October 17th, 2010

drama llama

A world in a grain of sand

This video was generated by code that fits into 4k.

That's 4096 bytes. The equivalent of about 1000 words.

No, I have no idea how they did it.

But you can download the original from here (final version on the right hand side), and it runs just fine on my PC.

Generated video from here.

Morgan M Margansen's Date With Destiny

diotina showed me this a couple of month's back, when we were talking about how awesome Joseph Gordon-Levitt is:

Turns out it's the production of HitRecord.org, a collaborative website that he created. Looks fascinating, I'll be having a dig around in it once I finish making some late lunch. The opening video there talks about their creative process, and I have to say I'm very impressed.
Engineering like maths but louder

Something not quite right

When I discovered that Sainsbury were getting in some Purple Majesty potatoes - which apparently taste exactly the same as other potatoes, but are gloriously purple in appearance, I knew I had to try them.

And, indeed, they were lovely:

Creamy texture, lovely taste, and although our eyes were screaming that something was clearly wrong, our tongues were very happy indeed.

(That's after dicing, parboiling and covering in oil, salt and garlic then being stuck in the oven for half an hour. Yum. The chicken was also lovely, I hadn't peeled tomatoes myself before, but it turns out to be trivially easy.)