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Time lapse: Public helps build massive Lego light bulb | Boing Boing Gadgets

2009 Aug 4, 7:34PermalinkCommentsvideo time-lapse lego light-bulb

Building Walt’s Dream - Disneyland Construction Timelapse Video | The Disney Blog

2009 Jul 28, 4:27Timelapse construction of Disneyland.PermalinkCommentstimelapse disney disneyland history video via:waxy

SCIENCE SCOUTS

2009 Jun 11, 3:16Humorous science merit badges. "The 'I build robots' badge (LEVEL IV): In which, technically technically, the recipient is not in the business of world domination (as dictated by membership rules), but has built a robot that is.", "The 'non-explainer' badge (LEVEL I): Where the recipient can no longer explain what they do to their parents", And other humorous badges.PermalinkCommentshumor web science math nerd badge via:boingboing

Who you calling boring?

2009 Jun 2, 4:00"A notice was sent out by the real estate department with the provocative subject line Campus notification - Building 7: Marking Boring Locations."PermalinkCommentshumor english language boring

An Extraordinary Home. This 3 ++ bedroom 2.5 bathroom Single Family located at 601 Dolores Street, Mission Dolores, San Francisco, California is presented by John L. Woodruff III & Marcus Miller, MA Realtor/Broker Associates of Hill & Co. Real Estate.

2009 May 19, 1:43Lovely, although a bit out of my price range. "Formerly the Golden Gate Lutheran Church, this stunning Gothic Revival style building is now one of the most extraordinary and largest single family homes in San Francisco."PermalinkCommentsfor:hellosarah photo house home church california san-francisco flickr slideshow via:boingboing church-home

The Grid, Our Cars and the Net: One Idea to Link Them All | Autopia | Wired.com

2009 May 13, 11:04To summarize: build the smart grid on top of the Internet, and put wireless mesh routers in power meters and cars.PermalinkCommentsdavid-weinberger network wifi mesh-networking wired article robin-chase car smart-grid

Security Research & Defense : Released build of Internet Explorer 8 blocks Dowd/Sotirov ASLR+DEP .NET bypass

2009 Mar 23, 12:58Details on a particular browser exploit and how its been resolved in IE8. "One approach they presented allowed attackers to use .NET framework DLL's to allocate executable pages of memory at predictable locations within the iexplore.exe process. They were then able to demonstrate how .NET behavior could be combined with a separate exploitable memory corruption vulnerability to run arbitrary code."PermalinkCommentssecurity ie8 ie browser hack via:ericlaw

Code: Flickr Developer Blog - Panda Tuesday; The History of the Panda, New APIs, Explore and You

2009 Mar 10, 5:15"We built this ... (many people wished we hadn't) ... the Rainbow Vomiting Panda of Awesomeness as an experiment (which used Ling Ling fwiw)." WTF? "It's a stream of, on average, more interesting photos then you'd generally get from polling Everyone's photos. The quality is pretty good, the best thing to do is watch The Panda for a while and figure out if a) you want to build something with a live stream of photos b) you can build something more better than a vomiting panda (which lets face it, it pretty hard to top!)."PermalinkCommentshumor panda flickr reference api photos

android-vnc-viewer - Google Code

2009 Feb 23, 6:00"A VNC viewer for Android platform. android-vnc-viewer is forked from tightVNC viewer. This project is still under development. ... When android-vnc-viewer is more stable, it will be available on Android Market. In the meantime you can install the development builds."PermalinkCommentsandroid vnc client viewer phone cellphone google remote g1 open-source

Digital Urban: The City as a Canvas: Video Projection Showreel 2009

2009 Jan 15, 6:02Projecting giant images onto buildings that appear to interact with their surface. Lovely video. "We have posted quite a few times now about using projectors in the city to beam images onto Architecture and the screengrab above is one from one the best examples we have seen so far."PermalinkCommentsvideo graffiti cultural-disobediance art technology projector light

Post to Twitter using the command line - Download Squad

2009 Jan 15, 10:28Thanks to Matt, for the first time I can see myself using Twitter. Twitter app on my phone notifies me when something's posted so my build process can let me know when its done, or when sync finally finishes, etc. I'd been meaning to setup a mini-notification system with a command line tool to my phone (w/o paying per text msg) but I didn't think of Twitter.PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman api internet curl cli twitter

World of Warcraft - English (NA) Forums -> I played WoW, I became a terrorist (story!)

2008 Dec 29, 12:22"This wasn't my fault. Anyone could have dropped his stupid iPod in the toilet. It's really the government here. I mean, at this point the building contained six customs officials, an army of policemen, people from various security agencies, a bomb squad, and a couple of detectives."PermalinkCommentsipod toilet humor airplane plane security terrorism wow

Offbeat Guides

2008 Nov 18, 12:30"Building your own personalized travel guide couldn't be easier. In five simple steps you tell us where you're going, where you're coming from, your name, and when you'll be there. That's it!"PermalinkCommentstravel web map guide

Halloween and Gas Park Weekend

2008 Nov 4, 10:14

Gas Works Park, SeattleGas Works Park, SeattleThe weekend before last Sarah and I went down to Gas Works Park in Seattle. Gas Works Park is a former Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant now turned into a park with the machinery kept intact and found right on the shore of Lake Union. There's a large hill right next to the plant with an embedded art installation from which you get an excellent view of the park and the lake. Anyway a very cool place. Afer, we ate at Julia's of Wallingford where I stereotypically had the Santa Cruz omelet. Good food, nice place, nice neighborhood.

Trick-or-Treat at MSFT by Matt SwannThis past weekend was Halloween weekend. On Halloween at Microsoft parents bring their kids around the office buildings and collect candy from those who have candy in their office. See Matt's photo of one such hallway at Microsoft. The next day Sarah and I went to two birthday parties the second of which required costume. I went as House (from the television show House) by putting on a suit jacket and carrying a cane. Sarah wore scrubs to lend cred. to my lazy costume. Oh yeah and on Sunday Sarah bought a new car.

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How To Build Better High Fructose Corn Syrup Propaganda | The A.V. Club

2008 Sep 29, 2:33A short post on the topic of those irritating high fructose corn syrup commericals: 'Really, there's no way that you could make something called "high fructose corn syrup" sound good for you. Which is why, instead of irritating the public with defensive commercials featuring gross, brightly colored "juice," the Corn Refiners Association should just call "high fructose corn syrup" something more appealing: like "Deliciosity," or "Yummy Tummy Syrup," or "So You Think You Can Sweeten?" or "Fun Sugar"'PermalinkCommentshumor onion video corn-syrup corn propaganda tv commercial

YouTube - HTML 5: Features you want desperately but still can't use

2008 Sep 29, 1:39Demos some of the working HTML5 features now available in recent builds of FireFox, IE8, Safari, and Opera. "Speaker: Ian Hickson. As the HTML5 effort reaches its first big milestone -- feature completeness -- browsers are starting to implement it. It will be years before you can rely on HTML5 support when writing Web pages and applications, but you can start to experiment today to get a feel of what the new standard offers. This talk will explore some of the most recent implementations of HTML5 features."PermalinkCommentshtml5 ian-hickson html google video browser ie8

Neil Fraser: News: Wooden Brain

2008 Sep 8, 6:51Neil prints out brain cross sections from an MRI and pastes them onto a set of wooden cubes forming a model of his brain. "Last month I took a left-right MRI scan, reconstructed it, and rerendered top-bottom and front-back scans... Another method to visualize a complex 3D object is to build a model. The dimensions of the MRI data cuboid are almost exactly 3x4x5. Accordingly, I obtained 60 one-inch cubes ... arranged them appropriately, varnished the 94 outside faces, printed nine carefully selected cross-sections and their mirror images, sliced the prints into 266 squares and glued them to the correct internal faces."PermalinkCommentsart design brain toy model wood

VERTIGO

2008 Aug 14, 9:25"When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. But when Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Fabletown's sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose's ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber."PermalinkCommentscomic read download free via:boingboing fiction

New office, new cubes

2008 Aug 5, 6:32

Second Window OfficeNew Patent CubesMy previous window office was ripped from me when our team moved buildings but now I've got another. The photo is poor because I didn't get the lighting correct and it depicts the office before I've moved all my crap into it. I have a lovely view of our parking lot and freeway which Jane spun as an 'urban view'. At any rate I'm not complaining: I like knowing what its like outside and that there is an outside. The day after I found out about my office, I also got two new patent cubes. I didn't have any pictures last time so I took some now and blacked out their text for fear of laywers.

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Earplug Alarm Clock

2008 Jul 9, 1:37

Dirt PileIn my previous home, just after I moved in, my neighbor which was the city of Redmond's various city government buildings, decided to build a parking structure. This was maybe 30 feet from my window, lasted for at least a year and would regularly wake me up at seven or eight in the morning. Determined to not be so punctual for work, I got earplugs which meant in addition to not hearing the construction outside, I couldn't hear my alarm. I had an idea for a combination ear plug, headphone, alarm clock that I never did anything with, except to write down the phrase "earplug / headphone / alarm clock" on a list that I just now found. In retrospect, I think this problem might be too specific to result in my earplug alarm clock selling well.

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