Saturday, September 12, 2009

Gibbous Moon from Orbit Business Card

There is room on the back for more information. A gibbous moon visible above Earth's atmosphere photographed by an STS-128 crew member on the Space Shuttle Discovery on August 30, 2009. Image courtesy of NASA.

Angry Mob Bumper Sticker

A red, white and blue flag design on a "Angry Mob" bumper sticker to let the DNC and Obama know you're not giving up free speech, and you don't quite care they're worried about your free speech expressing an opposing view point.

Pschedelic Sunset Stamp

Digital artist's description: Winter sunset in Penn Valley, CA looking west over Cattle Drive. The tree is a dediduous oak. Manipulated in Photoshop.

Bug Nebula Mousepad

Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302

From Wikipedia: NGC 6302 (also called the Bug Nebula or Butterfly Nebula), is a bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Scorpius. It is one of the most interesting and complex planetary nebulae observed. The spectrum of NGC 6302 shows its central star is one of the hottest objects in the galaxy, with a surface temperature in excess of 200,000 K, implying that the star from which it formed must have been very large.

The central star has never been observed and is surrounded by a particularly dense equatorial disc composed of gas and dust. This dense disc is postulated to have caused the star's outflows to form a bipolar structure (Gurzadyan 1997), similar to an hour-glass. This bipolar structure shows many interesting features seen in planetary nebulae such as ionization walls, knots and sharp edges to the lobes.

FarmVille vs Farm Town

I'm not real into apps, so it was only today that I discovered FarmVille exists. The only reason I noticed is because some of their products are showing up high in searches over at Zazzle today. As of this moment, this tee is the most viewed/popular this evening...

Get your Farm on with new FarmVille merchandise! This FarmVille Black Sheep T-Shirt is a simple way to show your love for the world's most popular farming sim.



Here's a blog post discussing the release of the app: Zynga Launches “FarmVille”. Does It Look Familiar?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Alice in Wonderland

the red queenKarina Mitchell reports on "The Showbuzz" at CBSNewsOnline (via YouTube) regarding Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter to release March 5, 2010.

If you want to watch the segment, it starts right about one minute and fifteen seconds into the segment.

Incidentally, if I ever knew that Helena Bonham-Carter was Tim Burton's wife, I had forgotten.

Sit Down & Shut Up T-Shirt

I Want You To Sit Down & Shut Up T-Shirt - This design is in response to the Democrat National Committee taking out an ad calling the opposition the angry mob when they expressed their personal (though strongly held) opinions. The image is a vintage painting of Uncle Sam painting from the I Want You for the US Army recruitment posters.

First Images From Refreshed Hubble Telescope

These are the first images from the Hubble Space Telescope after a billion-dollar repair that included installing new cameras and replacing broken parts.(Sept. 9)

Omega Centauri Mug

NEW! NASA's Hubble Space Telescope recently snapped this panoramic view of a colorful assortment of tens of thousands of stars residing in the crowded core of a giant star cluster Omega Centauri (NGC 5139). The original image has been cropped to fit this coffee cup.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jet in Carina Postage

Another pretty picture courtesy of NASA's Hubble program of a stellar jet in the Carina Nebula. Medium sized postage ... there is a larger size, as well as a smaller available with this same image.

Coral Reef Mousepad

I was wandering around an Abstract Art lens on Squidoo today that pointed the way to a Zazzle store where I found this colorful, funky fractal art ... Coral Reef Mousepad.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Rosalia textorizada


Rosalia textorizada (5), originally uploaded by Septem Trionis.

"Textorizer is a program that allows you to make pictures formed with text. It is best described by the sample images below. Although there are many versions around, the only one that is continuing to supported is this one."

http://lapin-bleu.net/software/textorizer