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Super Micro Paint

Super Micro Paint is a very simple, very fun, web-based version of the simple pixel-based animation and drawing toys I had as a kid. It exports animated GIFs and has one-click upload to imgur, too.

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Custom Sixth Scale Rod Serling Action Figure

Costing $55 for the unpainted head of Mr. Serling, I wish I had the kitbashing skills an the cash to buy this little guy and have him sit on my desk, silently judging me. This guy used the body of a Cigarette Smoking Man figure, which looks great, but a blue shirt and red tie? Rod wouldn’t have been caught dead on TV in anything but a black tie and a white shirt.

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Introducing Kreskin, A Band/Album Generator

Kreskin is an album generator, which essentially automates the Wikipedia Band Name Game. To wit:

  1. Go to the Random article page on Wikipedia. The page it goes to is your band name.
  2. Go to Flickr’s most interesting photos for the last 7 days. Find the third image. That is your band’s album cover.
  3. Go to the quotations page and pick the last quote on the Random Quotes page. The last three words of this quote is the title of your album.

You have likely played this game on a grey workday afternoon, but Kreskin makes the process much easier. Using the sources above, Kreskin grabs the needed information and presents you with a lovely image with a permalink that you can pass around, no manual labor needed. Kreskin also picks from a random assortment of freely-licensed web fonts to snazz up your album covers.

Kreskin is an Extra Future 6-hour Project.

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MagLev Toy Train

This video of a toy MegLev train does a good job of explaining how the technology works. (via kottke)