Archive for March, 2009

April Fools

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

I’m fairly bah humbug about April Fools day. It’s a day where everyone trips over themselves in a rush to attempt humor while failing to understand how it works. My favorite example is when TechCrunch posted their April 1st joke on March 31st and then wondered a month later why people still believe it.

There have only been two occasions where Hack a Day ran an April Fools post. They’re both tongue-in-cheek and intended to entertain instead of confuse with absurdity: Hack a Day goes autonomous, Introducing Craft a Day.

I do like YouTube’s &flip=1 option.

Motoczysz No More or TTXGP?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Motoczysz No More or TTXGP? The Motoczysz was a great piece of engineering and now it appears they’re going electric.

World War II: If Maps Could Fight

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

World War II: If Maps Could Fight The Austrian codpiece in the second frame was what hooked me.

28

Monday, March 9th, 2009

28

I turned 28 today and recorded a short podcast. I thought I had been doing it every year, but apparently skipped last year.

Digitally Fabricated Shotgun House

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Digitally Fabricated Shotgun House. I love this laser cut flat pack house. The clear acrylic cut away was a great touch. Via Gibson

@SanMo, a Twitter service for locals

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

UPDATE: @SanMo is now using Chris Finke’s implementation in Python.

@SanMo is a Twitter based service I launched in late January. It’s designed specifically for Twitter users in the Santa Monica area. Anyone can send a message starting with @SanMo and the bot will retweet it. The idea is that locals who want to participate will follow @SanMo and then respond to the inquiries. (more…)