Notes from March 2017Mar 1, 2017 Edit
Some of the things that I have found interesting in March 2017.
Thinkgs I made
- Laser Kaleidoscope - A circular light box that incorporates moving lasers which generate twisting fractal shapes. Video
- Thunderstorm Cloud - An interactive lamp that mimics thunderstorm cloud
- Lixie - An led alternative to the nixie tube.
- Phenakistoscopes - A Mesmerizing Spinning Optical Illusion
- Economix - Economix is a graphic novel that explains the economy. Economix gives the whole story of the economy, from the rise of capitalism to Occupy Wall Street. TTP, Net-Neutrality
Movies / TV
- The Void (2016) - When police officer Carter (Aaron Poole) discovers a blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road, he rushes him to a local hospital with a barebones, night shift staff. Trailer
- Alone - Ten survival “experts” attempt to survive alone. The winner receives $500,000.
- Hidden Figures (2016) - The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program. Trailer
- Green Room (2015) - A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar
- Naked and Afraid - Each week, a new pair of total strangers are faced with the ultimate survival challenge: survive for 21 days together with no clothes or supplies in some of the most dangerous environments
- “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society” - Jiddu Krishnamurti
- TechMottos - “You could pick five random words and wind up with a better motto.” - @pinboard
- Noisebridge Seinfeld - Some of my favorites are Noisebridge’s 3rd 5th anniversary party, claiming to be friends with Jacob Applebaum, Jerry’s girlfriend breaks
- Shit Noisebridge Says - Some of my favorites are Sleep hacking, experimental medications with needles, Buying meth is easier
- This is my step ladder. I never knew my real ladder.
- What’s the difference between a hippo and a zippo?, One is really heavy, and the other is a little lighter.
- A blind man walks into a bar. And a table. And a chair.
- Two cows are sitting in a field, eating grass. One cow turns to the other and says “I’m really worried about this mad cow disease thing, aren’t you?”. The other cow replies “Doesn’t bother me, I’m a chicken”.
- How many hipsters does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Its a pretty obscure number, you’ve probably never heard of it.
- Did you hear about the hipster who burned his mouth? He eat his pizza before it was cool.
- A Large Robotic Arm Futilely Tries to Clean a Blood Red Mess in the Art Installation ‘Can’t Help Myself’
- Logo Book - A gallery and showcase of the best logo design inspiration in the world, featuring over 5000 logo’s searchable by designer, shape, object, and style
- Vancouver topographic wood map - Made with a CNC router at MakerLabs, Build video
- Oroville dam spillway - A dam’s spill way collapses
- PlacesToPostYourStartup - To generate buzz and get users.
- Servo’s Hunting - The feedback loop will constantly overshoot the correct position, then overcorrect the other way.
- City of Vancouver Crime data - This is a dataset of crime data on a year-by-year basis beginning in 2003.
- City of Vancouver GeoDash Crime Map - The GeoDash interactive mapping tool is intended to enhance community awareness of policing activity in Vancouver.
- Wire-above-manhattan - It’s called an eruv (plural eruvin). This allows people to freely communicate and socialize on the Sabbath—and carry whatever they please—without having to worry about breaking Jewish law. Vancouver’s, Eruv
- List of north america festivals
- A series of LLNL Atmospheric Nuclear Tests - Boom
- Nimuno - Lego Tape
- One Meeelion Dollars - Creativity, Science and design
App and software
- Splitwise - Splitwise is a free tool for friends and roommates to track bills and other shared expenses, so that everyone gets paid back. On the web, iPhone, and Android!