Morning Linkage (Sep 3)
Scraper bikes. A custom bicycle culture in LA. Top notch video work too.
Okay — that thing I said the other day? About chrome being evil? I’d like to make an exception. A _single_ exception. Using the dirt-simplest jet engine ever, the pulse jet, Robert Maddox makes chrome look good, sound good, and go good.
Pictures from space tell us so much about our planet. The funny thing is that in order to provide quantifiable color images of the ocean — a satellite has to turn around and look at the moon once in a while. This complicates things a bit.
1700 CE to 2000 CE, 300 years that substantially remade the surface of the earth. These maps and graphs from ecologists Erle Ellis and Navin Ramankutty at the University of Maryland illustrate the changes in the type and size of human habitats.
Purveyors of fine garage sale collectibles, Dinosaurs and Robots, introduces the Grid and the Wave and points you toward my new favorite geeking site. PACIN, the Packing, Art handling, and Crating Information Network. (BTW I’m pretty darn sure that collectibles is *not* a word even if I did just use it, m’kay?)
Some days you just can’t get it right. Dad takes Jr and Sis to the playground. Mom comes along a bit later. Simple line animation by Birdbox Studio.