Archive for January, 2010

Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona: TRG/Flying Lizards finish 2nd in GT Category

January 31st, 2010

Podium finish (#2) for the Lizards at Daytona (Rolex 24; source: lizardms.com)

Podium finish (#2) for the Lizards at Daytona (Rolex 24; source: lizardms.com)

The Flying Lizards paired with TRG (see their announcement) in the 2010 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Their Porsche 911 GT3 came in 2nd at this year’s Rolex 24 hour race at Daytona. (See the Flying Lizards’ press release and the TRG press release.)

Glad to see the podium finish for the Lizards! I look forward to seeing them in their next race (Sebring on 3/20) and the rest of the 2010 schedule. Go Lizards!

Paleontologist discovers 3-D secrets of Middle Age designs of Kells’ ‘angels’ [Medieval News]

January 27th, 2010

A page from the Book of Kells

I still don’t quite understand it, but, according to John Cisne, a paleontologist who studied the Book of Kells, the medieval scribes who illustrated this amazing manuscript employed “free-fusion stereocomparison” to generate the intricate scrollwork that can be found throughout the pages. With detail to the point of “submillimeter precision”, Cisne, in the journal Perception (Vol. 38, No. 7), argues that the medieval monks uses this method to create the wonderful artwork in the Book of Kells and other beautiful manuscripts.

via Medieval News: Paleontologist discovers 3-D secrets of Middle Age designs of Kells’ ‘angels’.

Bad Survey Design. Please Stop! — All This ChittahChattah

January 26th, 2010

At work, I’m developing a new survey to ask our new hires how the on-boarding process went. Because of all the terribly constructed surveys I’ve taken in the past, I decided to take the process of building it seriously. I searched on the web for any guides to building a good survey. One that I found concise and useful was Steve Portigal‘s “Bad Survey Design. Please Stop!” on his blog “All This ChittahChattah“. I’m not sure about the blog’s title (but then again, I’m not sure about my blog’s title, either), but the article was very useful. I found many of his points informative and helpful.

» Read more: Bad Survey Design. Please Stop! — All This ChittahChattah