Skellywag

Thursday, September 14, 2006

EXIF mashup

Interesting mashup: using EXIF data from JPEGs on Flickr to determine camera popularity.

The list goes by model and brand. For instance, this week 11th of September, the top ten are as follows:
  1. Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
  2. NIKON D50
  3. Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
  4. Canon EOS 20D
  5. NIKON D70
  6. NIKON D70s
  7. Canon PowerShot S2 IS
  8. Canon EOS 30D
  9. Sony CYBERSHOT
  10. Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL

Flickr rules.


1001 Excuses

Today marked a new high in excuses for Tube delays:

...smouldering on the track...

WTF?! We were stuck in the tunnel for 45 minutes, with emergency-only lighting, sweating like pigs. I jinxed it by trying to get to work early.


Tuesday, September 12, 2006

A Scanner Darkly

I saw A Scanner Darkly with M last week. Kinda confusing, but interesting Rotorscoping and plenty of vitriol for the CIA/FBI/drug industry in the USA. I will read Dick's novels now for sure.


Feeling those Qi lines?

Perhaps there is something in this magnetism/Qi/lifeforce thing:

The study shows for the first time that in plants, the work of the cryptochromes is affected by magnetic fields and suggests that the mechanisms of magnetic field perception in plants, and by extension in migratory birds, use the same photosensitive molecules. The researchers also suggest that, as cryptochromes have been strongly conserved throughout evolution, all biological organisms could have the ability to detect magnetic fields, even if they do not use them.

So, in the presence of green (grass, fields, trees) and blue (sky, sea) maybe we can get "in touch with our inner energy" or whatever. Maybe.


WOTW: Pluto (v)

pluto
Verb. to pluto someone or something is to downgrade, demote or remove altogether from a prestigious group or list, Like what was done to the planet of the same name.
he was plutoed like an old pair of shoes.

(Pluto was demoted from planet status the other week. Thankfully, Holst's suite stands intact, as Pluto hadn't been recognised in the 30s.)


Monday, September 11, 2006

Serendipity (again)

Another of my photos is headlining at Serendipiccy: an unusual fusebox!


Saturday, September 09, 2006

Google AdNonSense - Spam

The all-knowing mind of Google is found wanting when browsing my Spam folder in Gmail. Yes, I really want a recipe for Spam Confetti Pasta when deleting my V1a6r4 emails. Well done there!