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The Golden Road to Samarkand

I heard about this poem play today by James Elroy Flecker and was delighted to read this. It strikes a chord with me. SCENE II At the Gate of the Moon, Bagdad. Blazing moonlight. MERCHANTS, CAMEL-DRIVERS and their beasts, PILGRIMS, JEWS, WOMEN, all manner of people. By the barred gate stands the WATCHMAN with a great key. […]

Many names of Sugar

All of these are names for refined sugar: high fructose corn syrup, dried cane syrup, invert sugar, molasses, sucrose (and any word ending in “ose”), brown rice syrup, honey, maple syrup, cane juice, beet sugar, brown sugar, and corn syrup. I don’t think that this list is comprehensive. Did people name these products to deliberately […]

Video: VFX breakdown of Attraction

Visual Effects breakdown on Russian SciFi movie “Attraction”. This blows my mind. I want to see this movie now. Looks so great.

Sock Bankruptcy

Its time to let my “one socks” go. Accept that their partners are lost.

Video:Home Made Full Auto Crossbow

Full Auto crossbow slingshot made from wood and battery powered drill I like hearing him laugh, it was more natural in the early videos but still. A Dream Came True: Home Made Full Auto Crossbow! – YouTube: “”

Review: Withings Go Activity and Sleep Tracker – Its Crap

Its a piece of cheap junk. The design quality is poor. Its never worked properly since purchase. It looks and feels cheap. Its basically a rubber band with 50 cents worth of tech inside that feels like a kids toy. The band sticks to your skin assuming that you can get the latch to close. Its not easy […]

Video: Comic Sans

The creator sees it as “art” and that art should be seen not ignored. The font was intended to provoke a reaction It was derived from comic books.  

Desktop Vacuum Former

The teenaged version of me would have this over stupid bloody Lego bricks in a heartbeat. Gods, I’m tired of hearing about people doing pointless crap with Lego Bricks.

Video: Dust

A Sci-Fi, fantasy inspired by anime and classic horror, Dust is set in a harsh and unpredictable natural environment where people have isolated themselves in an ancient city behind a massive wall. A socially marginalized tracker teams up with a black-market merchant to save the society that has rejected his way of life. This movie […]

Unreadable Pretty Documentation From Omnigroup

Its taking some time to make use of Omnigraffle 7 and I’ve been looking into replacing my use of Sketch for social media images. I tried the reading the Omnigroup documentation but I’m having big problems. I’m struggling with the utter lack of contrast between the text and background. Highly coloured background Very thin font […]