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2015 Nov 8, 7:35
Dear Mario Maker makers of 'expert' levels. If your level immediately kills me with no warning, your level is bad and you should feel bad.
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Makers Market: Time Bandits Map Prop Replica

2010 Mar 1, 2:20
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Android eBook Reader And Makers

2009 Dec 13, 1:27

I was reading Makers, Cory Doctorow's latest novel, as it was serialized on Tor's website but with no ability to save my place within a page I set out to find a book reading app for my G1 Android phone. I stopped looking once I found Aldiko. Its got bookmarks within chapters, configurable fonts, you can look-up words in a dictionary, and has an easy method to download public domain and creative common books. I was able to take advantage of Aldiko's in-app book download system to get Makers onto my phone so I didn't have to bother with any conversion programs etc, and I didn't have to worry about spacing or layout, the book had the correct cover art, and chapter delimiters. I'm very happy with this app and finished reading Makers on it.

Makers is set in the near future and features teams of inventors, networked 3d printers, IP contention, body modifications, and Disney -- just the sort of thing you'd expect from a Cory Doctorow novel. The tale seems to be an allegory for the Internet including displacing existing businesses and the conflict between the existing big entertainment IP owners and the plethora of fans and minor content producers. The story is engaging and the characters filled out and believable. I recommend Makers and as always its Creative Commons so go take a look right now.

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Tor.com / Science fiction and fantasy / Blog posts / Cory Doctorow’s <em>Makers</em> Index

2009 Jul 15, 7:00"Tor.com is proud to be serializing Makers, Cory Doctorow’s upcoming novel, which goes on sale from Tor Books in November."PermalinkCommentscory-doctorow scifi tor makers book literature cc free

The Music of Erich Zann

2009 Jun 29, 1:20"The Music of Erich Zann is a short film based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft. Though conditions inside the abandoned Savoy Hotel made this a very challenging project (Sub-freezing temperatures; cramped quarters; enough dust to suffocate Cthulhu himself), I was thrilled with the opportunity to work in such a haunting location, with such a talented and dedicated group of filmmakers."PermalinkCommentschris-shelton hp-lovecraft video movie

MAKE: Blog: Maker Profile - Bicycle Rodeo

2009 Jan 7, 6:15Ridiculously awesome creations of odd bicycles and creative things made from bicycle parts: "Introducing Cyclecide, an inventive band of Bay Area performance artists who make creations out of materials from the junkyard. These Makers create everything from amusement park rides to outrageous bicycle contraptions to found-object sculpture."PermalinkCommentsvideo make bicycle tv

Major Carmakers and the Automotive X Prize - X Prize Cars

2008 Feb 11, 3:05Why major carmakers won't want to participate in the Automotive X Prize, a contest to develop a 100mpg car.PermalinkCommentsxprize contest blog post analysis car x-prize

Undercover restorers fix Paris landmark's clock | Art, Architecture & Design | Guardian Unlimited Arts

2007 Nov 26, 12:32Guerrilla clockmakers fix famous Paris clock. Andrew says: "It seems a team of clockmakers broke into the Pantheon in Paris in September 2005 and spent a year fixing the historic and neglected clock, which had been abandoned by the authorities. They werePermalinkCommentsclock culture history humor paris france via:boingboing cultural-disobediance

Design & Development: Here Come the Ponies

2007 Apr 1, 10:57A 'My Little Pony' RPG from the makers of Dungeons and Dragons (April Fools Day). The pink beholder at the bottom is possibly the best part.PermalinkCommentshumor rpg d&d game my-little-pony

Penny Arcade - Bad Boys of Punctuation

2005 Mar 27, 4:39The Bad Boys of Punctuation help Gabe write a letter to the makers of Viewtiful JoePermalinkCommentscomic penny-arcade punctuation humor
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