Iran’s exceptional reaction to 9/11 attacks

“Iran’s sympathetic response to the American tragedy has been exceptional for a country under US economic siege for two decades. Only hours after the Sept. 11 attack, President Muhammad…

Source: Iran’s exceptional reaction to 9/11 attacks: candlelit vigils for the victims and 60k soccer fans respected a minute’s silence 

On Generative Algorithms: Introduction · inconvergent

A biased illustrated essay on generative algorithms written by Anders Hoff.

Source: On Generative Algorithms: Introduction · inconvergent

netdata: Real-time performance monitoring, done right!

netdata – Real-time performance monitoring, done right!

Source: firehol/netdata: Real-time performance monitoring, done right!

Looks awesome!

Chill Music For a Sunday Morning

Via: Metafilter, Via: Other People

Via: Grandbrothers, a piano duet from Dusseldorf. Found along the way.

Solar System Mandala

solar system mandala

8 Earth years are roughly equal to 13 Venus years, meaning the two planets approximately trace out this pattern with 5-fold symmetry as they orbit the Sun.

Via: iBleeedorange @ Reddit

Carry-on 2.0 Bag

PRE-SALE In September 2013, we launched the original Carry-on. It raised over $340,000 in 30 days (more than 11x our original goal). It was a Kickstarter Staff Pick. And at the time, it was the most-funded bag in Kickstarter history. Better than that? It was shipped on-time. We had an incredible group of backers doing incredible things, and as they travelled the world doing those things, they sent us feedback. We’re building a company that makes gear for real life. Naturally, the development process for the Carry-on 2.0 looked something like this: 10,000+ emails  2+ years of testing  Uncountable late-night Skype calls with dodgy connections 3,278,453,278 team ‘debates’  1 black eye (don’t ask) In summary: we listened, we questioned, we politely disagreed with each other, we thanked our users profusely. And then, we made the Carry-on 2.0. The Carry-on 2.0 is the

Source: Carry-on 2.0 Bag

QWERKYWRITER | Typewriter-Inspired Mechanical Keyboard

Typewriter-Inspired Mechanical Keyboard Kickstarter Success

Source: QWERKYWRITER | Typewriter-Inspired Mechanical Keyboard

physically sketching room-sized objects at actual scale 

Using hollow tubes of packing tape, it’s possible to prototype large structures quickly at full scale.

Source: protopiper: physically sketching room-sized objects at actual scale – robertkovax

Themonuclear Art

Via Kottke and Nasa

Simplelink SensorTag


The Bluetooth Smart SensorTag is designed to shorten the design time for Bluetooth App development from months to hours by allowing App developers to write Apps that enable and use advanced sensors directly from a smartphone without any firmware or embedded software development.

Source: Simplelink SensorTag –

Low power microcontroller with a whole host of sensors on board, speaks either BLE or Zigbee for only $30!

Biopod – Smart Microhabitat



The sweet spot


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The four stages of life

couple is walking in the rain under an umbrella, abstract colorful oil painting

Mimicry, Self Discovery, Commitment, and Legacy
There’s a million and one ways to talk about our lives, but this one seemed to strike a chord with me.
By Mark Manson

Mad Max Survival Technique: Solar Still

Should you find yourself in a post apocalyptic wasteland ruled by water-hording warlords, please remember the solar still.



One of the most significant survival tools created in the last 40 years, the solar still was developed by two physicians working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Results of extensive testing in the Arizona deserts by the U.S. Air Force proved that when properly assembled, the still can save your life.

There are only 2 essential components to constructing the solar still — a container to catch the water and a 6 x 6-footsheet of clear plastic. A shovel or trowel, a length of plastic tube and tape are all optional.
The container can be a collapsible cup, an empty plastic bottle, a small cooking pot or just about anything with a large enough opening to catch falling drops of water. In a pinch, even tin foil or a sandwich bag can be fashioned into a workable receptacle.
The sheet of clear plastic can be a ground cloth used under tents when backpacking or a thin painting drop cloth. Both work well as long as there are no tears or holes. This is the one item that should be carried at all times, since there is no natural substitute out in the boonies. I keep a 6 x 12-foot plastic drop cloth taped inside my daypack, large enough to make two stills if necessary. Some desert rats like to keep their plastic sheets folded inside a hip sack or as part of their first-aid kits.
A 6-foot length of flexible plastic tubing, similar to the kind used in fish tanks is a non-essential but desirable addition to the still components. This will allow you to drink accumulated water without needing to break down the solar still, inevitably affecting its efficiency.



Offgrid, solar & wind powered, rain harvesting self contained living quarters.