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WikiWars – Evan vs. Michael

This looks like it might have been developed during finals week at college.

Robotic grippers with granular jamming

When I read this the first time I though this would be a dancing robot, but this was so much cooler.

How to use a paper towel (TEDx Talk)

I love TED Talks. I am always in schools and always using weak paper towels. I can do this simple procedure so I can do my part.

iOS 6 Mapping?

This company maybe the one supplying the mapping information for iOS 6. Really great write up done by 9to5Mac gives a feature by feature breakdown of what C3 is bringing to Cupertino.

SNL: Football Players

Corgi Explosion

I love big dogs, especially Great Danes, but for some reason I just love Corgi animated gifs. Seriously I don’t know what is wrong with me. More importantly is that the internet is so ready to fulfill a Google Search with so many options.

I think animated gifs are the brilliant new level of granular video. Check out a site like GifSoup and almost any video can immediately be turned into your own animated gif.


Original Sources

Tippexperience Ad is Impressive

You seriously just have to watch this thru and then check out the crazy interactivity of this advertisement. Just wow. I went through as many years as I could. Even to year zero. Now it is a cool ad but I personally am not one to need whiteout tape, cool either way.

The impossible texting & driving test

This is brilliant. Get off the phone when driving.

I Am A Third Culture Kid

This resounds with me personally.

Born of Indian parents in the United States but growing up with Tamil spoken at home and with relatives it was always interesting to me how I saw my own culture. I was born in New York City but raised in Athens, GA and so I identify with the “yankee” vs “rebel” side of the United States.

I like my sweet tea brewed with sugar in it. I love Coke. I drive a diesel pickup truck. I hunt and fish and eat what I kill. With the right surrounding I even pick up a pretty deep southern drawl if you’re so lucky. Taking a glance at that without seeing me in person you would picture a white, conservative, southern, male “redneck”. Well all that is basically true except for white part; just replace it with brown. Yea scratch your head with that for awhile.

The reality of it all is that with globalization really hitting a maturity where there is little to no barrier for entry, kids could grow up anywhere. Not just the US melting pot. I have some close friends here in Baltimore who’s children were born here and schooled here, but soon they are going to return to India because there just simply are better opportunities “back home”. Now that is “home” for the parents, but the kids on the other hand might see the Mid-Atlantic coast of the US as home. That might change when they go back to India, but it will build their thought processes about the world and cultural.

I wonder now how we approach teaching these children with very broad world views. Better yet on a personal level, how I parent a kid like that.

Whoa. I just freaked myself out.


Mars in a Minute

I love these series of videos. I wish I had them when I was in school.