RZA: "We geeks!"
RZA from the Wu-Tang clan has a new autobiography The Tao of Wu. In this interview he talks about his son’s computer use, how technology changed hip-hop, and admits he’s a geek too! RZA says, “I’d rather raise nerds than gangsters”.
Flags of the World by Colour
Media Designer Shahee Ilyas created an interesting look at all the flags of the world. There is a neat interactive piechart listing of all the world’s flags displaying their proportional area of colour; see if you can guess which are which! Also included are all the flags proportionally combined in one chart (see the picture to the right). Click on the pic to see full size.
Facebook, Your Daughters, and You
An updated guide to social networking Thursday, October 28th, 2009 - 6:30pm in The Quad at DSHA Facebook is a great social networking tool. It’s a community where stories and ideas are shared, allowing those with similar interests to explore other interests and activities all while discovering new avenues to achieve personal goals. Watch a short clip that explains what social networking is...
The Last Supper Cubed
Created by Toronto artist Cube Works, measuring 8.5x17ft and comprised of 4050 Rubik cube “pixels”, here’s The Last Supper in cubes.
To the Moon and Beyond
NASA has decided to launch its new rocket, the Ares 1-X, next Tuesday, despite budget questions… This rocket is the first new design created by NASA in a long time, and NASA hopes to get the Ares rocket in service for 2016. Here’s a video on how the launch is expected to go:
Ask a College Admissions Director
The NYT’s education section online has a dedicated area to college admissions called The Choice, including answers from specific school’s admissions staff. This week there are answers from the University of Iowa, and includes information on how to get in a Big Ten school, and how to highlight knowing your strengths and weaknesses as a candidate.
The 10 Commandments in Star Trek
Today’s nerdy post is for all you Trekkers (or Trekkies)…Beliefnet wrote an interesting article on “how God’s prime directives have found their way into the…franchise“…
Windows 7 is Finally Here
Windows 7 is available now! With new built-in apps, a desktop upgrade with shortcuts, and a whole new taskbar, it’s looking like the release we’ve been waiting for… Check out a great guide on all the new features from Lifehacker, including videos, screenshots, and tweaks.
H1N1: The Swine-flu Superpost
Mythbuster’s H1N1 PSA More Information, Maps, Guides, and other Resources The USA Today’s map that tracks the flu in the US on a daily basis The CDC’s general information, vaccination status, and situation updates FLU.gov is a great resource with maps, myths & facts, a blog, and links to more info Wired’s Magazine is dedicated to flu and vaccine info, including 6...
Don't just crossword, try NYT's News Quiz
The NYT’s Learning Network has a daily 5 question quiz of articles published every weekday. Feeling smart? Try it!
Mission to Mars
Here’s a fabulous infographic on the human exploration of Mars, organized by date, country, type of mission, and failure (or success). Click the image to view it in full! Source: Neatorama Image: Flickr
FETC Virtual Conference Fall'09
The FETC Fall’09 Virtual Conference is live today. The schedule has some interesting sessions, namely the keynote and follow up… The big idea today is: “How do we unleash teacher creativity”..?