Stuff I Found

Friday, August 31, 2007

Vacuums! Woohoo!

Vacuums anyone?

Quite interesting to see someone so passionate about something most of us would probably find mundane. But I guess there's an antique collector side to it. And all that mechanical knowledge is sure to come in handy.

I'm guessing this is his YouTube account?

Monday, August 27, 2007

Nice ad

Found this on an aforementioned blog... pretty cool, eh?

Myst in school...

In 2004, for a college research paper, I decided to write about how great computer games were for education. Unfortunately I found the opposite of what I wanted (and expected). Computer games tend to be ridiculously misused, attempting to make children think boring facts are fun just because there's some bouncy animation surrounding it. (If I were a student, I'd probably see it as condescending.)

This, however, is perhaps the best use of computer games in the classroom I've ever seen (note the presence of one of my favorite games):

Isn't that awesome? :) Oh, and the teacher has a nice blog.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Paint: A software marvel...