Notes from March 2017
Some of the things that I have found interesting in March 2017. This page is updated throughout the month of March. See February 2017 for the previous month.
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
Movies / TV / Music
- 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
- brain.fm - Music to relax, foucus, workout to.
Boardgames / Games
- "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
- if you ever code something that "feels like a hack but it works," just remember that a CPU is literally a rock that we tricked into thinking Tweet. Not to oversimplify: first you have to flatten the rock and put lightning inside it Tweet
- r/Idiots Fighting Things - Videos, gifs, pictures, etc. of people fighting inanimate objects.
- 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
- PBF Comics - The Perry Bible Fellowship ran weekly in many newspapers between 2004 and 2007, including The New York Press, The Baltimore City Paper, and the UK Guardian. During that time, it also won the Ignatz, Harvey, and Eisner awards. The Jubilee
- SMBC-comics - One of my favorite: Superman
- 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
- List of BC trails that have streetview - Destination BC and their partners were loaned two Google Street View Trekkers—a wearable backpack outfitted with 15 separate cameras that collect 360° panoramic imagery in remote outdoor locations inaccessible by car. links to google maps
- 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.
- Puzzle database
- 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
- Source parts on Taobao
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!