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Thursday, January 20, 2011

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,100 times in 2010. That’s about 15 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 2 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 37 posts. There was 1 picture uploaded, taking a total of 310 bytes.

The busiest day of the year was November 16th with 50 views. The most popular post that day was Construction of Teaching Metaphors Through the Use of Technology.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were psd.tutsplus.com, mr-free-man.livejournal.com, bigextracash.com, mycrazyreader.info, and attestantofthetruth.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups, leaders are like eagles, dreams are like rainbows, total failure, and we’re not satisfied until you’re not satisfied.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Construction of Teaching Metaphors Through the Use of Technology July 2008

2

DeMotivator’s Pictures July 2008

3

I’m Burn in The Fury of My Flames July 2008
1 comment

4

Theory into practice: The design of an online technology skills course for nontraditional nursing students August 2008
4 comments

5

Pembayaran Pajak Kendaraan Roda Dua June 2008
7 comments

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Android Testing

This post is created on my android phone.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Optical Illusion : A Journey to Find The Miracles in Our Eyes

Optical Visual Illusion : A Journey to Find The Miracles in Our Eyes

We are now using the term ‘Visual’ over the Optical, as the most illusions or effects have their basis in the visual pathway, not in the optics of the eye.

I was just recently finished downloading some desktop wallpapers when I stumbled upon some optical illusion images. The images were unique that made me  go to search the websites to find more of this kind of images. The keyword was : “Optical Illusion”. Or may be delusion if I may add [LOL].

For example, take a look at the still image below.

Rotating Snake Illusion

Rotating Snake Illusion

If you’re assuming that the above image is an animated GIF  file, you’re wrong,  it’s not, it’s a still-image GIF file. The strong (and beautiful) rotation of the “wheels” occurs in relation to eye movements. On steady fixation the effect vanishes.

And then some questions come to mind, “How could it be?” This still image is ‘moving’. This is amazing. This is the optical or visual illusion that some people talk about. Later, the ‘visual’ word is more appropriate than the ‘optical’ word because the illusion has nothing to do with the optics of the eye.

But, don’t distress yourself if you don’t see the effect described, even if trying carefully. For many illusions, there is a small percentage of people with perfectly normal vision who just don’t see it, for reasons currently unknown.

The journey moves on.

I believe the human being is the most perfect creature in the universe. There’s no UFO or alien or extra terestrials from outer space that can match our perfection. I love Star Trek series though and the Transformer movies, they are my favorites. But that doesn’t mean I agree that there are creatures from outer space. No, I dont think so, Sir. Also I believe there are genies and angels, although there are no physical evidences. I just know, and there’s no way of changing these faith otherwise. But someday, along the journey of my life, I may explain everything, scientifically.

This post,  is only a beginning of something of the phenomena that is now taken more seriously by scientists, scientifically. My part is taking it more philosophically.

Selected Reading :
»  http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/


Below are just another examples of many of the visual illusions :

How many dots can you count?

How many dots can you count?

Beans creates a curtain illusion

Beans creates a curtain illusion