The Saitama, Japan fireworks display set a record with the launch of the world’s largest single firework. A 4-foot diameter, 1,014 pound beast which explodes in all of its glory at about the 3:20 mark.
Extremely high quality wax/plastic foods are big in Japan and found all over in display windows.
Here one of the food artists demonstrates how to make tempura and other foods using layers of colored wax and other materials. The first part with shrimp tempura is fun, but the head of lettuce is astounding.
A great article that describes the rolling shutter phenomenon introduced with the scan-line style photography in modern digital cameras.
Still kinda in shock about yesterday’s lunch with the Atari greats. But I got some great signed souvenirs to remember it by.
So, you go to the Portland Retro Gaming panel of 80’s Atari programmers. Each one of which made the most popular games of the age, ones you and all your friends played. After the talk, you’re chatting with them and everyone discovers it’s well past lunch. You say, “Hey guys, you wanna go across the street and grab a bite to eat? My treat.”
And that’s how you end up taking all your childhood programming heroes out to lunch.
From L to R:
David Crane – Founder of Activision, Activision’s Pitfall
Tod Frye – Atari’s PacMan, Swordquest series
Rob Zdybel – Star Trek, Star Raiders, Atari Football
Bob Smith – Star Wars, Video Pinball, co-founder of Imagic
Gary Kitchen – Donkey Kong, Keystone Kapers
Mr Kitchen’s son
It was only a few years ago the very first human-powered flying craft left the ground – and these Korean students make it look (relatively) common.
Farm boy fun! Anyone want to go out the night before Halloween, find some horses, and paint this on them in glow in the dark paint?
This thing shoots paper airplanes. That’s cool in itself, but its ‘ammo’ is regular sheets of paper and the machine folds and fires them as it goes. Awesome.
Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni salt flats after a rain. A thin sheet of water turns the flats into a massive mirror.