Archive for the 'Fun' Category

A ride on the vomit comet

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Three YouTubers on a zero-g flight:

Physics Girl: Zero G Ferrofluid Fail. (10:48min)

Veritasium: Fire in ZERO-G!! (7:47min)

e-penser: Vol en zéro-G. (35:26min) This one is in French, but English subtitles are available.

This looks like so much fun! I would accept an invitation in a heartbeat, since tickets usually cost several thousands of dollars…

‘The previous 17 years had been marred by a persistent, annoying mystery, but it was worth it just to meet her’.

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Guardian: For 18 years, I thought she was stealing my identity. Until I found her. “A woman apparently using my name meant a nightmare of unpaid traffic fines and a criminal record. But when I tracked her down, a different story emerged.” By Lisa S. Davis.

Wandern? Wandern!

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Mal ein paar Tage ‘raus in die Natur? Die Seite Top Trails of Germany, Deutschlands beste Wanderwege bietet Informationen zu 16 Wanderwegen mit mehreren Etappen in (fast) ganz Deutschland.

This site is also available in English: Top Trails of Germany – Germany’s best hiking trails.

Einige dieser Wege kenne ich bereits aus eigener Erfahrung bzw. Erwanderung:

Tick tock

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Here’s how to turn an old hard drive and some LEDs into a clock: LED Hard Drive Clock 3.5″ by Ian Smith. Take a look at his demo video (YouTube, 3min)

Don’t be put off by the year-10,000-compliant website design. One of my students built a clock like this and it is just about the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!

Books and books and more books

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

I think I have house envy… take a look at the bookshelf house!