Monthly Archives: April 2007

Literally programming my holidays

This year I asked my boss for having 3 weeks of holidays in August. I got it, and the idea was spending 1 week in Alicante (I can’t miss Elche’s festivals). For the other 2 weeks, a trip to somewhere in Europe could be nice. The first idea I had was an interesting option to… Read More »

What are you doing for Earth Day?

FlickrBlog has reminded me that today is Earth Day, with a post including a precious quote: “May there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful Spaceship Earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life.” United Nations Secretary-General U… Read More »

Is our calendar the best calendar? (2 of 2)

If you have read the previous post (an introduction for what a calendar is), you might’ve thought our current calendar is good enough. Maybe. It’s quite good adjusting our year to the real Earth-Sun revolution. But it’s a bad tool, in usability terms. Let me show you a couple of examples… – On which day… Read More »

The eye can be tricked: counting ball passes

This evening I was speaking with my cousin, and one of her comments reminded me of an interesting video about visual perception, that I saw sometime ago. It was hard to find again, but finally here it is… The TASK: Look at the video, there are some people playing with basket balls… you must COUNT… Read More »