publicprofiler is a free online tool that displays the frequency of surnames around the world. Type in any name and you can see where that name is most common.
I found that the state with the most people who share my surname is Wyoming, and the city with the most people with that name is Pomeroy, Washington – much to my surprise. Most of the other cities where my name is common are in Pennsylvania, which I knew already. The most common first name for people with my last name is Richard.… Read the rest
The goal of this project was to create a tool that musicians and casual music fans could use to create music patterns and collaborate on rhythmic
Etsier gingerbees has a series of wonderful illustrations her father drew of steampunk vehicles.
“In Loving Memory of my father and Artist: Andrew George Brown 1950-1982. The Original Pen & Ink with marker illustrations were made in the year 1980. It has been 30 years since these master pieces have been seen or reproduced. I have taken the most care and love possible combined with my own fine art background to make sure these images are reproduced with the best possible quality and likeness in essence to their originals within an affordable range. There are 12 Fanciful Submarines in this collection; I hope you enjoy the magic and creativity of these images as much as I do.”… Read the rest
The idea seemed implausible since microwaves tend to make crispy things (e.g. toast, pizza crust) stiff, not the other way around. But I tried it and it totally works, the chips are very crispy and light. One potato made about 40 chips (sliced with a mandolin) and I had to do it in 2 batches since that’s all that fits without overlapping the chips. It’s a little time-consuming, maybe 20 minutes (slicing + 7 minutes each for 2 batches from one potato) but makes a decent snack and it uses almost no oil.… Read the rest
The Internet Archive describes the 1959 film as: “Simon Ramo’s concept of “polymorphic” computing is laid out in stop-motion animation, accompanied by acoustic guitar. The film anticipates parallel, distributed processing and the architecture of ARPANET and the Internet.”… Read the rest