Archive for February, 2016

The Forgotten Fifth Playing Card Suit


According to Mental_floss –

In the late 1930s, the United States Playing Card Company was one of several manufacturers to introduce a 65-card deck. In addition to the four established suits, the packages contained a fifth: the eagle. (In England, companies sometimes used a royal symbol of crowns depicted in blue.) The cards were green instead of red or black and were intended for use in bridge games.

Continue reading HERE.


Boston Dynamics Latest Robot [video]

Holi Festival Of Colors [pics]


Photo set from CoolDigital.Photography –

Holi – An Indian festival of joy, colors and happiness. People play with colors with their family members and friends wishing them happy and colorful life. Holi is among the major festivals of India signifying victory of good over evil. It is celebrated with colors and sweets, on the full moon day in the month of March. This year it is going to be celebrated on 23rd March 2016.

See the pics HERE.

Simon Beck – Snow Artist [video]

Hairy Panic – Australia’s Tumbleweed From Hell


TheGuardian reports –

Residents of a rural Australian city are frustrated by a fast-growing tumbleweed called hairy panic that is piling up outside their houses, covering lawns and blocking doors and windows.

Continue reading HERE.

Returning Home From Life In Space [video]

The Malware Museum


The Malware Museum contains representations of what viruses and assorted malware infestations would have looked like in the 1980s and 90s. There are currently 78 examples in the collection. They all run harmlessly in your browser.

Enjoy the good old days HERE.


The Most Satisfying Video In The World

100-Year-Old, Aviation Themed Sheet Music Covers


From Gizmodo –

Yes, music takes you places, and this was true 100 years ago too, when sheet music was the most widespread form of distributing popular music. And in the age of the Wright brothers, when powered flight started to gain ground, aviation became a significant theme in popular music. The following collection proves this very well. It is amazing and weird at the same time to see how the vision of aviation technology and early 20th century popular music were fitted together in these sheet music covers depicting travellers–both men and women–aboard all kind of aircraft–no matter lighter or heavier than air–in flight, even in outer space.

Go to the sheet music.

New 360° Panorama From The Moon


Experience the latest 360° view from the surface of the moon.

Chang’e 3 is a lunar exploration mission operated by the China National Space Administration (CNSA), incorporating a robotic lander and China’s first lunar rover. It was launched in December 2013 as part of the second phase of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program.

Go to 360° image HERE.

Photos Of The Old Cincinnati Library


BuzzFeed published an excellent set of old photos of the Cincinnati Public Library. The grand old building was torn down in 1955.

See the pictures HERE.


CherryTree – FreeFile Review


CherryTree is an application to organize text snippets, URLs, images, and other stuff into one hierarchical database. Items are organized into nodes on a tree structure. Nodes can contain many items. Nodes can have child-nodes (or sub-nodes). To get started, simply add a new node, name it, and add one or more items to the node. CherryTree is available for Windows (installer and portable) and Linux.
— The Good – CherryTree handles text correctly, unlike OneNote, which converts all text to images. Text in CherryTree remains editable in the main window. URLs remain clickable. Tables, bullet points, and lists can be created in the main window. A time stamp and special characters can be added anywhere. Items can be exported as PDFs, HTML, and plain text. Items from other note apps can be imported. Much of the interface can be customized. The tree structure can be reorganized by drag-and-drop. Spell Check and Autosave are available (enable both in Preferences). There are features of interest to coders – syntax highlighting and code boxes.
— The Bad – I found nothing I didn’t like in this application. Some users may be overwhelmed with all of the options, but I appreciate having more options.
— — — — The Bottom Line — — — —
CherryTree is truly a hidden gem. I had no problems with it and it does so many things right. Two thumbs up! If you want to organize your digital life, give CherryTree a try.
Download CherryTree HERE

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