Sunday, December 21, 2008

bethel maine 122' snow woman

this is taking foolheartiness to a new level...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Finally Nextflixing for Mac

Being a long time part of Apple-dom, I must accept that the majority out there will not understand why they are missing out. The irony is, I enjoy the inadvertent underdog aspect and relish in the undescoverd superiority of the Best Platform that is Mac. But being at the top has its drawbacks. The software, tech and product worlds produce things for PC and rightfully so, due to marketshare and profitability. So it's not uncommon to have to wait for, or never to see, features and products that the PC world enjoys. One example it the "watch inswtantly" option on Netflix. With I'm veyr happy to report is now available on Mac.

I had to wait, but Mac is accknolwedged! I think I'm finally happy.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Hope & Hopeless

Shepard Fairey, is well known for the Obey Giant Propaganda phenomonon that he began with a casual sticker out of RISD many years ago. This year he's become something of a cult hero with his poster promoting Obama/Hope. The image has been seen litereally everywhere and seems to have become iconic image of Obama's campaign and victory.

It's nothing short of amazing to see the hillarious riffs on the theme of a single poster.

And now, he's excited to do the cover of Mad Magazine.


Friday, August 15, 2008

Dad and kids make Star Wars VII

Check out the amazing Star Wars VII sequel made by awesome Mark Lucier and his awesome kids Alex and Noah.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Rainbow connection

I was reminded of the phenomenal rainbow from last year's burn. Everyone there witnessed two 180 degree arches of the boldest and brightest rainbow imaginable. Some claim to have seen a triple rainbow, though it was fleeting if there at all. However, I saw a bizarre echo of colors under the first rainbow - which I've never seen anything like it before or since. There were 3 to 5 faint stripes of vibrating color in the 2 o'clock position of the arch. I've spoke several others about it
and most didn't see it, but I know it was there. Since then, I've had many conversations about that moment, and it seems that a collective feeling of awe prevails from that special occasion. So I've been wondering, what exactly creates a second rainbow?

Wikipedia offers "Secondary rainbows are caused by a double reflection of sunlight inside the raindrops" and as a result "the colors of a secondary rainbow are inverted compared to the primary bow."

"A third, or tertiary, rainbow can be seen on rare occasions, and a few observers have reported seeing quadruple rainbow" Echoing stripes below the first arch are very rare, but can happen too.

And I'm happy to learn that I wasn't imagining things, there is infact something called Supernumerary Rainbows "caused by interference between rays of light following slightly different paths with slightly varying lengths within the raindrops" It's the result of constructive and destructive interferences. "The very existence of supernumerary rainbows was historically a first indication of the wave nature of light". Evidence that light is a wave! That is so cool. Here is a Flikr pool of supernumerary rainbows.

Mother nature is the ultimate effects coordinator, and she sure got the invitation for 2007: First we saw the full lunar eclipse at midnight monday night, then the rain shower in the high desert and legendary rainbow that followed, and let's not forget the fierce dust storms while everyone was packing up and leaving.

Nearly a week before leaving for the Burn '08, can't wait to see what's in store this year...