Dinky

14 Dec 18
Hackaday

If you’re into amateur rocketry, you pretty quickly outgrow the dinky little Estes motors that they sell in the toy stores. Many hobbyists move on to building their own homebrew solid rocket motors and experimenting with propellant mixtures, but it’s difficult to know if you’re on the right track unless you have a way to […]

14 Dec 18
THE IMPERIALIST

1 RUE IN ELEGY   I spent my precocious youth reading detailed warnings about the era we are now all floating in. I read about Now while floating in the narrow lock that was Now’s mysterious antechamber. I was fascinated by locks as feats of engineering. The idea of a great ship and its crew […]

14 Dec 18
BitterSweet

No one could ever accuse the preeminent pioneer in blending technology, Vitamix, of being too limited in its scope, and yet the industry leader continues to innovate with cutting edge adaptions to the original. Seemingly out of left field, the Vitamix Aer Disk Container has landed to pulverize the competition in an entirely different way. […]

14 Dec 18
Balancing Chaos

There is nothing more heartwarming than pictures of moms and dads playing with their kids. Dad helping to build a Lego tower, mom roaring like a dinosaur. This is not the scene in my house. I credit the fact that we had twins right off the hop that we never really had to entertain our […]

14 Dec 18
Arcynewsy

Most of the San Francisco fleet consists of presidents' trams, or PCCs, an aerodynamic car that dates back to the 1930s. Here, a PCC tram painted in honor of the Cincinnati transit line passes in front of the city's Ferry Building. (Justin Franz / For the Washington Post) When Rick Laubscher was 6, he drove […]

14 Dec 18
world news

The bulk of San Francisco's fleet is made up of Presidents' Conference Committee streetcars, or PCCs, a streamlined because that dates from the 1930s. Here, a streetcar painted in honor of Cincinnati's transit line passes the city's Ferry Building. (Justin Franz / For The Washington Post) When Rick Laubscher was 6 years old, he rode […]

14 Dec 18
Running After My Hat

[Image: “East Side Railroad Tunnel East Portal,” by Erik Gould. (Spotted on Flickr, and used here under a Creative Commons license: thank you!) If you’ve got a nice wide monitor, be sure to click the image for the whole panorama.The photographer’s lengthy description of the subject includes this anecdote: “On May 1st. 1993, a group […]

14 Dec 18
The Blog

Growing up my dad never had possessed the gift of selection when it came to his music.  Every single day for years, as he drove around in his black Land Rover Discovery, he rotated through just a small handful of artists.  The most notable of those, and his favourite, was U2. The world famous Irish […]

14 Dec 18
Mybookworld24

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first […]

14 Dec 18
Ramsy's Joint

I will repost information that went “missing” in certain places. (I’m getting a “little” weary of this.) But this time, I will be more clear and provide links which shouldn’t go blank so easily. They lead straight to the United Nations and World Health Organization web sites concerning what they intend to do about “rights […]

13 Dec 18
living 12 volt

My samsung fone has finally ground to a halt. Annoyingly at first i thought it was just the battery that was bust but actually the fone itself was unable to draw 5volts.. in the end it was losing battery percentage whilst on mains charge!! So that saga lasted a few frustrating weeks. It took me […]

13 Dec 18

Gaming Guru, Ultimate Ninja, Sledgehammer Warrior

If Ultimate had a Big Three Skills they’d probably be 1) Running, 2) Catching, and 3) Throwing. Of the three, throwing is easily the most important, and most sought after as a skill. So, how hard could it be to throw this dinky little piece of plastic, anyway?. Countless BBQ-ers and beach-goers have been doing […]

13 Dec 18

Treklampion Diameter 16 cm In 3 verschillende uitvoeringen: stip, bloem en zwaan U kunt niet kiezen maar ontvangt een willekeurige uitvoering

13 Dec 18
Maroela Media

“Ek sien altyd Pretoria as ʼn klein dorpie en nou is ek in Londen. Dit was baie moeilik; om te verhuis is amper soos om ʼn dood te verwerk.”

13 Dec 18
Reading Indies

Stop! Refrain from selecting yet another pair of chain store socks for Pops or that generic trio of hand creams for your Mum because they come with a handy washbag. Say goodbye to present-buying mediocrity. Say hello to a selection of brilliant finds from Reading town centre’s independent makers and traders. Whether it’s for a […]

13 Dec 18
Writing by Yerhin Joanna

Seeing is Believing: Why Representation Matters  As a child, I always gravitated more towards the Asians that appeared on Australian television. These instances, though few, were nonetheless cherished by a younger me. I remember the eager wait for Filipino-Australian Kathleen during Channel Nine’s Hi-5 program and favouring Chinese-Australian member Jeff from The Wiggles cast. But […]