Archive for November, 2010

Construction Of An Aircraft

How an aircraft is built: from the shell traveling by train to the massive factory; adding the insulation, electronics and cabin equipment; safety tests; and finally, a complicated paint job.


Mila’s Daydreams

Adele Enersen creates pictures with her sleeping daughter and posts the photos to Mila’s Daydreams.

This blog is my maternity leave hobby. While my baby is taking her nap, I create scene around her and take quick snap photos.  I use only few minutes per picture, including creating idea, implementation and editing, ’cause I don’t want to disturb her sleeping.

How Scientists See The World

From Abstruse Goose

So true.  Looking at the world like this adds an extra layer of awesomeness.

Dancing At The Movies

Secretly, I really, really like watching dance movies, seeing people move in unison and do amazing moves, is thrilling and makes me happy to be alive. (And envious)

This video has shown me there are many more movies I need to watch. I’ll add them to the list of things to do when I get back from Africa (you’d think getting a job would be on that list, but no.)

Hunting Elephants

How to Hunt Elephants — Comp Sci Style

Computer scientists hunt elephants using algorithm A:

1.  Go to Africa
2.  Start at the Cape of Good Hope
3.  Work northward in an orderly manner, traversing the
    continent alternately East and West.
4.  During each traverse
        a.  Catch each animal seen
        b.  Compare each animal caught to a known elephant
        c.  Stop when a match is detected.

Experienced computer programmers modify Algorithm A by
placing a known elephant in Cairo to ensure that the
algorithm will terminate.

Parallel Parking

Desk Made Of Books

This clever information desk is in the Architectural Library at the Delft University of Technology.  I like the way the books are arranged into colour layers.


Pencil Art

I think these intricately craved pencils are by someone called Dalton, but I can’t read the German on the original site to be sure.

Medieval Helpdesk

In Norwegian, with English subtitles.