Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Picture and a Prize

Check out this trippy picture. I love these images that kind of play tricks on the eyes.



** The following website is offering a prize for anyone who can figure out what is in this picture. This is what the website says about the image:

"GUESS what this sweet thingy is. It really exists... it is no drawing or animation of any kind. You CAN touch it. These are the only things I am giving away..."

The website is: http://www.random-good-stuff.com/random_good_stuff/2006/02/its_time_again_.html

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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Jasper Mountains


Jasper Mountains
Originally uploaded by cr8tiv.
This is a photo I took while travelling through Jasper Alberta Canada. The clouds layered amongst the mountains was a beautiful sight.

On a totally different note, I saw an article on the website "webmd" which claimed that the following four steps may improve your memory:

- Eat a healthy diet.
- Get aerobic exercise (such as brisk walking).
- Practice relaxation exercises.
- Challenge the brain with brain teasers and memory-training techniques.

... And I thought my readers might be interested in this.

The whole article can be seen at:
http://www.webmd.com/content/Article/116/112115.htm

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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Interactive Art

I just came across a beautiful interactive website. Loads of interesting sounds and visuals. It's mostly done in Macromedia Flash. There are 23 small interactive programs, this link points to one of them:

http://www.storynest.com/Pictolaby_web/works/p08.htm

Interactive web art is a relatively untapped artform. I think there is huge potential in this area, and this site is on the right track.

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J-Marimba Ponies

I've had a few people ask me more about the percussion group in my last post. I did manage to find more information on them. This is a snippet from their website.

An internationally renowned music group comprised of 10 young percussionnists ranging from 4 to 12 years in age. The primary objective of the group is to foster goodwill and friendship through the universal language of music.No conductors or music sheets are used by the Marimba Ponies.The music is memorized completely and flows out of their own individual rhythms and emotions.

Here's their website where you can find more information about their group and some more videos of their performances.
http://www.j-marimba.com/indexe.htm

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Little Drummers

Hi Everyone,

I came across a very fun video clip of a young percussion (drum) group. I'm a percussionist myself and I was very impressed by these kids. If you are anxious or stressed, this clip may lift your spirits and lighten your mood. These kids have it all: talent, humour, and loads of fun.

Click to download ** note: this is a large file, it may take a while to load.

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Monday, February 20, 2006

landscape photo

Hi Everyone,

I haven't had a lot of time to write posts. As you've probably noticed I'm kind of on a photo kick. I'm going to post a few landscape pics. This one is my own, from a vacation I took in New Brunswick Canada.

There are few things that are more relaxing than beautiful outdoor scenery.

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Thursday, February 09, 2006

" Nuage d'eau ..."


" Nuage d'eau ..."
Originally uploaded by dmviews.
This is a photo I found on the Flickr photo-sharing site. I was looking under the tag "nature" and thought this one was worth sharing with everyone.

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Monday, February 06, 2006

Posting Photos

I've recently joined a photo sharing site called Flickr.com. I've invited members to share photos that are of a relaxing nature. I would also invite any other readers of this discussion to post links to photos. Below is a shot my wife took of some rocks by the shore on our New Brunswick (Canada) vacation.




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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Yet another photoshop attempt

This is a logo for another site I'm creating (BOADD - Beat of a Different Drummer) due to come out in about a month or so. This site will have advice and lessons for drummers. Posted by Picasa

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More Photoshop Fun

Some translucent cubes. Photoshop makes everything so easy. Posted by Picasa

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More Photoshop Drummers

This is another drummer, playing a djembe. I think I should have given him legs, the drum sort of looks like a dress. Posted by Picasa

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Conga Player

Check out this crazy stuff I did with Photoshop. Wow, what a fun program. This is a conga player with a bunch of gradient type stuff and some effect layers. Posted by Picasa

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Friday, February 03, 2006

Sleep Disorders Reference Site

I've just stumbled upon the best reference for sleep disorders that I've ever seen. The address is http://www.webmd.com/content/article/105/107658.htm. The site covers a wide array of conditions including

  • Sleep Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Narcolepsy
  • Hypersomnia
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
  • Sleep-Related Eating Disorders
  • Drug- or Alcohol-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Circadian Rhythm DisruptionParasomnias
  • Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders

And within these categories, they cover:

Causes and Prevention
Making the Diagnosis
Treatments
Special Populations
Living With a Sleep Disorder
Toolbox
Sleep Disorders Bookshelf
To the Sleep Disorder Center

I read a fair bit of it, and it was clear and informative. I highly suggest this resource to people who are struggling with sleep disorders.


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