Kind of proud of my door.
Completed pod bay door with 3-D printed handles and latches. #hexayurt #burningman
Annie Leibovitz must be one persuasive person.
Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore photographed by Annie Leibovitz, 1995
Grimdarking the grim dark.
Mad Max: Fury Road is an upcoming post-apocalyptic action film about surviving in the Wasteland. Directed by George Miller, the film is the fourth in the Mad Max franchise. Previous iterations of the franchise starred Mel Gibson as the titular “Mad” Max Rockatansky, but the role has been recast with Tom Hardy for Mad Max: Fury Road.
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
images via Mad Max
OH MY OH MY I SMILED SO BIG
Last night my little sister (5th grade) was making an e-mail account
She saw gender and went to click female when she noticed the “other” choice
She looked at me confused and I started to explain that some people don’t think they fit in with strictly male or female
"Oh! You mean like transgender and stuff like that. I was freaked out for a second- I thought they meant robots."
Yet another example the kids are more open-minded than adults
MassDOT – Michael Verseckes
MOTORISTS: PLAN AHEAD FOR THE I-495/ ROUTE 2 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
Restrictions Support MassDOT’s Littleton I-495 Bridge Replacement Project
LITTLETON - Friday, July 25, 2014 - Today the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will begin Phase 2 of the I-495 Bridge Replacement project over Route 2 and the MBTA Railroad in Littleton. The purpose of the project is to replace the five (5) structurally deficient bridges in order to ensure the long-term efficient performance of the I-495/Route 2 interchange and to increase the safety for motorists traveling both highways.
Beginning at 11:50 PM on Friday, July 25th and running until 5:00 AM on Monday, July 28th, the following exits on I-495 Southbound will be closed: exit 29A (Rt. 2 Eastbound) and exit 29B (Rt. 2 Westbound). During the same time period, exit 40A (I-495 Southbound) on Route 2 Westbound will also be closed. All ramps at Route 2 ext 39 will remain open. Motorists needing to use any of the restricted interchange ramps on I-495 Southbound will be directed South towards exit 28 on I-495 in order to access the 29A Northbound exit on I-495. This will be accomplished by the use of exit 28 as a U-turn over I-495. Traffic will exit I-495 Southbound, turn right at the top of the exit ramp, cross I-495, and then turn left to reenter the highway Northbound.
MassDOT and the project team suggest that motorists planning to travel along I-495 Southbound or Route 2 Westbound through Littleton during the interchange restriction period consider seeking an alternate route, allow additional travel time and exercise caution when traversing the work zone. For further details we encourage you to contact Michael Verseckes: email@example.com or (857) 368-8912.
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We’re excited to announce that Reeder for iOS and Mac now have support for The Old Reader. We’ve been anxiously awaiting this new release as we’re big fans of the Reeder app. If you’re on the iOS or Mac platforms and want a great way to keep up with your feeds in The Old Reader please give this app a look and let us know what you think. Big thanks to Silvio for adding support and congrats on another great release.
And for users on other platforms, here’s a list of all the other great applications that work with The Old Reader.
LOL! My YouTube comments are surprising positive overall, but every once in a while I get somebody who is outraged by my disregard for "antiques!"
OMG! That gallery!
While the doghouse covers come off and show a few tarted-up small-block V-8s among the sea of six-cylinders between the front bucket seats, nobody really seems to care much about engines at a custom van show. After all, vans typically don’t go fast or hug corners like most hot rods and sports cars. Instead, some of the most stunning displays of creativity and craftsmanship become apparent only when the owners of the vans throw open their gullwing, Dutch, and barn doors for inspection.
If anything characterizes a custom van besides porthole windows, murals and mag wheels, it’s the van’s interior, as we learned this past weekend at the 42nd National Truck-In this past weekend at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich, New York. Not only did the interiors we see typically follow a specific and unique theme – we saw the gamut from “hunter’s cabin” to “pirate ship” to one based entirely on goats – they also displayed copious amounts of creativity and craftsmanship, all the while squeezing in a bed and other amenities for both style and comfort. Some of the interiors dated back to the 1970s, some represented the life’s work of the van’s original owner, while others were customized more recently. All of them showed a passion for vanning that has, to many, become a lifestyle.
We’ll explore that culture of custom vanning in a future article, but for now, let’s take a look at some of those custom interiors after the jump.
I like Elliott's attitude on this, so unTumblr.
So I discovered another blog today that basically post all of my photos as their own and claims to be me, except there is one catch….
Instead of calling the blog House of Alexzander or giving out my name, the blog is called “Gender Magician” …
Not gonna lie, I kinda like the title. … a little.
I really don’t care that much that they steal my photos either. The point of my fashion photos are to be creative, inspirational & breakdown gender binaries so… hey, as long as those three things are still being encouraged through my work, fine. But it would be nice to get the recognition for MY work.
Anyways, I’m most curious to see how this individual is going to react when they come to steal this post. Lol.
Hexayurt bike trailer. The rigidity will come from the yurt itself and the wheels are borrowed from two other bikes we’re bringing. For shipping, the angle iron surrounds the yurt stack taking up very little extra space and protecting the yurt.
Perfect little instagram!
She’s alright, she’s alright, she’s alright, propane.
Hmmm, I don't know of any direct-to-silicone print methods that could be used here. I can think of two possible methods: Print in wax and heat smooth, or print in ABS and acetone vapor smooth, and then make a mold and cast in silicone.
We’re looking at a very curious new product, the “Snowflake”, which appears to be dynamically 3D modeled and then 3D printed. But you’ll never guess what it really is.
The Snowflake is a 3D modeled and printed adult toy. Using their rather extensive control panel, you can design a custom adult toy that matches your precise personal needs. And shape.
The design panel seems to provide a wide range of possibilities, all of which will be produced in waterproof, foodsafe silicone material, shipped to you in an unmarked package, perhaps.
They’ve launched a fundraising campaign to get started, but it appears they’ve developed the process and software and should be more or less ready to go. You can choose from several options, which seem to be based on size of your snowflake.
We’ve written about it previously, but this is another example of how 3D printing is beginning to slowly take on increasing amounts of manufacturing. This is a product that is entirely custom made for individuals (and indeed BY individuals, too) but uses 3D printing behind the scenes. At no point is made mention of 3D printing technology.
In this case, we suspect this could be a winning application; it’s just the sort of thing that requires personal customization and would be ordered online.
IT’S BEEN OVER A YEAR SINCE I SAW THIS POST I’M SO HAPPY
Oh for fuck's sake. The panels, which said right on them: 48" x 96" were in fact 47.75" by 96.25". Since the geometry of the Hexayurt requires 1:2 aspect ration this screwed things up. I cut .75" from each of the bottom panel so it should go together now but what a pain in the ass!
Hexayurt under construction. Using the Camp Danger “loose hinge” method. Worried my hypotenuses (hypotenii?) are too sloppy.
That was a hell of a thing.
Remember that great list of American actors who could have played the Doctor during the last half-century? Sam Vestey was so inspired he cut footage from the actors' various works to make an American Doctor Who highlight reel, if you will, and the results are a fascinating what-if.
The video's a bit old, but it's still fun enough that if you missed it it's worth a watch. Obviously, a lot of the actors are wishful thinking, but that doesn't mean Vestey hasn't done a marvelous job finding clips that feel like they could be from Doctor Who episodes, old and new (for the most part).
Honestly, at this point, I can't decide who I'd want more as the Doctor — Donald Glover or Nic Cage. Maybe we could do a bit of numerical rearranging and do a U.S. remake of The Day of the Doctor, starring the two of them and Harrison Ford? Please? Pretty please?
The last of the Massachusetts H2s. They are nearly as rare as air cooled VWs here now.
Um, I think she actually has "Goo" in her hair.
When Missouri-resident Kristin Kissee's hair grew back after treatment for cancer, she noticed the curls on her forehead spelled out "God." (more…)
The creepy dolls are back on the Common!
EXCERPTS >|Journey to the Center of a Triangle (1976)
A series of Animated GIFs excerpted from Journey to the Center of a Triangle (1977): another fabulous film by the Cornwells, created on the Tektronics 4051 Graphics Terminal. Presents a series of animated constructions that determine the center of a variety of triangles, including such centers as circumcenter, incenter, centroid and orthocenter. More on the Cornwells at http://www.afana.org/cornwell.htm
According to son Eric Cornwell, here’s how the film was made: The 4051 produced only black and green vector images, not even grey scale. The film’s scenes were divided into layers in the programming, one layer for each of the colors in the scene, and each was shot separately onto high-contrast fine-grained b&w film stock. The final scene in “Journey” had 5 layers: one for each of the four colored dots, plus one for the white triangle and line.
These five clips were then multiple-exposed onto color film on an optical printer, using colored filters to add the desired color to each black&white layer as it was copied. The resulting color was much better than a film of an RGB display would have been because the color filters on the optical printer allowed access to the full range of the color negative film, allowing much more saturated colors. All of that color is pretty much lost now, between prints fading and/or transfers to the VHS, and then viewing them on a computer screen which has a much more limited color gamut. Please imagine it all in bright, brilliant colors. (from Internet Archive)
We invite you to watch the full video HERE.
EXCERPTS by OKKULT Motion Pictures: a collection of GIFs excerpted from out-of-copyright/historical/rare/controversial moving images.
A digital curation project for the diffusion of open knowledge.