This article in the New Scientist finds self absorbtion disappears when concentrating on a task.
Everybody has experienced a sense of â€œlosing oneselfâ€ in an activity â€“ being totally absorbed in a task, a movie or sex. Now researchers have caught the brain in the act.
Self-awareness, regarded as a key element of being human, is switched off when the brain needs to concentrate hard on a tricky task, found the neurobiologists from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.
This is ingenious. Coming from the west of Ireland, farmers typically using markings on sheep to identify them on mountains when they are free-grazing. However we make money not art shows sheep in the Nethelands with advertising jackets. I’m wondering if there is an angle that Google can exploit….
This is really cool and something that I have thought about for a long time. How to display digital photos and get them to change just like a screensaver (for this you can try gphotoshow or slickr). The article shows how to take an old laptop equiped with wifi and upload photos remotely. I would try this for my own mother except that Ireland isn’t the best place to get a broadband connection.
According to this article, eating less than the normal recommended amount slows the ageing process in the body. Very interesting theory.
This is yet another ingenious idea of how to attract people to a strange website. helpwinmybet.com was put together after an argument by a guy whose girlfriend didn’t think that he could develop a website that would attract 2 million unique hits. Basically, the girl made a bet that either the guy would wear a t-shirt that displayed a message saying he was an idiot or she would agree to a threesome. The counter at the bottom of the page is already at more than 2 and a half million. I wonder where he is going to find the other girl…..
I have just added the performancing firefox extension to my browser and it really makes posting to blogs a snap. It sits just like a word processor in a frame on the bottom of your browser allowing me to reference a page and write about it simultaneously.
Well, the move to a new web hosting service was not as straightforward as I had assumed. I had to maintain this site on the old hosting provider for an extra couple of months while I sorted out php incompatibilities between the providers. There is one site that I currently redesigning and once that is finished, I can return to new development.
This is the first post from a new webhost. The interface is quite different and I am expecting some teething problems as I move my other sites over. Better get back to work!