Meanwhile I participated the second Critical Mass in Berlin (you will also find pictures here and additional information here) since I’ve been living here. As last time it was quite impressive even though it looked like a fair sometimes when people started to fill their stock of beer in one of the 24/7 shops or pick up a döner along the route.
Just found that – in the early days of computers people created logic circuits purely based on coils and transformers (video in English):
A nice idea… you show kids from today the technology from the past and watch their reactions. In this episode on YouTube – „rotary phones“:
A very nice short film about a homeless bicylce courier…
In August 2014 the “Mittlerer Ring” in Munich was exlusively reserved for cyclists. About 6000 people participated this event. There is also a recording of the track.
It’s always nice to see when old things get repaired by a skilled craftsman so they can be used for many years again – we need more of this!
Also see the video (German audio):
A short documentary by Santiago Álvarez from 1965 which could be seen as one of the first music videos ever (and with this I don’t mean people dancing to the music but music combined with documentary content).
I already had been interested in electronics before I had my first computer – later I drifted off this topic a bit, but the tools (soldering iron, multimeter etc.) still exist and sometimes I also work on circuits as on LCD2USB am FLI4L.
I’m also in Berlin from time to time and sometimes I also visit the shop of Conrad Elektronik – since something like this doesn’t exist in Augsburg and sometimes I’m also just a nerd ;-).
Maybe some of you remember the time where the genre “3D shooter” was introduced on PCs under DOS. Starting with the then quite controversial “Wolfenstein 3D” (1992) and following titles as “Doom” (1993) or “Duke Nukem 3D” (1996). “Rise of the Triad” was published in 1994 by Apogee and was also a typical representative of this genre. Later there was also an OpenGL port created, called WinRottGL, which is still playable on todays systems.
Now it’s 2013 – and after nearly 20 years there is a new edition of “Rise of the Triad”, but see for yourself…
Take an older Canon EOS 40D, take some pictures with a small aperture and bright sky in the background… and then find out that the sensor is obviously forcible dusty. A testshot confirms that…