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?
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!
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.
In The Internet on August 17, 2009 at 10:05 AM
The funnest part about surfing the web from China is the local ads that appear on websites. Like the one above, that I found on NYTimes.com. The ad looks completely meaningless; a food pyramid looking triangle with three labels that don’t really seem to point to something. After the jump, I’ll tell you what the Chinese title is, but I’m warning you it really doesn’t clarify what the picture is about much.
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