplate the variation of the 23 letters.
library  art  borges  babel  experimental  fun  literature  interesting  weird 
may 2018 by garrettc
Leningrad's Lost Photographer
"She lived in the shadow of the men in her life until, years after her death, these unseen photographs of Soviet life were discovered in an attic."
interesting  photography  history  russia  inspiration  bw 
march 2018 by garrettc
The Mountain Shepherds
Every autumn one of the world's most spectacular animal migrations takes place in a little-visited corner of Georgia.
photography  sheep  shepherds  georgia  dogs  interesting 
march 2018 by garrettc
Paper Programs
Run Javascript programs on pieces of paper, using a projector and camera. Physically hold programs in your hand, and see them come to life, as if by magic.
javascript  interaction  interesting  programming  paper  art 
january 2018 by garrettc
Weird, Wonderful Photos From the Archives
A grab bag of interesting, seldom-seen historic images depicting myriad people, places, and and things—from epic achievements to small moments.
funny  history  interesting  photography 
january 2018 by garrettc
World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things
World's Largest Collection of World's Smallest Versions of World's Largest Things
museum  collection  interesting 
october 2017 by garrettc
Virus, the Beauty of the Beast
An interactive science video about viruses - and how humans have accidentally imitated them.
video  biology  interesting  education  virology  interactive  visualisation 
july 2017 by garrettc
Space Dashboard
Space dashboard is a collection of a select few live happenings in space.
space  dashboard  data  NASA  feed  interesting  earth  Information  science 
july 2016 by garrettc
Don’t try too hard to please Twitter — and other lessons from The New York Times’ social media desk
The team that runs the Times' Twitter accounts looked back on what they learned — what worked, what didn't — from running @NYTimes in 2014.
interesting  journalism  socialmedia  twitter 
january 2015 by garrettc
Timeline
Pulls timelines from Wikipedia, puts them into a coherent zoomable view.
graphics  inspiration  interesting  time  timeline  history  astronomy  science  society  humanity  nature  dinosaurs  visualisation 
november 2013 by garrettc
Putting Time In Perspective
"To try to grasp some perspective, I mapped out the history of time as a series of growing timelines—each timeline contains all the previous timelines (colors will help you see which timelines are which). All timeline lengths are exactly accurate to the amount of time they're expressing."
history  interesting  time  science 
september 2013 by garrettc
How Just About Everything Was Invented In London
Londonist map of interesting inventions and whereabouts in London they were invented
invention  london  interesting 
march 2010 by garrettc
Chaos Thaoghaire
Because it's easier to save it here than try and spell the URL.
interesting  game  social  funny  weird  entertainment 
march 2010 by garrettc
FriendDA
"The FriendDA is a non-binding, warm blanket agreement that offers absolutely no legal protection."
sharing  legal  law  interesting  inspiration  innovation  nda  ip  tips 
october 2008 by garrettc
Eureka Carpark Melbourne
A way-finding-system for a carpark in Melbourne. The distored letters can only be read perfectly when standing in the right position, from which they then appear to hang in midair.
typography  streetart  photography  interesting  inspiration  signs  wayfinding 
august 2008 by garrettc
This Isn't England
Bias in maps, and the average outline of mainland U.K. Ben Terrett investigates how Britain and New Zealand have been portrayed on world maps.
design  geo  interesting  mapping  cartography  uk  maps 
july 2008 by garrettc
Minimal
Going minimal on a blog design.
blog  css  design  inspiration  interesting  webdevelopment 
june 2008 by garrettc
Animate Projects - Magnetic Movie
Beautiful animation of magnetic fields, if only we could see them.
3d  animation  art  design  film  graphics  inspiration  interesting  video  science  magnetic  motion  visualisation 
june 2008 by garrettc
Active URLs
OmniTI hasve made all their urls complete sentences, starting each path with an active verb: /is/hiring, /helps/ning etc. Useful or gimmicky?
informationarchitecture  fun  design  interesting  language  semantics  url  webdevelopment 
april 2008 by garrettc
The History of Visual Communication
"The translation of ideas, stories and concepts that are largely textual and/or word based into a visual format, i.e. visual communication." No idea when I'll find the time to read this.
analysis  art  computer  data  drawing  education  graphics  history  ideas  infographics  inspiration  interesting  learning  photography  print  reading  reference  research  visualisation  design 
february 2008 by garrettc
Passage
A game of 5 minutes, very very poignant. It surprised me how much I was affected by it. You must play it before reading the creators statement though.
art  cool  culture  game  interesting  life  philosophy 
january 2008 by garrettc
How camera lenses are made
10 minute YouTube video, starting with a lump of optical glass and ending up with a full lens assembly. Fascinating.
camera  glass  interesting  lens  manufacturing  optics  photography  video  youtube 
january 2008 by garrettc
Foodpairing
"Food combines with each other when they have major flavour components in common."
art  chart  chemistry  cooking  data  design  diagram  eating  food  interesting  ingredient  recipe  science  toeat 
november 2007 by garrettc
SpillSomePaint.com
Websites with text and images removed. Abstract designs are the result
art  design  digital  interesting  colour 
november 2007 by garrettc
Optical experiments
over 30 PDFs of scientific experiments thanks to Anchor Optics
camera  diagram  diy  education  free  optics  physics  projects  interesting 
november 2007 by garrettc
The Secret Life Of Machines - The Videos
I loved this show when I was a kid. And they're still as good as ever
animation  education  humour  information  interesting  media  science  technology  video  machines 
october 2007 by garrettc
28 Ways To Interpret A Photo
Interesting experiment on how post-processing an image can have an effect on the way it is interpreted.
comparison  design  inspiration  interesting  manipulation  photo  photoshop  reference  technique 
october 2007 by garrettc
'Sitefinder' Mobile Phone Base Station Database
Technical details and locations of cellular operator's phonemasts.
database  geo  interesting  location  mobile  phone  science  mapping 
october 2007 by garrettc
Stephen Fry Interviews
VideoJug interviews the bloody marvellous Stephen Fry about technology, the internet, learning and his heroes.
interesting  interview  online  video  stephenfry 
september 2007 by garrettc
The Mullet Strategy
Big sites like Digg, MySpace et al let users party, argue, and vent on the secondary pages, but professional editors keep the front page looking sharp.
business  community  design  ia  interesting  internet  socialsoftware  strategy  theory  webdevelopment  leedsgeekup09  ogn16 
july 2007 by garrettc
Laws of Development
Laws, axioms and rules pertaining to mainstream software/web development
architecture  design  computer  geek  programming  software  philosophy  humour  fun  interesting  webdevelopment 
july 2007 by garrettc
Writing and Sizing Twitter
Khoi Vinh writes an interesting piece on of how Twitter and Twitterific's UI changed how he related to the system
design  ideas  interface  status  twitter  interesting  userexperience  userinterface  tools 
february 2007 by garrettc
Personal and Historical Perspectives of Hans Bethe
"IN 1999, legendary theoretical physicist Hans Bethe delivered three lectures on quantum theory to his neighbors at the Kendal of Ithaca retirement community"
education  entertainment  history  interesting  learning  lectures  maths  media  movie  physics  science  talk  theory  quantum  video  mathematics 
february 2007 by garrettc
50 Fun Facts About Credit Cards
Some of these are actually quite interesting from an ecommerce developer point of view.
article  business  history  interesting  money  reference  resource  security  finance  credit  trivia  maths  mathematics 
january 2007 by garrettc
Will Self Walks
Will Self walks 26 miles from South London to Heathrow, flys to New York, then walks from Kennedy Airport to his hotel.
article  culture  environment  exploration  funny  interesting  literature  nyc  people  travel  writer  walking  book 
december 2006 by garrettc
Easy Photo Wall on a Shoestring Budget
Interesting idea, I think this could work quite well in the flat.
art  cool  decorating  design  diy  gallery  home  howto  ideas  interesting  photography  presentation  projects 
november 2006 by garrettc
flickrInspector
Learn all sorts of interesting things about your flickr account and photos, including if they're being used anywhere else
analysis  api  community  data  flickr  geek  information  interesting  interface  metrics  social  visualisation  useful  flickrinspector  photo  photography  tips  tools  hacks 
october 2006 by garrettc
Give me back my Google
Google without all the annoying affiliate and price comparison sites
ecommerce  filter  interesting  search  useful  google  shop  tools 
october 2006 by garrettc
The Inner Life Of Cells
Computer visualisation of the biomechanical processes that take place in cells.
animation  education  flash  interesting  science  video  visualisation  biology  cell  3d 
september 2006 by garrettc
TEDTalks
I've just started getting into these TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talks. There are some fascinating and thought-provoking ideas being chucked around.
art  business  community  conference  cool  culture  design  development  education  future  ideas  inspiration  intelligence  interesting  lectures  mp3  multimedia  people  politics  presentation  TED  reference  speaking  technology  trends  video  audio  talk 
august 2006 by garrettc
Matt Biddulph: Open Data Movement
Video of Matt Biddulph's talk about the next wave of open source with examples from the BBC
video  opensource  mattbiddulph  talk  interesting  opendata  bbc  wikipedia  secondlife 
august 2006 by garrettc
I/O Brush
I remember seeing this a little while ago and forgot to save the link. Very very cool, the world as a palette.
art  camera  cool  design  digital  drawing  education  entertainment  fun  gadget  graphics  hci  ideas  inspiration  interaction  interesting  interface  media  multimedia  painting  projects  research  scanner  science  software  mit  video  visual  visualisation  textures  technology  userinterface  computer  colour  tools  hacks 
august 2006 by garrettc
Self-reflexive rulesets in online communities... (plasticbag.org)
Imagine a set of messageboards, each with their own clear identity and each with a functioning moderation system based around a pre-existing political structure - one Monarchic, one Parliamentary Democracy and one Distributed Anarchy.
community  socialsoftware  rules  theory  design  society  online  interesting  webdevelopment  leedsgeekup09  ogn16 
july 2006 by garrettc
Dandelife
Interesting community based story site. Stories are presented in a timeline manner.
application  socialsoftware  tagging  free  ideas  interesting  internet  media  people  social  socialnetworking  timeline  life  story  network  lifehack  tools 
july 2006 by garrettc
The future of HTML, Part 2: XHTML 2.0
In this two-part series, Edd Dumbill examines the various ways forward for HTML that Web authors, browser developers, and standards bodies propose.
article  code  future  interesting  trends  technology  programming  w3c  webstandards  xhtml  xml  webdevelopment 
april 2006 by garrettc
The future of HTML, Part 1: WHATWG
In this two-part series, Edd Dumbill examines the various ways forward for HTML that Web authors, browser developers, and standards bodies propose.
article  code  future  interesting  trends  technology  programming  w3c  webstandards  xhtml  xml  webdevelopment 
april 2006 by garrettc
Suckerfish HoverLightbox
Interesting combination of the Hoverbox Lightbox and suckerfish dropdowns to create an image gallery.
css  javascript  interesting  gallery  images  webdevelopment 
march 2006 by garrettc
Simple ways to make yourself far cleverer
Make yourself up to 40% smarter within seven days by following some simple suggestions and varying your daily routine. Sounds interesting and spammish all at the same time
interesting  psychology  article  intelligence  iq  guardian  newspaper 
march 2006 by garrettc
Japanese Facemarks (smileys)
I often come across these in IRC from friends over that side of the world. This is a handy list of the most popular.
cool  culture  design  interesting  internet  japan  language  social  writing  emoticons  font  computer 
december 2005 by garrettc
Propaganda
Amazing collection of propaganda posters from Germany, the U.S.A., U.K. and more.
art  design  culture  graphics  history  interesting  politics  reference  propaganda  posters  images 
december 2005 by garrettc
Math Forum: Ask Dr. Math: FAQ
I need to get back to maths, i enjoyed it at school. This is a great resource for those geeky late night conversations
interesting  education  numbers 
november 2005 by garrettc
Subtraction: The Funniest Grid You Ever Saw
Great article about the design grid underlying the Onion's new site
css  design  grid  html  interesting  layout  markup  reading  reference  theory  usability  visual  xhtml 
october 2005 by garrettc
Montreal by Metro
Fantastic unofficial site for the Montréal Metro system including a by-station listing of the artwork and sculptures
geography  canada  montréal  montreal  metro  underground  artwork  art  sculpture  interesting  reference 
september 2005 by garrettc
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