Let’s see if I can remember to spellcheck before sending this
morning, shall we?
We think of wild fires as being a phenomena of the forested west of
the USA and Canada. Mediterranean countries face their own fire
season. The Big Picture has images.
More from Europe. An all comers heavy metal festival in Germany. (folk metal?)
Clearly some of those metal heads have been cruising the ‘net and seen
this lovely tiki head carved out of a watermelon centerpiece.
…of education. Nathan Shedroff provides the curicula for three of
hos design courses, along with the presentation materials and links to
many of the articles to be discussed. Anyone one study and because
it’s all CC licensed anyone can nuse his materials as a starting point
for thier own teaching.
…of fabrication. Printing stainless steel. If you can draw it in a
CAD system you can make a replacement part for anything. (Or a stupid
looking figurine with its hand up its nose.)
…of dentistry. Successful regrowth of a tooth in situ. Dentures may
end up as an item in one of those ‘can you believe they put those
things in their mouth’ exhibits in 2050.
New chips coming for netbooks,. More name confusion coming to the
market space. Smartbooks? — and some people need to get a grip with
the URL makers -
Remote reading of RFID chips in cards is a favorite bugbear of the
tinfoil hat crowd. Oh and the feds at DefCon. I find the last
paragraph to be especially interesting. I wonder how many of the
little blighters I’m unknowingly carrying.
A remodel of a lakeside house. I like it but the feel is very 50s
SoCal for something so new and in TX.
Two illustrators both doing work on graphic novels. They have a
similar feel but very different subject matter.
Star St.Germain has a flickr stream of her work. Her work is personal
and young. Her personal blog has a great deign and layout. Very
consist with and complimentary of her work.
Steiner from Mars (aka Emma Rios) draws much darker more masculine
material. (If Warren Ellis hadn’t mentioned her name I wouldn’t have
thought she was a she.)
Slate want you to choose the American Apocalypse. The choices are
interesting and occasionally just plain weird. American ends in a hail
of Rods from God? (bottom row) It’s a poll disguised as a game.
More literary games. Where was that books set?
(6 out of 10 which is sad considering I’ve read all of the books.)
Stills and the trailer from the upcoming Fabuous Mr.Fox. Another
adaptation of a children’s books clearly aimed at attracting as many
grown-ups as sprogs. Count me in,
taking a break for the gather. see you all next monday.