Posts filed under “Weekend”

Count Basie Remembers The Blues

Count Basie reminisces on Kansas City and the birth of the Blues. He performs an affectionate tribute to his mentor, Fats Waller. (Excerpt from Jazz Casual 07/21/68)

hat tip boingboing

Category: Music, Weekend

Floored

Trailer for Floored > 3 minute short film created exclusively for Cinelan, “The Transition” Source: Trading-Pit Glamour Dims as Chicago Computers Ascend in Film Tony C. Dreibus Bloomberg, Jan. 15 2010 http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=aVuWpivMV_2s&pos=13

Category: Film, Weekend

Real Estate Price Global Edition

On Monday, I showed a chart via The Economist magazine that hugely made doing global comparisons of real estate prices as snap. My boy Paul showed me how to get the embed working properly! Check it out:

Category: Digital Media, Real Estate, Weekend

TDS: Clusterf#@k to the Poor House – Wall Street Bonuses

Companies that American taxpayers had to bail out with billions of dollars use that money to reward their employees with bonuses The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

Category: Weekend

Airport Security

Source: KAL’s cartoon The Economist, Jan 7th 2010 http://www.economist.com/daily/kallery/displaystory.cfm?story_id=15228610

Category: Humor, Travel, Weekend

Men Sky Dive Off World’s Tallest Building

Only a few days after debuting as the world’s tallest building, two skydivers leapt off of the Burj Khalifa to set the world record for highest basejump. Video courtesy of Fox News.

Category: Weekend

Alma: Pixar Meets The Twilight Zone

Be sure to select “full screen” to watch this one: Alma from Rodrigo Blaas on Vimeo. hat tip boingboing

Category: Film, Weekend

Surfer Magazine: Introducing Matt Meola

If you haven’t heard of Matt Meola, that’s about to change. Check out this clip of the young goofyfoot from Maui and try to say you’re not impressed afterward. click for video hat tip kottke

Category: Weekend

Flight 1549 3D Reconstruction, Hudson River Ditching Jan 15, 2009

This is a must watch computer recreation of the Sullenberger Hudson crash Flight Simulation;

We all know who Sully is. I want to know who that Departure Controller is? He kept his cool through the whole incident,  even while he continued to control the other planes he had in the air. Outstanding work under pressure.

From Exosphere 3D:

This astonishing animation is based on all currently available data concerning the US Airways Flight 1549 crash (Cactus 1549).

Satellite imagery, elevation models and robust GIS mapping methods are utilized to create a vegetation model, terrain model and ground clutter (3D buildings). Of all available audio tracks, only two are used, La Guardia Tower and New York TRACON Departure controller position. Radar data as well as the onboard Flight Data Recorder are utilized in constructing the flightpath of the aircraft

Flight 1549 3D Reconstruction, Hudson River Ditching Jan 15, 2009

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Category: Travel, Weekend

A Day in the Life of NYTimes.com

via infosthetics, we see these two interesting maps showing US and Worldwide traffic of the Times website: US The New York Times site traffic, US, June 25, 2009 from Nick Bilton on Vimeo. Global The New York Times site traffic, World View, June 25, 2009 from Nick Bilton on Vimeo.

Category: Digital Media, Weekend