Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Forbidden City, Texas

I was reading about Zeus and Princess Mia's adventure and learnt about a place in Texas called Forbidden Gardens.

Forbidden Gardens covers 40 acres and has 40,000 square feet of scale models of famous Chinese buildings and places, including the Forbidden City , the Temple of Heaven, the Calming of the Heart Lodge, and the canal city of Suzhoua. It also boasts a one-third scale reproduction of Emperor Qin's terra-cotta army!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

New blog: Fluffy Feline Friends

Anyone who's been following this blog over the past few months will have noticed that it's been fairly cat-centric, and everything else has been pushed aside. So, I've decided to create a separate 'all kitty' blog: Fluffy Feline Friends.

If you are mainly just interested in kittycats, then I suggest you update your links and bookmarks, as kitty related posts will now be over at Fluffy Feline Friends.

Hi. I'm BK. I like to miaow and purr.
Hi. I'm BK. I love to miaow and purr.
I'm going to be making occasional guest appearances
over at Jasmine's new blog, Fluffy Feline Friends.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Tube map with walk lines

This is very cool. Anyone living in, or visiting, London should take note!

The iconic London Underground Tube Map is obviously not to scale. However, I (and probably many others!) can only think of London geography in reference to the tube map. This means that we often don't reason how close some tube stops are to each other. This tube map with walk lines shows tube stations which are only ~500 metres apart as-the-crow-flies.

As the site shows, it may sometimes be faster to walk between stations than to take the tube, especially in Zone 1!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Stuff on my cat

If you like to get stuff, put it on your cat and take pictures, then this is the site for you.

Here's an example which combines two of my most favourite things: cats and cubes. In case you're wondering, no I didn't 'compose' this picture, and no, this is not my cat.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Pixar and Da Vinci all-powerful

I was catching up on some "news" articles from last week and discovered two unrelated but interesting pieces of information which I thought I'd share.

The first is that, apparently, Pixar Animation Studios has more computer power than any American organisation except NASA!

The second is that it seems the judge in the recent Da Vinci Code case got a little bit carried away and inserted a code into the judgment.