Matchbox Pinhole Camera

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I love this, and I have to make one!

Here’s my latest contraption which uses 35mm film to provide square images of 24 x 24mm. Using this size means that you can get up to 50 exposures on a standard roll of 36 exposure film. Now that’s what I call economy!The image edges suffer from distortion that gives a “Diana” quality to the pictures. In fact, the images look very “toy camera” like indeed, except that the pinhole allows some really good close ups due to the DOF of the pinhole.

It’s also costs pretty much nothing to build – certainly a lot cheaper than a $100 Diana off ebay!

The results look pretty great:

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And there’s plenty more pinhole eye-candy at his Flickr pool.

Journey Finds New Lead Singer on YouTube

Just a city boy; born and raised in south Manila. How crazy would it be to be covering Journey songs in Hard Rock Cafes, and then getting a call from the band to be their new lead singer:

Neal called Arnel, Arnel called bullshit followed by promptly losing his shit when Schon confirmed it all via email: Arnel had received a formal invitation to be the new lead singer of Journey.

And he’s actually really good:

THINGS FOR SALE THAT I WILL MAIL YOU:

David Horvitz thinks of things to do. You pay him to do them. He sends you something. A couple of my favorites:

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If you give me $1,626 I will go to the small Okinawan island called Iriomote and send you an envelope filled with star-sand (don’t worry, I’ve been there before, I know where to go). I will send it from there.

If you give me $400 I will take a train to a desolate area with a packed lunch and sit down and read Anna Karenina. I will do this for 6-10 hours. I will repeat the same thing the following days until I have finally read the entire book. Finally! I am only going to do this once, so this is an edition of one only. I will send you documentation of this from the closest mailbox to where I do this. I’ll also write the location of the mailbox on the envelope if you ever wish to go to where I will have sent it to you from.

If you give me $5 i will write down a secret and mail it to you. NOTE: I am not one to keep secrets. If you buy this, you may receive something that is really serious and may be upsetting, so please keep that in mind.

  • Nick Ripley owns a secret of mine.

If you give me $2,500 I will hire a skywriting jet in Los Angeles in the summer on a sunday to write “I’m Bored” in the sky. I will make a video of it and send you a DVD.

[Found via the always-awesome Heading East.]

Bluetooth lock/unlock Ubuntu

I don’t have a Bluetooth phone, but this kinda makes me want one.

Howto: Use BlueProximity and your cellphone for security – Ubuntu Forums

BlueProximity is a clever program that sets up your computer to lock itself when your phone is out of bluetooth range, and unlock itself when it comes close enought again.

Basically you walk up to your laptop – it unlocks. You walk away – it unlocks.