Judging from my browsing history, this weekend has been particularly random:
- Language Log: The Dan Brown Code. Old, but good, and making the rounds again, for some reason. See also: Renowned author Dan Brown staggered through his formulaic opening sentence.
- Presentation Zen: Is it finally time to ditch PowerPoint? Answer: no, however: “if your presentation visuals taken in the aggregate can be perfectly and completely understood without your narration, then it begs the question: why are you there?”. Completely agree.
- Enormously high-res QTVR panorama of Oxford University Museum, very purty (via jwz).
- Map of the solar system drawn from memory. I think they should use this one in schools, myself (via kottke).
- A Deceit-Augmented Man In The Middle Attack Against Bank of America’s SiteKey ® Service. Didn’t quite get this, so I’m not sure if it’s clever or obvious.
- Oceans 13 trailers. Will see.
- OCRopus. “state-of-the-art document analysis and OCR system”, but not yet alpha, darn. Also tried to get Tesseract OCR to work, with little success.
- Animal Pattern-Learning Experiments: Some Mathematical Background. Definitely don’t understand this.
- YouTube — Digidrive Expert Record. Ditto, but at least it looks cool (context).