Archive for the ‘Documents’ Tag

Superman’s Diamonds Revisited

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

COAL - This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License

Superman’s Diamonds Revisited | Law and the Multiverse

‘Nuff said?
(apologies to Stan Lee)

(image source)

I know; DC and Marvel……..
Bloomberg

Zuckerberg name check in UK Parliament

Friday, March 1st, 2013

‘Gutenberg and Oldenburg

 

are… no longer cutting edge …

 

in the age of Zuckerberg’

 

(with apologies to Lord Rees for the paraphrase)

 

House of Lords (UK) - Ceremonial occasion

Lord Rees of Ludlow delivers the Newton lectur...

Lord Rees of Ludlow (Photo credit: The Institute of Physics)


 

Lord Rees to give evidence on topical science issues – News from Parliament – UK Parliament

science & technology

House of Lords on WordPress

Girls on a pedestal

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

via Creepy Girls « Vampyre Fangs

Structural Engineering

Friday, October 12th, 2012


image of the Empire State Building NYC used as link to http://www.essential-new-york-city-guide.com/empire-state-building-facts.html

image of construction worker - Empire State Building
image of King Kong - atop the Empire State Building from the 1933 movie of the same name

http://www.newyorktransportation.com/info/empirefact2.html

http://www.esbnyc.com/
http://www.aviewoncities.com/buildings/nyc/empirestatebuilding.htm
http://www.bigshinyrobot.com/
HOW HIGH CAN WE BUILD?

chemistry

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Dr Bunsen Honeydew

are you looking for a different web log?

link to chempaths
from the ‘personalise message’ space:
……  You should be informed that I intend to use this blog as a repository for a scrapbook of items from the web that I wish to develop when I have the time. This means that posts are random, scattered and unstructured, and reflect no theme. Given time, some order may appear as I battle entropy, although this may entail a long wait.
Because I live where the internet is something new, most of the projects that I dream of have already been initiated (google, ebay, pinterest, reddit et al.)
and sorry, I am not an artist – following this blog may lead you to the realms of computer science (what can be achieved with Ruby on Rails?).
In fact, the chosen theme speaks volumes – if you use an iPad you have already arrived at where I aimed for the first time that I saw a smiley Mac startup screen.

picture of the 'smiley mac' icon (Susan Kare)

For Those Who Are New to the WordPress.com Support Forums (by guest blogger Sulz)

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

finding these tips useful

// Internet Duct Tape

This is a post by a guest blogger

Sulz is 21 year old Chinese Malaysian college student. She blogs at her whim and fancy, which is almost every day, but mostly about her life and what issues that provoke her thoughts. Blogging is her only cathartic outlet for expression. Devours books like food and devours food like a non-eating-disorder person. You can read more of her writing at Bloggerdygook.

As a volunteer providing free support for WordPress.com in the Support Forums, every now and then it’s hard not to get frustrated with the new users who ask questions without taking the time to read or search the FAQ and past forum threads. On the other hand, you can understand somewhat the feeling of being overwhelmed by the mountain of information in past threads or the FAQ that it totally turns one off from searching for an answer.

Posting…

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wordpress themes

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

a quick, open note to STUART BROWN and other capable and interested individuals.
if you use this theme, or even simply visit pages such as these that use this theme, do you find yourself automatically clicking the close box in the top left-hand corner of the post/page?

this is a thread for the ‘WordPress’ themes forum – if you are not quick i have already opened a topic there.

Wordpress logo © link to 'Learn WordPress' pages

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retro

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

a quick, open note to STUART BROWN and other capable and interested individuals.
if you use this theme, or even simply visit pages such as these that use this theme, do you find yourself automatically clicking the close box in the top left-hand corner of the post/page?

this is a thread for the ‘WordPress’ themes forum – if you are not quick i have already opened a topic there.

(Sept 2012 -UPDATE: Thread is closed (nil response))

Wordpress logo © link to 'Learn WordPress' pages

there is a debate to resolve about re-inventing the wheel and the usefulness of the idea of attempting to recreate the original Mac user experience in its entirety in ‘WordPress’. i’ve not completely worked out if i think it is a good idea myself – i simply thought that the retro design of this theme would be visually appealing – and then i discovered that Mr. Brown had already implemented the idea with a great deal of success.
i am presently blogging with this theme to investigate the possibilities, and found myself constantly trying to close the post ‘window’ by clicking the close box.
i do know that many learned textbooks have been produced on the Graphical User Interface – a new topic in computing and the world in the late 1970s/early 1980s. Now, with Mac OS X(bigcat), Windows Vista, et al. the fine details are overtaking the concept and the problems of memory, speed of access, interconnection and so forth dominate thought in computer science; ease of use is almost taken for granted and we are all assumed to have learnt the language of interaction. this is a simply an open question, although it is not just about mystery meat navigation.
‘WordPress’ themes seem to be platform independent and those that i have the pleasure of using are incredibly functional already. i only wonder if Stuart Brown or the theme thread moderators have any thoughts to add before i lose myself in historical research?
as always, any help or input, feedback, etc. is welcome.

this arrow is a link to the next page of this topic

about & legal & stuff

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

all uses of imagery and iconography are non-commercial and there is definitely no desire to imply endorsement by any company or individual owning the copyright to any trademarks or similar used in these pages. clever lawyers have already spent years and consumed a vast amount of resources in attempts to clarify the implications and costs of trademarked images. my statement of ethics would explain to you that i have no source of income and hence, i assume, no conflicts of interest or ulterior motive.

i have no desire to offend or upset any person or other legal entity – if i have already crossed these boundaries then please inform me and i shall make the necessary adjustments.

the pictures and icons are eye-candy. there is certainly a cultural debate to be had about this use of icons (in a narrow sense) as a communication tool. it runs parallel to the debates about the genius of Steve Jobs and the first uses of a GUI in popular computing. i do not intend to confuse by adding to a miasma of pseudo quasi-legal mumbo-jumbo.

you know who you are.
coloured logo of 'neon designs' ™ not released in the public domain ©

despite the name it’s not a book – but is it Art?

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

blogging is not journalism. i’d like to add an ‘ethics statement’, it looks professional – although it seems that in journalism at least the ethical boundaries stretch about as far as financial interests – a long way indeed, but not all the way. Perhaps that is my ethics statement.

i’m guessing that I shall be able to collect random thoughts and ideas and present them in this manner and produce a result. i wish to use the world-wide web as a resource and to contribute by sharing – having no artistic or journalistic talent i hope to be able to organise a collection of material into a comprehensive catalogue.

The use of this resource is free – as in ‘FREE FUD‘.

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