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Cyborg drummer short documentary

Cyborg drummer

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 5

14 Minutes of Deleted MONTY PYTHON Animation from Terry Gilliam


Portrait of the Buddha as a Deadbeat Dad

Creative arts

Some cool tutorials by artists on Wacom USA’s site

The most ridiculous wireless phone speaker system?

Concept? Cool! Price? Stupid!


Stupid expensive boombox for your phone.

I guess 20 hours of use is cool. A diamond in the front is just dumb.

“The best critical battery warning…” is really something this guy says.


He says is it $300, but it is listed as $889 plus shipping on Amazon now.

It is obvious he is Canadian based on how be said “about”. 😉

Vegan Iron Man food, crazy Columbian drugs, a 4k camera, and Stormtrooper costume DIY

Screenshot_101515_011336_AMVegan punk rock Iron Man!

This guy is effin’ awesome.

check out a strange and powerful drug called Scopolamine, also known as “The Devil’s Breath.”

4k 3-axis stabilized hand-held camera rig from DJI

A bit more info


Laser-Cut Millennium Falcon Kit!

How to Get Into Any Hotel Pool

Apollo Missions images and video


Apollo Missions



Runkeeper Walks in Germany and Amsterdam

Runkeeper in Europe


I was not familiar with Kölsch (although it mainly is just top fermented from my understanding*) before Köln, but now that I had several while in Germany I have found a few here!

Berkeley Bowl has one from Ballast Point.


Beer Advocate has a bit more

As well as one from Cali Craft , the Cali Cöast.


They tend to be less bubbly due to the way they are fermented which means you can drink them a bit more than a beer with more bubbles.

*My friend Nina added “…and fermented a little bit colder than an ale…”

Links 10.13.2015

previously unreleased footage of 1955 atomic bomb testing


Ruffalo and Leto are undercover at NY ComiCon 2015


#NYCC they had no idea 🙂

A photo posted by JARED LETO (@jaredleto) on

Miniature film set museum

Toshiba’s new Dynapad is a Surface clone for people who draw




Photo book of images shot by a 4 year old


I just sponsored this. Makes me realize I should make a photo book of my more art-oriented images.

Hawkeye Hueys portrait of the American West



from Nerdist


Hands-on with the Sublevel Zero preview build—it’s Descent, and that’s great

Links, music, and video for 09.23.2015


This report is rad and calls out the hypocritical republican rhetoric. Fiorina implies her daughter died from pot? Fear mongering!

The Second Season of Serial Will Be About Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Old King’s Island ride from the 80s I never rode, but heard about.

From Laughing Squid


Why ROOT the HTC Thunderbolt?

How about a fast, new, & affordable phone you don’t need to root?

ROOTed Thunderbolt with alternative ROM installed (Liquid Smooth)
Apps requiring ROOT

The Advantages of ROOTing your Android phone

Warning: Modifying your phone could void the manufacturer’s warranty. The author is not responsible for anything you do to your phone. You have been warned!

The HTC Thunderbolt is a great older and currently very inexpensiveLTE/4G phone available on Verizon, but the stock version (with the HTC Sense UI) has some issues, among them battery life.

First: What is ROOTing?

HTC and Verizon have both locked the user from some functions and features on the Thunderbolt. A ROOTed phone allows full access to the some of the most basic elements of the device.

Once you have achieved ROOT access on your phone, in addition to being able to install other versions of Android, you can use apps that require ROOT access. A few good examples are apps that let you backup the device, share the phone’s data connection via wifi or USB (tether), and get better battery life by allowing you to tweak performance settings.

Underclocking the phone (running the processor below the top speed) is one way to save battery life and requires ROOT access. SetCPU is an app that lets you set your processor to run slower when you aren’t using the phone and at full speed when actively using the device. This can increase battery life tremendously.

Another benefit is the ability to install different versions of Android. In the PC world, it is like being able to install different versions of Windows or Linux.

I, for example, am currently runningLiquid Gingerbread v3.2, which is based on Android 2.3.7 (the stock ROM is based on 2.3.4). Once you have ROOT access, you can use an app, such as ROM Manager (available in the Android Market) to backup, download, and install other versions of Android (ROMs) on your phone. Such comprehensive backup is reason enough for some to ROOT their phone.

Revolutionary is the easiest tool to ROOT your Thunderbolt, but Verizon has been pushing out over-the-air (OTA) updates that upgrade the Thunderbolt from Build Number: 2.11.605.5 to Build Number: 2.11.605.9.

Revolutionary will, sadly, not work on 2.11.605.9, but if you have 2.11.605.5, the process is relatively simple.

Root time?

Ready to ROOT your Thunderbolt?

Make sure you have 2.11.605.5 and follow this guide by Lifehacker to complete the process.

Don’t buy anything from

Don’t buy anything from Their products fall apart and then they don’t care or offer to do anything about it.

What are my choices for a portable computer on a budget?

What are my choices for a portable computer on a budget?

A computer as a glorified web browser

Most people use a computer for web browsing, email, and the occasional application.

If this describes you, then inexpensive computers, including notebook andnetbook computers will meet most of their needs.

Don’t expect to play the latest games, edit HD video, or run many applications at once, but all your Facebook, Twitter, and HubPages needs can be met for less than $400.

These machines are also good choices for children due to their small size and low cost.

Although specific models and prices may vary, the general principles are applicable to most portable computers.

Be aware that many manufacturers no longer produce netbooks, but you may find an inexpensive used one.

Update: Many people will find tablet and Chromebook PCs to be a great alternative to netbooks.

What sort of portable computer can I get for less than $400?

UPDATE 2014: Since this article was written, many manufacturers have ceased production of netbooks. A tablet (think Android Nexus devices) or a Google Chromebook may be a better choice at this point.

There are certainly some caveats for for a portable computer in this price range. More than likely you will be looking at netbooks. A netbook computer has lower-end technical specifications than a more expensive notebook computer. It will have a less powerful CPU, like the Intel Atom processor. These machines also come with less memory and have limited RAM expandability options. They will also have smaller hard drives and no optical (CD/DVD) drives in the main computer body, but a USB optical drive can be added if you need the ability to read optical media. A netbook might also lack a wired network connection.

On the lower end of the price spectrum, refurbished hardware is common. A refurbished machine generally has only a 90 day warranty and getting service from many of the large companies that “refurb” machines can sometimes be difficult. Be aware that just because the computer is a brand and model from a major manufacturer (Acer, Dell, etc.) that does not mean you will necessarily receive technical or warranty support from that company and in many cases there will be little real technical support.

Due to the cost of Microsoft Windows 7, netbooks typically have Linux or Windows 7 Starter as the operating system and not the more feature-rich Windows Home or Windows Home Premium.

Where should I shop for my budget netbook?

TigerDirect, and Amazon are a couple of the reputable online merchants who stock refurbished netbook and notebook computers for competitive prices. Here are thenetbook models Geeks offers.

For $350, you will probably find a machine with a 3 cell battery that can last close to 4 hours. Most netbooks have either a 3 or 6 cell battery. Sometimes you can find a 9 cell version, but 9 cell batteries tend to be rather large. It might make sense to buy an additional battery, once you determine the model you are purchasing. Keep in mind batteries made by the netbook manufacturer can be expensive, but less expensive batteries are often available directly from Asia.

At the time of publication, these are the specifications for a sub $400 refurbished netbook computer at Geeks.

Black HP Mini 1103 Atom N455 1.66GHz 10.1-inch LED Netbook

  • 10.1-inch LED-backlit (1024 x 600) WSVGA resolution
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Starter pre-installed w/CoA
  • 6-cell Li-ion battery
  • Intel Atom N455 1.66 GHz processor w/Intel Hyper-Threading
  • 1 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 250 GB SATA hard drive
  • No optical drive
  • Integrated High Definition audio with built-in stereo speakers
  • Integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet (wired)
  • Integrated IEEE 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN (wifi)
  • Built-in 4-in-1 media card reader
  • Built-in webcam and microphone
  • QWERTY keyboard with Touchpad

If you find a model you like, I recommend researching the model on sites such as Cnet, before you make a purchase.



New puzzle in the store

9.5″ x 7.5″ rectangular jigsaw puzzles

$20 plus shipping



Green face watch $35

Green face watch $35 + shipping

More watches here

$30 each and combined shipping for 2 or more watches purchased at a time (limited time offer).


Here are the color options available for the band




email for order or inquiries about higher volumes

Credit card accepted via PayPal

New Postcard design (Greetings from Graph Paper City!)


New postcard design on my zazzle store.

Pics from walking and cycling this weekend



Trying out some products on Zazzle

Greeting Cards


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