Fubiz: Leather Belt Home Covering.
Cool idea. Problem is, once this gets on the ‘net (and meta-linked on Pinterest), I’ll go to the local thrift stores and old belts will jack up in price - or be completely gone.
The Verge: Adobe’s got Photoshop running in Chrome.
Supercharged.FR: Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo.
A new Chaparral? Pretty swoopy.
io9: This 2000-Year-Old Pigment Can Eliminate The Third Dimension.
So cool. The Chinese had ‘flat UI’ before we did.
Home Designing: Breathtaking Stone Mosaics Turn Nature Into Art.
Bush Smarts: Camp Coffee Kit.
How upscale. We used a clean sock, a pot, and lots of boiling in Texas. Stronger? Boil longer. Worked great. And so lightweight (one slightly-stained sock).
Later: I have to laugh. The ‘boiling in Texas’ was absolutely necessary. [Not.] Mangled grammar! I’ll leave it.
DP Review: Sony announces Alpha 7 II full-frame mirrorless camera with 5-axis IS.
Ah. Because of the MPs, this is still the most intriguing of the mirrorless cameras (IMHO). This may finally spur a rental.
BonjourLife: Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Concept.
Nice. But the closed wheels might make it squirrelly in crosswinds.
Kickstarter: The World’s First Smart Earplugs by Hush.
Hmmm. Might be a last-choice solution for my chipseal neighborhood road-noise issue.
BarnFinds: 1959 Chevrolet Spartan 80.
A 4x4 fire truck? From the year of my birth? Insta-link. Would that I needed to haul water over mountains.
Atlas: A new ‘craft and curio’ magazine.
ArtDaily: Navajo first phase chief’s blanket on offer at Bonhams Saan Francisco this December.
Asbury & Asbury: Perpetual Disappointments Diary.
Input: Fonts for Code - System Font Replacement for Yosemite 10.10.
Cool Tools: Pyranna Plastic Package Opener.
Linked because of a very sad realization ... I purchased a very nice Gerber lockback knife for backcountry use. Turns out the greatest amount of use it gets is opening Amazon and plastic blister packaging. Handy to have a dual smooth/serrated blade to slice through crazy tape and injection molding.
Cycle EXIF: 44 Bikes Snakedriver.
I really want one of these big-tire bikes. They look like a blast. Given the look, however, I think I’d feel a subtle pressure to learn how to juggle hands-free while riding ... it does resemble a circus clown bike, if you squint a bit.
Motoroids: Street legal Kawasaki Ninja H2 revealed.
Noone’s ever accused Kawasaki of being subtle. Supercharged, resembles a Transformer.
BBC: Virgin Galactic crash - Inquiry team lands in Mojave [Photos of the in-flight failure].
FYI. Looks like catastrophic failure of the rocket engine itself.
USA Today: Virgin Galactic spaceship explodes, killing 1 pilot.
“A witness said the SpaceShipTwo blew up shortly after its engine fired when it was dropped from the WhiteKnight aircraft that carried it aloft ...” Over CA, otherwise I would have heard about it sooner. Best wishes for the surviving pilot’s health.
Doing a quick look online, it seems Scaled/VG has been testing different engines ... with varying results [2013 link] ... in order to meet their passenger commitments.
Le Vélo // Bikes.
A German outfit rebuilds vintage bikes. Some really droolworthy models there.
GQ: Beautiful Photos of Beautiful People in The Leather Biker Jacket That Started it All.
Eh. Perhaps historically. The best damned made motorcycle leather jacket I’ve ever owned ... and still own ... is a German-made Hein Gericke jacket. Highly, highly recommended. It will never wear out or fall apart. Never. I understand they’re having financial difficulties - a terrible shame. I will treasure mine all the more ... and look for another model to fill out my cycling wardrobe.
TechCrunch: W3C Declares HTML5 Standard Complete.
When I visit Metafilter via RSS, I’m seeing a very modern redesign. Anyone else? Looks nice.
[Later: Ah, new design when I’m logged out, old design when I’m logged in. DNS percolating changes, I assume.]