Archive for January, 2013

Other Ten Percent 1/17/13

Jan 17 2013 Published by under Daily Posts

Woooo exactly 10 links! I was closest without going over! Wooooo doing other work as well! Woooooo false enthusiasm. Okay now I’m done. Now it’s time to talk about some links.
what – what about the friendly ghosts i’ve read and been forced to watch shows about when nothing else was on?
So the comic here is okay but I feel like “there are trillions of ghosts and they all want to kill us” is a jam Ryan North has done before so I’m actually a bigger fan of the alt text which plays off of panel six and is one of the best jokes I’ve seen in there in quite some time.
via Dinosaur Comics http://www.qwantz.com
January 16, 2013 at 05:14AM
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Staircases to Nowhere
Am I the only person that finds these vaguely creepy?
via swissmiss http://www.swiss-miss.com
January 16, 2013 at 06:16AM
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Alleged chess cheat can’t be beat
Cheaters where nobody can tell HOW they cheat only THAT they cheat are basically the best. Extra bonus points if your method of cheating turns out to require as much/more effort than just playing fair.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
January 16, 2013 at 08:02AM
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Operation Deep Sleep: or, dormant robots at the bottom of the sea
Sometimes I wish I didn’t commit to writing about these posts because I read a title like that and I’m like “what can I possibly say that isn’t said better by that title?”
via BLDGBLOG http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/
January 16, 2013 at 09:41AM
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Haute-Tech for the Future: Pretty Smart Textiles
Oh right, I found this one a few days back when I added this to my RSS reader and then totally forgot I was going to post it. It’s still good though right guys? I mean it’s not exactly a look at future fashion nobody’s ever seen before but I feel like weirdly utopian clothes for the future should be coming back in style soon.
via Featured Blog Posts – Fashioning Technology http://www.fashioningtech.com/profiles/blog/feed?promoted=1&xn_auth=no
December 15, 2012 at 03:00AM
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Hilarious bad lip reading of NFL players
Oh good I worried these were going to disappear after the election. Instead they just got MORE AWESOME.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
January 15, 2013 at 06:52PM
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Bowling Solitaire: a smarter solitaire game
There’s been a better version of Solitaire for 40 years and none of us knew about it.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
January 15, 2013 at 07:26PM
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Remixable video of Norway’s four seasons from a train
I have got to stop adding pretty videos where I have absolutely nothing to say about them.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
January 15, 2013 at 07:40PM
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HUI: Anthropomorphic Fashion That Protects Its Wearer
Just like how I feel like online video can only get special effects OR plot right and not both I feel like these weird DIY tech fashion things either have their tech on lock or their actual design on lock. This seems pretty solidly in the tech category but maybe the look just isn’t for me though? I could see several of my friends (Lucy particularly) pulling this off.
via Featured Blog Posts – Fashioning Technology http://www.fashioningtech.com/profiles/blog/feed?promoted=1&xn_auth=no
January 16, 2013 at 10:16AM
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The hidden bus routes in San Francisco that are only for techno-elites
Oh good they finally finished this! Last I heard they’d just gotten the grant and it sounded neat but I worried they’d screw it up somehow. They didn’t though and this is pretty sweet.
via io9 http://io9.com
January 16, 2013 at 10:35AM
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Other Ten Percent 1/16/13

Jan 16 2013 Published by under Daily Posts

Man, today was a WEIRD day for links. I found two cool new aesthetic items on Twitter and I thought “oh great I’ll just swap those out for my least favorite links.” Then couldn’t find 8 links in my RSS reader to save my life until like 4pm. I did get up to ten though and everything here is great. It’s just kinda new aesthetic heavy.
New Axe Cop cartoon proves Axe Cop is a president you can trust… to kill bad guys
Every single time there’s a new clip of this it looks better and better. I’m still not wild about the animation quality but I cannot deny that it’s translating the sensibility of the comic amazingly well.
via io9 http://io9.com
January 14, 2013 at 03:31PM
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AntiVJ: projection-mapping and origami
I will apparently never stop being amazed by weird surfaces with projection mapped stuff on them.
via Beyond The Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
January 15, 2013 at 12:30AM
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Matterport is a 3D scanner that allows anyone to create digital…
Man the bottom is falling out of the “electronic devices that 3D scan a room” thing. Remember when that was like half a million dollars and an awesome trick in a mission impossible movie and not two things connected via a rubber band that cost something like $150 total?
via Ben Bashford – Notebook of Things http://journal.benbashford.com/
January 15, 2013 at 03:17AM
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Kayak Adds Price Forecasting to Predict Price Drops and Increases
I’m not sure why I find this such a fascinating development. I mean in some sense it’s kind of inevitable. I guess I just find it weird that a company is adding a feature that tells you NOT to buy things from them…right now.
via Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com
January 15, 2013 at 07:30AM
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Thingiverse Breaks Out In Apps!
Aaaaaaand Makerbot comes out with the open source response to all those “personalized variations on the same item” bits I was talking about the other day. MAN, those guys are on it.
via Fabbaloo Blog http://fabbaloo.com/blog/
January 15, 2013 at 11:01AM
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A Recurring New Year’s Eve Experience Held in a Box Truck
Seriously who do I have to kill to get an invite to one of these things?
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
January 15, 2013 at 12:33PM
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Flying Over New York City in HD
I can’t tell a quad-copter from a regular copter anymore.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
January 15, 2013 at 01:37PM
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Rob van Kranenberg’s comprehensive global Internet of Things action plan
Press releases are super weird here in the year 2013 guys.
via Beyond The Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
January 15, 2013 at 02:29PM
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So anybody who wants to learn how to lazer-cut or otherwise personalize their wardrobe with DIY tech can if they’ve got some extra cash and the willingness to go take this class over in Amsterdam. If that isn’t your thing maybe you’d like to gamify destroying surveillance cameras over in Germany. Exciting European vacations for all!

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Other Ten Percent 1/15/13

Jan 15 2013 Published by under Daily Posts

I actually wrote some today. It’s taking longer than I thought to get over my general feet dragging about showing my work (story of my life? Yes depending on what I mean by showing my work) but it’s slowly but surely happening. I’ve also got all these fun links for you to take a look at though before you read like 3 more pages of a Children’s Hospital script. Continue Reading »

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Other Ten Percent 1/14/13

Jan 14 2013 Published by under Daily Posts

I hung out with a bunch of 21-24 year olds on Friday night because one of Nikki’s co-workers had a littler brother who was turning 21 and somehow we ended up going to that and I kinda spent the evening realizing that we were the old couple at this party and actually just being endlessly fascinated by that. I have reached the point in my life where I bow out of parties because we have to go to a brunch another couple is making us the next day. I’ve also reached the point in my life where my primary concern having had too much to drink is that I’ve gained weight and not that I have a hangover. Neither of these actually marks me as particularly old but I guess having spent the last year or two thinking about the differences between the micro-generation of people 2-3 years older than me and how weird it is to be right on the cut-off line of when the monoculture stopped being a thing I’m now looking at people 2-3 years younger than me and trying to figure out what their whole deal is and which parts are actually related to generational stuff and not just that their 22 and still watch Justin Beiber videos “ironically” like that’s fooling anybody. Also I’m writing an episode of Children’s Hospital. I’ve kinda been dragging my feet and coming up with reasons why my ideas don’t work so I can keep outlining stuff and never have to actually produce in a way other people can look at and judge but I’m powering through that and there should be more content than just an opening two pages for you to look at by the time this gets sent out. Also also there are links.
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Andy Warhol reveals the most exciting thing he’s ever seen in his whole life
This is maybe the least surprising “surprising Andy Warhol fact” I’ve ever come across.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
January 11, 2013 at 10:05AM
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Vintage Style Smartphone Etiquette Posters
These should be on the walls at every single start-up in San Francisco. Not that they’re particularly bad about it compared to other companies but they’re the only ones that could get away with this.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
January 11, 2013 at 03:25PM
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Ray Kurzweil explains his new AI job at Google
Yeah I’m kinda with Sterling that I don’t think I’m ever going to see hard AI but it’s interesting to see Kurzweil making an honest effort at getting us to the singularity already.
via Beyond The Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
January 12, 2013 at 01:00AM
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Showtime: Arcade showreel 2013
I can’t decide if I’m disappointed or not that all of these weird disperate code art projects that I’ve reblogged from Bruce Sterling are not actually that disperate and it’s sort of the same group of people 90% of the time
via Beyond The Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
January 12, 2013 at 06:51AM
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Sculpteo’s Strategy
It’s interesting to see how everybody in 3D printing is dealing with the choice paralysis that comes when you can just print any arbitrary solid object up to a certain size. You get that in your home and you suddenly can’t think of a single solid object you’d like. Makerbot’s got Thingiverse of course which fits their whole ethos but other companies seem to be doing a lot better with letting you personalize a small number of objects instead of really selling the ability to print anything that you want.
via Fabbaloo Blog http://fabbaloo.com/blog/
January 10, 2013 at 10:00PM
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Sign Up for Google’s Advanced Power Searching Course and Level Up Your Search Skills
Yeah I’ve signed up for this.
via Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com
January 11, 2013 at 09:00AM
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This is the best magic trick on the internet
Okay so this is monday so maybe save this for when you’re feeling kinda shitty and then just go ahead and take a minute on this one.
via io9 http://io9.com
January 11, 2013 at 11:18AM
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A Chart of Emotions that Have No Names in the English Language
Christ. I need more wall space.
via io9 http://io9.com
January 12, 2013 at 04:00PM
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So Disney is doing a huge RFID push. It seems really creepy and pointless simultaneously. So…it’s RFID basically. Also, Ryan North adorably set the kickstarter level where he would “literally explode” waaaaaaaay too low and they reached that level and now he’s got to scan his own head, 3D print it and then plant explosives inside of it.

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Other Ten Percent 1/11/13

Jan 11 2013 Published by under Daily Posts

So the upload was screwed up but the first two pages of a Children’s Hospital script are now up over on Million Words and hopefully that will be closer to 10-15 pages by the time you read this at which point I would pretty much be done. There are also the usual links for you guys though and that’s probably what you ACTUALLY want to read from me so here those are.

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Other Ten Percent 1/10/13

Jan 10 2013 Published by under Daily Posts

Wooooo I got a decent amount of writing done today despite my markdown app eating about an two hours of work this morning forcing me to speed-rewrite the whole thing from memory in about a half hour. Anyway I also managed to come up with a Children’s Hospital outline yesterday so head on over to Million Words to read at least a few pages on a Children’s Hospital story where they’re all 18th century explorers who are also doctors. Weirdly a show where basically anything can happen is simpler to come up with a concept for than I thought. Expect this script to balloon way past 11 pages and then shrink back down. Continue Reading »

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Other Ten Percent 1/9/13

Jan 09 2013 Published by under Daily Posts

Did more PC World work today but not a lot of work on fiction writing. Hopefully Nikki will beat me up about that when she gets home and I’ll write at least a few pages that I can upload by the time you look at this.

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Other Ten Percent 1/8/13

Jan 08 2013 Published by under Daily Posts

I had actually half forgotten it was the Consumer Electronics Show this week until I woke up this morning and found 87 new interchangeable Android phones in my Engadget RSS feed. Now as never before I am thrilled I went freelance. I didn’t get a ton of work done on my fiction writing life today however. I mostly just continued poking at my Adventure Time outline and did the same for Children’s Hospital so hopefully tomorrow I’ll have some more writing to lob at you guys. For now though I just have links.

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Other Ten Percent 1/7/13

Jan 07 2013 Published by under Daily Posts

So I’ve been rushing to try and put more content up since the Adventure Time script that’s sitting there is probably going to be entirely scrapped after I discovered that Ryan North had, inevitably, done my spec script’s bit in the Adventure Time comic before I managed to think of and with ruthless comedic efficiency. Still, the whole point of this project is to have a publicly transparent place for me to put my writing to shame me into doing it more so here’s the Million Words project. As you might have been able to guess Nikki helped a lot and that’s why it looks so lovely. I’m looking to add some features to make it easier to keep track of when I’m updating something you care about  but for this first week just know that I plan on throwing up the new draft of whatever I’m working on (probably just Adventure Time and Children’s Hospital this week) in the evening right after I write OTP. Oh hey, here’s that Other Ten Percent I was just talking about. Continue Reading »

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Other Ten Percent 1/4/13

Jan 04 2013 Published by under Daily Posts

I have not gotten much extra writing done today because I spent most of the morning trying to figure out why we didn’t have heat and the answer turned out to be long, complicated, AND boring. The trifecta! I’m hoping to outline at least an episode of something today though since I’ve decided I can be working on multiple things simultaneously so long as I go ROUGHLY from 30 to 1. That’ll keep me from dragging my heels on Treme forever as I watch all three seasons and let me jump in writing an Adventure Time and Children’s Hospital episode which is significantly easier, both for me and because those shows are much shorter. Here’s my hot-tip for writing Children’s Hospital: write a full 22 minute sitcom episode and then cut anything that isn’t a joke. I have no idea if that’ll actually work but I’m about to find out. Also, hopefully by Monday we’ll have the site ready so you can see how I’m failing. Then hopefully in like six months you’ll see me not failing. Or you’ll just see me constantly weeping as radical transparency kills me urge to ever write words again. Pretty sure if that second one was going to happen though the PCWorld comments section would have managed it already. Continue Reading »

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