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Vacation: Silver Star, Vernon, BC Canada


The Silver Star Mountain Resort is a fantastic ski resort located in Vernon, BC, Canada.  They have received awards for having the best groomed ski runs in the country, being among the best family resorts, and the “Best Small Resort in North America”.  Their season runs from late November through mid-April.  They also provide mountain [...]

Web Site: Neave.com


This is the personal web site of interactive designer Paul Neave.  He is an expert with Flash and uses this web site to showcase his interactive tools, toys, games, art, animation, applications, and user interfaces.  His planetarium is very cool (which I’ve written about before) and so is his Earth animation.

Web Site: Mint.com


These days it seems like personal finance software is falling by the wayside, in favor of online management.  Microsoft Money was the latest victim of this trend (retiring their software soon).  If you are caught in this and looking for a new solution or simply like the ability to track your finances online, then check [...]

Vacation: Maker’s Mark Master Distiller Experience


If you’ve got $7500 lying around and not quite sure what to do with it, try a unique whiskey-making tour.  Neiman Marcus is providing a two-person tour hosted by Master Distiller Kevin Smith.  You’ll get to see every step of the process of making Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey along with a tour of [...]

Web Site: Timeline Flash


I posted a fun timeline / clock in the past.  Here is another one.  The green line represents the current time and the individual rows move underneath it as time moves along.  You can also download this as a screen saver.

Vacation: The Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Amusement Park


Now here is an unusual amusement park.  The Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is both an amusement park and water park all in one.  The park is located in Santa Claus, Indiana and, as you would expect, they celebrate Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the 4th of July.  They have tons of roller coasters, water rides, [...]

Web Site: Hubble Heritage Gallery of Images


This web site is used to show images from the Hubble space telescope as part of the Hubble Heritage project.  The project’s goal is to help stimulate public interest in astronomy by showing the best that the Hubble has to offer.  They display monthly images along with supplemental stories and other educational information.

Web Site: W.R.A.X


Here’s another fun game, called W.R.A.X.,  that falls in line with other similar games such as Tetris (object matching).  You move this thing called a “Katra” around the outside perimeter of the board.  The goal is to drop it so it lands on others below that look the same (3 or more similar ones to [...]

Vacation: Pirates of Emerson, Fremont, California


Here’s another good Halloween attraction, located in the San Francisco Bay area.  This is a haunted house covering about 5 acres with a pirate ship theme set in the 15th century.  They make use of robotics, animation, special effects, and interaction to create a very scary experience.  They actually recommend that no one under 13 [...]

Web Site: Illusion 360


At this site, artwork is displayed that site owners feel is unique.  They want to show artwork that has amazing levels of creativity across art, technology, video, and design in various forms of media.  They also have an online magazine called “Scene 360″.