Glass Wings Blog: February 2007

Plen the Robot

Sun, 4 Feb 2007 12:33:41 +1030

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

Katherine Phelps
We have to admit that when we first saw the tiny Plen robot last Fall we
weren’t very impressed. It seemed cute, and well designed, but pricy. Now,
after seeing the Plen in action doing some really surprising moves, we’re
willing to admit that we were wrong. Plen is definitely quite impressive.

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Support Sweet Singing Silliness

Mon, 5 Feb 2007 07:52:54 +1030

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

Katherine Phelps
I started up some email correspondence with an Irish comedian from the
Melbourne Comedy Festival two years ago. Last year I even brought him some
chocolate cake and met his Sydney girlfriend when he was here.

He just sent me the below announcement concerning a single he is releasing in

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Hand Animals

Thu, 8 Feb 2007 12:52:47 +1030

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

Katherine Phelps
Thought you guys would enjoy these amazing body art images. Guido Daniele can
turn a hand into an elephant, an eagle, a dog, or a cheetah. Be sure to click
on the images and see them up close. His work is very detailed.

http://guidodaniele.com/bodypaint01.htm

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somewhat profound video

Wed, 7 Feb 2007 18:39:09 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul

this is an interesting presentation on Web 2.0


<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE>

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The Most Important Image Ever Taken - "10,000 Galaxies in a spot of nothing"

Thu, 8 Feb 2007 03:11:23 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
Now here is an humbling pause.

http://www.flixxy.com/hubble-deep-field.htm

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holy moly what a rabbit!

Fri, 09 Feb 2007 09:18:17 -0800

Linda Page <lightlady27 [at] sbcglobal.net>

Linda Page
http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2007/01/that_rabbits_dy.html

I am soooo bad!
   :o)
   Linda P

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Beardyman

Mon, 12 Feb 2007 21:51:47 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
Beardyman: Kitchen Diaries
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7GGkKpBR-g

Beardyman's website:
http://www.beardyman.co.uk/

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OscarTorrents

Mon, 12 Feb 2007 21:56:09 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
OscarTorrents is the Oscars as it should be -- everyone can download the
year's nominations using the popular BitTorrent service, watch the
movies, then use our rating system to choose their favourites. Why
restrict the voting to a few bought-off jurors when the whole world can
have their say?

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Taylor Mason Orchestrates Puppets

Mon, 12 Feb 2007 22:15:09 +1030

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

Katherine Phelps
Oh gosh!

I was gasping with laughter during this audience participation puppet sketch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDiZYouxR1I

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Nora, the piano-playing cat

Thu, 15 Feb 2007 14:06:30 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://ravenswingstudio.com/docs/cats.html

Nora is our piano player. On her own, she began sitting on the bench and
picking out notes. She seems to really enjoy playing, and plays even
when no one else is in the room.

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Science Creative Quarterly

Sat, 17 Feb 2007 13:46:53 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://scq.ubc.ca/

The SCQ is pleased to announce the launching of the Order Of The Science
Scouts Of Exemplary Repute And Above Average Physique - being an
initiative aimed squarely at promoting informal networking amongst

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Virtusphere

Sat, 17 Feb 2007 13:49:20 +1030

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

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

The VirtuSphere platform consists of a large hollow sphere that sits on
top of a base and allows the sphere to rotate 360 degrees. Wearing a
wireless, head-mounted display, users can step inside the sphere to

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Amusing hard drive enclosure

Sat, 17 Feb 2007 13:51:37 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/en/news-13303-The+USB+2.0+enclosure+for+hard+disks+that+looks+like+a+hard+disk%21.html

If you're looking for a fancy USB 2.0 enclosure for your 2.5" hard disk,
here's the GW2.5HD-U2. It looks like a hard disk, isn't that cool?

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Public domain NASA paintings by Don Davis

Sat, 17 Feb 2007 14:13:17 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.donaldedavis.com.nyud.net:8080/PARTS/allyours.html

These are some of my works commissioned by various NASA facilities. They
are offered here to provide something like definitive digital versions
of such images for anyone who wants to have them.

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Cartoons in Renaissance Art

Sun, 18 Feb 2007 12:48:41 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
Today's Worth1000 photoshop contest is Cartoons in Renaissance Art:
http://www.worth1000.com/cache/contest/contestcache.asp?contest_id=14079

An earlier edition of the same contest:
http://www.worth1000.com/cache/contest/contestcache.asp?contest_id=13976

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YOU MUST SEE (read this)!!!!! --bill [humor]

Sun, 18 Feb 2007 19:00:16 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
This is what Doug Engelbart has been facing...it is subtitled at the
top for us English-speakers!
  Check this out, I think you'll enjoy it OR your money back:

<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRjVeRbhtRU>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRjVeRbhtRU

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Fwd: Sand & Stone

Tue, 20 Feb 2007 18:56:29 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
I HATE chain letters but...do read this...no need to send it back!

--bill

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The World's Geekiest Crossword Puzzle

Thu, 22 Feb 2007 00:07:22 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/4259

In order to solve this crossword puzzle, you'll need to know a bit of
Klingon, Elvish, Furbish, Esperanto and a handful of other constructed
languages. In fact, all of the solutions are in constructed languages.

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Eric Flint on Copyright

Sun, 25 Feb 2007 12:30:33 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
SF author Eric Flint's excellent series of essays on copyright with a
particular focus on writing and writers, "Salvos Against Big Brother":

A Matter of Principle
http://www.baens-universe.com/articles/principle

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Babies made out of frosting]

Sun, 25 Feb 2007 00:02:08 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
Marzipan babies


http://www3.telus.net/camilleallen/camilleallen/index.htm

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for those of you that watch the Discovery Channel...they have a bunch of spoofs to watch!

Sun, 25 Feb 2007 00:22:55 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
http://dsc.discovery.com/beyond/?playerId=203711706&categoryId=530923728

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wow horsie

Tue, 27 Feb 2007 04:22:23 -0800

Linda Page <lightlady27 [at] sbcglobal.net>

Linda Page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKQgTiqhPbw
My sister used to train dressage horses.  This is some horse!
   :o)
   Linda P

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oooh

Tue, 27 Feb 2007 04:24:21 -0800

Linda Page <lightlady27 [at] sbcglobal.net>

Linda Page
I'd like a purple one thank you!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmqpGZv0YT4
:o)
Linda P

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Atmospheric Optics

Wed, 28 Feb 2007 22:54:44 +1030

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

Katherine Phelps
I'm pretty sure we've sent this out before, but they've changed sites and have
added some new cool stuff.

Atmospheric Optics
http://www.atoptics.co.uk/

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