February 09, 2009
'Our perception of space depends as much on what we hear as on what we see' — Max Neuhaus (August 9, 1939 – February 3, 2009)
The sound sculptor died last Tuesday in Maratea, Italy.
Stop a minute and have a listen — he's got all the time in the world.
Neck Piece — by Arthur Hash
He's a jewelry designer based in Richmond, Virginia, right down the road from me.
The collar is made of cast polyurethane.
Is this trip really necessary?
Masdar — World's first carbon-neutral city (Yesterday's 'What is it?')
Rather ironic that it's in Abu Dhabi.
Helpful Hints from joeeze — What color iPod nano should you get?
I know this question has been keeping many readers awake at night, so I thought I'd put paid to the uncertainty by offering Washington Post "Fast Forward" tech columnist Rob Pegoraro's answer to that very query, from his "Help File" feature in yesterday's Washington Post Business section.
"This column isn't the place for fashion advice. But two of Apple's nine color choices do offer a functional advantage: The silver and black models [pictured] include a black click-wheel dial. This should hide dirt much better than the usual white dial, which has turned to a shade of gray on my iPod."
Just last week I noticed my silver 3rd generation nano's white dial was all messed up, with green splotches on it.
Probably from when I was running one day a few weeks ago and sweated through my shorts, causing the green dye on a Caramel Apple Tootsie Pop wrapper to run and mess up the nano's dial.
World's first transparent pool table
"Featuring a patented transparent resin playing surface called Vitrik, [it] plays just like a felt-topped table."
Naked Alarm Clock
"It's just a free alarm clock. There's actually no nudity involved. The title is a bit misleading, but [we] thought it might help you remember it."
Converse x Dr. Romanelli