Archive for February, 2012

Collusion

Collusion is an experimental add-on for Firefox and allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web. It will show, in real time, how that data creates a spider-web of interaction between companies and other trackers.

via Collusion.

“Equestria Girls (Extended Hub Promo Edition)”

My Little Pony parody of “California Gurls” by Katy Perry ft. Snoop.

“Inventing on Principle” – Bret Victor

Bio: Bret Victor invents tools that enable people to understand and create. He has designed experimental UI concepts at Apple, interactive data graphics for Al Gore, and musical instruments at Alesis.

For more on Bret, see worrydream.com.

This talk was given at CUSEC 2012 (2012.cusec.net).

“Blip Festival Tokyo 2011 (Live)” – Trash80

The Internet

The Internet

The Internet, as seen on 'The IT Crowd' S03E04.

As featured in ‘The IT Crowd’, the internet is surprisingly small, wireless, and, due to not weighing anything, really light. Unsurprising, it’s also really easy to get your hands on your very own Internet.

Components

Total = £7.31

Instructions (for Dummies)

  1. Drill 8.1mm hole in top of the ABS Box.
  2. Remove Orange 5mm LED from bezel with the aid of heat gun.
  3. Hot glue Red 5mm Flashing LED into bezel.
  4. Attach bezel to ABS box.
  5. Solder wires to contacts of CR2032 battery holder, may require scuffing the contacts of the holder and wiping with flux.
  6. Hot glue CR2032 battery holder into lid of ABS Box.
  7. Solder resistor to Red 5mm Flashing LED.
  8. Solder wires of CR2032 battery holder to Red 5mm Flashing LED and resistor, ensuring the middle pin of the CR2032 battery holder is soldered to the short leg of the Red 5mm Flashing LED.

Gallery

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Alternative Builds
While making this I found someone else had done something very similar but a tiny bit more complicated and expensive Instructables version.

hitRECord

HITRECORD is an open collaborative production company, and this website is where we make things together. Writers, musicians, filmmakers, video editors, animators, photographers, photoshoppers, illustrators… Wanna work with us?

via hitRECord.

“Needing/Getting” – OK Go

The new music video from OK Go, made in partnership with Chevrolet. OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles. A Chevy Sonic was outfitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments, and the band recorded this version of Needing/Getting, singing as they played the instrument array with the car. The video took 4 months of preparation and 4 days of shooting and recording. There are no ringers or stand-ins; Damian took stunt driving lessons. Each piano had the lowest octaves tuned to the same note so that they’d play the right note no matter where they were struck. Many thanks to Chevy for believing in and supporting such an insane and ambitious project, and to Gretsch for providing the guitars and amps.

For more information visit http://www.okgo.net.

Director: Brian L. Perkins & Damian Kulash, Jr.
Director of Photography: Yon Thomas
Editor: Doug Walker
Producer: Luke Ricci

Arduino: The Documentary (Trailer)

wtfjs – a little code blog about that language we love despite giving us so much to hate

JavaScript is a language we love despite it giving us so much to hate. This is a collection of those very special irregularities, inconsistencies and just plain painfully unintuitive moments for the language of the web.

via wtfjs – a little code blog about that language we love despite giving us so much to hate.

“The Bulletin” – Lazy Habits

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