Tinderbox allows a quick and dirty HTML export template and the construction of a course web site in a very short time
Archive for August, 2005
Industrial archaeology in the cyber age? We need to preserve the appearance of the older user interfaces and this site does it well.
Some links on learning theory
Silly picture for the bank holiday with link to Chicago based design company doing magazine layouts on Web pages
Use the ‘forms’ toolbar in MS Excel to link a slider control with a cell. Then you can make ‘dynamic graphs’. Projected onto a screen, you can ask students to predict what the result of a change is going to be.
Download a spreadsheet that simulates breeding 60 fruit flies
The spreadsheet simulates the results of breeding fruit flies (F2 Generation – Second Filial?) where the expected outcome is a simple 1:3 Mendelian ratio of vestigial winged flies to winged flies
The screen shot above shows an anomalous result – a chi-squared statistic well above 3.84, the critical [...]
Nice clipart GIF of TGIF spelt out in child’s blocks
What is the smallest number of squares of different sizes that can be joined together to make a square? Answer: 21
Try using 4 colours to colour in some maps – harder than it looks
Controversial replica calculating machine is based on a sketch in a ‘misplaced’ manuscript by Leonardo
Some links to examples of constructions of common shapes and online drafting aids
Analogue synthesisers – a hoot with op amps and noise
Jason Smathers who stole 90 million AoL e-mail addresses and sold them in alphabetical blocks to spammers is sent to prison for a year and a bit. He also has to pay restitution to AoL at the usual inflated level that US courts seem to impose.
Nicholas Negroponte’s latest idea for improving education
grab shots, guessed exposure
e-mails sent by naive people can be tracked to the server using information in the header, and laptops used on insecure WiFi access points can still be traced using the MAC address of the network card or wireless card.
It was Brian Eno that composed ‘that chime’ – he did 84 separate pieces
Testing the links in the module guide
List of typical camera explosures for 400 ASA film – handy for when you forget the meter when using a seriously old camera
Strange geometrical pattern found in 1840s building
Left Hand, Right Hand, Chris McManus, Phoenix, 2003, ISBN 0-75381-355-6
Whale watching and statistics
Stafford and Worcester trips
Limit the number of items on a to do list to three. Knock out some quality work. Then go home.
Richard Long is an artist who walks and makes small changes to places as he passes through
Bolton Abbey in Warfedale, Yorkshire