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NewFish contains my commentary and random thoughts about music, counter-culture, technology, faith, wretched excess, art, questionable government, and the ultimate interconnectivity of all things.
NewFish: Providing mediocre blogging since 2005!
- For the love of black & white
- The Challenges of Animal Translation
- Mystery Science Theater 3000 Is Coming Back—Again
- 100 Myths of Home
- The Convenient Lie of ‘Objectivity’
- Maine May Soon Legalise Viking-Style Funerals So You Can Go Out In A Blaze Of Glory
- The Psychology of Silent Treatment Abuse
- Fun with Minor Keys
- New stuff!
- Why one man started an Instagram account showing churches’ wealth
Monthly Archives: July 2006
By Doug Young | Acoustic Guitar Magazine Whether you favor natural or synthetic nails, here are the key points to keep in mind about using and maintaining them. Guitarist gatherings are probably the only place you’re likely to encounter a … Continue reading
The new issue of Fretboard Journal (Vol 3) is out and it is full of taut-stringed goodness. Singer-songwriter Guy Clark is the cover story. Inside are interviews with Bill Collings of Collings Guitars, Bob Taylor (on his new R. Taylor … Continue reading
This mutant tomato has become a celebrity in the Japanese city of Yawata, Kyoto. From MSN-Mainichi Daily News: The tomato, which is about 10 centimeters in diameter and weighs about 150 grams, is of the regular “Momotaro” variety, but is … Continue reading
New York Times YES, it’s July. The sun’s shining. People are heading to the beach or just out, to catch some UV, drink some Mountain Dew and indulge in some good clean summer fun. WHY WAIT? WEAR IT NOW A … Continue reading
Pay phones suffer as cell phone use rises By SAMANTHA GROSS | Associated Press NEW YORK – A stroll along Ninth Avenue in Manhattan reveals an ugly picture of the state of the pay phone these days. The phones are … Continue reading
A disaster to take everyone’s breath away By Geoffrey Lean | New Zealand Herald MANAUS – Deep in the heart of the world’s greatest rainforest, a nine-day journey by boat from the sea, Otavio Luz Castello is anxiously watching the … Continue reading
Today on the Worth 1000 photoshopping contest: animal chimeras. Link Posted Sun Jul 23rd, 2006
The new UK edition of Monopoly dispenses with paper play-money in favor of play-credit-cards with their own card-reader. Players will instead use a Visa mock debit card to keep track of how much they win or lose. It is inserted … Continue reading
HOWTO build a fax out of salmon tins From the June 1932 issue of Modern Mechanics, this recipe for building a fax machine (“electric picture transmitter”) out of two salmon tins: A COUPLE of sardine and salmon cans, a few … Continue reading
Price of virtual living: Patience, privacy By Peggy Mihelich | CNN The virtual worlds depicted in the movies “The Matrix” and “Minority Report” can often seem far too real in today’s world of computers, e-mail, instant messaging, MP3 players, cell … Continue reading
New HP Wireless Chip Connects The Digital And Real Worlds The tiny chips can be attached to objects from photos to prescription bottles. By Thomas Claburn | InformationWeek In an effort to strengthen the connection between the digital and physical … Continue reading
FutureLab has a nifty service that erases people, cars, etc. from photographs. It works by comparing several photos of a scene, and getting rid of the stuff that’s different from the other photos. Check out the gallery of “ghost town” … Continue reading
“A SKINNY man hasn’t a chance.” A chance to what? To make it with the delectably curvy woman shown here? On the contrary! She’s says “I’ll tell you how to gain pounds quick!” See, this woman digs skinny guys. She … Continue reading