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quarta-feira, 29 de julho de 2015

Building without nails

It is interesting to see how different societies develop different ways to build up their houses, buildings, temples and so on. It is also interesting to see how the idea behind the technique of how to build tells a lot about the culture of each society.

If you wanna more, this video shows some more about these oriental building techniques and other things.

sábado, 25 de julho de 2015

Draw and Post it // 321 to 360!

These drawings are part of another project of mine, the drawandpostit.com. Over there I post drawings and for now the main thing is the 400 post it notes project. We are now at the drawing 360 and at each new 40 drawings posted over there, I make a post with them here, so this is the second to last post for this project!

Click on the drawings to enlarge and on the videos to watch the speed drawings.

And, if you like what you see, you may subscribe to our channel in YouTube, like our page on Facebook and follow us in Twitter and Instagram, despite the fact that I'm stupid and, for now, I'm not really updating them properly XD

segunda-feira, 20 de julho de 2015

How to peel a mango!

If you ever needed to peel a mango you know how useful this may be. Yeah. Sure. Why not?

sexta-feira, 17 de julho de 2015

We got to Pluto!

Ok, saying "we" may be a little like those people who jump on wagon of the deeds of others just to say that in some way they were part of the big thing of the moment that everybody is talking about, but in some sense it is true, after all in this global (and crazy) society that we live, we are all contributing somehow to everything in a immense chain reaction of chaos (*tears*). Any how, it doesn't matter! We got there! We have pictures! Once more we discovered that "our models were wrong" and we don't understand a bunch of tinny things of the whole thing of the things!

Just to give some context, the New Horizons mission flow by Pluto, it was the closest distance that a (human) spacecraft ever got to Pluto. Many data and imagens were collected and many more will arrive for a while. If you want to know more I suggest you go read things over the web, I'm sorry, I'm just an over excited stupid person with no so much time to write and read! (oh yeah! +10 points for sincerity!)

No more talk, here are some imagens I fond looking around. Take a look.

The first one is a gif comparing the image we had of Pluto using Hubble telescope and the one we have now after the New Horizons mission.

This other gif shows Pluto observed through the years, since 1930. You can find out more about the image aqui.

This other one shows Pluto and his biggest moon, Charon. It is a very big moon, one of the reasons Pluto is now called a dwarf planet. You can learn more about this image here.

This one I don't need to explain: It certainly a attack of Pluto and his moon against the planet Earth because we have annoyed then with our visit! We are doomed!!!! No... It is just a size comparison. To know more about this imagem click here.

This a picture of Charon. They haven't released nice pictures of the other moons yet. You may learn more clicking here.

And to close, a video of the scientists talking about things. On the YouTube channel from this video there are other videos of the mission you may like.

That is all. Too bad we haven't found yet a civilization that has the answer to why we are alive. Too bad.

quarta-feira, 15 de julho de 2015

Satoru Iwata

Last Sunday Satoru Iwata passed away and even if you are one of those who doesn’t like videogames, or Nintendo, the ideas he defended and the things that he did in his last days as Nintendo president and along his carrier, caused influence and still will cause more influence in you in some way.

Many websites published very interesting stories about him, the things he did and said and about how different he was from all the others “presidents of big companies”, game related or not, that are around. I recommend this one from Kotaku.

It got my attention to see the progressions of things, where he came from, how he grew inside Nintendo, how he really dedicated his life to games. From programmer to president. There is something special on the posture Nintendo has and on the games that Nintendo does and all that was better and stronger during theses last years that Sr. Iwata was ahead of the company.

His story made me think about things, about the years that go and how hard it is to dedicate our life to something we do believe. Even more if we consider where we work. Even more if we have to make new things, going against the obvious, the already stablished images, convincing people of our vision and reaching results at the end. To see the life of someone like him and all the things that he did may shake up the way you deal with your life.

More over, it is curious to think about dedicate your life to create entertainment to other people. I think many people would say it is a waste of life, that there are much more important things to be done, problems do be solved and so on. There are tons of problems, yeah, but there is a huge value in creating something that make people go beyond of the simple reality od their days. Create experiences, adventures, moments, memories that can define people and give them de motivation to live and even solve that same so serious problems of the world.

I think Nintendo better than any other company in gaming understands it. They do understand that games can be something that anyone can enjoy and they don’t have to be utterly stupid like some random thing you click to have sparks on your screen, nor have to be about another middle aged man, with some left beard that goes from here to there killing things. I don’t think these other types of gaming are bad, but I do think it is pretty bad that these games are the main definition of the industry, of these art form, of this form of entertainment that can do much more, creating true life experiences like no other can.

Nintendo stands out from this common sense of the gaming industry not just because of its core values, but because of the leadership held by Mr. Iwata. He, the high executive of a gigantic company that understood that he didn’t had to take himself so serious. Puppets, bananas, joke about their own mistakes and simple values that can make the difference. On the commitment with the quality, on the public applogies, on the cuts of his own payment when necessary. On his competence at his works, in all that he achieved and the peoples lives he had influenced. This guy was a truly special one, please understand.

He will be greatly missed and his legacy will produce a lot.

Thanks for everything and a big hug, Mr. Iwata.