Sunday, 06 May 2007

It’s been a while since I’ve submitted anything to JPG Magazine, but when they announced that the “Are You Ready to Rock” theme was slated for an upcoming issue, I knew exactly which image to submit.

It’s a picture of a guy named Taylor Hollingsworth. I saw him open for Roger Clyne (one of my favorite bands) about a year ago and he just kicked ass. He has an amazing amount of energy and a monster blues-rock sound. Ask me to play some of his stuff for you some time and you’ll see what I mean.

Please go vote and maybe I’ll make the magazine.

Tuesday, 03 April 2007

I know. Three in one day (hell, more than one in a week), but I just like stuff like this: French train breaks speed record.

[via Slashdot]

Why can’t the grafitti artists here do something like this stuff in the Ukraine. If this kind of stuff were on display in the Twin Cities, I’d have to make a photo project out of it.

Then again, so would 1000 other people.

[via Drawn (via Quipsologies)]

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

In my morning browsing, I happened across a Family Tree of the Greek Gods. Really, it’s nothing I couldn’t have gotten from my Nephew, who has this kind of stuff memorized. At first, I found the presentation interesting. Then I got distracted with how Zeus got it on with several siblings and close relatives.

Go check if you don’t believe me!

[Found via Joshua Blankenship]

Wednesday, 14 March 2007

While I’m not even an amateur astronomer, even I have to admit that NASA often can come up with the goods when it comes to pictures of, from, and in space. Take this one for instance: Stereo Eclipse. It’s not your normal eclipse photograph, though. Read the whole article to find out more.

And…there’s video.

Wednesday, 13 December 2006

My second submission for JPG Magazine. The shot came by pure luck. I saw this guy playing his bass clarinet when Jules and I walked up one side of the main drag in San Francisco’s Chinatown. I saw him coming up the hill toward us as we walked down the other side and, even though the camera was on, there wasn’t time to properly frame the shot or anything. I just hit the trigger blind and hoped it came out. It ended up being one of my favorite pictures from the entire. Please go vote and maybe I’ll make the magazine.

Wednesday, 06 December 2006

After months of waiting, putting it off, and trying to decide on the right photo to upload, I’ve finally done it. It’s my first submission to JPG Magazine run by the excellent Derek Powazek and Heather Powazek-Champ. I intentionally didn’t publicize this one because I wanted to run an experiment. In spite of the late submission date and not telling anyone it got 10 votes!

I have no idea whether this means I’ll make the magazine or not, but it does tell me that it’s worth submitting more.

Sunday, 22 October 2006

In my never ending quest for cute/cool/stupid Web stuff, I came across this: Dancing Pipe Cleaners.

David’s page containing several interations of the little guy can be found here.

Thursday, 21 September 2006

I try to keep informed, so one of the first things I did with my Crackberry was set up an RSS reader. I removed it a couple days later because it was just too much available all at once. Before my digital retreat, I happened across an interesting story stemming from the latest shuttle mission.

It seems that one of the astronauts let a couple bolts escape while they were performing a few repairs: Spacewalkers Lose the Darndest Things

The article goes on to say that NASA and the Air Force track objects larger than about 4 inches. Four. Inches. This are items whipping around at 15000 MPH some 1200+ miles away. They can track stuff that is smaller, but at 90000 pieces, it’s just too much.

The funniest part, to me at least, is when they talk about SpatSat. While I’m sure it’s just an ordinary tool, I can’t help but wonder what they’re doing with a spatula in outer space — and if pancakes are still light and fluffy at zero-g.

Holy Crap! NASA even has a newsletter about this stuff!

[AP article found via CNN]

Wednesday, 06 September 2006

A long time ago I wrote a piece about the coolest job description I had ever seen. I think that one has some competition in this: Stephen Hawking: Help Wanted.

Found via Patrick and BoingBoing