This site is great! Science with a kick. I love it.
Sodium metal reacts rather badly with water. That makes for some great videos!
The site has the same kind of crazy fascination with chemistry that my friend had as we were growing up. He even made nitroglycerin once (and he’s now a pharmacist… scary).
From the main Sodium page:
As with any reactive element, sodium’s character is changed completely when it’s . . . → Read More: Sodium: A real blast at pool parties
F-Shaped Pattern For Reading Web Content (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox) This is the same eye tracking idea I talked about in a previous post. The focus this time, though, is reading patterns.
Scan patterns seem to have a tendency to follow an “F” pattern, which is pretty interesting to me. I figured it would look more like a bunch of skinny rows as people read the headlines. Seems that after the first two, they don’t even . . . → Read More: Eye-movement tracking & Web Content
I am really impressed with this game. It’s engaging, the graphics are great, it has a cool adventure environment, and it teaches math. Seriously cool.
As you (a small monster) run through the world, you meet up with puzzles that teach you multiplication. For example, you have to get the question right in order to open a door. It’s not timed, it’s not threatening, and you have a sense of achievement when you . . . → Read More: Fight trolls with math!
Ever want to know the difference between a switch vs. a patch panel vs. a hub vs. a gateway/router?
HiveMinds :: View topic – New Network
Hiveminds is a great web/tech board with some really knowledgeable (and nice!) people. They’ve pulled my butt out of the fire more than once when I got stuck on a coding problem.
United Press International – NewsTrack – Some telecommuters work in the nude
For your sanity, I will stay silent on which category I am in…
There is a lot going on in the world these days. The pace of life is increasing at an amazing rate. The progress we are making is incredible, and there is great stuff happening every day.
But progress at this rate is a double-edged sword. Yes, we have unprecedented access to information, conveniences, and services, but it’s also very easy to be overstimulated and distracted.
This is more evident now than ever before, but . . . → Read More: Stop everything
Cerado’s Web 2.0 or Star Wars Quiz Sadly, I got a 38.