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January 24, 2011

Just in Time, or A Short History of Production


"A book printed through a printing chain made of four desktop printers using four different colors and technologies dated from 1880 to 1976. A production process that brings together small scale and large scale production, two sides of the same history."


MAGENTA (Stencil duplicator, 1880)

CYAN (Spirit duplicator, 1923)

BLACK (Laser printer, 1969)

YELLOW (Inkjet printer, 1976)


Edition limited to 100 copies.


[via xavier antin and LDJ]

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Mus3 Mouse


"Mus3 cordless optical mouse not only controls the cursor on the screen, but cleverly looks like one, too. This new model incorporates a scroll wheel."




January 24, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

The World of 100


Designer Toby Ng created a series of posters entitled "The World of 100,"


"an experimental graphical representation of statistical information about the world, based on the allegorical scenario of reducing the world to a village of 100 people."


Selections appear above and below.


[via Brain Pickings]

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JOOS Portable Solar Charger


I like it.


$99.95 through tomorrow (January 25, 2011); on Wednesday the price increases to $139.95.


Fair warning.


[via Kay]

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Helpful Hints from joeeze: How to prevent the crawl from ruining a taped replay


Yesterday, waiting for the Sharapova-Petkovic replay on the Tennis Channel while watching a replay of the epic Schiavone-Kuznetsova battle (the longest women's match in the history of the Australian Open, lasting 4:44), I was on edge, in constant fear that the below-screen crawl filled with results of other matches would include the Sharapova match outcome, the contest having begun about 4 a.m. my time.

Why, I wondered, don't DirecTV and Comcast offer a "Disable Crawl" function for people like me, so that we don't have to worry about ruining our enjoyment of a contest whose result is (to us) unknown?


But rather than wait for something that won't ever happen, I decided to invoke Edwin H. Land ("Solve the problem with what's in the room") and figure something out.

And the penny dropped almost instantly, to wit: tape three sheets of paper together end to end and place the paper over the crawl.


Sure, it's not the most esthetic thing in the world but this is just the first cut: I'll find a nice piece of matte black plastic that'll do the same thing more stylishly.


As always, this kludge is free — the way you like it.

January 24, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

"Two roads to courage" — Tyler Riewer's birthday present


The Portland, Oregon-based professional bounty hunter and arm wrestling champion wrote,


"If I may blow your mind for a second… this is the birthday gift that I received from our friends Curtis and Karen last night. It's a suitcase — perfectly fitted for a bottle of bourbon and a set of brass knuckles.


"The outside says, 'Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. Sack up.' The inside offers, 'The two roads to courage.' They built/screenprinted the whole thing. It’s incredible. And my friends are amazing.


"Anyway, it will forever be on display in our house if you'd like to stop by and see it. I can't promise you that the bourbon bottle will be full, but I can promise you it's worth seeing in person."

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Twitter thesaurus


Whts nt t lk?

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Dolce & Gabbana x Gilbert Arenas


From a December 16, 2010 Bleacher Report post: "Since he was dropped by Adidas last season, Arenas has been wearing whatever shoes he feels like. That led Gilbert to make news on December 7 when he wore high fashion shoes [above and below] against the Lakers."


From Fred Bierman's December 12, 2010 New York Times story: "Arenas has been wearing a different pair of shoes every game, from Under Armours to throwback Jordans and other Nikes, including a pair of low tops not meant for basketball that he fell out of during a game against the Atlanta Hawks."


"Aside from a few sneaker heads though, not many people had noticed until Arenas decided to wear a pair of Dolce & Gabbana high tops ($395) when Washington visited the Los Angeles Lakers.


"Arenas's sneaker free agency is because Adidas dropped him as a spokesman after his guilty plea for carrying a pistol without a license."

"For those looking to grab a pair of Dolce & Gabbana shoes like the ones Arenas was wearing, there is some good news. On the company's Web site, the shoes were marked down from $395 to $277."

Over a month later, they're still there at that price.

You will note the color palette is different on the Web site's offering: that's because Arenas's game shoes were matched to the Wizards' uniform Black/Gold colorway.

And you could look that up.

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