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Infographic oil paintings of things like the historical influences of avant garde or the life of Frank Zappa.
2010 Jan 6, 2:11 2009 Dec 16, 2:47
I played paintball for the first time at Eric's bachelor party a couple
months ago. With the worst of my bruises fading I'm examining what I've learned:
- Wearing a big jacket was a good idea, but another layer for my legs would have been good too.
- In retrospect I'd rather have run out in the open and had the brief pain of getting shot than take my time crouching in wait and feeling sore in my legs for all the next day.
- If I don't want to be first against the wall when the revolution comes, I'm going to have to make friends with folks who can aim.
2009 Dec 16, 2:35
sequelguy posted a photo:
2009 Dec 9, 1:32
"We're not always aware of it here in the USA, but there are many ISPs out there in the world who do things quite differently than what we're used to. Some of these ISPs ideas are even really good.
Ars surveys the global ISP landscape and paints a picture of what a dream ISP might look like."
2009 Nov 20, 7:03
Whiteboard paint. As in, turn a surface into a whiteboard by applying this paint.
2009 Jul 16, 3:28
"I was up a ladder painting when I got the call from a lady with an American accent from Apple saying she was the head of legal affairs and that they wanted to acknowledge the work that I had
2009 May 29, 9:28
"During nighttime patrol, persons or vehicles using the entire NightMarker Detection Portocol can illuminate areas from distances of at least 100 meters out and look for disturbances in the road or
guardrails. Long Lasting IR Paint and Aerosol Spray is guaranteed to last at least 6 months in direct sunlight."
2009 May 29, 9:17
"Anyway, the idea is to find techniques, be they arrays of bright infrared LEDs, or paints that shine well in infrared but are not obvious in visible light, and create invisible graffiti that only
shows up in tourist photos and videos."
2009 May 29, 9:13
"Developed in the late 1960s by Dutch physicist J. R. J. van Asperen De Boer, infrared reflectography (IRR) is a technique used to look through the paint layers. ... Many paints will appear partially
or completely transparent while others, such as black, will absorb the infrared radiation and appear dark."
2009 May 29, 9:01
"These inks are completely invisible to the human eye yet can be seen by using a device which can see in the infrared range - such as our modified cameras and camcorders. These inks do not fluoresce
in the visible range, cannot be seen with ultraviolet lights and cannot be seen by the human eye alone." Via and not via .
2009 May 29, 8:59
Don't need to cover _flash bulbs_ with infrared paint, but the paint is to block out all but infrared light so could be useful otherwise. Via
2009 May 29, 2:50
I like the idea of QR codes, encoding URLs and placing them
on real world objects, but the QR codes themselves are kind of ugly. To make them less obvious I thought I could spray QR codes on to an object with an infrared reflective paint and shine infrared
light on the QR codes, since most cameras, for instance the camera in my G1 phone, pick up infrared that our eyes do not.
In my search for infrared paint I've found a seller of IR ink (via programming forum) and an Infrared Paint Recipe (via IR FAQ).
In looking for this paint I've found that it comes up a lot in relation to the military for things like paint markers that are visible at
night with proper equipment, and paint that absorbs IR light to make vehicles less obvious to night vision goggles. Even though the first
reflects infrared light and the second absorbs it websites end up refering to both as infrared paint which made it difficult to search.
Additionally I found links to some other geeky infrared projects:
2009 May 3, 4:45
Google Maps mashup that maps the real world locations featured in famous paintings.
2009 Mar 7, 4:56
Its my favorite song done Mario Paint style.
2009 Jan 10, 1:00
We may not have 3D printers yet but this is certainly a step in the correct direction. "A second later, you remove your finger from the terrifyingly feminine gom jabbar, and you have your nail all
done and ready to go. A brief cover of clear fingernail polish for protection, and you're ready to go out and enjoy the rest of CES while awkwardly not explaining why you have a heart on your
2008 Oct 29, 9:40
Cool game concept: "The Unfinished Swan is a first-person painting game set in an entirely white world. Players can splatter paint to help them find their way through an unusual garden."