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December 31 asides

Mission Workshop I was walking in my old ’hood and noticed a sign pointing down a dead-end alley which previously looked like it only contained the back doors to businesses fronting on the next street. The sign was for Mission Workshop, and it had a cool logo, and I was curious…so I checked it out. […]

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October 28 asides

AeroPress Velma’s dad David bought an AeroPress coffee press while he was out here and it’s pretty cool. I’m considering buying one myself. Scientists at University of Manchester have perfected facial recognition on mobile phones As one of the researchers, Dr. Philip A. Tresadern, wrote, “A video of your face contains useful information such as […]

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Thursday top 5

“Happy”A short animation from Vancouver Film School. This one’s for Sage and Dakota. x D [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fccrd8cMKNA] The Russian Avante-Garde Book: 1910–1934An online exhibit from the MoMA (New York). This one’s for Olya and any people who appreciate historical art, design, and typography.www.moma.org/exhibitions/2002/russian/ Carrier PigeonA well-done video podcast about all kinds of stuff, from designer Dave […]

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Thursday top 5

“Drifting” by guitarist Andy MckeeDid I post this before? I can’t remember, but it’s a great performance. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddn4MGaS3N4] LOLsecretzMashing up two of the most famous Internet memes.lolsecretz.blogspot.com/ Awesome coffee artwww.youtube.com/watch?v=qxw_cGWuRJU Light grafittiA cool photo set.www.flickr.com/photos/lichtfaktor/show/ Piece of MindCool short by a Vancouver Film School student.www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbbfJClypYg

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“Sorry, we’re not a real Starbucks”

Today was the second time in a month, on two opposite coasts, I have been told by a person in a Starbucks store, wearing a Starbucks apron, that the Starbucks I was standing in was “not a real Starbucks.” In Boston, the location was not able to honor my Starbucks gift card. In San Francisco, […]

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