dreaming of a life after cubicles


Star Wars space battle re-enacted with hands
January 23, 2007, 3:34 pm
Filed under: geek, sci fi, streaming media

Cory Doctorow: This fan-made re-enactment of the final space battle from the original Star Wars movie uses nothing but elaborately posed naked hands (the actors are wearing all black and are nearly invisible) that swoop, dive, shoot and dodge. It’s surprisingly effective — and incredibly creative. Link (via Neatorama)



Config your own action figure!!!
December 13, 2006, 9:52 am
Filed under: geek, toys, web

Cory Doctorow:
Vicale offers a DIY action-figure toolkit: use a Flash-based configurator to spec out your fig’s head, clothes, armaments and accessories and they’ll build and ship it to you. I’d like it better if there was more customization — especially in body type, etc — but this is getting one step closer to my boyhood dream of being able to create a line of my own action figs. Link (via Tokyo Mango)



Battlestar Galacticsimpsons
December 13, 2006, 7:45 am
Filed under: cartoon, geek, sci fi

Xeni Jardin: The ancient gods have heard my prayers! Behold, the entire crew of Battlestar Galactica, reimagined as Simpsons characters by Dylan Meconis.

Link to entire set. (thanks, Sean Bonner!!!)



Junk robot sculptures
December 13, 2006, 7:40 am
Filed under: art, geek, sci fi

Cory Doctorow:  There are lots of amazing, beautiful robot sculptures made out of junk parts out there, but the robots at Bennett Robot Works in Brooklyn are really spesh. Link (via Watchismo)



I thought I was a Dork
December 8, 2006, 10:18 am
Filed under: development, geek, movies

Hollywood’s dumbest depictions of code

Cory Doctorow: Drivl’s list of “What code DOESN’T do in real life (that it does in the movies)” should be turned into a stencil and spraypainted on alternating sidewalk squares leading up to the main gates of every movie studio in LA…

Link (via Global Nerdy)



How many Firefox extensions do you have?
December 7, 2006, 2:08 pm
Filed under: geek, web



Is there life on mars?
December 7, 2006, 8:46 am
Filed under: geek, science

NASA Finds Evidence of Recent Flowing Water on Mars

SonicSpike writes to mention that Scientists are claiming that they have evidence of water flowing on Mars within the last five years. From the article: “Subsurface aquifers or melting ground ice were floated as possible sources of the water. One of the springs even appears at a fault line, according to Malin, just as they often do on Earth. The shortness of the gulleys, which seem to flow for but a few hundred yards, might be accounted for by a process similar to a volcano’s eruption on Earth, with water instead of magma building up underground, and ice, instead of fire, characterizing the resulting flow.”