Dog Gets 3D Printed Legs

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I haven’t done a heart-warming 3D printing story in a while, so here’s a tear-jerker for you: Derby the dog, born with deformed front legs, gets a new pair of prosthetics thanks to 3D printing, and he’s off like a shot.   [Read more...]

FORCEdraft: Make Yourself Write!

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Some writers need to make daily word counts. These may be personal goals or professional assignments, but we have to make with the words whether or not they’re actually floating around in our heads waiting to spill out on the page (virtual or actual). Writer’s block is a luxury those who write for a living can’t [Read More...]

How To Send an Email With Style

Mmmm, Courier.

Use a typewriter to type it on your letterhead (can’t you just feel that nice 24lb bonded paper?), sign it, and have your assistant scan and email it. That’s what writer-director Terrance Malick does, as revealed in the Sony leak. Malick–who takes this reclusive artist thing seriously–doesn’t use email. Here’s the letter:   The letter [Read More...]

Amazon Echo Will Not Open the Pod Bay Doors

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Because we all need a non-portable Siri in our lives? I liked this better when it was called Furby. More on Amazon Echo. [Read more...]

Jellyfish DNA May Help Diagnose Ebola, Other Diseases

What a weird and wonderful world: Discs of souped-up filter paper could change how we diagnose infections. To demonstrate the power of the approach, which involves embedding DNA from jellyfish and other organisms into paper, its developers have successfully used it to identify two strains of Ebola. Although far from being ready for testing in [Read More...]

So … This Exists

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Street Cleaning Simulator. It’s from Germany. It’s always from Germany. I wrote about this phenomena in Simulating the Mundane, And What It Means, but I’m still not sure What It Means. [Read more...]

How Social Media Is Messing With Your Brain

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The hard thing about social media is to use it without being used by it. I like it just fine to keep in touch with friends, family, and a network on fellow travelers in a variety of interests. It gives me a place to post pictures of my dog, like this: Oh stop, you know [Read More...]

Real Catholic Men Can Play Games

The 40 Year Old Virgin

A couple weeks back I read something by a priest arguing that Real Catholic Men should not play videogames. The article was pointless and ill-informed, and proved mostly that the author had not one single solitary clue about his subject matter and only the vaguest notion about “videogames” and the people who play them. We were treated [Read More...]


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