Bing says vintage apple crate labels are guerilla art

Bing has a very interesting interpretation for what “guerilla art” is. Do an image search on Bing for “guerilla art” and you’ll get a listing dominated by vintage labels. Most of these results come from a blog post, “20 vintage apple crate labels from the Pacific North West“. These vintage apple crate labels are quite …

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Minecraft-style custom wrapping paper

Minecraft and Star Wars custom wrapping paper

Every year for my niece’s and nephew’s birthday, I make custom wrapping paper. This year I did a Star Wars theme and a Minecraft theme. When making custom wrapping paper, it’s often nice to work in the recipient’s name to make it feel more custom. The Minecrafter font and Star Jedi on dafont.com are handy.

Hot Wheels Name Generator

Dr. Lightning Chrome Gremlin Fireball Hero Those are some of the auto-generated usernames when you sign up for an account at play.hotwheels.com. You can’t type in your own username. Instead, click the “Surprise Me” button. Hot Wheels will show a random name combination. Furious Wizard Powerhouse Pipes Crunchy Chief Or if you want a little …

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Maybe one blog post per day?

I’m going back to my old method of scheduling blog posts. The beginning part of this year, I was doing great! Making about 20-30 blog posts per month. I wasn’t scheduling blog posts. As soon as I wrote the post, I would publish it. Some days I’d make multiple blog posts. I would just post …

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Fun with leopards and servals Open Access images

This serval wild cat’s coat is like a work of art in of itself. Maybe an abstract work of art. Connect the dots! It’s just amazing how many open access images are available. Like this leopard by the same artist: I’ve love to take a really big lawn and mow that leopard into it.

Screenshot of 11,848 files on my MacOS desktop

Have you ever accidentally copied 11,848 files to your desktop?

I was trying to move over 11,000 family photos from a group of folders into one main folder. Something must have slipped while I was dragging the photos over, because all 11,848 images appeared on my desktop! Here’s how it looked on my dual screen: Some people have a messy desktop with icons covering every …

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Soundcloud: background city sounds

Do you miss the sounds of city life? Here’s 24 minutes of Chicago background sounds.

I always enjoyed my 24-minute stereo recording of walking through downtown Chicago. But now I really appreciate this recording of how Chicago used to sound before stay-at-home orders. Plus, after two months of not being downtown, I miss these everyday urban sounds. Recorded using a Marantz PMD620, the quality is nice. And did I mention …

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