Month: September 2012

Today’s Dot Com’s are Clueless

Another arrogant website begins the suicide mission. I’ll be honest – I don’t understand reddit – but I understand it a bit more than pinterest. However, the value of either of these services is questionable to me. I had begun sharing links on reddit, but I am greeted with a captcha to solve everytime. Since I am saving to several sites every-time I add an article, that’s just a pain. Next I may publish several articles in one setting – pinterest doesnt like that and after the first article ip wants me to wait an hour. And even longer after the second. Now I havent posted anything in two days – yet it says I’ve posted too many links recently! Now – maybe I have this all wrong, but isnt that the entire purpose of reddit? People post links and information so that others can comment and discuss? I am likely to pull the reddit sharing button from my websites as it currently seems absolutely useless . I most definitely am going to stop trying to post links to new content if I am met with these road blocks every-time. What are they thinking? And its not just reddit – today’s dot coms seem completely mindless and clueless. They are started with large reserves of other people’s money and the developer quickly either leaves or becomes so arrogant, no one wants to use the site. I dont see good things on the horizon for reddit. Btw – this sort of thing is finally catching up with paypal – look for an article on that soon with comments from the new president of Paypal.

A Book That Shows Every Color Imaginable

Regardless if you are a designer or not, having all the existing colors bound in your bookshelf would look quite impressive. A New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach presented a 8 x 8 x 8-inch cube book, that contains the complete RGB color scheme page by page.

The binding of the cube was designed by the author herself in collaboration with Daniel E. Kelm. The book with the digital offset prints and an airbrushed cloth cover makes a beautiful 3D reference of the whole pallet of colors in existence.

Frozen Smoke – Solid Air – Aerogel Brick

Aerogel is nicknamed ‘frozen smoke’ or ‘solid air’, due to the fact that it is composed of 99.98% air by volume. Aerogels are a diverse class of amazing materials with properties unlike anything else known. They exhibit the lowest thermal conductivity of any known solid, and are the lowest density structural materials ever developed.

$10 Gas?

Drivers did a double take when they saw the posted price of gas at some local stations, showing nearly $10 a gallon. The owners of nearly 50 Lukoil gas stations across the state were angry over something called “zone pricing”. That’s when a refinery sells fuel at different prices to gas stations, depending on location and customers. Franchisees wanted to draw attention to it, and are fighting back against their parent company.

Little Buddy Radio Gilligan’s LPFM Station

His LPFM Radio station is owned and operated by The Denver Foundation, Bob’s last legacy. He loved West Virginia and wanted his foundation to help the handicapped and disadvantaged in the area.