Desktops of March

We all use computers to access this website, which means were all most probably sat infront of a computer.Many other forums do a monthly 'show off your desktop' thread, so i intend to bring the same to here.Some of us are more than happy strolling along with the default windows xp skin, and a few icons on our desktops, others want and need to customize it as much as possible. Some of us, like myself, appreciate the extra efficiency with some of the tools available.This is a place for people to share their desktops, and to ask questions about other peoples, so if you see someone else with a kick ass wallpaper, ask them where they got it!I do not want any flaming. We accept ALL operating systems as equal.So, on with the show, here is my march desktop features include - Running Mac OS X LeopardiStat Menus for temp, and memory usage in menu bariPulse for further activity usage in the desktop.Adium, with a custom black text transparent backgroundGeektool, displaying RSS feed of recent Ibles comments, and the timeMy own home made wallpaper, featuring a snail picture i found.I look forward to seeing yours!- gmjhowe

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March is Craft Month. How does a month get a special designation?

Is there a government office in charge of approving and denying special themes for months? Who is in charge here? Is March Craft month just because someone repeated "march is craft month" until it became true?

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Next Month: Pets

Tool Tips Month will be wrapping up in a couple days and with a new month we're having a new theme: pets. We want to see your pet-based Instructables. Cat people, dog people, snake people, rodent people, all of you pet owners are invited to show us something cool that relates to a pet. Pet housing, pet maintenance, pet toys, and whatever else you can think of will be eligible. So get ready to show us what you've got!

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I'm going to play "Turkish March" by W.A. Mozart Answered

So basically I just took up the challenge presented by my friend by playing "Turkish March" or... Rondo Alla Turca The 3rd movement from Sonata K.331 Allegretto ... on the violin, which is pretty challenging, considering my age. So here are my statistics of my experience on this: Age: 13 Playing since: 6 or 7 But then: stopped for 2-3 years, therefore forgot everything Continued: age 10-11 Determination: substantial... nah, more than enough Experience with this kind of stuff: I am familiar and can do the 2 little 1/16th notes before the multitude of chords of which I can't do (yet). There are about 5 pages worth of  sheet music, but only 50% is really for the violin as obviously I can't reach the bass clef part of the grand staff, therefore putting the number of measures at 132 with a time signature of 2/4. Question: Anyone have any suggestions aside from the "no quick way of doing it" comment and the "practice + time" comments, which I see in almost all of my questions involving learning a skill / related. I just know that there is something else to this, aside from the practice, determination, stuff like that. Oh yeah, side note, how do you do those weird chords? They don't even look like chords (I think). Notes (6th measure) are F# and A on the E string, then E-G, and lastly F-A (no sharps or flats).

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What do these symbols mean on the music staff? Answered

I am wondering what the five flat signs mean, I think it means b-flat minor, but i don't know what to do. Gratias agimus tibi, josh1324

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DJ Radio- celebrating 14 years of pure awesome. (Aka my birthday) -UPDATE

Yes, today is my birthday.  I am 14.  I have a cake and everything.  I was gonna post a gun to concide with this event but unfortunately I couldn't finish it in time.  Oh well. *Update* To coincide with my birthday, I will not read any PM unless it has "To his majesty, the Honorable DJ Radio" in the subject line until March 15, 2010, 14 days from now.  The only exceptions are staff and replies to PM's I have made before March 1.  I'm serious, if you want your PM's read, you have to use that subject line until March 15.

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I need a music festival name, anyone have any ideas?

Event will be in UAE some were in Feb or March...............

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I'm looking for a way to transmit a metronome across a football field for band members during marching season?

Plug a metronome via 1/8 inch plug into something and then listen to it on the other side with headphones.

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does any1 play the world of warcraft version of dungeons and dragons? Answered

I started playing with my brother and his friends on march 8, 2010 and i am kinda lost.

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Xylophone Machine

Just had this idea, and in a flurry of building, I have a prototype. It's a knex machine that plays the xylophone. Right now, it can only play five notes eight times. I am hoping to increase this. In the photo, the machine is rigged to play the opening of the Imperial March :D

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whats in your stick bag?

Im just wonderin mine has: a few pares of zildjian travis barker and adrian young sticks marching sticks old, crappy sticks held together with duct tape zildjian brushs grip tape setlist practis pad drum keys

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The Edge - Batch Game

The game; "The Edge" maybe be released in 14th March 2013 as 0.1 Alpha, but for now I have a demo for you to test, it's just only for you to look around the TV part of the game. Link to game: http://martzon.webs.com/ But you will need to make an WEBSID account in order to download it. martzon.webs.com>downloads>membersonlydownloads

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knex war weapon contest near an end!

if you want to enter the knex war weapon contest all you have to is just ask if you can be in it. if you make it in you have to make a knex war weapon and send the pics to me and ill judge them. they will be judged on distance it shoots, looks, and how its built. the contest ends march 1st. and you have to take pictures of it. contest enters: killerk2 Mr Tenacious Loosewire; SOE Operative Mintyhippo

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Knex Weapon: Barrett M99 Sniper Rifle

Hi, I am currently working on my first Knex Weapon I have designed. It is based on the appearance of the Barrett M99 Single Shot Sniper Rifle. The trigger and loading (not firing) pin are based off of the Thriller Lego Crossbow (www.lego-for-adults.com). School is putting restraints on the time I have to build this but I will attempt to submit my gun as soon as possible, probably in early March. But don't count on it, I have always been bad at meeting deadlines.

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How do you define "cold"?

Seeing as how we all live in different parts of the world, I got to wondering how y'all define "cold" and "hot", and when it is. Down here in mid-Georgia, hot is around 85-90 degrees and up, starting in late March to early April, and lasting until mid October. Cold starts at around 50-45 degrees (though I can go with shorts and a T-shirt in 20s) and those temperatures start about mid-November until early February. Anytime in-between is the perfect mellow temperatures. Just curious. Thanks!

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Help Fnding and Acquiring a Career

Well, I just turned 18 in March and decided that I should pick what it is that I want for a career. I am fascinated with every building technique that there is whether it is for metal, wood, or electronics (to name a few). I enjoy studying on these skills, and find a great satisfaction when I am building, repairing, or inventing. I want to do all of these things in a career that I will enjoy till the end of my days. The problem is that I am not even sure if there in a name for such a profession, let alone how I would go about acquiring it? If anyone knows anything about the career I am talking about I would greatly appreciate it.

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Laser Harp

Link to buy the plans to make your own (would be cool for the Robot Challenge, i am thinking about it) March 6, 2008 Stephen Hobley saw Jean Michael Jarre play his highly theatrical Laser Harp live 22 years ago and vowed he’d build one just like it. He’s just ironed out the bugs and you can see him play it here. Whatsmore, he has detailed the entire construction process on the Internet. He reckons anyone can build one for under US$600 after purchasing his US$19 Laser Harp Plans and Source Code.

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I Need to add a 3.5mm headphone jack to my gaming chair Answered

I Need to add a 3.5mm headphone jack to my gaming chair before the release of Final Fantasy 13 in march. problem is i have know idea how to do it the way i want. this is what i want. add the jack so i can use headphones with my chair, but still use the volume dial on the chair and for it to mute the chair speakers when i plug the headphones in. it don't matter if i have to leave the speakers unplugged as long as i can still use the volume dial. please use my picture as a wiring guide. Thanx guys for any help.

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DIY & Make Groups Update: Phoenix, SF, NYC, MIT

Phoenix DIY - Meeting 6: This WednesdayWhat: Phoenix DIY 6When: Wednesday, March 26 7:30pmWhere: Conspire Phoenix901 N 5th St (on the NE corner of 5th St and Garfield)Phoenix, AZ 85006 [map]This month's meeting will be outside at Conspire. Please bring a chair or two to share! Also bring a jacket in case it gets chilly.This month's presenters:Mark Rehorst: SPICE circuit simulation software tutorialMark will lead us through the basics and an example of using Linear Technology's free SPICE simulator: SwitcherCAD. You can predict how your circuit will function before you build it! Alex Schlegel: Build your own GreenhouseAlex built a backyard greenhouse equipped with solar powered circulation fans, and he'll share with us how he did it.full details!Make: SFThe next meeting will be at TechShop April 6th. It will be followed by a San Francisco meeting on April 20th.Full Details!Make:NYC Meeting 5 - Thursday, March 27th, 6PMWhat can a group of Makers do with a tank of helium? We're not sure! Care to find out? The sixth Make:NYC Meeting includes:Challenge: BlimpsYou've got brains, we've got blimps. Two teams will compete to make an ordinary RC blimp perform extraordinarily. Arrive on time to make sure you get in on all the lighter-than-air action.Meeting time is 6:00PM.Location:Make Offices, 2nd Floor (Google Map)325 Gold St. at Flatbush Ave.Brooklyn, NY 11201full details!MITERS - 04/04Friday night is build party night with MIT MITERS.full details!If you know any more details about these events or have any additional announcements, please post them here.

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Am I the only one who think K'nex have gone downhill?!?!?!

Hi all, For the past 5 years, yes K'nex has been terrible with all the micro bricks and stuff and it being compatible with LEGOs. And you think that they wouldn't do anymore damage by promoting these sets, would you? I mean the amount of bad feedback they get is off the scale. AND NOW, they are releasing TitanFall Sets and more Mario sets and Plants vs Zombies  <----- Bound to fail. Do K'nex even take into account the feedback from their models and how overpriced they are? source - http://www.vg247.com/2014/02/21/titanfall-mario-and-plants-vs-zombies-knex-sets-revealed/ For those who don't know, TitanFall is a Xbox One game to be released out in March/April. The Beta is currently out. What are your thoughts and opinions?

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College Search

Hey guys!I'm a high school freshman (or a sophomore now, rather. score!) and Mom wants me to start taking a look at different colleges Now, I don't know too much about colleges, but I do know that I should probably go to one where I can get the kind of major that I want. Thing is, I really don't know what I want to major in, or what I want to do after I finish my schooling. So I figured I'd start with my interests. Here's my top 3:Computers- I've always liked computers, but I really became hooked when I learned about CharredPC's i'ble on how to make XP look like Vista, when tech_king walked me through the steps of how to open a PC, and when LinuxH4X0r and a few others taught me about Linux. And, I know quite a bit about computers and continue to learn more and more about them every time I use them.Engineering- I like building stuffs, but I'm not too great at it. I don't really have the time, money, resources, or transportation that I need to work with the things that interest me most. More specifically, I like automotives, but once again, I don't have the skills or experience, just the interest.Music- My passion. I play clarinet and tenor saxophone pretty well, and can also play the trumpet and harmonica. I'm hoping to get really good at the saxophone, and play that in marching, concert, and jazz bands at my high school, and hopefully play it in a college marching band. Eventually, I'd also like to learn to play piano/keyboard, violin, percussion/drums, and bass guitar.Oh! Location should be important, too. Any good colleges across the states are good; particularly I'm probably going to have to stick with the southeast; as far north as Virginia and as far west as Texas, but once again, feel free to tell me of any good schools you know.

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taking a break

Just to let all of you know: I'm going to try and take a break from instructables for a while, I have a ton of stuff to do. Me and my friends have to build 2 grandfather clocks and they have to be done by the 23rd, so I'm going to try and take away the temptation of wasting (constructive ;) ) time on instructables when there are other things that are higher prioity, yet less fun. I also have to do more on my online german, I'm only about 30% done, and I have about 2 and a half months left, so I need to catch up. I'll be back at the beginning of march (or hopefully maybe the 24th of february. I'll c ya guys soon, I just need to get my priorities straight. Of course I will check up on the results for the LED challenge ;) EDIT: oh, and I might be on late at night where I can't make recordings or use power tools, or between tv shows on my ipod ;)

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Top Builder Challenge: Balloon Car

Take the Challenge! Become a Design Squad Top Builder! Design an air-powered balloon car that can zip across the floor. You can use all kinds of materials for your balloon car's body, axles, and wheels. But the jet must include a balloon! Watch the video to see Nate and his friends Desi, AJ, Zara, and Anna design their balloon cars. You can find instructions to get started on your own balloon car in our Build section. Enter the Top Builder: Balloon Car Challenge by logging in to the Design Squad website and submitting a photo of your design using this form on or before March 27, 2013. Be sure to tell us how far your balloon car traveled! We'll highlight some of the most creative balloon cars and then you can vote for your fave. The Builder with the most votes earns a special sticker for use on the Design Squad website.

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Call for Makers for Maker Faire

Entries are now being accepted for the bay area Maker Faire that will be happening on May 3-4 in San Mateo. This is an awesome event and we'll be there to represent, but we'd love to see some of you guys show off your cool ideas as well. You have until March 12 for entries. If you want to show off what you can bring in person, there are tryouts on Feb. 17 at the Exploratorium.Here are a few suggested topics: - Things Made From Recycled Items - Making Musical Instruments - 3D Printers and CNC Milling - Textile Arts - Home Automation - Rockets - Ham Radio - Puzzles, Games and Toys - Cars (hot rods, custom vans, electric vehicles) - Airplanes and Aeronautics (models, etc) - Biology/Biotech - Chemistry - Food Makers - Model Trains and Planes - Green Tech - Sewing and Felting - Kites - Old Farm or Garden Equipment (Tractors, etc.) - Temporary Structures (Tents, Domes, etc.) - Unusual Tools or Machines - How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.) Call for Makers

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K'NEX NEW BALL MACHINE CONTEST!!!

It's KneXFAN200 here with a k'nex ball machine contest. There will be no prize unless you count being put on a collection of best ball machines with instructions. There will be a Grand winner, a First place winner, second pace winner, a third place winner, and a runner up. So lets get to the rules. First of all, it needs to be a ball machine that is new and has instructions. I'll make an exception though, you could do a ball machine with instructions that was made from May, 2016, and up. What you will do is make the ball machine first of all (unless it's built from May 2016 and up) and post it on instructables. Then, you put the ball machine link in the comments or just by emailing me on instructables. After that, I will put a picture of it on here and once there's enough ball machines or by the start of March, 2017, the winners will be announced and will be put in the collection (in order) that I talked about at the beginning. One more thing, I am not entering this contest. Thanks and good luck,                                           KneXFAN200

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"How Many" Contest #3. Win a patch! =WINNERS ANNOUNCED=

First of all, yeah, it's not really Knex. But this is one of the most popular sections, and this is where I posted the last two. CONTEST ENDS DECEMBER 24. Anyway, there are 2 ways to win. 1) Guess closest to the actual amount of rubberbands. Winner: cj81499 2) Guess how the amount of rubberbands relates to my 'ibles account. Winner: Nobody (Sorry) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The actual relation between the amount of rubberbands and my 'ibles account is that I joined 3/05/09 (March 8, 2009) and 3+5+9 =17. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Note: You can only win once. =============================================================================== knex gun builder: 25. No relation guess. Kairah: 19. Wrong relation. chopstx: 18. Wrong relation. Killer~SafeCracker: 9. Wrong relation. Shadowman39: 22. No relation. Rock Soldier: 3. No relation. shadowninja31: 15. No relation. knexfan9182: 25. Wrong relation. DJ Radio: 20. Wrong relation. knex_builder_freak: 16. No relation. Hiyadudez: 18. Wrong relation. cool bas3: 21. Wrong relation. smilee: 28. No relation. cj81499: 17. Wrong relation. Kinetic: 23. No relation. knex_pls: 84,340. (LOL) No relation. Seleziona: 36. No relation.

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Hey, All! I'm Relocating! :D

A select few of you who stalk me visit my persona often may have noticed that I changed my location. Well, the reason for that is that my family is on the move again.When I joined Instructables in 4th Quarter 2006, I lived in Texas. Soon after that, we moved to Georgia and now we're off to Florida, from whence I hail.The house we'll be moving into is by far the greatest I've yet to live on. It's situated on a canal that leads out to the Atlantic, it has a pool, two stories, a second master bedroom that I get to share with my brother, and it just looks really cool. Built in the 60's, this house has some serious personality.With every move comes a new school. Mom wants to send me to a Catholic school again (ugh). At least this time it's co-ed, but it still doesn't have a marching band, which is the #1 reason why I prefer a public education.Well, guys, don't freak out if I go MIA over the next few weeks; moving's a contact sport and there's a lot involved if you're not familiar with the process (Eric knows what I mean, don't you? ;-) Dad wants to leave by Friday, and we just starting packing yesterday, so wish us luck. See you all later!

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knex pistol contest

Well, there are literally thousands of sidearms out there, all made from knex. All have fallen to two categories: have not built yet and built. I'm seriously tired of knex guns that have a lack of function and too much good looks. and so, I would like to declare a contest. there are three main areas for scoring criteria: 1) function 2) size 3) broken pieces I am asking this great community to pull together and create something awesome. all entries should: > have a satisfying feel when the firing pin first slides home and the shot leaves the barrel. > feel/ look like a traditional side arm > have an innovative feature: IE, removable clips > not use broken pieces > be efficient. I don't want to be pulling the firing ram back with 20 pounds of force. scince people will continually argue over their gun's position, I will judge. I will also not submit anything. If you think you built a knex gun that meets these suggestions (and maybe smashes them), feel free to: < make an instructable with good/ amazing clarity of instructions < make the instructable sound like you care < post the instructable as a link in reply. thank you, and good luck. I'm sort of like the Simon Cowell of knex judging. hard to please. contest has opened now. contest will close on march 31, 12:00 AM.

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Crazy Dr. Seuss-style House

Check out this NYTimes slideshow of an absolutely awesome house on Long Island!None of the surfaces are level, everything is brightly colored, and you'd have to hang curtains to get any privacy. The architects included poles to help people stay upright when climbing around. I totally want one of these... From the article:The house is off-limits to children, and adults are asked to sign a waiver when they enter. The main concern is the concrete floor, which rises and falls like the surface of a vast, bumpy chocolate chip cookie.But, for Arakawa, 71, an artist who designed the house with his wife, Madeline Gins, the floor is a delight, as well as a proving ground.As he scampered across it with youthful enthusiasm on a Friday evening in March, he compared himself to the first man to walk on the moon. "If Neil Armstrong were here, he would say, "This is even better!Then Ms. Gins, 66, began holding forth about the health benefits of the house, officially called Bioscleave House (Lifespan Extending Villa). Its architecture makes people use their bodies in unexpected ways to maintain equilibrium, and that, she said, will stimulate their immune systems."They ought to build hospitals like this," she said.A reporter, who thinks they should never, ever build hospitals like this, tried to go with the flow.

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K'NEX PMR-30 V.1

Hey guys! Well, it has been a while since I have made a pistol (yes, I know, I just posted my FN Five-Seven 'ible, but I had taken those pictures a long time ago), so I decided to make a gun I saw in my March 2014 issue of Guns and Ammo Magazine, the Kel Tec PMR0-30.  The original shoots .22 Magnum, has a 30 + 1 magazine capacity, and only costs about $415.00 U.S. dollars. Mine shoots tan/blue clips/connectors, has a 10 - 13 +1 magazine capacity, and only uses about 100 - 150 pieces. I have yet to fire the thing, so this forum topic is just to gauge what you guys think about it. Credit: Most the the handle/grip comes from Blue Mullet 2's Pistole Makarov. Everything else is pretty much original. Features: - Only 8 in. long - 10 - 13 +1 magazine capacity (this can be easily increased) - Nice setup overall - Semi-comfortable handle/grip - Nice sight set (I forgot to take a pic of them) - Easily modifiable Well, that is all the time I have to write for right now, I got lunch calling my name! Enjoy! -The Red Book of Westmarch

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Lego FIRST competition

Well, today I went along with Caitlin's school robotics club to see them participate in qualifying rounds in order to advance to the New York City city-wide champs. Woot, they made it enough in the rankings to advance and fun was had by all. It was my first time at one of these things and it was pretty well organized considering the number of teams shuttling back and forth between rooms to do the robotics challenges/missions and presentations to judges. Kids use Lego Mindstorm NXT robot kits and build/program them to accomplish a list of tasks to be performed in the "pit". Of course, everything can go wrong from your batteries not being charged, pieces falling apart, programs not working, forgetting the laptop charger, and worrying about the school bus making it home before the snow storm. Fourth graders did research projects and presentations on how robotics impacted environmental issues. Fourth and fifth grader teams did the robot challenges and presented their robots to the judges. The FIRST program is really to have fun while using technology, learn something, and to develop teamwork and good sportsmanship. One of our teachers even wrote up a school cheer and song just for Robotics. The second pic is of another school who happened to have a live team mascot(where else can you wear a propeller beanie and be proud?). The amount of geek-strogen present was incredible. This happened to be Tetranitrate's stomping grounds but I didn't find any evidence of charred walls. I might just have to make Robohoodies for all the kids when they compete again in March. Anyone else out there doing Lego FIRST robotic league?

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Valley View Park Update 2

Second Update! Sorry it took so long. I had a lot of stuff to do.                                                                     August 2010 Hello Everyone! It's time to take another look at Valley View Park. The park has definitely received a generous income which has allowed the park to do many things. The park has been able to completely demolish the tower and they have replaced with a ride which wee will declare later on. An overview of the park can be seen in pic 1. As wee entered the park we headed straight to the gardens for a little rest after the drive. After we left we noticed that a part of the brick paving changed colour which can be seen in pic 2. We asked some of the staff and the park has apparently had some vandalism acts which the park has had to take care of. Mr. Fredrickson says that if it gets worse he'll call the police to find the vandals. Moving on we went straight to the new attraction. It is apparently a bumper car ride which can be seen in pic 3. The crew really liked the colours of the ride. In pic 4 we can see that they named it Dodgems. After a some fun crashes we went to catch a ride on Destruction. The ride has definitely maintained it's popularity and the manager is probably going to expand the queue line. The queue can be seen in pic 5. From the queue you can see a new food stall in pic 6. The vendor seems to be shy as he ducked under his counter as people went past. In pic 7 we can see that the area behind Destruction hasn't received a ride yet. However, The manager assures us that the ride will be built by March next year. Mr. Fredrickson has been receiving comments about some rocks that fell from the cliff in the car park which can be seen in pic 8. The manager has started to put aside money to fix this problem. In the last picture we can see the car park which is always crowded. The Manager will also be saving money to expand the car park. As we can see the future of this park seems to be in good hands. We are eager to find out what the new ride will be. The staff were talking about an announcement in a couple months that we managed to hear. We will talk about that in the next update. Stay tuned!   

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Make SF Meeting

This past Sunday I went to the Make SF meeting graciously hosted by Tech Shop in Menlo Park. I unfortunately do not have names and/or links to work relevant to the presenters, but I will try to give an overview of what I saw as best I can.The first presenter showed a musical interface he made with a laser pointer and a photocell that altered a track of music to correspond with the disturbance of the surface of the water. He told of how he embedded many such bowls in a table and had the laser pointers shining straight down into them from the ceiling so that it seemed as though the water itself was changing the music. He used it a party the previous weekend (side note: I never get invited to parties nearly as cool).Followed him was a man that created a device to interface with a computer as a USB HID. In short, it pretended to be a keyboard, mouse or joystick and then you could send it commands from a micro controller. He had his device installed in a model plane and based on accelerometer readings used it to control a flight simulator. Next there was a man from Google who showed the low-cost Arduino based glowing orb that he was working on based on the Arduino Orb Build Warden. This was presented as one possible solution to have widespread visual indication for monitoring the status of their ongoing projects. Presenter #4 promised not to have anything quite as high tech and passed around a copper bracelet made using copper wiring and traditional cold forge methods. He then spent the rest of the time talking about how he welded the ends of the bracelet with a tig welder made from a microwave much like this one. And even though he promised not to have anything technical to show, he went into the finer points of building your own microwave welder in regards to transformer modification and the importance of finding a reliable metal foot pedal to control the weld. Lastly, someone came from Shape Lock and demonstrated his "Ultra-High Molecular Weight Low Temperature Thermoplastic." Or in other words, you stick it in a pot of water heated to 160 degrees for a few minutes, take it out and bend it into any shape you want, let it harden for a few more minutes and you're good to go. You can use it to quickly and easily make all kinds of high-strength custom shapes and fasteners. It is actually very cool. However, remember, don't stick it in your mouth (or anywhere else!) because albeit non-toxic it will lock your jaw shut and good luck getting that back to 160 degrees. Oh... I should also mention that the meeting was organized and hosted by the legendary Andrew Milmoe.And that summarizes what I saw and heard.The next meeting will most likely be the first Sunday in March and you can get more info on the official Make SF site. Also, there will be a Make SF social gathering next Thursday at Mars Bar in San Francisco (7th and Brannan).It starts around 7 PM and there is rumored to be a special robotic guest attending. (if anyone has more info on any of the presenters please let me know)

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Homestuck Albums

I know this is not something that I usually do, but I have decided to create albums for the original kids from Homestuck: John Egbert, Rose Lalonde, Dave Strider, and Jade Harley.  Explanations of the songs picked will be noted, and I will try and get the running times of each album.  Each album has six tracks, with extended versions of songs when possible, so I'd say these are Deluxe EP (extended playtime) Singles.  I may try to cut down the running time and make LP (limited playtime) singles another time, and also, don't hold me to it, do soundtracks for some of my favorite trolls. (Note: you don't have to appreciate, understand, or have read Homestuck to enjoy this; as all the songs center around a character, to some extent, they center around a theme.  Enjoy!) Without further ado, DarkOwlKnex productions proudly presents its first four Deluxe EP singles. (Disclaimer: I don't own any of these songs; these are just some of my favorites that I feel fit the lives of the characters.  All rights go to the original artist and record company.) The Windy Thing: The Tale of John Egbert 1. Blue Monday (12" Version) - New Order (John's Home Life Theme) 2. Procession (12" Version) - New Order (John's 'Physical' Death Theme) 3. Ride The Wild Wind (Hybrid Extended Version; Fan Made Mix) - Queen (John, The Heir of Breath) 4. Hammer To Fall (Headbangers 12" Mix) - Queen (John's Strife Specibus: The Hammer)  5. Lullaby - The Cure (John and Vriska's Theme) 6. High (Extended Version) - The Cure (John's Ascent to God Tier; John and Jade's Brotherly/Sisterly Love Theme) GrimDark: The Tale of Rose Lalonde 1. Vicious Streak - New Order (Rose's Home Life Theme; The One-Upping-War Against Her 'Mother.') 2. Procession - Queen/Traditional Arrangement (Rose's 'Physical' Death Theme) 3. The Prophet's Song - Queen (Rose, The Seer of Light; Rose and Doc Scratch's Theme) 4. Twenty Four Hours - Joy Division (Rose's Destiny) 5.  The March Of The Black Queen (Deep Cuts Version) -  Queen (Rose's Rampage) 6. She's Lost Control (12" Version) - Joy Division (Rose Goes GrimDark) Cool Kid: The Tale of Dave Strider 1. Airheads - Roger Taylor (Dave, The Cool Kid; Dave's Home Life Theme) 2. Ceremony (Original Version) - New Order (Dave's 'Physical' Death Theme) 3. Time - Freddie Mercury (Dave, The Knight Of Time) 4. Two Sharp Pencils (Get Bad) - Roger Taylor (Dave's Ironic Humor; Dave and Terezi's Theme) 5. Synchronicity (Part One) - The Police (Dave's Time Hijinks) 6. Synchronicity (Part Two) - The Police (Dave's Time Hijinks... Revisited) Squiddles: The Tale of Jade Harley 1. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da - The Police (Jade's Home Life Theme; Jade, The Silly, Creative Girl) 2. Ceremony (Alternate Version) - New Order (Jade's 'Physical' Death Theme) 3. Killing Time - Roger Taylor (Jade, The Witch Of Space) 4. Dreams Never End - New Order (Jade's Dreams) 5. A Winter's Tale (Fickle Mix; Fan Made Extended Version) - Queen (Jade's World In The Medium) 6. Beautiful Dreams - Roger Taylor (Jade's Dreams... Revisited) That's it!  Again, all rights go to the original artist and their record company/copyright holder. I hope that you enjoyed, and since I'm assuming that you didn't listen to all of the Deluxe EP's, I encourage you to come back and listen to them all when you have the time. -DarkOwlKnex

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