How Pixar Helped Win 27 of the Last 30 Oscars for Visual Effects

The evolution of technology always amazes me. Even more so, when it can so clearly be seen within the every day life, such as household items, day-to-day activities, or, like in this particular case, movies.

Well done, Pixar! Keep it up!

Puzzle Montage Art by Tim Klein


Here’s something really awesome – Puzzle Montage Art by Tim Klein.

Jigsaw puzzle manufacturers often use the same die-cut pattern for many different puzzles. This makes the pieces interchangeable. As a result, I sometimes find that I can combine portions from two or more puzzles from the same publisher, to make a surreal picture that the publisher never imagined. I take great pleasure in “discovering” such bizarre images lying latent, sometimes for decades, within the cardboard boxes of ordinary mass-produced puzzles.

Via kottke.org.

WallpapersCraft – high quality desktop backgrounds


WallpapersCraft is a collection of high quality desktop wallpapers / backgrounds.  There are quite a few categories and tags.  The search works.  Tonnes of high quality wallpapers, available in a variety of resolutions.  And the site is very fast.  If you are in the mood for a new desktop background, I strong suggest you check it out.  Here is my new choice:

Classic Programmer Paintings


Classic Programmer Paintings is a hilarious resource with classic paintings featured with modern captions from the programming world.

"Gentle technical discussion on IRC channel", Francisco Goya, Oil on canvas, 1814
“Gentle technical discussion on IRC channel”,
Francisco Goya, Oil on canvas, 1814

Well worth adding the RSS feed to your geek humor collection…

Found via Andrey Vystavkin.