How to Crawl web.archive.org

Note: This article is a work in progress. In it’s current state, the information in this article is used as a personal reference. If you know what you’re doing, you likely find it useful. If you don’t, I’ll be updating this with more detail soon. First: Get a URL Go to http://web.archive.org/ Enter the old domain…

Characteristics of Silk, Poly & More

Original Source: Characteristics of Silk, Poly & More by The Craftsy Blog Thread holds everything together when you’re sewing. Which means whether you’re sewing by hand or by machine, it’s important to choose wisely when considering the different types of sewing thread for your project. But if you’ve ever found yourself in the fabric store,…

How to Keep Your Bitcoin Safe and Secure

Original Source: How to Keep Your Bitcoin Safe and Secure by WIRED Owning cryptocurrency isn’t quite the Wild West experience it was at the beginning of the decade, but investors still face plenty of instability and risk. The threats aren’t just abstract or theoretical; new scams crop up, and old ones resurge, all the time.…

How Pixar made Monsters University, its latest technological marvel

Original Source: How Pixar made Monsters University, its latest technological marvel by VentureBeat Monsters University, the new animated film from Disney’s Pixar division that debuts on June 21, will serve as light summer entertainment for most audiences. But the light-hearted, character-driven film is also a technological marvel, like most computer-generated movies that are years in the…

How long does it take to render a Pixar film?

Original Source: How long does it take to render a Pixar film? by Quora According to this article on VentureBeat: “Even with all of that computing might, it still takes 29 hours to render a single frame of Monsters University, according to supervising technical director Sanjay Bakshi.” At 24 frames per second and with a…

Disney turns away from hand-drawn animation

Original Source: Disney turns away from hand-drawn animation by the Guardian Disney, the Hollywood titan which brought the world classics such as Fantasia, Bambi and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, has admitted it has no current plans to make hand drawn animated films. Speaking at an annual shareholder’s meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday,…