Wikipedia defines steampunked objects as:
"Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual craftpersons into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style."
This monitor and keyboard for a Mac mini is a gorgeous example:
See it here in full detail
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The Nike 'Swoosh' logo cost just $35 (equivalent to $184 today #).
It was designed by graphic design student Carolyn Davidson in 1971 and for her services she charged $35 at a rate of $2/hour.
Phil Knight, the company's co-founder, repaid her in 1982 with a gold Swoosh ring and an unknown amount of Nike stock.
From: A Welsh View
Posted by steco at 11:39 PM
Sunday, March 09, 2008
1953: Coup in America
Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected President of the United States, a country that receives most of its income from oilfields in Pennsylvania and Texas. The oil is pumped and distributed by the Persian-American Oil Company, owned by Iran.
Fulfilling a major campaign promise, Eisenhower reviews the oil production-sharing agreements between Iran and the USA. As Iran is taking more than 90% of American oil revenues, Eisenhower attempts to renegotiate this arrangement on more even terms for his country.
Prime Minister Mossadegh of Iran is outraged at this show of "American greed." Instead of negotiating, Iran sends its intelligence agents to carry out a policy of regime change. They hire an assortment of American street gangs to do the grunt work.
Bombs destroy churches and community centers across the United States. Fliers and pamphlets appear everywhere, claiming that Eisenhower is a member of Communist Party USA. The Communists, according to the fliers, are destroying churches for Eisenhower to help liberate Americans from the "opiate of the masses." Local newspapers, covertly funded by Iran, echo these ideas. American public opinion is inflamed against President Eisenhower.
The Iranians bribe unpatriotic generals like L.L. Limnitzer to lead the coup against Eisenhower. The Iranians want an authoritarian, fiercely anti-Communist dictator who will never attempt anything resembling nationalization of the American oilfields. After carefully weighing the options, Iran installs Senator Joseph McCarthy as their puppet king to rule the USA.
Read on Via LewRockwell.Com
Posted by steco at 12:25 PM
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Tim Noble and Sue Webster make scuptures of themselves using piles of junk and a light.
More examples of their work here on think or thwim
Posted by steco at 8:03 PM
Thursday, March 06, 2008
To help google improve it's image search they've created a game of sorts.
You are paired with someone else at random, shown an image and you both keep typing labels for the image until you both agree on a label. The faster you agree the higher your score.
At the end you get to see your partners guesses.
Go play the google image labeler game
Posted by steco at 12:24 AM
Monday, March 03, 2008
This page allows anyone to search Pennsylvania attorneys and gain information about an attorney such as an attorney's status or whether an attorney, has been subjected to public discipline and/or disability. Orders for public discipline are generally not effective until thirty (30) days after they are entered, and the online database is updated semimonthly. Thus listings may not reflect disciplinary actions taken within the last 30-60 days.
Check out your attorney
Posted by steco at 12:39 AM
More and more borrowers are watching their house values sink while the cost of their loans skyrockets. What to do? Skip out on the mortgage all together.
Homeowners are abandoning their homes and, more importantly, their mortgages, rather than trying to keep up with rising payments on deteriorating assets. So many people are handing their keys back to lenders that a new term has been coined for it: jingle mail.
"I stopped paying my mortgage in October, after shelling out about $70,000 in interest [over 15 months]," said one borrower, David, who doesn't want his last name used. "Now, I'm just waiting for the default notice."
Read more Via CNN
Posted by steco at 12:31 AM
Search able site for Philadelphia Health code inspections
Search for any written violations of food businesses - including restaurants, bakeries, street carts - subject to inspection by Environmental Health Services in the city of Philadelphia.
Search a Restaurant
Mobile Version available too
Posted by steco at 12:17 AM