Thursday, October 27, 2005

Not much to report from the Frost household. Debbie is still "working" in Hawaii. I spent last night in front of the computer sorting through digital photos in an attempt to free up enough disk space for all the photos Debbie will likely be bringing home. When we first got the digital camera, I stayed on top of things in terms of cleaning up the photos, doing rotations, killing red-eye, etc. Now I'm getting into some of the more-recent stuff and it is obvious that I have become a huge slacker. I just hope I can get done tonight and burn everything to a bunch of new CD's. I also have a lot of old stuff, like college papers, that I don't want to lose, but I don't need to keep them on a hard drive. I'll archive those off to CD and free up another gig or so. I wrote a lot of papers in my 18-month stint in college.

Other than that, not much other than a nice little optical illusion. Here is what you do:
  • If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, you will only see one color, pink.
  • If you stare at the black + in the center, the moving dot turns to green.
  • Now, concentrate on the black + in the center of the picture. After a short period of time, all the pink dots will slowly disappear, and you will only see a green dot rotating if you're lucky!
There really is no green dot, and the pink ones really don't disappear. Given how easy our optical processing can be fooled, why is eye-witness testimony considered to be so definitive by the general public?

That's all folks.


Tom said...

Very cool optical illusion. I was able to get all of the things to happen, but the pink dots would keep coming back into focus. Anyway, I meant to tell you the other day that I am glad for you that you have your floors done. The place must really be starting to look sharp. You guys have waited long enough!

Your mom cornered me last night and wants me to talk to you. I asked her what about and she said Sunday. I asked her if there was a particular topic, and she said the whole after church thing. So, I guess I will just say to you what I already said Sunday and what I told her last night, I would love to sit and talk with you if you want. I know we all get busy, and everything, but I am here if you ever need me. Take care! Talk to you later!

Admin said...

To make the dots dissappear, you have to really stare hard at the + without shifting focus to the dots at all (sitting close to the screen helps).

And thanks! I honestly don't have anything to talk about right now. I'm just working on piecing my family back together. But at some point, I'll be ready.