Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Flickr toys

It's no secret that I really like the Flickr website. All the utilities that have been developed have made it easy to do fun things with your photos. I made a fake magazine cover for Dianne using this tool. On this page you'll find all sorts of links to make trading cards, ID badges, calendars, etc. There are lots of other hacks around if you do some searching.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Rock Balancing

Here is an interesting site on the rock balancing art of Bill Dan. Talk about patience and creative uses of rocks! The item I found most intriguing on the site was the film clip on un-balancing by Danny Brown. It's a 5+ minute clip with a size of over 22 Mb. If you have the fortitude to do the download, you'll see some interesting effects they achieve by reversing the destruction of rock balancing sculpture. I thought it was very creative and well done.


I don't have much opportunity to use mass transit. However, from my germ-o-phobe perspective, this would be a must have product if I did. It would save a lot of hand washing.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Insect Photographs

I'm a sucker for macro photography and stop action photography. This site is a combination of the two. The site is quite long as it includes a lot of good how-to information. You can cut to the chase and visit page 9 and page 10 to see some great photos of insects in flight.

Unusual Job

I really like Flickr -- and it's amazing what stories some of the photo sets can tell. Check out this movie job.

Go Solar

I haven't been writing much lately. I've been a slug. I'm going to post some interesting items I've bookmarked.

Seems like there have been a lot of solar bags and other charging options for all the gadgets everyone is carrying these days. There is a solar messenger bag, another messenger bag, a solar panel in a briefcase form, and a pocket sized panel. These aren't the only options I've seen. Has anyone had good lucks with these types of charging solutions?

Monday, August 01, 2005


The Yamaha site has a lot of interesting papercraft items. If you haven't been to the site it's worth checking it out. They've added some new rare animals to that section of the site and also some new items in the seasons area.

Here is a blog devoted to paper that has lots of great pictures and links to interesting sites.

WSJ Portraits by Noli Novak

If you've seen the Wall Street Journal (as well as other sources), you've seen the characteristic pen/ink portraits on the page. The artist is Noli Novak and this website has examples of her work. I liked the collage area. If you go to the information area, among other things you'll find this link that shows how the portraits are made.