"The partner of designer and COILHOUSE co-creator Mildred Von has been arrested in Dubai for carrying melatonin. This, apparently, gave them the excuse to declare without testing that a few fragments of dirt in the bottom of his bag were hashish. Everyone's hoping that they'll be forced to release him in another seven days but the Dubai authorities, as you might expect, are behaving like monsters.Link (Thanks, Alias!)
Details are here. Please read them before asking questions. Mil's contact details are in that post too. We might get lucky and they might bounce him out when it turns out there's nothing to hold him on, but, really, that doesn't sound like Dubai. If you think you can help, please do get in touch with Mil. Thanks."
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects