Happy newyears

What did you do on new years eve / the AM's of new years day... I ran around the suburbs with my friends and my ipod+speakers, When it got too cold we would hang in train stations where we ate off vending machines, one of the vending machines was very very very evil, because they arranged it so infront of all the swedish fish there was a thing of potato chips, and infront of all the starburst was a rollo! We listened to lots of good music and watched the sunrise while trying to ice skate in a empty parking lot....Im posting this video because i played this song on loop forever while running up and down traintracks. Oh and what did you do on new years?

Topic by astrozombies138 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


keyword abuse - trying to find things here

So I've noticed quite a few instructables that are completely unrelated to searches I've done coming up alot and I couldn't figure out why for all of three seconds...A lot of instructables have been added with completely irrelevant keywords, such as this, In which the user has typed out every letter of the alphabet in the keywords, not to mention usb and computer, the instructable is about a bleedin K'nex scope. As an example try searching love, you'd expect to be hit with the latest swath of valentines instructables but instead you get a load of rubbish.I know this is a difficult problem to circumvent without a ridiculous amount of work for staff but there should really be some kind of control over this problem.

Topic by killerjackalope 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


link to parts in 'ble for easier search and categorisation

Hello fab fun instructable people, I would like to see instructables linked to their basic ingredients. This way, when I englishly search for vhs and get 1.5 pages of hits that don't have anything to do with vhs's, and then search for vcr and get over 5 pages of hits, I can instead... go to a page, and 1) look at the main basic ingredients that instructables are based upon, 2) reading through them at my leisure, and 3) can think up a new 'ble that has not been done before. Lets say this another way. Looking up at the menu bar, I would like to click a link that says ingredients, that will take me to a page, that will list 50 items (configurable from user profile) which are said to be the main components of an instructable. Clicking on one of these items will take me to another page, which will show that item/component with instructables that have chosen to build with that item/component. So here there will be a list of recipes with said ingredient in. From this list I should be able to read up on all the 'bles marked as having the american vcr tag, which may or may not also have the european tag of vhs. Can I say it again? Let me try. The way to do it with drupal: So if each 'ble is marked with a tag (taxonomy = drupal) this tag is a new field that is attached to each instructable. Each 'ble can have many tags. So this tag can be seen as being a multiple field of parts or ingredients which may be added to an 'ble listing, if he author wanted to be thorough. Next, a 'view' could be created listing all the tags/ingredients/parts used. This view is the main content, and could show on a page a number of items. Each item comprises of a picture of a generic item, item description and item title. The picture can be 48x48pixels, thus allowing for a good pageful of items. Users could have options in their profile to show number of items per page, and to show icon size preference, and say have a small icon view with the 48px icon view, and a medium with 120px, and a large with 200px, maybe for each page of results. So the results page is different from the item/category page. On this item page as on the results page will be the previous and next links, plus also the usual panels that exist on the side and the footer, and of course the header. Essentially the content is what the view is. Clicking on one of these items, will take a user to a search page, listing all items tagged with that specific term, i.e. vhs or vcr or both (you could put a rule saying tag anything with a tag of vcr with the vhs tag, or you could keep them separate, and have both items in the 'view', adding that one is americanised and the other is anglocised with some kind of footnotes). This may open up instructables to be multilingual at some point in the future too, if that was ever something to look forward to the future for. Now, somehting irrelevant to the above idea from happening: if you think I raise a valid point, cool, I would like to be put forward for charity membership, and have myself seen as exempt from having to pay for pro membership. I do not expect this. IDEA* this is another great thing you can add to the site. If possible, tell me so - and then I can make an instructable based on doing charity work not necessary for any return favours, but as an altruistic form of behaviour, and gain credit towards another kind of mem'ship, maybe even community service. I do a lot of charity work, helping others in need, and for people who would like to give but haven't enough to support themselves, or believe that people in Africa or elsewhere have more of a need than themselves getting pro mem'ship, I think that allowing people to have the option may solve grey areas, for instance, where some people who do not fit the 'pro' mold could fit into. I love this site, and I love you guys and girls for doing such a fab job. I wish I was part of the team. Hal p.s. Pro Members should be able to change their nicknames, or have more than one that is hidden from others.

Topic by Advocat 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to make a Graphical Search and still keep the keyword in the title?

When I want to search instructables related to love for example, I put "heart" in the searchbox and a lot of related instructables appear. Good. The problem starts when I want to do a graphical search to actually see the project, but when I want it sorted by "Featured", "Views" or other thing, the search engine searches for the word "heart" in the whole instructable! If it's an instructable about a laser cutter for example, just because the ible' says in a step "You can make coins, hearts, etc etc......" the search engine automatically puts it on top of the list because it's featured.... How stupid is this?!?!?! Can someone help me please? Thanks for your kind responses.

Topic by Skyriam 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Charge and use spare cellphone batteries

Ok, hopefully I'm posting this in the right forum. I got LOTS of broken cell phones at home and even some spare batteries from said phones. So what to do? I'm going to use them in some wearable projects. The problem that I'm having is that I'm not sure how to connect the wires so that I can charge it and how to connect the battery to the circuit. There are lots of instructables here but hell if I can find the right keywords to actually find what I'm looking for.  Any ideas? Tips for suitable instructables? Tips for better keywords? Keyphrases?  Best regards! Osquar

Topic by Osquar 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Content goes POOF during an edit! Then--->

A couple sentences of the disappeared content appear in a whole NEW, unpublished Ible that I never created.  I lost A LOT OF WORK and I want to cry out of frustration. ;_( btw... I did "Save" changes a few times during the edit, but 90% of the content is still gone.

Topic by bajablue 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How do knex hydrolics stuff get made?

umm, well, i see knex hydrolics stuff around and i wondered how the hydrolics were made...cuz itd be really useful on my boats, thanks! if an instructible could be made on how to do it, then a link post, id be very happy! thanks in advance hedzup456 knex addict

Question by hedzup456 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


More search box suggestions

I know there are a lot of these suggestions but I think this one shouldn't be overly difficult. Could the search function, when no instructables are returned for a specific keyword, automatically search for members instead and return those results if there are any? Most of the time when I want to get to a member's profile page I stick their username in the search box, search, it tells me there aren't any instructables called "gmjhowe" or whoever, I click people and search again, it gives me the search result, I click on it, get to where I was going.

Topic by PKM 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Search engine uses OR logic instead of AND

Hi, I'm a new member, but I've been browsing the site for some time. I think it contains lots and lots of great instructables, but it is annoyingly difficult to find something specific. The problem is the logic behind the search engine - why are you settling for an "OR" instead of "AND"? Here's an example: I want to build a raised dog feeder and I want to find some inspiration on Instructables. But try searching for phrase "dog feeder" and half of the results are bird feeders: https://www.instructables.com/howto/dog+feeder/ I really don't care about bird feeders (at least not at the moment). There are also dog toys, dog beds, dog apparel... So I need to browse through hundreds of Instructables in order to find 2 or 3 that I might be interested in. If I wanted to find all dog-related content, wouldn't I just search for "dog"? Adding "wooden" doesn't help - results featuring Lego and plastic containers pop up... Adding multiple words in search usually means a person want to narrow their search results, instead of widening it... Thank for taking this under consideration.

Topic by MarinT 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Should I get my tape classic movies on dvd, or get a vhs player?

I have a lot of classic movies: Mary Poppins, Old Yeller, etc. The only problem is... they're on tapes. I have an old tv that has a vhs player built-in, but the screen is tiny. I am getting a new tv and dvd player and I was wondering if you had any tips. Here are the options I have thought of: 1. Get a dvd/vhs player http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords;=vhs+player 2. Use my old tv 3. Get all the movies on dvd 4. Online streaming I am open to any suggestions! Thanks! Please let me know if you want any more info.

Question by www139 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Why did all of the Orangeboard Messages Disappear?

If you had a lot of time on your hands, there was a part that you used to be able to click, to see all of the messages that were written on you, or someone else's Orangeboard. It was located under Followers (Fav's, Patches, Achievements,  Following, Followers...) For some reason, I can't take a screenshot of it... About a week ago, this option disappeared. Now, how am I going to be able to see all of the comments that I posted on my orangeboard? I think the maximum is 15 before they start disappearing... More: Also, the amount of comments of forum topics has been limited to ten, which makes it really annoying if you want to reply to a long thread (see here) Speaking of canceled stuff, am I the only one that can't see the keywords/tags that were entered in an Instructable? Is that because of the Makerspace contest? They do show up in forum topics, however...

Topic by Yonatan24 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Sams Citizen Band Radio Manuals (1961) Free to download

My mate Gerry and myself are members of the Internet Archive, a vast depositary of out-of-copy-right texts, videos and audio. Volunteers like us, are constantly uploading new materiel, its all free to download, with some restrictions, like, "for non-commercial-use only". There are books like old telephone manuals, Bell Labs monthly journals, same for Kodak, books on building televisions from the 1940s, Radio, Electricity etc a book from Popular Mechanics, called "The Boy Mechanic", training manuals, and fiction. At last count, volunteers had uploaded 1.5 million text items. In the movie archive, there are training movies, and videos from the USA Government, on things like Nuclear Power and Subs, Power stations, ships,  a lot of stuff produced to screen in schools but still useful. Plus old movies, there is 22 episodes of the old Western Bonanza, for which the copyright owner forgot to renew the copyright on. Plus more like all of Edison made movies, 1900 and before, up to maybe 1905, then stuff like his gramophone, etc. Any material uploaded, that is under copyright, is quickly spotted by volunteers and reported for deletion. Gerry in New York, collects a lot of old books from library dumpsters, all of which he scans, and uploads to the Archive. and of cause most members upload, as you dont need to registrar at all, to download. Gerry just advised me, he is uploading some CB Radio manuals, I just checked, and its 5 volumes at least, of the following, on the following link. http://www.archive.org/details/Sams_Citizen_Band_Radio_Manual_Volume_1_ The 922Mb PDF is an archival version, so only download the 31Mb PDF, thats all you need to use the book. To review on-line, it the Read Online link, and the Text Only, has had OCR run over it by the Archive, so you can copy and paste the text, but beware, you need to proof read it for OCR errors. Gerry uploads a wide range of items, so he uses a keyword coding, to tie all similar items together on the archive, so when you reach the URL above, there is a listing of keys words, the one to click on is SP-000-001 which gets the other volumes as the other ones keywords are for linking to other members uploads to the archive. To see his other stuff, click on his name as publisher. (Publisher to the archive) or SP-000-001 for his similar stuff to the book below The following is Gerry's standard book description. BTW, Gerry works for a library, is a copyright expert, and even has a copy of a letter from Sams, saying the material is in the public domain, seems 5 years ago, somebody uploaded similar material to other website, was reported to Sams, the letter coming back, was then placed on the same website. Sams Photofact Series; Citizen Band Radio Manual, Volume 1; published in 1961. Published originally by Howard W. Sams & Co., of Indianapolis, Indiana. It was published under the Photofact folder series and is was copyrighted in 1961. There is no copyright renewal for this document so it is Public Domain under Rule 6 of the U.S. Copyright Statutes. The document is 160 pages; Dimensions are 8 1/2" width by 11" height and weight 383grams. Ebook created by Gerard Arthus. This item was from the collection of the Suffolk County Library System (SCLS), 627 North Sunrise Service Road, Bellport, New York 11713.

Topic by Lateral Thinker 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Digital Picture Frame How-to Building Guide

Digital picture frames are a really popular gift project here on Instructables, and lots of people are searching for digital picture frame how-to's. So, here's a guide to some of the best digital picture frames we have:Cheap 'n Easy Digital Picture FrameTotal cost was under $100, and could be substantially less if you're savvy.Digital Picture Frame Numero Dos!I made this as a wedding present for a very good friend of mine, and I think it turned out very well. Granted the cost of digital picture frames have come down significantly in the past year alone, but that wouldn't be handmade, customized, or particularly interesting to read on Instructables.com, now would it?Hanging Laptop Digital PaintingTake your old laptop, matte it, frame it, and convert it into a hanging framed digital lcd screen to do with as you like.YET! Another Digital Picture FrameAll Picture frames i have seen are nice, but I wanted something else: A really nice frame (custom made and that's ain't cheap), a nice size (14.1") and with some "extras" (wi-fi, bluetooth, etc). This is a brief description how to disassemble a notebook and assemble a nice digital frame.DIY Digital Picture Frame (the easy-lazy way)Inspired by the "12 dollar digital picture frame" on makezine.com, I bough the Jukebox from Ebay and the connectivity kit from K-Mart. At a garage sale, I found just the type of frame I needed: one that would fit the Jukebox and the SD card INSIDE it.Find more digital picture frames using the digital picture frame keyword.

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Submit interface very user hostile at least for FireFox

I am trying to create a new Instructable and I find the user interface absolutely user hostile. At least with FireFox. And I hate to use IE. First off I uploaded all the images for the entire article at the same time. They all ended up in the introduction. Then I tried removing all but one but when I saved my changes they were all back. So I had to use IE to remove the images and save the changes. It was not at all clear that removing the images from a step wouldn't remove them permanently. It just so happens that they remain in your "library" but there is nothing telling you that. The documentation for the submittal process is inadequate. Then I did a considerable edit of the text of the intro and saved it. When I preview the change I get the old version and have to manually refresh the page to see changes. I then edited again adding an image from the library and saved the change. It turns out that all the text I edited before did not show up in the edit session because I didn't MANUALLY refresh it before making changes. So I ended up saving the old text minus a lot of changes. So now I have to re-edit everything a second time. This is ridiculous. A real waste of time. Another thing is I can't arrange images with text around them. All images end up at the bottom of the step with only one large size image and a bunch of thumbnails that must be clicked one at a time. This is not how anyone likes to view a step-by-step description. I also can't create a bulleted list for materials. I really think the interface needs a lot of work. These are just basic requirements of any word processing interface. The format needs to be changed to allow a better flow of the instructions with text interspersed with images like a MAKE magazine article. Even this forum interface is defective. Because I didn't enter at least two keywords when I finally did enter them and tried to preview my post this entire post was gone! Fortunately I was using the Save Text Area extension so I had the entire body of the post in my text editor and was able to paste it back. This is ridiculous.

Topic by Laral 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Show a smile, instructables! (Knex users)

Hey all, Recently (and not so recently...) I have been noticing that our knex community here has been... not so nice recently. There seems to be a growing number of quarrels, mean comments and just generally it seems like the whole knex community is on edge. This makes me sad. Instructables is supposed to be a place were we share ideas with one another, give each other advice and just have fun hacking around with each other, which it is, for the most part. But the knex community seems to be becoming very competitive, mean to the point of rudeness, and there seems to be one heck of a lot of put downs. Its no wonder that many of the users are migrating to other websites. I would love to see this change! Lets try to get back to a constructive and cheerful group, and just generally be not quite so negative. Lets get out of this mess we've made. Also, (this does not apply to non knex readers) I would love to do away with this irritating "hierarchy", as one might put it. Many peoples opinions get pushed aside and discredited, simply because they may not be as good with knex as someone else, while the regulars are praised and approved, no matter what they do. This sucks, so lets do our best to treat everyone as equals, and not pan people because we might be better at knex then them. We all do this to an extent, me included. I would also love to get rid of that darned word "Knexpert". How many quarrels and pointless arguments have come around because of that silly little term... So be happy everyone, lets put some encoragment and cheer into everything that we do here. Show a smile! IaC

Topic by I_am_Canadian 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


"dry box" for drying clothes in humid weather

Hi all,I'm thinking of building something helping me to dry my laundry in the amazingly wet weather that I'm getting in the place I live now.I searched instructables for a while, but did not find anything that really applies. This might be due to the fact that I'm both new to instructables, and not a native English speaker. I might be using the wrong keywords.So I live in a very humid and foggy place, and it's winter now. When I hang my clothes out to dry, the process takes ages. Sometimes I think it might be working backwards: the clothes become wetter. Also, an unpleasant byproduct is that my clothes become smelly, despite they are clean. Sometimes, as a last resort, I hang my clothes inside the house. But my house is very small, and I do not really have a place for the clothes hanger. Plus, the house gets very humid and I am afraid I'm going to get mold. On the other hand, I have a rather large balcony, with a lot of place for the clothes hanger.Of course I could buy a clothes dryer. I actually use a coin-operated one for large items, such as bed sheets and large towels. But I'd rather not use a tumble dryer for my clothes.However I recently learned about heat recovery ventilation for houses, and I started wondering whether the same concept could be used to build a small-ish enclosure (a box) where air is kept warmer and dyer than outside, possibily in a controlled manner. Also, it would be very nice to get energy from the sun. Surely the walls of this box could be transparent, or black, to create some kind of greenhouse effect. Then I need a fan, to have the air circulating. The air could go through a heat recovery unit. This could probably solar-powered. On the other hand, I am not sure that solar panels would be helpful for heating the inside of the box by night (energy should be of course stored, but I do not think that would be enough).I see that something similar to what I'm thinking about is already on sale e.g. on amazon. These are called "portable clothes dryers", but they do not seem really optimized. They look like a combination of a hair dryer, a clothes rack and a tent. I do not think there is a real heat exchanger, or humidity control...Plus, they do not seem really safe, especially if operated outdoors.Can someone give me some advice, e.g. pointing me to projects that use similar ideas possibly for different purposes?Thanks a lotFrancesco

Topic by pieffebi 6 months ago  |  last reply 6 months ago


Zeitgeist, Randomizer, Community Blog, and more!

We just released a bunch of sweet new features and added more cool stuff to the homepage. - Zeitgeist is originally a German expression that means "the spirit of the age", literally translated as "time (Zeit) spirit (Geist)". It describes the intellectual and cultural climate of an era. Our Zeitgeist sorting orders Instructables, Slideshows, and Videos by the most recent comments, so you can see what people are talking about right now! On the homepage, the Zeitgeist section shows featured Instructables with the most recent comments. Zeitgeist is essentially the way we've been sorting forum topics. - You can sort forum topics by "featured" or by total number of replies. Yes, Random fun is still in the lead.- Featured forum topics appear on the homepage forming our Community Blog. We're using the Community Blog to share stuff we find interesting that isn't necessarily related to Instructables. We'll post about local events, new really interesting research, cool websites, and anything else that we find captivating. If you've got something you'd like to share on the Community Blog, write a forum topic and ask us to feature it.- A captcha is now required to send personal messages. This will stop PM spammers dead in their tracks. Yes, Instructables has grown big enough that spammers are trying to PM large numbers of the community - this right of passage for our website makes me shed tears of joy - or something. - Your sorting options will now follow you around while you explore. On the explore page, if you click "recent" to see the latest items and then, for example, click a keyword, to drill down on a subject, or the Slideshow tab, to see Slideshows, that list will still be sorted by recent.- Clicking Randomizer will give your random results within your browsing category. Discover cool Instructables you've never seen before, or resurface old gems!- Finally, we improved the login process: Click the "login" link in the upper right, and you can log in right there on the same page. I'm having a lot of fun with Zeitgeist; let us know what new features you really like, and please report any bugs you find.

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


New Instructables Categories and Channels

What's new Over the past few months, one of our big projects has been building new categories and channels for Instructables.  We're doing this to make it easier for users to find content and to make more compelling products for advertisers.  Much of the existing content has been recategorized by algorithm or by someone here at the lab, but we'll need your help both in making sure we (or the robot) got it right.  So, I wanted to give you a heads-up before the new scheme goes live, explain why we think it's important, and ask for your help! Why we're updating categories The existing categorization scheme with its 18 channels has served us well, but we've outgrown it.  First, the channels are too broad to meaningfully help a new user find more of the content they are excited about.  Should a new user arrive to a knitting Instructable from a Google search, they often have trouble finding other knitting Instructables within the Craft channel.  Related Instructables are helpful, but aren't clicked as often as we'd like, and don't give an immediate sense of the variety and number of knitting Instructables we have available.  The primary and secondary channels associated with an Instructable put yet another stumbling point in this new user finding more great content.  To new users, it's not immediately obvious that we allow multiple channels per Instructable, so when they are browsing through the Craft Instructables, it can be confusing to see a project with LEDs or a home repair project that happen to have Craft as their secondary channel.  This has been a similar point of confusion for our advertisers, who don't understand our current channel system. I'll be sad to see our two-channel categorization scheme go, but it's a necessary change to improve the way the site functions.  It feels a little bit like we're growing up! How the new categories and channels work To address these issues, we've created five new top-level categories and, within each category, lots of new channels.  Each Instructable will be placed in a single category and a single channel within that category.  The new categories are Living, Outside, Play, Technology, and Workshop.   • Living has all things related to crafting, decorating, cooking, parenting, and organizing. • Play has all things related to fun and games. • Workshop is everything one might do in a workshop or shed: home improvement, woodworking, and working on cars or bikes. • Technology and Outside are very similar to the existing Outdoors and Tech channels. Only five top-level categories might seem like too few, but remember that the vast majority of new visitors come directly to an Instructable via search - these folks will see other channels related to the Instructable they're viewing. For example, someone first coming to Instructables via a search for a sewing project will see that the project is in a sewing channel, that we have a knitting channel, and that both are in our Living category. Someone who has an account on Instructables is smarter than the average internet-searcher (in my opinion), so our community will quickly learn how to navigate the new structure. Hopefully we'll all discover lots of new Instructables in the process! How to recategorize your Instructables Log in, and go to your Instructable.  Click the "Change Keywords, Category(s), License" text in the Author Options box, and you'll see a section called "New Categories."  Pick a top-level category from the upper drop-down menu, then select a channel from the second menu.  Hit Update, and you're done!  When the new organization scheme is visible on the site in a few weeks, this is the category and channel your Instructable will appear in. We're still working out the kinks in this new system, and expect to be creating and combining channels as needed to make finding things on the site easier.  While you must pick a category, if you don't see a channel that matches your project, you may choose to leave it unsorted.  We'll keep an eye on unsorted projects, and will either sort it or update the channels as needed. Thanks for your help!  We hope this new scheme makes it easier to find the projects you want to see on Instructables.

Topic by canida 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


The golden age between the first terror attack and the last.

Two nights ago at the MOMA I got the chance to catch Weimar NY (A Golden Gate Affair). I had my reservations at first, but my girlfriend kept insisting it would be absolutely marvelous darling and, in fact, it was. For those of you like myself who probably had never heard of this before, Weimar NY is a cabaret, burlesque, gender-bending, performance art, radical left-wing, extravaganza celebrating "the golden age between the first terror attack and the last."Having been part of post-9/11 New York I can honestly say that this is something that could have only developed as a response to that time-period. It's a document, celebration of and response to a certain amount of uncertainty, fear, depression and general hopelessness that descended upon New York after the fall of the towers and to that effect is still somewhat relevant today even if and especially because the face of the city changed after that morning. Something became different when all of a sudden the rest of America became New Yorkers.I think Penny Arcade (an infamous and outspoken ex-Warhol Superstar) summarized it best when she pointed out the difference between New York City and San Francisco. As she saw it, both places were filled with annoying disgusting tourists, but in San Francisco they leave. I think what she means by that is after 9/11, when all of a sudden everyone thought they were a New Yorker, there was a sudden influx of new migrants to New York different from all previous migrations. Again, as she also states, it used to be that people went to New York to reinvent themselves and now they were coming to reinvent New York and turn it into a suburb no different from any other. And it's out of this feeling that Weimar NY grew. It grew out of the alienation of the freaks, geeks, criminals, anarchists, drag queens and general delinquents that used to flood to Manhattan to be at home that were being pushed out by the influx of chain stores, Chase Banks, Gucci wielding bleach-blonds, meatheaded corporate-types and every other boring sort of mediocrity that usually just stayed home in its suburb. Personally this hits home because I grew up north of the city in the suburbs and the first chance I got to escape the suburbs I fled to New York City to be amongst the socially delinquent part of society. I was fortunate enough to get there just before anyone outside of the city knew who, what or where Brooklyn was, when the Moldy Peaches were still playing house parties and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs hadn't accidentally formed one evening in some bar on the LES (and for that matter no one referred to the Lower East Side as "LES" and you could still get stabbed there for pocket change). This was back when the city was dangerous and full of possibility. After the towers fell things changed. At first it was quiet and sad. But New Yorkers aren't the type to sit home and feel sorry for themselves. Shortly after the city burst with life and this sudden vibrant outburst of life, creativity and happiness drew incredible people from all over the world who once again shifted everyone's attention to New York. And these incredible people... incredible happenings... incredible everything! for that matter, then started gaining lots of people's attention and drawing people increasingly not-so-incredible. Once this started happening, almost overnight, it got to the point where Penny Arcade could refer to Manhattan as "suburbanized."Personally, it was the night I discovered that the Second Ave. Deli (an infamous New York institution) had been shut down and was going to be replaced with a Chase Bank that I resolved I had enough and needed to leave New York. It was almost officially no longer home or a refuge for the marginalized, unwanted and magnificent. This left an even bigger question, "where does one go from here?" I still have not resolved this issue (but am happily in San Francisco for the time being). And I don't think anyone has. I forget where I heard, but someone said recently that every period of time has its city. For instance, at the end of the 19th century it was Paris and the end of the 20th it was New York. The keyword there is "was." I personally think Weimar NY has picked up on this feeling and have encapsulated the "golden age between the first terror attack and the last" and will continue to carry on the torch of the grand society of wonderful weirdos and infamous outcasts so long as someone else is willing to listen.Any which way, I doubt if they will perform outside of New York City ever again, but should you happen to in the NYC, I recommend checking it out.(end rant)

Topic by randofo 11 years ago