Dash cams are huge in Russia, where insurance fraud is rampant and terrible drivers are common. I’m driving through the west side of Baltimore every day, which resembles Russia in many respects. This gets filed under “Nice to have when we have some more money: dashcamtalk.com reviews and compares most of the major models out there right now.
Each F-1 engine was uniquely built by hand, and each has its own undocumented quirks. In addition, the design process used in the 1960s was necessarily iterative: engineers would design a component, fabricate it, test it, and see how it performed. Then they would modify the design, build the new version, and test it again. This would continue until the design was “good enough.”
Dusting around my collection of tube radios on Saturday, I got to thinking about why I haven’t added an iPod connector to my large floor set (considering it’s not pulling in stations anymore and chances it’ll ever get fixed are slim). Instructables has a great Vintage Tube Radio & MP3 Upgrade article which has lots of good information beyond just the upgrade– links to parts, schematics, and other good resources.
I just found this album via Spotify: Disappear Here by Hybrid. Real nice atmospheric drum and bass, with a sultry female vocal over 3/4 of the tracks. Standout cuts are "Salt", "Formula of Fear" and the title track.
In the same vein as Bring A Trailer and Barn Finds, LockingHub.com is nothing but 4x4s of various flavors.
I find this interesting because Jen and I had a cicada-themed wedding back in 2004: A Century of Cicadas is the NY Times' interactive feature outlining the appearance of each brood all the way back to 1893. Apparently our wedding guests were Brood X, while our impending guests will be Brood II.
Child psychologist Donald Winncott describes the pure play of youth, where an unboundedness is the required work of a healthy developing mind, and continues to be an vital part of being an authentic self into adulthood. Is this was role-playing is about? Authenticity? And is someone supposed to find authenticity imagining they are, say, a magic-user in search of arcane lore?
Ooooh, you tease. Boards Of Canada have mysteriously released several vinyl albums via Record Store Day, and there is still speculation as to what they are, if they're all the same, or what they even mean.