Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Platform21 recently posted their "Repair Manifesto," along with a call for repair projects of all kinds...

Their site states,

"With our new project, Platform21 = Repairing, we seek to make repairing cool again – with your help. Let the manifesto inspire you, comment on it or add to it. Rediscover the joy of fixing things and share your most ingenious repair, your tips and your tricks. You could present them in person later, or see them on our website or in the exhibition that opens on Friday 13 March."

It's definitely worth considering... While original projects get much attention, inventive or clever repairs don't ever seem to garner the same love...

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Monday, March 2, 2009


Back in 2007, I posted a brief write-up on how to watch American Television on the web (...without having to be a resident of the USA) and while you can still manually use proxy servers to circumvent international (space/time?) restrictions on some major studio sites, I'd like to suggest an even easier way...

The program is called "HotSpot Shield" ... It's marketed as a security tool to help protect online privacy on public hot spots, but as it effectively obscures geographic information about your IP address, it's an ideal way to watch American TV (at your own convenience).

you can download it here...

Fairly straightforward: connect to watch your shows/disconnect for your usual browsing.

Enjoy the 8th dimen- err- I mean your TV!

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Sunday, March 1, 2009



Hey! Couple of things today...
Ex-Wired editor Kevin Kelly has posted a really neat article about the Amish and their fascinating relationship to technology, as well as some of the ingenious hacks and "solutions" they've come up with in their careful mitigation of emerging tech... Definitely worth reading.
Check it out here

Oh! The other thing... I'm still trying to find more time for the blog... work has been getting quite busy lately... However, I've (finally) acquired a new domain and hope to move/re-build our little operation in the near future... So from now on, you can just use "www.robot-party.com" and it'll redirect you to our current site... Stay tuned for more updates and thanks as always for all the comments and tips, they're always appreciated! Even Chiro... who apparently offers great deals on party furniture...
(lol spammers)

Later!

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