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16 Feb, 2010

Screwpop keyring tool

Posted by: Dave In: Design|DIY|Gadgets

I love stumbling across good industrial design.  And when the industrial design involves a tool, it’s even better.  I follow several tool/gadget blogs and stumbled into this while reading one of my favorite tool blogs, Toolmonger. It’s pretty amazing how much planning and effort goes into a little tool like this.  You may see a […]

I love interesting data visualizations and happened to stumble upon this map of nuclear explosions since 1945 (high res) on Neatorama. I have a lot of respect for designers who can take a mass of data and create an elegantly simple visualization like this one. Original high res image (via Neatorama) – Dave

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15 Sep, 2009

Three Frames

Posted by: Dave In: Photography|Web|Weird

Sometimes you only need three frames. This site may hurt your brain.  I make no promises. – Dave

Link to video (via Laughing Squid)

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Link to video (via TMBLG)

30 Nov, 2008

Blahblahfish translation

Posted by: Dave In: Communication|Humor|Usability|Web

Have you ever wondered what is lost or gained in automated translation services?  Have you ever used a web-based language translation tool like Google Translator or BabelFish and gotten a bizarre result? An amusing site called Blahblah Fish translates your words into the language of your choice and then back out again into english.  Hilarity […]

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09 Nov, 2008

The toast is strong in this one

Posted by: Dave In: Gadgets|Humor

If you’re wondering which side to butter…might I suggest The Dark Side. (Sorry, the Star Wars puns are flying out of me tonight.) Link (via Neatorama)

Video link (via Ectoplasmosis) This looks cool and painful at the same time. -Dave

31 Aug, 2008

That’s snot what I want!

Posted by: Dave In: Design|Gadgets|Weird

This classy nose-shaped shampoo & conditioner dispenser can be yours for a mere $18 bucks. The idea of rubbing snot into your hair seems to be marketable product. Who knew? Product link (via boingboing) – Dave


  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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