April 10, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Nerdy Nail Art

Filed under: Top Ten Tuesday — Tags: , , , — ex-boyfriend @ 5:43 am

Since joining Pinterest (follow me!) I’ve been noticing an obsession with nail art. So many questions, so few answers. Are these women actually painstakingly painting each nail this way? Isn’t doing your right hand a lot more difficult (or your left hand if you’re a southpaw)? In any case, enjoy…I guess…

November 1, 2010

Mystery Monday Brings Mystery Computer Files?

Filed under: Mystery Monday — Tags: , , , , , — ex-boyfriend @ 10:05 pm

New from NYC, the Dead Drop project has arrived. Creator Aram Bartholl explains:

“I am pleased to preview ‘Dead Drops’ a new project which I started off as part of my ongoing EYEBEAM residency in NYC the last couple weeks. ‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. I am ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. You are invited to go to these places (so far 5 in NYC) to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead drop contains a readme.txt file explaining the project. ‘Dead Drops’ is still in progress, to be continued here and in more cities. Full documentation, movie, map and ‘How to make your own dead drop’ manual coming soon! Stay tuned.”

This could really go any way. The cynic in me expects jerks to vandalize or load these drives up with viruses. Sad :( On the other hand, this could result in some spectacular James Bond-like cloak and dagger fun. Maybe a little of both? Of course if nature has its say, and doesn’t it always, these poor drives won’t be long for this world. Think Snowpocalypse 2010! Even my patio furniture couldn’t stand up to that beating. USB drives don’t stand a chance.

What would you share on one of these drives?