2012.01.20

Weekly Metapost : 2012.01.13 - 2012.01.20

03.00.01 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from January 13th, 2012 to January 20th, 2012

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GOMIBdM6N7Q
Tagged : comics funny MAKE physics Rube Goldberg videos youtube

Absolutly charming Rube Goldberg Machine, there are plenty out there, but this one feels like it could be a reallife rendering of one of the original comics. [via MAKE]

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2011.12.23

Weekly Metapost : 2011.12.16 - 2011.12.23

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from December 16th, 2011 to December 23rd, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYAw79386WI
Tagged : automobiles cars education engineering history mechinics videos

I'll admit I'm not a full blown car guy, but I take care of my vehicles, and I'm always a sucker for the engineering side of things, so this Chevrolet video on a differentials delighted me for 10 minutes (even if a good cunck of that is pure fluff). I sort of want to find some old tinkertoys and built a model. [via wimp.com]

http://www.southernfriedscience.com/?p=1419
Tagged : alcohol articles beer homebrew science

Beer brewing in ounces, rather than in gallons. I already knew coffee machines were capable of moonshine, I never conected them to beer brewing. I sort of doubt I'll bother to brew beer this way, but it's cool to know that I can.[via hackaday]

Eye Candy [list of other movies]

X-Men: First Class Rated 4.5 stars for X-Men: First Class
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) Rated 4.0 stars for Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

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2011.12.16

Weekly Metapost : 2011.12.09 - 2011.12.16

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from December 9th, 2011 to December 16th, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.wimp.com/mitprofessor/
Tagged : education mit physics random videos wisp

MIT's open course ware is a great project, and when I was studying Physics, and the recordings of Walter Lewin's lectures were informational (by nature) but also pretty entertaining, from the demostrations to in a quirky little way, the zipping raddle noise as he drew a dotted lines on the chalkboard. The demos you'll have to find yourself, but I'm glad I'm not the only one who winds the dotted line drawing facinating.

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2011.12.09

Weekly Metapost : 2011.12.02 - 2011.12.09

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from December 2nd, 2011 to December 9th, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgAlQuqzl8o
Tagged : cello music starwars videos youtube

A long time ago (about 10 years ago) I played the cello (poorly), but I once tried to play songs from Star Wars. While I havn't picked up a cello in years, I still love the sounds and versatility, and this is a pleasure to watch.

Eye Candy [list of other movies]

Cars 2 (2011) Rated 4.0 stars for Cars 2 (2011)

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2011.12.02

Weekly Metapost : 2011.11.25 - 2011.12.02

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from November 25th, 2011 to December 2nd, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.hackcollege.com/blog/2011/11/23/infographic-get-more-out-of-google.html
Tagged : google infographic logic search technology

While I've been online old enough to remember the benifits of boolean logic in search queries, not many people are. While my habits faded away as Altavista faded away as Google grew, I can still form complex but precise queries, Google or not. Certainly more than many of my friends could say, so this infographic is a handy refresher for me, and perhaps a decent introduction to the unenlightened.

http://ohpioneer.com/
Tagged : nature pictures rustic tumblr websites

While there are things I don't like about tumblrs, I love this collection. The beauties of nature, and the endurance of the rustics, with the occassional glimpse of technology. I love it.

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2011/12/animated-gifs-comic-books/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social%2Bmedia&utm_campaign=Facebook%2Bclickthru
Tagged : animation articles comics gif wired

It seems like everything needs video, including it seems, comic books. Sort of. While I like these animated gifs, and enjoy the occassional motion comic movie, there's only so much it can improve. Like novels, a well produced comic will let you dream...

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2011.11.18

Weekly Metapost : 2011.11.11 - 2011.11.18

03.00.01 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from November 11th, 2011 to November 18th, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.adobe.com/products/touchapps.html
Tagged : adobe computers geek software technology

I once felt that iPads (and the subsequent pad computers) were not for me because, at the time, they couldn't handle streaming video, didn't have photoshop, and I wouldn't be able handle programing and arduinos. Well, video was quickly delt with, and Google Andrio plays well enough with Arduinos, and now Adobe has released touch apps to compliment its desktop bound Creative Suite. Between these developments and cloud computing I could almost adobt an iPad or android equivilent. Almost.

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2011.11.11

Weekly Metapost : 2011.11.04 - 2011.11.11

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from November 4th, 2011 to November 11th, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/story/2011-10-28/penn-jillette-ten-commandments/50978982/1
Tagged : 10 commandments articles beliefs faith Penn Jillette religion USA Today

I'm always a bit annoyed when extremly religious individuals try to argue that to be a "good" person you need to live by the 10 commandments (and usually don't state which set of 10 commandments they go by) I usually won't argue with them, but it my mindset, "good" is defined by your personal beliefs and what your community will accept, not from lists given to you by arbitrarily assigned international organizations. You can take that as you will, but when you boil them down, it's essentially all the same. With that said, I like how Penn Jillette's 10 Commandments for Athiests has been getting some circulation...

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2011.11.04

Weekly Metapost : 2011.10.28 - 2011.11.04

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from October 28th, 2011 to November 4th, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzD5cVPwUbg
Tagged : build cartoons childhood Disney make nostalgia videos youtube

One of the many things that helped me dream of being a builder, maker, invertor, was seeing Mickey Mouse "Boat Builder." As Mickey put it "All you do is put it together"

http://jayisgames.com/games/missilebreak-outvaders/
Tagged : games mashup

Mashup of Breakout, Space Invaders, and Missle Command. [via Scalzi]

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/11/st_thompson_searchresults/
Tagged : article education society truth wired

it's a sad truth that people of my generation know how to "use the internet", yet constantly display an inability to understand and evaluate the information they collect as they pull in their nets. It's sad when people are unable or unwiling to do even a little fact checking - online or off.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/03/printed_electronics/
Tagged : beer electronics future register technology

My homebrew beer is mostly unlabeled, mostly because I don't want to disticker my bottles each batch, but I'd probably change my mind if I could print electronics circuits unto the bottles (at least, without spending thousands of dollars to do so). [via adafruit]

Eye Candy [list of other movies]

Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) Rated 4.0 stars for Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

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2011.10.21

Weekly Metapost : 2011.10.14 - 2011.10.21

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from October 14th, 2011 to October 21st, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2011/10/tv-fact-checker-house/
Tagged : entertainment House interviews medicine science tv wired

For the last few seasons of House, I've developed a habit of checking out medical reviews of it at Polite Dissent (who also looks at comics and some other scifi for bad medicine). However, this WIRED interview with one of the medicine advisors is facinating - stores on simple errors he's fixed to one where he couldn't find a solution to a far fetched idea, left it on the fiction side, but later found out there was a more reality than he originally believed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dfNByi-rrO4
Tagged : chemistry diy electronics hack instructions labs make todo videos youtube

DIY conductive ink. While I would be fine with buying these pens, I almost want to get some lab equiptment. [via adafruit]

http://craneium.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=109&Itemid=116
Tagged : burning man hack ideas make photography timelapse todo videos

A Timelapse project, where a DSLR camera took a photo, every 10 minutes, for 5 weeks, in the middle of nowhere. The fact that it's for Burning Man is worth it from the start, but I've been thinking about doing a similar project for a while now, and this is very similar to what I've been considering. While I wasn't aiming for the 10 minute increments, its cool to know my pipe dream is actually feasible.[via PetaPixel]

Food for Thought [other noteworthy books]

Jericho Season 3 TP [Paperback] Rated 4.0 stars for Jericho Season 3 TP [Paperback]

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2011.10.14

Weekly Metapost : 2011.10.07 - 2011.10.14

03.00.01 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from October 7th, 2011 to October 14th, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://vimeo.com/29280708
Tagged : news photography reality video vimeo

A short presentation on photojournalists and war scenes. It's interesting to me because as a photographer, I know people will act in front of the camera. In an era where we'll quickly write off "fake" images as being photoshopped, it's easy to forget that the whole thing was staged. We may not want to consider that in war photography, but as this presentation shows, even that can be staged - on a regular schedule no less. [via petapixel]

http://inspirationfeed.com/photography/35-beautifully-animated-photographs-a-k-a-cinemagraphs/
Tagged : animations art gif images

I have a love/hate relationship with animated gif files. They used to plauge the world wide web, but as technology (and taste) developed, they've mostly faded away. In doing so the gems are out there. Some are short film length animations whose cousin was a flip book comic you doodled in the 3rd grade, while some, like the one, look like scenes from a movie. I'm sure they're massive, but I wish we had these floating around in the early 90s...

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/10/why-fixers-will-save-our-planet/246349/
Tagged : articles Atlantic fix global ifixit make projects

Things break, and the American culture has a wide spread mentality that if it breaks, replace it. Within our borders it's rare for people like me to enjoy making and fixing things, but in the global scale, there's an argument that those are the people who power the world. The crew behind this article are working on a documantry on the subject, and from the looks of it it will be well done. [via MAKE]

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2011.10.07

Weekly Metapost : 2011.09.30 - 2011.10.07

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from September 30th, 2011 to October 7th, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2011/09/flowchart-for-navigating-nprs-top-100-sff-books/
Tagged : books fiction flowcharts npr scifi

As the title says, a flow chart of NPR's top 100 Scifi/Fantasy books. Not a supprise, I'm on the Scifi and mixed portions of the chart, but I've dabbled on the fantasy side. [via Scalzi]

http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=9797&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dydan1+%28dy%2Fdan+posts+%2B+lessons%29
Tagged : Angry Birds education ideas math physics science video games

As an occassional programer and a currently struggling-though-calculus-based-physics-student, it's not hard to connect the ideas of video games and physics. While it has not been my first cross over point, it's probably one of the only ones that's easy to identify among the general population. That idea is touched on, but there's more depth in how it talks about other ways Angry Birds can be used as an educational tool in physics and mathematics.

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2011.09.30

Weekly Metapost : 2011.09.23 - 2011.09.30

03.00.01 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from September 23rd, 2011 to September 30th, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://michaeldepippo.com/?p=876
Tagged : art fanart muppets posters retro want

Retro style posters for the Muppet's band Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem [via neatorama]

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2011.09.23

Weekly Metapost : 2011.09.16 - 2011.09.23

03.00.01 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from September 16th, 2011 to September 23rd, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/16/earlyshow/main20107292.shtml
Tagged : beer cbs geek homebrew Obama politics POTUS

As a homebrewer, I get a bit of a kick that President Obama started making homebrew beer in the White House earlier this year. [via gizmodo]

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2011.09.16

Weekly Metapost : 2011.09.09 - 2011.09.16

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from September 9th, 2011 to September 16th, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://popchartlab.com/collections/prints/products/the-evolution-of-video-game-controllers
Tagged : art history ideas posters video games

It's interesting seeing how one generation of video game consoles evolve and influence others, some we know of to other developments that were extremely scarce. [via laughingsquid]

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dariustwin/sets/72157627531534892/with/6099377146/
Tagged : art flickr light painting photography

I've played with light painting a few times, and while anyone can do it, there's a special spacial awareness (or a zillion redos) needed to paint like these. [via petapixel]

http://www.navjagpal.com/blog/?p=16
Tagged : canon hacks OS X rants software

A clever hack for installing Canon EOS Utilities on a Mac since for some reason Canon only offers software "updates" as opposed to a regular installer. I doubt it's a high demand issue, but it saved me a headache.

http://flyosity.com/application-design/if-you-can-think-design-code-you-win.php
Tagged :

While I don't do a lot of web development anymore, this article is pretty similar to my philosophy, where if you really want to create some great sites, you need to know the code, not just you design skills and claims of SEO knowlege.

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/09/tool-review-drill-press-bottle-capper.html
Tagged : beer gadgets geek MAKE tools

Tool lust meets homebrew beer. A combination I'm almost tempted to buy, right next to Craftsmen Bottle Cab Wrench.

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2011.09.09

Weekly Metapost : 2011.09.02 - 2011.09.09

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from September 2nd, 2011 to September 9th, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://vancouver.virginradio.ca/FakeFilmFestival.aspx
Tagged : culture funny videos youtube

Some famous movies, condenced in to 60 seconds, sort of like Be Kind Rewind, except produced with a bit more than a VHS camcorder...

http://vimeo.com/28278839
Tagged : animation classic jonny quest scifi video vimeo

An amazing stop motion animation recreation of the Classic Jonny Quest opening. [via io9]

http://www.visualnews.com/2011/06/29/a-one-man-mobile-studio-at-burning-man/
Tagged : art burningman gadgets ideas photography

I'll admit lighting is one of my weakspots in photography, I'm working on it, but a nomadic style studio lighting rig is stunning (plus, you know, some amazing burning man photos help sell the idea...) [via petapixel]

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904716604576542460736605364.html
Tagged : FEMA natural disasters trivia Waffle House WSJ

Waffle House is usually the type of place I go to when it's after midnight, and I'm too lazy to cook. Apparently it's also a relaible place to go to after a hurricane. [via kottke]

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2011.09.02

Weekly Metapost : 2011.08.26 - 2011.09.02

03.00.01 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from August 26th, 2011 to September 2nd, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.machinistblog.com/pamper-your-tools/
Tagged : DIY hardware howto MAKE projects todo tools

I've been developing a love for form-fitting cases, at least the slim tool box sets. Arguably it's a waste of space, but there are tools that I loath having to hunt down in an overpacked drawer, so it's amazing how simple it can be to DIY. [via MAKE]

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2011.08.19

Weekly Metapost : 2011.08.12 - 2011.08.19

03.00.03 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from August 12th, 2011 to August 19th, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/
Tagged : cartography gps maps technology tools websites

Handy website for overlaying GPS data on a variety of map references, including USPS topo and aerial maps.

Eye Candy [list of other movies]

127 Hours (2010) Rated 4.5 stars for 127 Hours (2010)
Duel (1971) Rated 5.0 stars for Duel (1971)

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2011.08.12

Weekly Metapost : 2011.08.05 - 2011.08.12

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from August 5th, 2011 to August 12th, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:19104
Tagged :

While I've never been exposed to the legendary IBM Model M keyboards, I've been a long time fan of Apple Extended Keyboard II, and for years have been wanting to convert one to ADB/USB/Bluetooth compatibility. This project stokes my interest in makeing it a reality. [Link | 0 Comments |

2011.07.29

Weekly Metapost : 2011.07.22 - 2011.07.29

03.00.03 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from July 22nd, 2011 to July 29th, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKpxd8hzOcQ&feature=player_embedded
Tagged : make photography Rube Goldberg videos youtube

So many things I love cramed into one video - Photography, Gadgets, Rube Goldberg devices, and a bit of humor. [via MAKE]

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2011.07.15

Weekly Metapost : 2011.07.08 - 2011.07.15

03.00.02 - Mark

Weekly Metapost from July 8th, 2011 to July 15th, 2011

Elsewhere Online [collection of past links]

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/07/the-history-of-the-space-shuttle/100097/
Tagged : history NASA photos space space shuttle theatlantic

61 amazing photos on the Space Shuttle Program. I'll miss this program, it's been around since before I was born, but at least I'm one of the people who can say that I've watched it's launch from Cape Canaveral...

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/07/the-history-of-the-space-shuttle/100097/
Tagged : history NASA photos space space shuttle theatlantic

61 amazing photos on the Space Shuttle Program. I'll miss this program, it's been around since before I was born, but at least I'm one of the people who can say that I've watched it's launch from Cape Canaveral...

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