Greg Hunter

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A Toy A Day Keeps The Doldrums Away

In Comics, Games, Personal Tech, The Internet on December 20, 2009 at 5:42 AM

Revisiting your childhood playthings means preparing for disappointment. Play-Doh doesn’t taste as good as you remember, or you realize that Legos are basically lots and lots of choking parts. So how does a member of the working world blow off some steam without tarnishing the past–or worse, resorting to the incessant clicking of a Newton’s Cradle?

Stop it!

Luckily, there’s a blog for that. Toy-A-Day posts downloadable blueprints for paper toys you can assemble yourself with some simple cutting and folding.

Cut loose, DIY-style, and without the baggage. Even if you’ve outgrown Doctor Octopus (I haven’t), you can make your own Mr. Natural!

Or Gorbachev.


The Color of the Season

In The Internet on December 11, 2009 at 6:49 AM

Pantone announced their color of 2010: 5-5519 Turquoise. Seeing it, I immediately grew nostalgic for a time in computing history when backgrounds were tiled and Netscape ruled the internet. But why was I feeling this wave of nostalgia?

“Turquoise Transports Us to an Exciting, Tropical Paradise While Offering a Sense of Protection and Healing in Stressful Times,” according to Pantone’s website. Well I guess if referencing old browsers and old operating systems is your version of a tropical paradise, then Pantone, job well done.