The power of women

Just been getting a coffee from local Cafe Nero and the barista serving me was so keen on serving the two ladies behind me he:

  1. Forgot to charge me. I had to remind him after he was done with the ladies.
  2. Messed up my order. Served me regular instead of Grande.
  3. Forgot to stamp my loyalty card. I had to stretch over the counter and stamp it while he was busy chatting up one of the ladies.

The moral of the story? I am a loyal person who is satisfied with less and too honest his own financial good.

Motion synthesizer and Gait recognition

Did you know that social and biological information about you can be picked up from your motion pattern? That is, the way you are walking reflects your biological set-up (heavy, female, etc) and your emotional state (sad, nervous, etc).
The people at the psychology department at Ruhr-University-Bochum have developed a simple computer model where you can alter some basic parameters to control the characteristics of human walking. They call the demo BMLWalker. I bet that you will subconsciously be able to recognize the emotional states of the walking stick but not be sure how and why.
Me: Male, heavy, relaxed, happy 🙂 Make sure you turn on lines and try rotating the figure for better view.
Read more about Gait Recognition and it’s possible use in airport security.
(You need flash player 5.0 for the demo)

[Listening to: Just The Way Im Feeling – Feeder – Comfort in Sound (04:22)]