Tilt Shift

So I tried the “tilt shift” trick on one of the Brazil photos that Chris took. I think it turned out pretty well. Whaddya think?



Tom’s Rant of the Day

In an online argument/discussion, if you have to stoop to criticizing your opponent’s spelling or grammar, you’ve already lost.

The simple fact of the matter is, if you can understand what someone is saying, you don’t need to correct them. Just because someone misspells a word or two, that doesn’t make their point any less valid.

If you do try to correct them, what you are actually doing is insulting them and their intelligence. Small people do this while arguing in an attempt to make themselves appear bigger and smarter than they really are.

Web sites such as Digg are plagued with people who do this back and forth, and I always get annoyed by it.

*end rant*

Special Olympics

Experimental AJAX Search on Brainfuel

AJAX Search

Ok, everyone. I finally broke down and did it. Yes. I made my first AJAX app.

Check out this AJAX page that will let you search brainfuel by merely typing in a form field!

It’s still somewhat buggy so don’t try too hard to crash it, now!


Most innovative catalog seen this year

Adidas catalog

This weekend my fiancée was looking for some comfortable shoes and, needless to say, I ended up getting dragged into the resulting whirlwind of shoe stores. Somehow, not one single store in the mall seemed to have what she was looking for.

In hopes of saving myself from being dragged into even more stores, I went onto the internet in search of online shoe catalogs.

One of the web sites I stumbled across simply blew me away. I must say, this has to be the most innovative use of flash I have seen in a while. Instead of showcasing their products in standard catalog format, Adidas displays a panorama in the park. A wide variety of hip and trendy young people are lounging about in their comfortable Adidas outfits and you can scroll 180 degrees to the left or right by moving your mouse. Simply move your cursor over a person to view details about their outfit. You can also click on a person to view a bunch of additional photos of them posing in that outfit.