Glass Wings Blog: November 2008

Birthday Clock - this is fun!

Sat, 1 Nov 2008 23:58:47 -0700

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
Birthday Clock

YOUR BIRTHDAY CLOCK...FUN FOR EVERYONE...

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[INSPIRATION to the MAX!] Harnessing The Power Of The Brain (60mins)

Mon, 3 Nov 2008 00:29:42 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
If you want to see the actual video (worth watching)

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/10/31/60minutes/main4560940.shtml

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WISDOM - MUST VIEW...honest -bill

Sat, 8 Nov 2008 17:33:11 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
BOB...THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!



From: Robert Horn <hornbob@earthlink.net>

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50 websites you'll wonder how you lived without

Sun, 9 Nov 2008 22:28:03 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/50-websites-you-ll-wonder-how-you-lived-without-477214?artc_pg=1&comments_pg=1

50 websites you'll wonder how you lived without
Essential sites to add to your bookmarks today

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Giant Pouch Rats detecting land mines

Thu, 13 Nov 2008 00:16:42 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.apopo.org/
http://www.youtube.com/user/apopovideos

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Maldives aims to buy new homeland

Thu, 13 Nov 2008 00:27:52 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
...looking at India, Sri Lanka and Australia:

Paradise almost lost: Maldives seek to buy a new homeland
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/nov/10/maldives-climate-change

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Custom Muppet Whatnots

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:10:16 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
Design and order mix-and-match Muppet Whatnots from F.A.O. Schwartz:
http://www.fao.com/catalog/factories/muppets.jsp

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                *** Xanni ***

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Exoplanet photos

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:43:50 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
"For the first time, ever, astronomers have captured an optical image of
a planet orbiting a star like our own.

And that’s not all: we also have a second picture showing TWO planets
orbiting a second star!"

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The world’s most super-designed data centre

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 10:51:34 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://royal.pingdom.com/2008/11/14/the-worlds-most-super-designed-data-center-fit-for-a-james-bond-villain/

"This underground data center has greenhouses, waterfalls, German
submarine engines, simulated daylight and can withstand a hit from a
hydrogen bomb. It looks like the secret HQ of a James Bond villain."

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India makes history, launches Tricolour on moon

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:00:24 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/moonmission/Election_Story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080072653
"India marked its presence on Moon tonight to be only the fourth nation
to scale this historic milestone after a Moon Impact Probe with the
national tri-colour painted successfully landed on the lunar surface
after being detached from unmanned spacecraft Chandrayaan-1."

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Crystallised apartment

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:50:09 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://shapeandcolour.wordpress.com/2008/09/11/roger-hiorns-seizure/
“Silvery shards of cold light spangle and wink and beckon. Every surface
is furred and infested; big blue crystals dangle like cubist bats from
the light fittings. Little wonder the flat has been abandoned: you’d
move out, too, if the crystals moved in.”

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Shiba Inu Puppy Cam

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:52:18 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/shiba-inu-puppy-cam

"Tune in daily to see the cutest Shiba Inu pups... EVER! ;)
The six Shiba Inu pups (3 boys and 3 girls) turned 5 weeks old on
November 11th. This is the first litter from their mom, Kika."

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Europa Film Treasures

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 12:21:33 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.europafilmtreasures.eu/
European films from 1899 onwards

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                *** Xanni ***

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Fwd: From DVICE:Hyper-cute puppies, live on puppycam, show the Internet at its best

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 21:27:45 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
JUMP off to the link below...for the kids in each of us...


--bill

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Fwd: [MUST VIEW/LISTEN!] TED TALK: Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 22:05:05 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
If you are interested in creativity and would love to hear 19 minutes
of delight...you must listen/watch this  Sir Ken Robinson is
entertaining as heck!

THANKS JEFF SAPERSTEIN and LAURA MAPPIN for fowarding this.

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Chickens stop rabbits from fighting

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 01:03:55 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
Peacekeeping chickens don't need tasers to maintain order.
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/11/17/chickens-stop-rabbit.html

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                *** Xanni ***

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Improv Everywhere 2008

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 01:50:32 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
We last featured Improv Everywhere in 2006.  Here are a couple of their
latest missions:

http://improveverywhere.com/2008/11/17/welcome-back/
http://improveverywhere.com/2008/04/07/best-game-ever/

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Stanley Submarines

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 03:35:57 +1030

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

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

Karl Stanley designed and built two deep-diving submarines without any
licenses, registration or insurance, and has spent the last ten years
taking passengers as low as 2500 feet at a barrier reef in Honduras.

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2008 Interactive Fiction Competition winners

Thu, 20 Nov 2008 17:38:47 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://ifcomp.org/

Play "Violet" and "Everybody Dies" online:
http://parchment.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/parchment.html?story=http://www.ifarchive.org/if-archive/games/competition2008/zcode/violet/violet.zblorb
http://nomediakings.org/EverybodyDies.jnlp (requires Java)

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"Star Wars" - an a cappella tribute to John Williams

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 12:38:30 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk5_OSsawz4
http://www.moosebutter.com/starwars

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New Pixar short: "Burn-E"

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 12:40:04 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.filmofilia.com/2008/11/17/wall-e-concept-art-and-burn-e-short-film/

Here’s a new short film from Pixar - BURN-E or Basic Utility Repair Nano
Engineer.  The seven and a half minute short film which is included on
the DVD/Blu-ray release of WALL-E is directed by Angus MacLane.

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[A wonderful set of videos for those of you curious about the visual world!] Don't miss video: Hunting The Hidden Dimension with Benoit Mandelbrot (Nova/PBS)

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 04:12:25 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
I can't say enough about his documentary...

NOVA - HUNTING THE HIDDEN DIMENSION

FRACTAL GEOMETRY OF NATURE!!!!!

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The 2009 AAAS/Science Dance Contest

Mon, 24 Nov 2008 12:47:30 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
Expressing your PhD thesis through the medium of interpretive dance:
http://gonzolabs.org/dance/

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MAKE presents: The LED

Mon, 24 Nov 2008 12:59:07 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/11/make_presents_the_led.html

"LEDs are in technology all around us, familiar and helpful for sure but
you may wonder - Who invented them? How do I use one? Is it possible to
make my own LED?!?"

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Esquire feature on Dean Kamen

Tue, 25 Nov 2008 14:19:34 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.esquire.com/features/dean-kamen-1208

"The inventor of the Segway and more now has an idea worth tens of
millions of lives. But no one cares. Tracking Lord Dumpling's genius on
his seceded island of geekery."

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Mellotron!

Tue, 25 Nov 2008 23:43:25 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrXtmKGkSa4
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mellotron

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Better Place electric car networks

Wed, 26 Nov 2008 12:07:25 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Better_Place
http://www.betterplace.com/

California announcement:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/nov/20/energy-renewableenergy

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At last, for Yorick. Bequeathed skull stars in Hamlet

Wed, 26 Nov 2008 12:14:08 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/theatre/article5233132.ece

A concert pianist’s dying wish to appear on stage in Hamlet has been
realised 26 years after his death.

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Wakamaru robot appears in new play

Thu, 27 Nov 2008 12:46:18 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://news.cnet.com/8300-11386_3-76.html

Hataraku Watashi ("I, Worker"), by playwright Oriza Hirata, focuses on a
couple who own two housekeeping robots, one of which loses its
motivation to work.

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Open source hardware 2008

Sun, 30 Nov 2008 13:01:57 +1030

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

Andrew Pam
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/11/_draft_open_source_hardwa.html

"This is one of the new and emerging trends we've seen really take off
over the last few years. Each year we do a guide to all open source
hardware and this year there are over 60 projects/kits - it's incredible!"

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