I came across this really cool watch when I was randomly browsing my favorite blogs and thought you might be interested in it.
What the Sleeptracker does is record 12 hours of sleep data while you’re dreaming in order to find physiological patterns about the way you sleep.
You might notice that sometimes you wake up after a long nights sleep, you’re still really tired. This could be because you’ve woken up during a “delta sleep” or a very heavy sleep. Of course this isn’t desirable and can affect your performance throughout the day.
The data that the Sleeptracker tracks allows it to gently wake you up when you’re at an almost-awake moment of your sleeping cycle, meaning that you’ll wake up much more refreshed and ready for the day.
Now there’s a new community on the web called Girl Gamer. It’s a social community that leaves the boys out of the equation. A place where girls can discuss their favorite aspects of gaming without being ridiculed by 13 year old boys who think they’re are gaming gods.
The site looks awesome and seems to have a fair amount of members already. They don’t mention anywhere on the site how many members they really have so I’m not certain, but the site is in early stages of beta so you can be sure it will grow soon.
I think it’s great the gaming community is getting more woman involved.
If you’re anywhere as nerdy as I am, you’re gonna love this Zelda map that was cross stitched onto a large piece of fabric.
A member from the Sprite Stitch Forums named Servotron spent four months creating this cross stitch map from Zelda: a Link to the past on the as any as.
The fabric used for this project is 18 count aida and the entire thing measures 36.5 cm x 32 cm. I don’t know what aida is, but I thought I’d mention it for anyone else who might be interested in cross stitch.
I’ve never done cross stitch myself, but after looking at the final product of this Zelda map, I might have to try it out.
I saw a Honda car commercial on TV showing some people testing out a road they created to play a song as they drove over it by cutting grooves into it.
As they drove over the road in their Civic, they could hear the song playing beneath them.
I didn’t think this was real, but at the end of the commercial there was a sign that said “Civic Musical Road.”
I looked it up and sure enough, it was real.
Not only was it real, but there were actually many other musical roads in existence.
Asphaltophone was the first known musical road which was built in Gylling, Ostjylland, Denmark. Two Danish artists, Jakob Freud-Magnus and Steen Krarup Jensen built it in 1995.
This video doesn’t really show the road in action, but I couldn’t find anything better.
Melody Road was thought of on accident when Shizuo Shinoda accidentally scraped some markings into the road with his bulldozer. He drove over them and realized he could make music out of it.
Hokkaido Industrial Research Institute refinded Shinoda’s design and created Melody Road. Three Melody Roads were created in Hokkaido, Wakayama, and Gunma.
This is Melody Road in Hokkaido
This is Melody Road in Wakayama
I can’t find a video of the Melody Road in Gunma. If you come across one, please post it in the comments.
Singing Road also has grooves cut into it much like the Melody Roads, except this road was created for the reason to keep motorist awake. It took four days to create in Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea.
Here’s video from the Singing Road in South Korea
Civic Musical Road
This is the road from the commercial. It was originally built on Avenue K in Lancaster, California in 2008, but complaints from residents resulted in the road being paved over. Further complaints about the removal of the road then resulted in it being recreated in Avenue G, which is two miles away from the nearest home.
This was taken from the original Musical Road:
Here’s the Honda commercial featuring the newer Musical Road after it was recreated:
I would love to visit all of these roads and record them myself. If you have and video of it, upload it to YouTube and send me a link, I’d love to watch it.
Wakerupper is a new simple telephone reminder service that allows you to set up easy reminders that will be sent to your phone.
All you have to do is input a phone number, the day and time you want to be called, your message and you’ll get a call with a reminder or whatever time you set.
Wakerupper is really cool for lots of different reasons. You can give yourself wake-up calls, reminders for important events, remind yourself to do tasks or chores, or you can even give yourself an opening to leave a boring meeting or date gone horribly wrong.