OCC goes green(again) This time with Schnieder Electric. There was a
video in the post but it’s been removed. Because, of course, OCC isn’t
in the bike building business they’re in the reality TV business.
(Yes, I have an opinion.)
So you’ll have to settle for this photo of the Siemans/OCC bike. Its
silver and kind of cool.
Meanwhile — here’s the first of two eye candy treats for today. This
Ducati is for sale. Really. The bonus won’t stretch that far. I’m
thinking the look might do for the the Tiny Toy rebuild though.
More real racers. The Colorado Grand is a vintage car rally that means
it when they say rally. The sound track must be awesome.
Science and Technology
How to make all that under cover parking work for you. Solar panels on
top of car ports. Nice look, expensive, available in Japan only for
Also from Japan — touchable holograms. There’s a video demonstration
of “rain” falling on a hand.
If that T Rex I told you about a couple of days ago won’t fit in your
foyer, you might want to wait until a skeleton for this much smaller
Raptoex kriegsteini comes up for auction. Seems that T had a much
I’ve been known to say that the next great war (as opposed to this
great police action) will fought over water. This mental_floss story
gives you an idea of what happens when a bigger nation/state/city
takes the water away from a smaller one.
Google Voice couldn’t find a home on the iPhone and exactly who made
the decision and who accepted it are still being discovered. A final
answer isn’t likely but two letters to the FCC (one each from Google
and Apple) make it clear that this decision was not made by the lowly
folks who review and approve the fart apps.
No matter what you think of Google’s book digitizing project… The
Espresso Book Machine is what digitizing public domain books is all
about. Lisa Gold pulls together the coverage of the Google’s Print on
Demand machine. There’s one coming to Third Place Books in November.
Art, Illustration, and Photographs.
A trip to Japan. Juliana Wang’s concertina book of ink drawings takes
you along. (The whole drawing is the fourth image in the set.)
A recipe as a cartoon. How to make Chai Tea. Smiling sauce pans are a bonus.
Fiction and maps. Fiction as maps. Maps as fiction. Shane Watt draws
fictional maps. Or is it that he draws maps of fiction. Cue the
LitCrit crowd. Or read the interview and look at the pictures.
Charlie Roberts’ paintings of the chaos of artists’ studios are
frighteningly accurate — right down to the cheerios box in the
I’m leaving the flash based catalog site of jeweler Jennifer Gehbauer
running on the other machine as inspiration. Design You Trust has a
review and some images here.
No, that is not an illustration of a cartoon dog floating on a calm
sea beneath a paper moon. It’s a photograph.
Here are 10 images from the Nostalgia series by South African Stefan
van Deventer. Evocative black and white.
TGIF — now hop in your dogmobiles and speed outta here.