Archive for the ‘Technology’ category

Strange New Drug Paraphernalia or Dirty Old Sex Toy?

February 22, 2011

I found this on a rooftop next to a damp boxspring and a pile of bottles and cans and syringes. What it is? And why did I touch it?

Balloon Thing

February 14, 2011

What’s going on up there? And was it as thrilling as that giant red balloon a couple years back?

[via everybday photos]

 

Dirt Bench

February 10, 2011

iPhone App Determines the Mission is ‘Where the Ladies At’, That You Are a Creep

February 1, 2011

Where the Ladies At? is an app for the iPhone that answers an age old question: “Where [are] the Ladies [currently situated]?”

From the app description:

Looking for ‘dem ladies?

Well stop the search, cause we found ’em.

The where the ladies at iPhone application is a compass pointing to the venue with the most ladies. Done by the fine gents at http://wheretheladies.at. It could be a bar it could be a cafe, who knows!

But look: judging from the screenshots, it turns out “the ladies” are at a couple of Mission bars! Specifically, the Latin American Club and the Elbo Room. Anyone want to head over and scope the scene for the rest of us fellas?

From what I can gather, this app aggregates foursquare checkins in San Francisco coming from, well, ladies. Then it finds the location with the highest concentration of said ladies and shows you a big ass arrow pointing you there, because apparently people who need an app to find ladies have an innate poor sense of direction.

Now what the user will do with this information is anyone’s guess. But if this is his preferred method of meeting babes, I’ll bet he’ll just sit in a dark corner and elbow his “wingman” while making a a head nodding gesture towards the ladies in question.

[Thanks jacobchills!]

KQED Visits Noisebridge

January 28, 2011

Thanks to all the community support, Noisebridge hackerspace is here to stay for a while.

But what exactly is a “hackerspace”, you ask? Aren’t hackers just a bunch of Australian terrorists that are trying to destroy America? Don’t worry, these hackers are the gentle kind. They just like making stuff, and would much rather show you how to correctly solder a circuit than steal your facebook password.

KQED recently took a look inside the Mission’s own Noisebridge, which happens to be one of the pioneering facilities of it’s kind in the United States. Check out their video for a tour, interview with the co-founder, and a bit of the history of hackerspaces.

Previously:

Noisebridge in Trouble

Fucking Science, How Does it Work?

Every Keyboard Needs a Cats Lock

January 19, 2011

Pleated-Jeans has the right idea!

(Via Meredith)

Jeep All-Terrain TV/Clock/Halogen Lamp For Sale

January 13, 2011

One of you definitely needs this for that short film about life in the distant 1990s (as imagined in the early 1980s) you’re making, right? It’s in the electronics section at Community Thrift.