for some reason I find this music strangely appealing.
The Game of Life, that is.
A somewhat different take on the "sustainable existence" meme of game is found in the RGB Game. In this one, the beings consist of different color dots which equate to different characteristics (speed, lifespan & sight range) and look for food. They multiply when saturated.
It takes a little time to get the hang of how these things behave and what makes the system more sustainable, but for fans of Conway's original game (or other variations of cellular automata), it's well worth a look.
These should have been Superbowl commercials.
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How could I not have known about this special event. And me without my trowel.
Some time ago, I read Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs which is a must read for anybody who (a) likes good humor and (b) came of age while listening to Top 40 radio in the 70s and early 80s.
Just what can these "designers" be thinking? Or smoking?
I received the second strangest piece of spam that I've ever seen yesterday.
No - this is not about the latest Microsoft-funded benchmark study or the SCO lawsuits. In fact, it's not about Linux at all. It's about bashing penguins with a club.
What do you get when you cross a popular children's toy known for the rearrangeable features of a native Idaho spud and a popular 20th century Spanish painter and sculptor known for rearranging some features himself?
Where the tuber meets the Cubist, you get Mr. Picassohead.
You need to check it out. While certainly a time sink, it's by no means your average, everyday time sink. You can view the images that others have made and then pump up your creative juices and "paint" your own. Here's what I kicked out in about a minute and a half.