99percentinvisible:

Apparently the famous Windows XP “Bliss” background is a real, unaltered photograph

Windows presented an interview with photographer Charles O’Rear in this video, and then went to see the site where the photo was taken, in Napa. 

That first photo is, of course, “Bliss.” The second is what the hill looked like on the day that the Microsoft camera crew went there. 

littlelimpstiff14u2:

Doodle in Mid-Air

World’s Smallest 3D-Printing Pen Is Coming to Kickstarter

Humans are accustomed to drawing in the air. We gesture with our hands when talking and will try to illustrate charade secrets by “drawing” objects in space. 3D-printing pens takes those gestures, makes them tangible and, in the hands of an artists, beautiful. Recent 3D-printing pens have been cool, but clunky affairs. LIX Pen, however, is something different. It’s light, small and apparently needs no more power than you can draw from your run-of-the-mill laptop. Now it’s coming to Kickstarter.

Measuring 6.45 inches long, 0.55 inch in diameter and weighing just 1.23 ounces, the aluminum 3D-printing pen (which also comes in black) really is pen sized. You hold it just like a pen, and plug a 3.5mm-like jack into the base and the other end of your cable into your computer. The juice allows LIX to heat to over 300-degrees Fahrenheit, though the plant-based PLA filament (it can also use the stronger ABS plastic) only needs to heat to 180-degrees to work. That filament is fed in through a hole in the base and emerges as a super-heated liquid on the tip so you can start doodling in the air.

Plus Video

http://mashable.com/2014/04/10/worlds-smallest-3d-printing-pen-kickstarter/?utm_cid=mash-com-tu-photo

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archiemcphee:

Instructables editor Mikeasaurus came up with an awesome Head In A Jar Prank that’s perfect for April Fools’ Day, Halloween or, you know, just to liven things up in your kitchen or breakroom.

All you need is photo editing software, a large jar, food coloring, a printer and access to lamination services (such as your local print/copy shop.)

Using a photo editor, two pictures are blended together to create flat image of a head, which is then laminated and submerged in a jar. When the flattened image in inserted into the curved jar, along with the distortion from the water, gives the illusion of a decapitated head in a jar of preserving fluid.

Click here for complete step-by-step instructions. (If you don’t feel like editing your own photo, Mikeasaurus also made his own altered photo available for download.)

[via Make:Craft]