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New Year, New Bullet Journal

Last year I came across the Bullet Journal technique. It’s billed as an analog journal for the digital world. It is a combination of rules that my make my work journals into efficient daily organizers and quick references for days and months in the future.

This past fall I started my first Bullet Journal as an experiment. I found that it is great at helping me keep track of a myriad of tasks. Plus, I enjoyed working in a physical journal that compliments my digital work. So today, my first full day back in the office for the new year, I started with a fresh journal. Here’s to a productive 2015 and my first full year of Bullet Journaling.

Motion Microscope – Michael Rubinstein – TED.com

Michael Rubinstein talks about the “motion microscope” his team has developed: Michael Rubinstein – Motion Microscrope – TED.com

Meet the “motion microscope,” a video-processing tool that plays up tiny changes in motion and color impossible to see with the naked eye. Video researcher Michael Rubinstein plays us clip after jaw-dropping clip showing how this tech can track an individual’s pulse and heartbeat simply from a piece of footage. Watch him recreate a conversation by amplifying the movements from sound waves bouncing off a bag of chips. The wow-inspiring and sinister applications of this tech you have to see to believe. ~ TED.com

WebGL Water

Very cool to see what you can do inside a browser. Check out Evan Wallace’s WebGL Water.

This project was an experiment in realtime water rendering with WebGL. The focus was on the rendering aspect, not on the simulation, so the behavior of the water isn’t that realistic. The water heightfield is simulated using a floating-point texture and the caustics are rendered using the GLSL derivative functions. ~ WebGL Water