Glass Wings Blog: April 2005

Weird Cool Disturbing

Fri, 1 Apr 2005 11:14:46 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
These guys have done some amazing things with photo manipulation:

http://www.humandescent.com/

Nothing like pretend genetic manipulation.

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RatLab: Where All the Mad Scientists Go

Fri, 1 Apr 2005 11:24:10 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
David "Tex" Duke sent me this URL for a really cool science site:

http://www.ratlab.co.uk/

Be sure to check out "why asparagus makes your wee smell" and "why do beans

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ThinkGeek April Fools items

Sat, 2 Apr 2005 00:42:23 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Fundue - desktop USB Fondue Set
http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/fundue.shtml

MegaMags™
http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/megamags.shtml

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Sat, 2 Apr 2005 00:53:20 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Water On Mars
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap050401.html

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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Spamusement

Sat, 2 Apr 2005 01:31:48 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Some of these cartoons based on Spam subject lines are lanugh-out-loud funny.

http://www.spamusement.com/

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Fwd: bread

Sat, 2 Apr 2005 08:45:14 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
----------  Forwarded Message  ----------

Subject: bread
Date: Saturday 02 April 2005 04:37
From: Linda Page <lindapage@earthlink.net>

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Tokyo zoo penguins in awe of giant on April Fool's Day

Sat, 2 Apr 2005 13:01:03 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
TOKYO (AFP) - Emperor penguins looked up in awe as Tokyo's main zoo
unveiled its latest addition -- a giant penguin said to be suspiciously
close in height and weight to a human.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20050401/od_afp/japanaprilfoolanimalsoffbeat

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DVD Review of The Star Wars Holiday Special (Platinum Edition)

Sat, 2 Apr 2005 17:05:33 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
The background, for those unfamiliar with it: The Star Wars Holiday
Special (aka "A Very Wookiee Christmas") was a TV special featuring most
of the characters from the original movie, three member of Chewbacca's
family, and three comic TV actors (Harvey Korman, Bea Arthur, and Art
Carney ), which aired only once on CBS, on November 17, 1978. The plot

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World Wind

Sat, 02 Apr 2005 17:12:10 +0900

Yukihiko Yoshida <yukihiko [at] sfc.keio.ac.jp>

Yukihiko Yoshida
This software is intereting. They are using 3D Earth with data from NASA.
http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/

Warmest Regards,
Yukihikio YOSHIDA

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See a Secret...Share a Secret

Sun, 3 Apr 2005 11:12:20 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://postsecret.blogspot.com/

Cheers,
        *** Xanni ***

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Brampton Island Photos

Mon, 04 Apr 2005 08:39:33 +1000

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
Scotty and I have returned from Brampton Island with many photos as promised!
We had a simply amazing time (swimming with sea turtles was definitely a
highlight). I'm sure we'll bore you all to death with details when we see you,
but in the mean time here are the best photos!

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"ROBOT CULTURE FORUM"

Mon, 4 Apr 2005 12:32:42 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
----- Forwarded message from kirsty boyle <karakuri@gmail.com> -----

Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 12:08:42 +1000
From: kirsty boyle <karakuri@gmail.com>
Reply-To: kirsty@karakuri.info

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Fwd: too good

Mon, 4 Apr 2005 17:21:55 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
----------  Forwarded Message  ----------

Subject: too good
Date: Monday 04 April 2005 12:30
From: Linda Page <lindapage@earthlink.net>

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Cousteau grandson builds Tintin-inspired shark sub

Wed, 6 Apr 2005 21:50:58 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Cousteau Sub Mimics Great White
By Alison Strahan
02:00 AM Apr. 02, 2005 PT

The grandson of famous oceanographer and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau

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Working mech (gun fires nerf balls)

Wed, 6 Apr 2005 21:53:59 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Working 3M tall battlemech armed with Nerf cannons:

http://www.sakakibara-kikai.co.jp/products/other/LW.htm

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Gone to the dogs

Thu, 07 Apr 2005 09:40:13 +1000

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
What kind of dog are you?

http://www.gone2thedogs.com/index.html

Somewhat disturbed to find that I'm a standard poodle!!!

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Portrait of a Pinball Wizard

Thu, 7 Apr 2005 09:44:15 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Gary Stern entered the business early. Now, as the owner of the sole
surviving machine manufacturer, he's the only game in town

Most entrepreneurs dream of building a successful company and one
day eliminating the competition. For Gary Stern, that dream became a

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Japan Announces Manned Moon Flight by 2025

Thu, 7 Apr 2005 10:06:54 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Japan Announces Manned Moon Flight by 2025
By Kenji Hall
Associated Press
posted: 06 April 2005 12:20 pm ET

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Stratellites!

Thu, 7 Apr 2005 11:47:48 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
What is a Stratellite™?

A Stratellite™ is a high-altitude airship that when in place in the
stratosphere will provide a stationary platform for transmitting various
types of wireless communications services currently transmitted from

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[OzFurry] Stolen camels

Fri, 08 Apr 2005 16:28:11 +1000

Tzu-Pei Chen <tzup [at] ardebil.com.au>

Tzu-Pei Chen
G'day,

For the mascots/fursuiters amongst us:

  http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2005/04/07/1112815671754.html?from=top5

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Omniglot: A guide to Written Language

Fri, 8 Apr 2005 18:01:11 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.omniglot.com/

Very cool.  Includes links to fonts, etc.

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Robotics in Japan, Australia etc

Fri, 08 Apr 2005 18:55:52 +0900

Yukihiko Yoshida <yukihiko [at] sfc.keio.ac.jp>

Yukihiko Yoshida
See thess pages:
Robotics in Japan
http://transit-port.net/Lists/Robotics.in.Japan.html
In Germany:
http://transit-port.net/Lists/Robotics.in.Germany.html

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Buzztracker

Tue, 12 Apr 2005 11:46:55 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Where in the world is the news?

http://www.buzztracker.org/

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Atomic Rockets

Wed, 13 Apr 2005 17:16:05 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
A great resource for anyone interested in spaceships:

http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/index.html

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ipod cm sazae-san version

Thu, 14 Apr 2005 11:00:48 +0900

Yukihiko Yoshida <yukihiko [at] sfc.keio.ac.jp>

Yukihiko Yoshida
Does anyone know Japanese animaiton, Sazae-san ?
This is ipod sazae-san version. (QuickTime Format)
http://tiftykk.blogzine.jp/big_kahuna_burger/files/iPod_sazae.mov

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Build a Rocketship TODAY!

Fri, 15 Apr 2005 09:44:51 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Just thought this looked like a bit of fun:

http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/index.html

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Fuzzballs and other cre'atures

Sat, 16 Apr 2005 13:52:46 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.rahball.com/
custom soft toys, sculptures and more

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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"The Last Unicorn" sequel: "Two Hearts"

Sat, 16 Apr 2005 14:11:03 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.conlanpress.com/

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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The Chaos Machine: massive marble madness!

Sat, 16 Apr 2005 14:26:34 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
What is the Chaos Machine?

The Chaos Machine is a massive collection of pipes, clips, motors and
other widgets that can be used to move marbles around a track that
you build yourself. It's a bit like Lego, only with marbles racing

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Robot lecture

Mon, 18 Apr 2005 14:27:25 +1000

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
I went to the first half of the robot lecture today. Unfortunatley work
commitments dragged me away but what I saw was very good!
I also fell in love...

"Another huge success has been Paro, a furry white seal that has been

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Crimson room

Mon, 18 Apr 2005 15:46:58 +1000

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
No reward for finishing but it's very satisfying :-)

http://www.fasco-csc.com/works/crimson/crimson_e.php

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The Video Game Pianist

Wed, 20 Apr 2005 00:05:45 +1000

xanni [at] glasswings.com.au

xanni.jpg
http://www.videogamepianist.com/

Be sure to check the "Video" and "Audio" pages!

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Flying cars

Wed, 20 Apr 2005 00:22:39 +1000

xanni [at] kira.glasswings.com.au (Andrew Pam)

Andrew Pam
Flying Cars Ready To Take Off
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/04/15/60minutes/main688454.shtml

AirScooter:
http://www.airscooter.com/

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Teen tram thief may yet work as tram driver

Thu, 21 Apr 2005 01:21:55 +1000

xanni [at] kira.glasswings.com.au (Andrew Pam)

Andrew Pam
Teen tram thief may yet work as tram driver
From Wikinews, the free news source (BETA) that you can write!
April 19, 2005

Yarra Trams yesterday said it would still consider hiring a 15-year old

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German sculpture demonstrating Moore's Law

Fri, 22 Apr 2005 18:02:53 +1000

xanni [at] glasswings.com.au

xanni.jpg
This German sculpture shows how transistors on microchips have shrunk
over the years (known as "Moore's Law" after Gordon Moore of Intel):

http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzkultur/0,1518,grossbild-461143-352249,00.html

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Public Relations and news

Fri, 22 Apr 2005 18:04:59 +1000

xanni [at] kira.glasswings.com.au (Andrew Pam)

Andrew Pam
The Submarine by Paul Graham, April 2005

"Suits make a corporate comeback," says the New York Times. Why does
this sound familiar? Maybe because the suit was also back in September
2004, June 2004, September 2003, November 2002, and February 2002.

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fwd: World's biggest pickup truck reviewed by Jay Leno

Tue, 26 Apr 2005 12:28:59 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
----- Forwarded message from Ted Nelson <tandm@xanadu.net> -----

Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 23:26:07 +0100
Subject: fwd: World's biggest pickup truck reviewed by Jay Leno

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Data transfer via Giant African Snail

Wed, 27 Apr 2005 13:03:09 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
"Never underestimate the data transfer rate of a snail on wheels"! -
yossi vardi

http://www.notes.co.il/benbasat/10991.asp

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to Douglas Adams

Sat, 30 Apr 2005 10:44:09 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Friends and colleagues -- including Terry Jones, Neil Gaiman, & Stephen
Fry -- remember the man behind the Guide.

http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/607/607319p1.html

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