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The next morning I added this sticky note for the daytime dwellers to read, "at night this pole has six shadows"

Gumspots of the sky

It was quite a challenge trying to re-photograph this pole at the exact same angle. The gumdrops on the sidewalk proved to be a great comparison device. Standing at the pole staring at my iPhone memorizing the exact location of the gumspots, I realized that the sidewalk gumspots are like the nighttime stars providing us […]

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Can I speak Estonian?

Ma ei räägi eesti keelt, mida mälu. Ma ei oska eesti keelt läbi Google Translate. Minu murre on Google Translate murre Eesti. Võin rääkida iga töö Eesti Google Translate olemasolu. Minu väga sõnad siin on tõend selle kohta vööri alla, enne kui me tegelikult. For those who want to read this in English.

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Aerial view of Blackhawks Stanley Cup celebration parade

The NHL lockout stops me from…

It’s so much fun throwing things out a 14th floor window. The thing I find frustrating about the NHL lockout: it is prohibiting the possibility of me throwing paper out my 14th floor window again. When the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010, Chicago threw a celebration parade downtown. From my window at work […]

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The intergalactic error on google maps

Your intergalactic postal address

Would you like to know your intergalactic address of my desk at the Tribune Tower? I will tell you. Matt Maldre 435 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1400 Chicago, IL 60611-7551 USA, Earth, Solar System Local Interstellar Cloud, Local Bubble Orion‚ Cygnus Arm, MILKY WAY GALAXY It’s right by the Messier 36 of the Perseus Arm. […]

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Planet Druidia?

28 degrees is not cold

I know people on other sub-zero-temperature planets who would love to have 28 degrees. When i tell them it’s 28 degrees, they say, “snaaaaap. it’s warm there!” Which planets? Ones in our galaxy. I talk with the peeps over in the Butterfly Cluster of the Orian-Cygnus Arm. Aka the constellation of Scorpius.

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Voices visualized on paper

Play music from a piece of paper

What if you could slide a scanner device across a sheet of paper and have it automatically play the sound? It would be much like a needle making sound from a record. But this would instead be on a piece of paper. Does something like this already exist? This idea was inspired when I saw […]

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