Monthly Archives: September 2008

Ziggy Snowbird and the Ski Bums of Mars

Global warming can suck it: I’ll move to Mars if I want to shred some slopes. via the Farb. Advertisements

That seems really complicated

Amongst a compilation of really pretty fresh furniture, we find this example of joinery, which makes me think even computers can have too much time on their hands.

Who shredded the electric saw?

Mighta been this guy, I can’t listen right now:

Flick, bubble bubble bubble, cough cough cough, duuuuuuude

My old lo-fi band has hit last.fm. See if you can guess what our primary influence was? I played bass, incidentally. And worked the falsetto on some tracks. My band mate handled the various keyboards and the banging on things.

He made my bike!

This is exactly it! Well, not exactly exactly — I’d prefer to use cruiser frames, fatter tires, and maybe stretch out the wheelbase even more with an extended fork — but in terms of riding position and wheel size this guy just completely made the bike I want to build, and he made a really […]

You want to dig where?

You want to dig where? Originally uploaded by SifuTweety

Forced perspective parking

Never would’ve occured to me it was a technique you could actually make useful.

Impossible fractals

‘Sup, Esc[Esc[Esc[Esc[Esc[]her]her]her]her]her?

Thinking toys

When I worked (briefly) on an fMRI study, one of the most fun things was to mess with the MRI viewing software (I think it was DICOM? Maybe?); once you have a little bit of a grasp of neuroanatomy, paging through the sagittal slices of a real live brain is utterly fascinating (even cooler was […]

Robot Tuna oceanwards

I had a friend who worked on this project, years ago. He built a pike as a scale model test for the RoboTuna II, and it looks like they’ve implemented some of his ideas. He always had somewhat mixed feelings about the defense applications of his project, and sure enough, the Tuna will (somewhat) soon […]