Matt Maldre

Public spaces artist, photographer, and professional scorecard keeper. Blogs at spudart.org, mattmaldre.com, 57hits.com, and christiannotebook.com.

Scanners capture sides of objects—especially Scrabble tiles

Normally when you scan something, you think your scan is going to be totally flat. But the only truly flat part of your scan is right down the center of your scanner. Anything sitting on the left part of your scanner will show the object’s right side. Vice versa for anything sitting on the right …

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Art that transforms under blacklight

Canadian passport when held under UV light Canadians know how to party. Everyone got your passport? Turn on the black lights… and… LET’S PARTY!!! The Canadian passport comes alive under black light. The regular image under normal light is so staid and traditional. The clock tower building is the The Parliament of Canada, seated at …

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The origami master who took 50 hours to fold a Samurai warrior

The person who folded this incredible Samurai did a folding process video. Watching it will absorb you. This man folding the paper is like a Samurai warrior. His pre-creased sheet like a map, planning his attack. The insane folds looking initially like a disjointed pile of paper is the moving forward to battle in a …

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Five decades of design trends used in new General Motors logo

The new General Motors logo is very curious. It employs design trends from each of the past five decades. Perhaps General Motors wanted a logo that was timeless? If you use trends branching across a wide spread of time, that makes the logo timeless, right? Actually, it makes for one Frankenstein-hideous logo. Whoaaaaaa. Check that …

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What I learned this week from January 15, 2021

How to reduce digital distractions Advice from medieval monks: Think of bizarre elaborate mental structures. The stranger the better. Bigger MLB players have a better chance at improving over years, compared to smaller players Someone on fangraphs did an analysis of all the 27 year old players, and how they performed in their 27-year-old season …

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Upper case numbers

When you are chatting and you want to really emphasize a year, but you only have plain text at your disposal. No bolding. No bigger words. How do you really punch up that year? Let’s take a page of the programmers book, and wrap the year with a made-up element. Made-up element method That’s kinda …

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New word: yollo

‘yollo’ definition: When you say both ‘yo’ and ‘hello’ at the same time, with a little ironic flavor of the old school yolo (you only live once) craze. example: Yollo Abhay! How are you? keywords: yo, hello, yolo, greeting I should submit this definition to the linguistic elites of Urban Dictionary, so they can go …

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