Dramatic Ad Uses Eye-Tracking to Change Content – PSFK.com: A new ad installation has gone up in Hamburg, Germany that uses eye-tracking technology to change the content. The ad for Amesty International exposes the problem of domestic violence with the tagline “It Happens When Nobody is Watching”
Internet groans under weight of Michael Jackson traffic – Ars Technica: The news of pop icon Michael Jackson's collapse and subsequent death sent ripples across the Web on Thursday afternoon, affecting numerous services and sparking yet another spam campaign. Twitter, Google, Facebook, various news sites, and even iTunes were practically crushed under the weight of the sudden spike in Internet traffic. The phenomenon may not be new on an individual level, but combined across services, it was truly one of the most significant in recent memory.
Need Something? Talk To My Right Ear: We humans prefer to be addressed in our right ear and are more likely to perform a task when we receive the request in our right ear rather than our left.
Transformers Rule iPhone Paid Book Apps – mediabistro.com: GalleyCat: "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" steamrolls the box office this weekend, iPhone readers are lining up to buy .99-cent digital comics in the Apple iPhone store. Transformer tie-ins now occupy the #2, #4, #6, #7, and #11-14 slots on the "Top Paid Apps" in the books category of the App Store.
Productivity vs Activity in the Digital Workplace: Productivity is seriously different than activity. I would argue that on any given day there's a good chance that I'm simply being active. Really, really, really active. I know those really active days from the really productive days because I have little to show in terms of results from active days. When I reflect on those active days, I realize that while I was busy, I wasn't purposeful.
Astrological Sign: Aries, adventurous, energetic, quick-witted, accurate enough.
Time at the Nerdery: 7 months.
Area of expertise: Leading projects as a programmer and creating complex algorithms. I absolutely LOVE data mining (ex. clustering).
When people ask you what you do, how do you respond: My passion lies in planning and creating solutions to complex questions, whether it deals with programming, shooting an independent film, or DJing at a party.
Favorite kinds of projects to work on: Those that deal with analyzing and restructuring large amounts of data. I love working with seemingly useless data and transforming it into extremely wealthy results. Sounds boring but it’s awesome. Specifically, working with thousands of records of individual’s music collections to create amazing marketing worthy results.
What one thing about The Nerdery surprises people the most when you tell them about it: How relaxed it is: the dogs, flex time, casual dress, and freedom of project interest.
Seven dream Jeopardy Categories: 1. Chess Tactics; 2. Warcraft III; 3. Lovecraftian Mythos; 4. Things That Do Not Work in IE6; 5. Sub-genres of Electronic Music; 6. Japanese Horror Films; and 7. The Subconscious of Thomas Bishop
Favorite Fictional Nerd: Mouse from The Matrix.
According to the Wikipedia entry on Nerd, some nerds show a pronounced interest in subjects which others tend to find dull or complex and difficult to comprehend, or overly mature for their age, especially topics related to science, disambiguation, mathematics and technology. Do you know what disambiguation is: Of course I do.