How optical illusion works

Beau Lotto’s color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can’t normally see: how your brain works. This fun, first-hand look at your own versatile sense of sight reveals how evolution tints your perception of what’s really out there.

Beau Lotto is founder of Lottolab, a hybrid art studio and science lab. With glowing, interactive sculpture — and good, old-fashioned peer-reviewed research — he’s illuminating the mysteries of the brain’s visual system.

Beau Lotto: Optical illusions show how we see

Google App Engine and the color purple

Ahh, my eyes:

Google App Engine and the color purple

(Google App Engine and the color purple.)

This is what happens when you make a mistake in the helloworld demo. You get purple as a punishment. App Engine’s pretty cool, my only complaint is: Why can’t I quit the dev appserver with CTRL+C?!

It’s annoying and I have to re-navigate through if I want to restart the server. The solution is, well you don’t. As in, you don’t restart the server at all.

CNET redesigns, throws yellow away

Hooray, CNET announces a redesign and gives a preview. A screenshot depicts a million characters:

CNET redesigns and throws yellow away

Begone yellow. Or gold, whatever you call that color. To me, that color, that yellowy CNET color looks old and tiring. It did not portray well what CNET has to show – new technologies. The new colors are much better, softer and more professional. Continue reading “CNET redesigns, throws yellow away”