Archive for February, 2014

February 20, 2014

The Cool To Do Drugs Pencil

This is an old story, but it still cracks me up. A classic tale of fail.

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February 14, 2014

Manhattan Time-Lapse Video

Some really great work here. Watching it without audio, I can practically hear the “House of Cards” theme music in the background.

February 12, 2014

Javascript “World” Simulation

This is brilliant. View the source to see what’s happening.

February 10, 2014

Creepy Texting Gag

This is an extremely simple yet fiendishly creepy gag to play on a friend. Via Jake Lambert on Twitter:

February 5, 2014

Upstairs Downstairs

Here’s the view from the elevator in my new building – from the basement and the first floor. Mesmerizing and nauseating at the same time!

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Manhattan’s best coffeehouses by subway stop

I came across this on Reddit. I can’t vouch for the validity, but it seems like a cool idea. Would love to see it extended to Brooklyn and Queens.

February 3, 2014

The image exceeds the size Save for Web & Devices was designed for.

Granted, this Photoshop dialogue box was probably conceived in the mid-to-late 2000s when mobile devices were barely in their infancies, but it’s particularly ironic seeing it today when I’m trying to export a photo I took with my iPhone.

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Mystery signal from a helicopter

This is one of the coolest/geekiest things I’ve ever seen.

After hearing digital interference in a YouTube video from a helicopter police chase, this hacker was able to figure out the helicopter’s flight path on Google Earth.

Here’s how she did it. Total badass.

Read the rest of her blog for some fun hacking adventures. This particular passage had me particularly entertained. While she was waiting to get some takeout food, the server handed her one of those papers that vibrates when your table is ready.

For this kind of situations I often carry my RTL2832U-based television receiver dongle with me (the so-called rtl-sdr). Luckily this was one of those days! I couldn’t help but tune in to 450.2500 MHz and see what’s going on there.

Gangster.