The Treehouse + The Cave


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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Two Seconds

Just posted a comment. From my machine to Blogger's servers in Google's farm in Cali or maybe Oregon. From there to T-Mobile's, who knows where. Server to fiber to antenna, over the air to my BlackBerry vibrating deep in the bag across the room. It took two seconds flat for the news to travel, around the world and back again, literally. I love being reminded it's almost 2007.

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The Raviest Shit

Ya know, sorry, sometimes I think the raviest shit is the best shit.

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Incense Process Fig. 9

Incense Process Fig. 9

I had been negligent in my snuffing duties, and ran over to a growing flame. Without due caution, I huffed and puffed and blew that house in, destroying weeks worth of work in one thoughtless breath. Ah well, looks like a beach post-tsunami or a mountain sheared by mining, now.

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These Things Make the Mind-meld

Got a pair of these from my parents, and can't say enough. They sound perfect. They're mind-altering. Music I know filter-to-fade sounds brand new. And the world disappears. Really, they're gone. Rode on four different lines today, never heard a squeal or door's clack-hiss. Not an asshole. Not a pack of Pepsi-chugging pre-teens. These things make the mind-meld between iPod and brain so-often-discussed, a reality. A fact. It might as well be in my head. An implanted defensive weapon soundtrack.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Housefly or Hornet

Housefly or Hornet - 1

Housefly or Hornet - 2

Housefly or Hornet - 3

Housefly or Hornet - 4

Blogger Andy thought:

What you can't tell is that he's bouncy. The red pieces aren't metal, but rather a plastic laminate of some sort--nice-n-bendy. So when he's dropped onto a flat surface and all his legs make equal contact, he takes a good hop.

A.

December 27, 2006 at 9:58 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger pam coulter enright thought:

so glad to see that you made something cool. It looks like it also feels good in your hand.

January 2, 2007 at 9:56 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger ndgold thought:

I am a huge fan of erector sets. When I was a child I received three different sets and I combined them all to create my own ski-lift like device for transporting gameboy game cartridges between my window and that of my neighbor.

January 15, 2007 at 12:17 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

I grew up with Erector sets (Mecano) as well, building the usual ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, cranes, cars, etc. Since then, my instinct has pretty much always been to craft animals, mostly small. Don't know why that feels right now.

Enjoyed your window,

A.

January 17, 2007 at 10:13 AM - Comment Permalink  

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Friday, December 22, 2006

Let Me Sleep

Let Me Sleep

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Rejoice

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Claim Check

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A Little for Later

You know you swallow a little spit to calm your throat after a long draw. And sometimes a little smoke hitches a ride, staking camp in your stomach. Then later, sometimes a while later, you burp, maybe only a little. But the smoke comes out, maybe only a little (certainly you can see it, your eyes are right there). Right there on the bench on the L, with people's holiday rush-hour crotches inches away. Did they see it, your little one-hitter puff?

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

On the Mark

I've told a lot of people, but I'm not sure I've told you--I think Apple's been pulling a scam since the dawn of the Dashboard. They tricked you into using widgets or they tricked you into building widgets--but either way, the widget economy boomed. 'Cause how do you get people to develop applications for a smartphone you can't announce until the last minute? You tell them they're developing for one thing, when in fact it's another. I've always thought that Dashboard widgets were meant to run on an Apple mobile device, one-at-a-time-ish. Shit, they already have the yellowpages on there. Now obviously, you'd need to corral the size and complexity of the widgets allowed to run on said device--that's what official dev tools are for.

Oh look, Dashcode. This is how platforms are born.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

CovertFlow

Core Animation Sample Code

Apparently 9A321, the latest Leopard build, contains Core Animation sample code, "including a sample implementation of how to recreate the Cover Flow view from iTunes".

It's wonderful to see them handing back the keys.

Blogger Mick thought:

If they really have given it back they have exceeded my expectations many fold. What a great heritage and widespread distribution for you! Apple makes me proud!

December 21, 2006 at 6:54 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

Well not back to me, but back to the greater community. The thing is, as soon as they announced Core Animation at WWDC, we all new that CoverFlow was about to get a shit-ton easier to code than it had been before. The field had been leveled.

Clones, and things much better are about to start erupting everywhere, which is why it's rad they chose to just to put the technology out there. Let people take it.

Of course, I haven't seen the sample code yet. This is all conjecture. We'll know better come April or sooner.

A.

December 21, 2006 at 7:46 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Box Culvert Cover Flow

Blogger Mick thought:

Confluence...Eldert Cover Flow...

December 21, 2006 at 6:56 AM - Comment Permalink  

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Years Now

This past week we turned two.

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Clippings

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Claim Check

Claim Check 15

Nearly precisely between the two oscillating rainbow buildings (Hotel Gansevoort, Theory) I have to pass each night.

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Leftover

Hanger End

Most impromptu engineering leaves one behind.

Blogger Andy thought:

Gotta find a use for these...

December 18, 2006 at 10:01 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Mick thought:

One use for me...I twist the hook 90 degrees (if needed) and pierce a resealable baggie with the end. Inside I put notes or signs that I can hang temporarily to inform or communicate.

December 19, 2006 at 7:06 AM - Comment Permalink  

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Incense Supply Fig. 1

Incense Supply Fig. 1

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Incense Process Index

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Kissing Cousins

Flickr Booth
Please view the full-scale images as well - Image 1, Image 2

Blogger Mick thought:

"Full scale image(s)" obscurred by dialog boxes on my end?

December 19, 2006 at 7:09 AM - Comment Permalink  

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Cover Fleow

Banshee-Fleow

Linux, meet Fliptych. CoverFlow's now available in various forms on all major platforms. Mobile's next.

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Flickr Booth

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From Smallest to Best

From Smallest to Best - Waffle Fries 2.jpg

Waffle Fries - January, 2006

Blogger Ellen thought:

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December 18, 2006 at 2:28 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger t.ibor thought:

they look extracted like teef

December 27, 2006 at 4:57 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

Totally, I thought of them as mouse bones, like just out of an owl pellet.

A.

December 27, 2006 at 10:11 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

Ellen,

Looks like your comment was extracted. Sorry it took me so long to reply--ya know, life...

Anyway love always,

A.

December 27, 2006 at 10:12 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Mirror

Mirror 19

Image by Idea

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Pixel Buzz

Pixel Buzz - Logotypes.ru

Clipped from Logotypes.ru

I show these hoping they help you see how I do.

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Incense Process Fig. 8

Incense Process Fig. 8
Please view the full-scale images as well - Image 1, Image 2

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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Unseated

The temptation is to sit Indian-style, as it allows less flesh to come into contact with the backside of my searing silver laptop--but alas, my left knee consistently unseats the MagSafe connector leaving me dim-screened and running down batts. Design flaws, both.

Blogger Andy thought:

I'd love the addition of MagSafe if it attached anywhere other than the sides. The back could work, like my old TiBook, but it'd fuck the new hinges...

Anyway--good idea, poor placement.

A.

December 3, 2006 at 7:45 PM - Comment Permalink  

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