A Very Calvin and Hobbes Christmas

The season may be nearly over, but for those who still have not built their snowmen (no natural snow all December in NorCal) Here are ideas courtesy of Bill Watterson.

For more info, Snowmen… On Ice!

Everything by Jim Frommeyer, Teague Chrystie, & Bill Watterson.

Some have been asking how this was made, so here is a link where we break down some of the process:


SXSW Music Concerts

NPR has audio and video podcasts of not only this year, but many previous years’ artists on their site: All Songs Considered.

Jack White made a surprise visit and a parking lot performance a few days ago. He also introduces a new artist on his Third Man Records Label, Seasick Steve who blew me away.

There is an RSS feed of the releases of the podcasts.

I found this ethereal performance by experimental folk musician Julianna Barwick intriguing:

Androidify Turns You into an Android-style Avatar

I made an Android style avatar of myself and really kind of liked not just the result:
android fritz

but the application itself was pretty fun.

androidify screenshot

Androidify, a free application for Android phones, lets you create an Android-style avatar of yourself (or anyone, for that matter). Swap out the clothes, adjust the side of your noggin, add a pirate eye-patch, the customization options are abundant. Continue reading