Mark Allen, Interested Person

Friday, 8/8/2014
Saturday, 8/2/2014
Saturday, 7/26/2014
Monday, 6/23/2014
Realtime Map of Lightning Strikes
I had no idea lightning strikes could be detected so far away with just a $300 microcontroller-based kit. Would love to play with a full data dump of all lightening strikes over a long period of time.

Realtime Map of Lightning Strikes

I had no idea lightning strikes could be detected so far away with just a $300 microcontroller-based kit. Would love to play with a full data dump of all lightening strikes over a long period of time.

Thursday, 6/19/2014
If we were sent back with a time machine, even 20 years, and reported to people what we have right now and describe what we were going to get in this device in our pocket—we’d have this free encyclopedia, and we’d have street maps to most of the cities of the world, and we’d have box scores in real time and stock quotes and weather reports, PDFs for every manual in the world—we’d make this very, very, very long list of things that we would say we would have and we get on this device in our pocket, and then we would tell them that most of this content was free. You would simply be declared insane. They would say there is no economic model to make this. What is the economics of this? It doesn’t make any sense, and it seems far-fetched and nearly impossible. But the next twenty years are going to make this last twenty years just pale. We’re just at the beginning of the beginning of all these kind of changes. There’s a sense that all the big things have happened, but relatively speaking, nothing big has happened yet. In 20 years from now we’ll look back and say, “Well, nothing really happened in the last 20 years.”

Kevin Kelly

Monday, 6/16/2014

2014’s Hot New Emoji

Apparently the Emojinati cabal that controls the world emoji supply found that to-do list they wrote in 1992 and are adding the following high-tech emoji this year:

  • Film Projector
  • Portable Stereo
  • White Touchtone Telephone
  • Black Touchtone Telephone
  • Telephone On Top Of Modem
  • Clamshell Mobile Phone
  • Pocket Calculator
  • Black Hard Shell Floppy Disk
  • White Hard Shell Floppy Disk
  • Soft Shell Floppy Disk
  • Tape Cartridge
  • Trackball
  • Old Personal Computer (not to be confused with the also-new Desktop Computer emoji)
  • Fax Icon
  • Optical Disc Icon

Full list at Emojipedia (via Brian)

Friday, 3/7/2014
Saturday, 1/25/2014
Sutro from the previously undiscovered (by me) Grand View Park (at Grand View Park)

Sutro from the previously undiscovered (by me) Grand View Park (at Grand View Park)

Wednesday, 1/15/2014
It’s ok, I’m a professional.

It’s ok, I’m a professional.

Monday, 1/6/2014
Tuesday, 12/17/2013
Thursday, 12/12/2013

nerdology:

Posters for the movies from Seinfeld.

I love these so much more than I should. I can’t believe it took until August of 2013 for to make this happen. Based on posters alone I would see Check Mate, Prognosis Negative, Death Blow, and Rochelle Rochelle (obviously).

Cry, Cry Again is obviously Oscar bait, and Chunnel looks like garbage. I bet the converted it to 3D in post.

[via NextMovie]

(via patrickcassels)

Tuesday, 12/10/2013

7knotwind:

Martin Heuwold
lego bridge (Germany)

(via khuyi)

Sunday, 11/10/2013

mfnkl:

Three Seinfeld moments where yelp would have been handy

Thursday, 11/7/2013
I’ve been testing a Jawbone Up this week. While I think it’s waaaaay behind the current generation of FItbits, I’ll admit that I thoroughly enjoyed sliding this guy up and down for about 5 straight minutes.

I’ve been testing a Jawbone Up this week. While I think it’s waaaaay behind the current generation of FItbits, I’ll admit that I thoroughly enjoyed sliding this guy up and down for about 5 straight minutes.