Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Shipwright's disease** set in while chasing a leaking heater hose. Replacing 2 hoses turned into 7 hoses as they were all in similar shape. Once I had taken the car apart that car - it only made sense to go after the timing belt that with 65k miles on it, is due to be replaced in 5k miles anyway. These pictures really deserve some illustrative arrows on them...

**on shipwright's disease: I looked for an appropriate link for this term, however the google search results page yielded nothing but british car related links - go figure!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tomatoes at 2 weeks

The pics of them when they were planted vs 2 weeks later. They're growing!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tilt-shift miniature faking

I couldn't get to sleep last night so I hopped onto for the first time in a long time. I was rewarded with some awesome tilt-shift miniature faking photos in this thread, here.

(hotlinked image for those too lazy or uninterested to follow links)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Little fixes

A year ago or so, there was a mishap in the garage and my compressor suffered a flesh wound. I finally got around to installing the new intake tonight. It was super easy! Why did I wait so long?

Fixing the wires on Kevin's indoor/outdoor thermometer. Not too exciting, but my first fix using the facilities at my new job. Hooray!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ken Block's Gymkhana 2 - The Infomerical

The folks in marketing/branding definitely got a hold of this one in the planning phase. Some amazing driving in here even if the cheese factor is cranked to 11.
It has only been out two days and it already has over 500,000 views!

Also the clip of the car build is pretty much automotive pr0n...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Life-size stop-motion

Andy wanted to make sure that I really did see this one. It's awesome, he's right. He found it here. Or maybe here. Possibly even here (check this one out for the memes with the stars removed! hahaha)

Sorry I'm Late from Tomas Mankovsky on Vimeo.


Snail and slug bait turns away would be mob of ne'er-do-well vegetarians. Losses to the snail and slug population top 30 in late night massacre.
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