Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Why is that on my hard drive again?

I download some pretty random stuff. These following pics were retrieved from my work laptop and show just how big of a nerd (or is it geek, Tyce?) I truly am.

Oh, I get it... Escher's "Relativity" but with Legos...clever.

An xkcd comic. Honestly, if you don't read xkcd, you should. Be careful, though. The site has the following warning:

this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).

Any comic with that warning is ok in my book.

You might want to click the image to get the full glory. No idea where this came from.

Wow. That's some impressive origami. It looks like a perfect 1960's shirt and tie! If it were real and in a store, I'd consider buying it. That is, before Cyn would tell me 'no'.

So, I know enough about guitar (and music) to know that's Willie's gee-tar, but why do I have it? I'd be hard-pressed to name five Willie Nelson songs.

Almost good enough to be an xkcd comic. The fundamental theorem of Batman. More than once I've also been completely clueless on an exam and felt like doodling something like this. Instead, I made up a math joke and wrote it down. Pathetic, I know.

If you guessed that this was a computer image of a fractal extrapolated to the physical world, you're wrong. Nice guess though.

If you guessed that it was an untouched photo of broccoli, you were right. Here's proof.

A Nintendo poster? I don't even own a Wii! Why do I have this? Still, interesting how far iconic games have come in my lifetime.

Lastly, this image is a magic eye. No, really...I'm serious. It's a magic eye. An autostereogram, to be more correct. All that's required to make an autostereogram are heterogenous horizontal lines of evenly spaced images, so you can make one just out of words. Bonus points to the first person who can read and post what the message says.

Edit: Just minutes after posting this, our blog got hits from India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Japan, Singapore, and Australia all in less than 2 minutes. Should that scare me?


  1. Wow, those are really random. Makes me want to do a post like that...see what I come up with.

    Oh, and I for sure was wasting my time. And I indeed do have a life. (I think.) ;)

  2. On the road again
    Always on my mind
    Heroes have always been cowboys
    Blue Eyes crying in the rain
    Kansas City

    There is my 5 willie songs. He has always looked old to me but I saw him at State Fair, 20 years ago, and it a great show

  3. Your blog is very nice. The images are very beautiful. Wish you all the best. God is Great.

  4. Your magic eye photo hurt my feelings. Haha. And your boys' quotes make my day. Hilarious.