Alternate History Thursday: 2017

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I’m going to try something different this year for my long running Alternate History Thursday series.  Instead of whatever story gets beamed into my mind while I sleep the night before, I will spend the entire year focused on one story.  Yes, I tried it in the past, and I sometimes went back to that … Continued

360° Oscar

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This Short Film, Pearl, by Patrick Osborne is nominated for an Academy Award for Short Film at the 2017 Academy Awards.  The short itself isn’t bad, what makes it unique is that it’s shot in 360°.  Unfortunately, in my opinion, it doesn’t make great use of the 360° format.  Most of the action that happens is though … Continued

California

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Off to warm and wet California for the week.  Actually, just a bit longer than a week.  For the next 5 days I’ll be in the San Francisco area for work, then next weekend I’m hitting up my first new National Park of 2017, Joshua Tree.  Look forward for some photos of it later next … Continued

LEGO Speaker System

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Well, more accurately, it’s a single sub-woofer, not an entire system.  And, technically, it’s made of LEGO(R) compatible blocks.  But hey, let’s stop with the specifics, it’s a speaker, it’s DIY, and it’s gotten me on an urge to make my own – properly. This LEGO speaker was built by reddit user /u/FanOfSport.  It’s pretty … Continued

Nearly Midnight

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists have moved the hands of the famous Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight today.  Specifically, it is at 2 minutes and 30 seconds to midnight.  For those that don’t know, midnight is when the world ends.  Originally, the Bulletin was to warn the world of an impending nuclear … Continued

America!!1

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Welcome to the new world!!1!1.  I realize I’m showing my cards here, but I don’t care, it doesn’t matter, now is the time that we’re gonna Make America Great Again. Now, welcome to this amazing compilation video of The Donald’s rise to greatness:

Get your Inauguration Coverage Here

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No, not here, I’m not live streaming this mess, at Twitter.  Or, through Twitter, specifically at inauguration.twitter.com, which redirects you to a place holder page until it starts tomorrow morning.  Do not fear though, you’re getting the PBS News Hour coverage of the event, not some Twitterized view.  Though, don’t worry, I’m sure it will be controversy … Continued

Forging A Spatula

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I gotta say, while the practicality of this might not be as good as a flimsy one bought at Bed Bath and Beyond, you can rest assured that this hand forged spatula will never fail you.  It’s solid as a rock and will scrape burgers off the grill with ease.  Summer is still 6 months … Continued

HD B&W Storms

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Black and White is an often overlooked area of photography.  Especially when time-lapse storm footage is done.  There’s something about shooting in black and white that gives everything a more mysterious, serious, yet fantasy look.  Mike Olbinski shot the entire sequence in black and white.  Yes, there is some post-processing work done, but it’s natural black … Continued