Archive for August, 2015
Tags: artistry, bright lights, Maker, neon lights, signage, video
Tags: Bigelow & Holmes, Charles Bigelow, dingbats, font, Fontophile, Lucida, tech history, type, typeface, typesetting, Wingdings, Zapf
It seems as bizarre as it is ubiquitous. What is Wingdings thinking? Why would someone want to write a comma using a mailbox? Why would anyone think we want to compose in peace signs and crosses and heart shapes? But Wingdings is much more than just a quirky font. It was —and remains — a phenomenon.
Tags: experience, Good Advice, life hack, life lesson, video
Tags: Alexander Fleming, Alexander Graham Bell, Edison, Einstein, Galileo, inventor, recognition, scientist, steal credit
This Cracked article purports that Galileo, Alexander Graham Bell, Einstein, Edison, and Alexander Fleming stole their greatest inventions. I think “stole” is too strong; “built upon” or “borrowed” or even “refined” would be more accurate. Even given that, I think the back stories presented are fascinating.
Tags: 3d printing, Glass, glass blowing, Impressora, Maker, video
Tags: astronomy, Carl Sagan, Extraterrestrial, Frank Drake, golden record, NASA, sounds of earth, space exploration, video