I can’t decide which one is cuter… Voltron or the littlest Link?
Erik’s Links For November 2nd 2008
- Resize Your Web Browser with Bookmarklets : CreativeTechs Tips:
Neat way to quickly resize your web browser to certain widths
- A Primer In Selling Your Art At Festivals
Some good things to keep in mind when I finally start selling my work
- The Best Mouse You’ve Ever Had: Lifehacker
I’ve been thinking about replacing my Logitech MX500 which is starting to show some wear & tear
- Cool Tools: Palm Nailer
- Sounds like an interesting tool. Now I just need something to nail… Badum-Tish
From The Page: A palm nailer is a magic hammer. Like a nail gun, you hook it up to an air compressor, but unlike a nail gun, it can be held in the palm of one hand. Its appearance doesn’t make its usage obvious, but this air tool pounds in nail after nail without hurting your hand at all. Just place a nail exactly where you want it. Press the opening on the nailer over the nail, and BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! — compressed air drives a little hammer head inside the sleeve to gently pound in the nail. It takes about 10+ taps to get a nail all the way in, but in under a second.
- How to Tie a Bowline Knot: Video Demonstration
Always be prepared…
- Editor-in-Chief John Owens, of Popular Photography, shares the sights and shooting secrets of Tokyo, Japan while visiting Nikon headquarters
- Printing 4ft x 4ft photographs in a small enclosed area has its own inherent difficulties, as Ctein of “The Online Photographer” recently discovered. Lets just say an Epson 9800 printer takes up a fair amount of space just by its lonesome.
Check out this awesome ceramic pinhole camera created by Steve Irvine.
“It is made of stoneware, fired to 1,300 degrees C. (2,350 F.) It has a matte black glaze on the inside. Overall, it measures h 22.5 x w 20 x 20.5 cm. on the outside. It’s designed to take a 4 x 5 inch piece of photo paper. The negative holder on the inside is made from three strips of black weather stripping.”
Heres the example shot.
This photo is also part of a project called “Geographic Composition“. A bunch of photographers in different geographic locations ranging from Seattle to Sweden are given a theme then we submit pictures of said theme a week later. The first theme is “Beginnings”, and this was my contribution. You can find everyone else’s submissions here.
The U.S. Naval Observatory provides a simple and easy to use website to lookup the sunrise & sunset time for anywhere in the world. You just need city and state, or latitude and longitude for the rest of world, and you’re golden.
Here’s whats happening astronomically tonight.
The following information is provided for Bellevue, King County, Washington (longitude W122.2, latitude N47.6):Tuesday 26 June 2007 Pacific Daylight Time SUN Begin civil twilight 4:32 a.m. Sunrise 5:12 a.m. Sun transit 1:11 p.m. Sunset 9:11 p.m. End civil twilight 9:51 p.m. MOON Moonrise 4:57 p.m. on preceding day Moonset 2:00 a.m. Moonrise 6:07 p.m. Moon transit 10:20 p.m. Moonset 2:27 a.m. on following day
Phase of the Moon on 26 June: waxing gibbous with 86% of the Moon’s visible disk illuminated.
Full Moon on 30 June 2007 at 6:49 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
Pretty cool, no?
Link Via Strobist
Chasing That Feeling
We adopted two pooches over the weekend, they’re originally from a shelter over in Montreal, Canada. The pups are a Shih Zu/Maltese mix, 9 months old, and weigh in at 7 & 9 lbs (3.14 & 4 kg). They’re remarkably energetic and have succeeded in freaking out the cat. It’s interesting to watch since they’ll gang up on her, one going around the left side while the other circles around the right. Plus they’re just as fast as the cat, so her only advantage is her ability to go vertical. So now my bedroom is the designated cat zone, with a baby gate to prevent raids, while the office is the DMZ.