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Short links for October 2nd, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on October 2nd, 2007:

  • 40+ Media Players That Aren’t iTunes – Mashable lists over 40 players for those who don’t want to use iTunes.
  • McLaggan Smith Mugs – Lovely mugs, sweet mugs, cool mugs, and… more mugs.
  • The Atari 2600 celebrates 30 years of low-rez fun – Retro Thing takes a trip down memory lane.
  • Using CCTV for low-budget filmmaking – Mediashed involved a group of kids who usually hang around in the streets to engage in Video sniffin’ activities and turn CCTV into a free broadcasting system for their own use.
  • Microsoft bows to pressure on XP – Customer demand has forced Microsoft to extend the shelf life of Windows XP by five months.
  • rsizr – With rsizr, in addition to normal image rescaling and cropping, you can also resize images using a new image resizing algorithm called seam carving (a method of image retargeting) that tries to keep intact areas in your image that are richer in detail.
  • Ronald’s Crisis – On September 15, 2007 Ronald McDonald, who had fallen in love with the food of New York and become frustrated with the corporate agenda of McDonald’s, stepped into action closing every McDonald’s store in Manhattan.
  • M.T.A. Makes Deal for Cellphones in Stations – All 277 underground stations in the subway system are to be wired for cellphone use.
  • New AT&T terms of service – From now on, AT&T can terminate your connection for conduct that “tends to damage the name or reputation of AT&T, or its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries”.

The Visible Pinball Project

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Michael Schiess (curator, Neptune Beach Amusement Museum and Lucky JuJu Pinball Arcade) writes about The Visible Pinball Project, a 1976 “Surf Champ” Gottlieb pinball machine transformed into a completely transparent pinball machine.

The Visible Pinball machine
The Visible Pinball machine, absolutely gorgeous!

Michael writes:

This project started as most do; out of necessity. I was teaching classes in Interactive Kinetic Art (pinball) and I had a need to show students what was happening inside the machine while it was running. It was difficult to prop the playfield up and trigger various switches on the playfield to simulate play. I first thought a clear window on the side would be nice but it seemed so “hacked” I then thought of making a clear playfield and then the idea of a totally see through machine hit me. That way you could see the mechanical board and the scoring in the head.

The Visible Pinball Project took more than a year from inception to creation, and can now be seen at the first public showing at this year’s Pacific Pinball Expo.

Check this Flickr gallery for more images.

Link via Boing Boing

Short links for August 30th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on August 30th, 2007:

Short links for August 21st, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on August 21st, 2007:

  • Hands-on with Transformers MP3 player – Takara Tomy’s Transformers MP3 player, which really transforms.
  • Mini Arcade Project – This guy built 7 MAME arcade cabinets from scratch, the story of the most recent 5 cabinets is told on his blog.
  • Save Me From Myself – Ex-Korn Guitarist writes about choosing Jesus over sex, drugs, and rock n roll.
  • Why WordPress.com is Blocked in Turkey: Adnan Oktar – By the decision of Fatih 2nd Civil Court of First Instance, number 2007/195, access to WordPress.com has been blocked in Turkey.
  • Han Solo Carbonite mod – How do you secure your nerd-cred for eternity? By acquiring a life-size replica of Han Solo in Carbonite, having Han’s face removed, and replacing it with your own.
  • iphone-sdl-mame – Project to port MAME to the iPhone. Whether MAME will actually be playable from a performance and control perspective remains to be seen.
  • Scanner Parts – Desk Lamp – How to make a desk lamp out of scrounged scanner parts and a few extras from Home Depot.
  • Paper Critters: Online Paper Toy Creator – This Web tool allows you to create colorful little blockheads onscreen you can then print out, cut up, and paste together to make into well colorful little blockheads to stand guard on your desk.

Short links for August 20th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on August 20th, 2007:

  • How to Use Chopsticks in Seven Easy Steps – I usually give up after three bites and grab a fork instead.
  • Free Air Conditioning – Technically it should be called a heat exchanger, we lovingly call it the water cooler, but it has been providing us with free cold air for more than 20 years now so it definitely does work.
  • Arcade Game Manuals – A collection of 1,700 arcade manuals, schematics, and general information in PDF format
  • Magazine Illusions – Are you on the cover of that magazine?

Short links for August 16th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on August 16th, 2007:

  • Quiltbert: a Q*bert Quilt – Lenore at Evil Mad Scientist Labs shows off her fantastic Quiltbert, a Q*bert inspired quilt and shows you the steps to make one yourself.
  • The Tilt – Trees, wind, sensors, music and the internet. “We transform trees into biosphere-composers”.
  • 15 strange early electronic handhelds – I had a BLIP, but the Merlin (not listed) was much more fun!
  • Battle of the Bands – Animation of album covers, directed by Ugly Pictures and animated by man vs. magnet. (warning, it’s a bit bloody)

Handheld Remakes

Handheld Remakes brings back some fond memories. This place hosts a big searchable archive of handheld games, in SWF (Flash), Director and Java formats.

You can play a few games online.

Donkey Kong jr. handheld remake
One of my favorite handhelds: Donkey Kong jr.

Nowadays we have PS3′s and Wii’s, but few games can get me excited like the way these old handheld games did. When was the last time you spent days with no end trying to beat a highscore? (It’s actually cool that Nintendo was on top of the handheld market back in the day, and that they are right there now with the console market as well).

Anyway, I think I still have the Nintendo Donkey Kong handheld somewhere, gotta go find it!

Alex Mauer’s Vegavox – available on NES catridge only

Alex Mauer‘s album Vegavox is not available as a digital download from the iTunes Store. Neither was it released on old fashioned media like the Compact Disc or Tape Cassette. No, it’s only available on a NES cartridge.

Alex Mauer Vegavox on a NES cartridge
Alex Mauer Vegavox on a NES cartridge

Alex composed dozens of 8-bit nintendo chiptunes, 16-bit arcade machine FM synth tracks and conceptual synthesizer music.

Check this YouTube video for some Vegavox action.

Link via Music Thing