March 17, 2006
March 16, 2006
Today is the day. I'm feeling a bit like a caged tiger waiting for the movers to arrive. It's been a while since the last move, but I remember it is a wild and frantic rush to first fill and then unload a truck. I'm just not built for moving.
March 05, 2006
Baseball Season!... Almost
As most of you know, old Hefe is a big baseball fan. More accurately, Hefe is a fan of the American Leauge, specifically the Oakland A's.
So once again Hefe and Hefito pack some bags and headed out to the spring meca of baseball, Tempe. This year we hooked up with friends from our section at the ball park and had a rocking good time.
For those who don't know, spring in Arizona is a warm 75 degrees and very fair. We left on a cold rainy morning in the Bay Area to find a excellent weather for baseball.
I can't wait for the season to start.
March 02, 2006
Boats, Cars, and Planes
I ran across this video footage of a guy who developed a new kind of RC boat… car… plane… Hmm… I’m not really sure how to classify this bad boy, but it rocks. The guy who invented it is working with AirHogs to make this the next big thing. It probably will be a big hit if he can get his patents and manufacturing in order. In the meantime a bunch of people have already started making knockoffs of the model and selling them under similar trade names. I’ll bet he’s sorry he ever put this video on the Internet. He calls it the HydroFoam because it's made of durable foam with a hard plastic shell. It reminds me of the old DuraBat plane from about 5 years ago.
Note: I decided to kill the movie. It's using too much bandwidth... Sorry everyone.
March 01, 2006
I was thumbing through Forbes FYI and I ran across this amazing figurine by artist – designer Mark Ho. It is absolutely fantastic. It takes traditional sculpture to the next level. You can pose the sculpture in pretty much any form you want and you can change it whenever you want. That is so innovative. It's like real life software. I love it.
[It took Mark Ho six years and several prototypes to build this remarkably intricate 17-inch human form. It comprises 920 brass and stainless-steel parts (202 of them in the hands alone) and 85 movable joints. If a human can strike a pose, this sculpture can replicate it. An accompanying magnetic base, which can be turned on or off, ensures that the figure stays in place no matter how precarious the position. Ho just sold "Zoho Artform no.1-1" for more than $37,000, but he's already begun working on nos. 1-2 and 1-3. He'll be finished in about eight months. www.zoho.nl.]
I know it's a little spendy, but what do you get the guy who has everything (hint... hint…) And besides, the batteries are included.