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This is my treadmill desk! As of this writing, I have been using this for five months. This is not a new idea (I’ve wanted to do this ever since I saw this video five years ago), but I haven’t seen anyone use these particular parts. If you’re interested in “building” one, this page will give you Amazon links, prices, and advice (though I’m certainly no expert). Prices are what I paid on Amazon; they may have changed since then. Links will open in new tabs. Read more…
I just got a couple of the new TypeMatrix keyboards. I’m friends with the owners, and years ago I made their promo video:
The new version is great, but some of the keys have been switched around, and I’m very picky. Luckily, autohotkey allows you to remap keys very easily (I always have a script running anyway). AHK can do tons of amazing things, but for our purposes we’re just going to do some simple remapping. The basics are:
Download and install AHK
Create a new text file (with notepad or whatever), and add the code below. Save it with the extension “.ahk”
Double-click on the .ahk file you just saved, to launch it
It may seem confusing at first, because AHK is not a program you launch. You simply install it, and then launch each script individually. You can also create .exe files so you don’t need AHK installed, but I prefer to keep them .ahk so I can keep editing them at any time easily (I change my mind a lot). Read more…
On October 10th, 2010 I attended “The Beckoning of Lovely”:
The Beckoning of Lovely is an expanding film project involving hundreds of strangers from around the world. Amy Krouse Rosenthal initiated the project last fall by filming a spontaneous public gathering on 8/08/08 at “The Bean” in Millennium Park. The event was a beautiful testament to the power of community, cooperation, and hope amongst strangers in the name of all things lovely. The project has since evolved into the making of a full-length feature film.
What exactly the event would entail remained vague, but my girlfriend wanted to go, and it sounded like it could be cool. I watched the 08/08/08 video, and it seemed like it could be something akin to the mp3 experiment (except with more art, and no mp3). Here’s the 08/08/08 video: Read more…
Here are most of the photos I took at the film shoot for “Lion’s Den.” I was trying to get “action shots” of everyone there, so a lot of these aren’t the greatest, but I figured the people in them still might want them. Some are a bit blurry, badly framed, and taken in low light, but I removed the really bad and redundant ones. Here is the flash gallery:
I recommend clicking the “full screen” button at the top right, and turn on autoplay if you’d like. You can also use your arrow keys to cycle through the photos. If you want to download these photos, you can browse the raw directory here:
At Pitchfork I found a cool lost cellphone, but instead of keeping it we were able to track down the guy and give it back. I liked it so much that I bought the same model on ebay. Yesterday it came, AND SOMEONE STOLE IT from my doorstep. All I found was an empty, ripped-open box. Awesome. Just further proof that there’s no such thing as karma.
Heteronyms are words with the same spelling, but different pronunciation/meaning. My friend and I were trying to come up with sentences that can be interpreted two different ways; here are a few of mine (italics on the heteronyms):
The President’s handwriting was sloppy on the treaty, so he resigned.
Hand me that sakazuki, for Christ’s sake!
The tailoring on my new shirt was terrible, so I stuffed it in the sewer.
This is a post I wrote back in 2006, but never actually posted. I was just looking through old files and found it. I always joke about how we should be eating raw blocks of tofu while walking down the street, and that’s a reference to this horrible, horrible episode. Vegans are almost always portrayed badly on tv, since there’s apparently no reason to include them unless the episode is about them wanting meat, unfortunately. So here’s a partial transcript of the episode, with a few of my comments.
For anyone not familiar with this show, it is NOT a reality cooking show, it’s a fictional comedy. Read more…