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Entries from February 2006

Tilt Shift Hampton Wall

February 28th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Tilt Shift Hampton Wall, more photos found here. Fun picture of The Wall, Hampton NH

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Camouflage by Désirée Palmen

February 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on Camouflage by Désirée Palmen

“Concern about the increasing use of identity based electronic information systems and the frequent use of surveillance cameras is one of the impulses for Désirée Palmen to create her work, which uses camouflage, as it’s main focus. In photo works, videos and site-specific actions, she explores the possibilities of letting people ‘dissolve’ into their surroundings […]

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Tags: design + art + typography

Happy endings

February 27th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Sunday, 3 of us are winding up our amazing day at Jaypeak ski hill in VT — around 1PM with a run on stateside. Friend B in front is coming down to stateside chair right underneath it – near the bottom – he happens to look up and what does he see ? The base […]

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The Queen Is Dead — recorded 20 years ago

February 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on The Queen Is Dead — recorded 20 years ago

“The Smiths’ most celebrated album, The Queen Is Dead, was recorded 20 years ago. Here, their celebrated guitarist reflects…” “When Morrissey and I started The Smiths, we thought pop music was the most important thing in the world. It was almost a spiritual thing for us, and because of that, we knew what it meant […]

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Tags: tivo + movies + music

PingMag

February 24th, 2006 · Comments Off on PingMag

“PingMag is a web magazine about art, design, technology, and more. It is based entirely on our own personal likes and interests, and we hope it will be built up, and expanded on, by thoughts and comments posted by you, our readers. Our interests are broad. We might write about how design in business has […]

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Tags: design + art + typography

Morning

February 24th, 2006 · 1 Comment

“Show entirely on a Digital SLR Still Camera using stop-montion techniques…” Morning

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Finally …

February 23rd, 2006 · 1 Comment

.. some winter !

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Dave on Simpsons

February 17th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Update: that quote is from David LaChapelle – not Dave Chappelle – even though can hear him saying it !!! My bad. “They’re everything wrong with culture, and everything wrong with art.” — David LaChapelle, on Jessica and Ashlee Simpson.

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A poem for hackers

February 17th, 2006 · Comments Off on A poem for hackers

“The maker of Macintosh computers had anticipated that hackers would try to crack its new OS X operating system built to work on Intel Corp.’s chips and run pirated versions on non-Apple computers. So, Apple developers embedded a warning deep in the software — in the form of a poem. Indeed, a hacker encountered the […]

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Tags: tech + the internet

The fate of rep cinema in Montreal

February 16th, 2006 · Comments Off on The fate of rep cinema in Montreal

(wonderful drawing by emmanuelle walker) Bad news for Cinema du Parc, “In other news, it appears that change is afoot at the Cinéma du Parc as well. Last week, head programmer Don Lobel (who has programmed at the Parc for seven years, and was the previous owner as well, before the cinema was acquired by […]

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Code of the 2600

February 15th, 2006 · Comments Off on Code of the 2600

“Like any other game console, Atari 2600 cartridges contained executable code also commingled with data. This lists the code as columns of assembly language. Most of it is math or conditional statements (if x is true, go to y), so each time there’s “go to” a curve is drawn from that point to its destination.” […]

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Crayola Colour Theory

February 14th, 2006 · Comments Off on Crayola Colour Theory

Just lovely … “More Jamie Shovlin from the same exhibition at Tate Britain – he’s sorted his crayon’s by hue in an attempt to form tetrads – combinations of colours from four equidistant points around the circle that when combined create perfect greys. There are 720 possible tetrad combinations with this many Crayolas and although […]

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Tags: design + art + typography

Igloo maker

February 14th, 2006 · Comments Off on Igloo maker

“The ICEBOX is an affordable, lightweight, and packable tool for building a snow shelter in any snow conditions. An ICEBOX igloo engineered for strength, stability, comfort, and ease of use is the added advantage you’ve been looking for. Much easier to build than quinzhees or snow caves. You already know the advantages of snow camping. […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow

Valentine for the web

February 14th, 2006 · Comments Off on Valentine for the web

“Roses are red, violets are blue, sometimes dear web, we sure hate you.” Tirades and rants from web developers … A List Apart: Articles: Valentine’s Day Massacre vs. “O, love! O paradox divine! ’Tis constancy toward an object that forever changes. We asked ALA’s readers (and a few invited experts) what they love today about […]

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Tags: design + art + typography

Multi-Touch Interaction Research

February 13th, 2006 · Comments Off on Multi-Touch Interaction Research

“While touch sensing is commonplace for single points of contact, multi-touch sensing enables a user to interact with a system with more than one finger at a time, as in chording and bi-manual operations. Such sensing devices are inherently also able to accommodate multiple users simultaneously, which is especially useful for larger interaction scenarios such […]

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Tags: tech + the internet