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.

January 31, 2014

Where to Get the Best Nachos in NYC | Serious Eats : New York

I’m posting this for nothing else than my own personal reference.

Where to Get the Best Nachos in NYC | Serious Eats : New York.

Faceless Watch

I love this concept. A faceless watch that does nothing but vibrate once every 5 minutes.

Counting minutes with Durr, the watch without a face | The Verge.

January 30, 2014

Musicless Music Videos

I can’t explain why, but these musicless music videos really crack me up.

I guess they’re funny because they shine a light on the silliness of the music video genre.

January 27, 2014

Star Wars Wild West Action Figures

I’m not sure what I like more, the fact that someone re-imagined Star Wars as a Western (and actually made figurines!), or the fact that the Han Solo character’s last name is Solomon. Either way it’s pretty cool.

Via Reddit

January 22, 2014

Long Island City Snow Time Lapse

In advance of yesterday’s snow storm I aimed my webcam out the window and started recording.

The accumulation isn’t particularly interesting since there was a heavy wind and a hot vent, but at least watching the Citibank building’s lights is pretty cool. It’s also neat to see how dark things get when the show stops at around 10PM.