Cool Stuff

One Photographer Captures Holland’s Beautiful Tulip Gardens Without Any People Around [photos] – because I can definitely do with more pictures of pretty flowers.

Sculpt the World [photos] – the website of Jon Foreman, who creates art with stones or leaves or broken glass or sand or… It’s very geometric, very pretty, and it tickles my brain just right. I especially like his Stone gallery.

Arrows of Time [mostly text]- a series of chronologically sorted factoids about the human understanding of time.

IKEA kataloger [images] – IKEA released their catalogs from 1950 to 2020, and it’s pretty neat to look at. I did find PAX cabinets/placards in 1955 😉

A Time Leap Challenge for SAT-Solving [text, PDF] – Fichte, Hecher and Szeider decided to have a little competition: “what runs better, 20-year-old SAT solvers on modern hardware, or modern SAT solvers on 20-year-old hardware?”. Lessons learnt: archeology is hard, and both hardware and software progressed enormously for SAT solving. Also there’s an XKCD in the bibliography, so.

NSF’s newest solar telescope produces first images [images, text]- there’s been some pretty Sun images from the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope.

The Awesome Piano – Peter Bence [short video] – that is a very cool music video. And if you don’t know Peter Bence, I can only encourage you to have a look at his YouTube – here, have a cover of Under Pressure, for instance.

Box [short video] – “so, I have a bunch of projectors and robot arms, what could I do with them…?”. Worth watching in full-screen 🙂

Fresh Guacamole by PES [short video] – hmmm. Cooking in stop motion. Made me watch a very large set of videos on that channel, didn’t regret any of them, this is brilliant. The Deep by PES is also super neat.

Okay, the Dune trailer [short video] looks pretty good. Understatement.

Diorama: A Tutorial [text, images] – a series of 4 articles (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4) from my fellow Scavenger Dave DeBaermaeker, where he explains step by step how to make a small diorama to create a wall at scale for toy photography. That actually looks… surprisingly feasible 😉

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