"The personal blog of Geoffrey McCabe"

Find the Mistake

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Optical Illusions | Comments Off on Find the Mistake

This isn’t exactly an optical illusion… more of a mental “sleight of hand” that requires some out of the box thinking to solve.

Brain teaser - "Find the Mistake"

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Casa Deliciosa – Remodel and Interior Architecture

Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Architecture, My Designs, Rancho Delicioso | Comments Off on Casa Deliciosa – Remodel and Interior Architecture

These photos show the remodel of the house that my father and I bought, in Delicias just outside of Montezuma, Costa Rica. I’m currently living in it with Yasmin, and it’s for sale!

I think the “before and after” photos are particularly interesting.

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Vision Test – Encrypted Reading

Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Optical Illusions | Comments Off on Vision Test – Encrypted Reading

This is really great. All the letters have been replaced by similar characters. Reading it slowly, word by word, can be difficult. Reading it quickly is much easier. I’d bet that someone who isn’t as familiar with English would have a much more difficult time reading this than a native reader.

Reading test illusion

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Vision Test – Optical Illusion

Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Optical Illusions | Comments Off on Vision Test – Optical Illusion

This is really an amazing illusion of a type I’ve never seen before. If it’s not too late, start farther from the screen and see whose face you see. Then move closer… as you’re able to focus, you’ll see a different face. Near-sighted people will always see Marilyn Monroe’s face, but if your vision is good you’ll see Albert Einstein.

Optical Illusion - Einstein and Marilyn Monroe

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Great Quotes about Love

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Inspiration, World Peace | Comments Off on Great Quotes about Love

Psychedelic Heart

My girlfriend Yasmin asked me to help her find inspirational quotes, in English which she’ll translate to Spanish, for her to tattoo on her wrist, so it will serve as a daily reminder. I asked her what she wanted the quote to be about and she said something about “Working harder and finishing the things she started.” I told her that when she’s 100 years old on her death-bed, she’s not going to wish she had worked harder. She’ll wish she had loved more. So, I’m looking for quotes about love, and I found these gems:

“Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it…It really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk everything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

“The more I give to thee, the more I have.” – William Shakespeare

“I am in love – and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life.” – D. H. Lawrence

“The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.” – Chamfort

“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones

“The love we give away is the only love we keep.” – Elbert Hubbard

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” – A. A. Milne

“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” – anonymous

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Slate Article on Burning Man – “Why Would Anyone Go to Burning Man”

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 in Burning Man | Comments Off on Slate Article on Burning Man – “Why Would Anyone Go to Burning Man”

A Giant Chair at Burning Man

This long article really captures the spirit of Burning Man by a first-timer who GETS IT.

Slate Burning Man

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Poor Hungry Frog Video

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Funny Stuff | Comments Off on Poor Hungry Frog Video

This is hilarious… this guy tricks his frog into attacking digital ants on his cell phone. Until….

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