Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

The Sketchbook of Susan Kare

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With Steve Jobs’ passing, a lot of attention has been given to his role in the development of the modern computer industry, but one that is often overlooked is that of Susan Kare. The Public Library of Science has a fantastic writeup on her work of designing Macintosh’s graphic interface elements and the inspiration that led to them. It’s a great Sunday afternoon read.


Create a State of Chaos

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I really like when companies employ things like Google Maps for their online initiatives. This one by B-Reel, who also did the equally cool Wilderness Downtown project, for State Farm is one of my favorites. Type in your home address and watch a robot come create a State of Chaos. Hat tip to Jessica Hutson of nFusion for showing it to me.


Back For the Future

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I find myself on sneaker blogs far too often. Especially since I only virtually collect them. However, this my internet friends, is a game changer. Just in case you have yet to see this elsewhere, click below to watch Kevin Durant, Tinker himself, and Doc raise the hype of the release of the Nike Mag.

This so happens to be the shoe that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II! In an amazing effort, Nike has teamed up with Michael J Fox, The Michael J Fox Foundation, and eBay to help cure Parkinson’s and auction off 1500 pairs the most famous shoes never made (however this version does do not have power laces).


The Civil War Today

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I have occasionally been following the Long Recall on The American Interest, which has been a day by day account of the Civil War as if it were happening today in real time. I have felt it to be somewhat lacking though, so to hear about the Civil War Today by the History Channel, has made me really excited. With the iPad app, you can experience the Civil War in a daily newspaper format along with other interactive features, day by day as it happened in real time. Three cheers for learning history.


Meat Makeup of Super Mario Characters

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8-bit funny guy, Jude Buffum who we wrote about before, is at it again. Due to his long-time obsession with meat diagrams as well as his recent dabbling in vegetarianism, he decided to explore the creation of meat diagrams for Super Mario and other video games’ characters. Koopa and the Yoshi are my favorites.


Note Cards

Vaquero y’all.

Let’s jump rope!

The internet, it’s open.

Not your typical Walgreen’s pharmacy.

It’s called the spoon prank, and it is hilarious.

Brine Icicles don’t mess around. They’re killer.

Would you ride a giant spoke-less ferris wheel?

Stop annoying your neighbors with these cheap soundproofing techniques.

One of our favorite Austin spots receives FFFest praise for their “Slayer Dog”

One used time traveling DeLorean for sale. $600,000 OBO.

How good at Kerning are you? Why not test yourself?

It’s October, so why not celebrate with some Dia De Los Modernists posters?

While we’re talkin’ food, how about a pencil sharpener that dispenses parmesan pencil shavings? Yum!

Need to peel an entire head of garlic in under 10 seconds? Do it with two bowls.

This is the kinda Garden Gnome that lets people know you mean business.

Darth Vader blows some hot air.

You really need to be following Adam Garcia’s sketchbook blog.

That’s a really cool fountain. I want that in my yard.

Hey Portland! Cheat Local!

Marty McFly and Doc Brown have a backstory finally.

It’s the cartoon color wheel.

What if Charles Schulz wrote Jaws?

If there’s anything you learn from this, it’s that you shouldn’t get a discount taxidermist.

Not that you don’t already, but keep in mind that chain emails are bad.