Endless Parade of Excellence

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

386DX plays all your favourites.
(thanks Ted!)

Friday, August 27, 2004
James Clar does cool things with LEDs.
(via Eyebeam reBlog)

Thursday, August 26, 2004
Classic press cameras. Not quite as much information as on graflex.org, but lots of nice pictures.

One of our cats was known in the neighborhood as "that funny long-legged cat". She was a long-tailed Manx, but she could have passed for a cabbit.
(via MeFi)

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Picture of the Day has been renamed "Occasional Picture". There's a new one.

According to Amazon, customers who bought Dogtown and Z Boys also bought The Wizard of Oz. Really.
I'm confused.

Pontonology. My dad had a 180D.

They get bonus marks for spelling "hamster" correctly.
(via MeFi)

Sunday, August 22, 2004
A catfish having a ball. I'm glad it it was ok in the end.
(thanks Kat!)

Friday, August 20, 2004

This is, hands down, my favorite warning sign in the whole world. I'm constantly kicking myself for not snapping a shot of one when I was in Japan, but thankfully, someone else did, and posted it on Swanksigns.org, along with tons of other good stuff.
(via Coudal Partners)

Thursday, August 19, 2004
Watch this guy move huge concrete blocks. He claims he could build Stonehenge without pulleys, rollers, or aliens. I believe him.
(via bifurcated rivets)

Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Soldering in zero gravity is kinda different. Astronauts are going to spend way more time going "whoa, dude!" than fixing stuff.
(Thanks, Dan!)

Saturday, August 14, 2004
Not finding what you want on Ebay? The Israel Ministry of Defence has some good stuff for sale. Need a Hercules?

Guide to KFC rip-offs in the UK.
(via b3ta)

Friday, August 13, 2004
Kodomo no kuni Artists and Children's books in 1920s Japan. I like this one and this one. And this one, and, and...damn, better free up an hour or two.
(via Coudal Partners)

Wednesday, August 11, 2004
The First Six Books of The Elements Of Euclid
In which Coloured Diagrams and Symbols are Used Instead of Letters for the
Greater Ease of Learners.
(via MeFi)

Monday, August 09, 2004
You can buy cannon balls on the net. Wow. I need a "relic room"!
(Thanks Tanya!)

Bumwine is a helpful site, if you're trying to figure out that all-important price/alcohol content/weight/toxicity equation. It needs some CanCon, though. What do bums here drink? Von Bark tells tales involving something called "fighting sherry" and googling that term led me here. There goes the evening.
(bumwine link via collision detection)

"It's time for you to become a well informed Tonka truck enthusiast."
(javascript and animated GIF encrusted, but worth the eye pain)

Sunday, August 08, 2004
How to ship a brain. You'll need a bucket, some ziploc bags, and ice.
(Thanks Sally!)

Friday, August 06, 2004

Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Disgusting new worms. My sister has a whale vertebra in her back yard. Had it stayed in the water where it belongs, maybe these guys would have eaten it. Even without worms, it's greasy and horrible; I dropped it when she told me I might get seal finger from touching it.
(via kottke.org)

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Crazy-ass Japanese arcade games. I love how everything is so mechanical! When I was a kid, all arcade games had moving parts, except Spacewar and Pong.
(via misterpants)