Archive for April, 2011

Star Wars Mashups

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

 I found this collection of Star Wars mashups via an internal company newsletters (yeah, I work for a cool company.)

(Mashup: “In Web development, a mashup is a Web page or application that uses and combines data, presentation or functionality from two or more sources to create new services.”)

You gotta love Star Wars.  There’s something here to offend every fan.

Star Wars .. and Scooby Doo!  Cool.


Star Wars … and Monsters and BobbleHeads! (This is getting wrong)


Star Wars … and Disney characters.  (Getting Wronger, but check them out!)

Star Wars … and Hello Kitty.  (This is just wrong.)  (especially Chewbacca)


Star Wars … and Dr. Seuss. (Now we’re back to cool.  Check these out – he has more.)

(sorry again about the Hello Kitty)


 Star Wars … and Winnie The Pooh.

Say what you like, but I love this one, ’cause I like Pooh and Eyore as much as I like Star Wars.


Turbo Encabulator

Monday, April 18th, 2011


YouTube Illustrated

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

I have nothing to add to this video.  You’ll love it or just scratch your head.

The video is … amazing.  I fear to even glance at the comments.

I’m guessing  NextGenHacker is wishing the internet had an undo button.

via Larry Osterman’s WebLog

How to Make Anything Signify Anything

Friday, April 1st, 2011


This photo says “Knowledge Is Powe[r]” using Sir Francis Bacon’s Bilateral Cipher.  See how here.

I found this on a fascinating treatise about cryptography, steganography and WWII cryptographers William and Elizebeth Friedman.

Read more in the original: How to Make Anything Signify Anything

Here’s one of several more examples:

The biologist turns cryptographer. Friedman’s most elaborate example of how to make anything signify anything using Bacon’s biliteral cipher. Courtesy the Bacon Cipher Collection, Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library.