These prints are a one/two punch square in my art/design and Macintosh obsessions at the same time—so insanely cool I can't stand it. Susan Kare, the designer who created these original Macintosh icons, has released an edition of art prints featuring the famous icons. There are a few sizes of each ranging from 8.5" x 11" (edition of 200) to 30" x 40" (edition of 100) - all are signed and numbered. If this was pre-dotcom bubble era 1.0, I'd totally buy every single one at the largest size and get them framed for my excessively large office. Alas, we're many years past that, and I need to be more conservative with my funds. That 30"x40" spray can one is killing it though (hint hint). [Thanks to Tim Shey for the heads up]
Here’s an interesting experiment: Using mouse-movement as a lie-detection technique. Cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists have long noted a big “tell” in human behavior: Crafting a lie takes more mental work than telling the truth. So one way to spot lies is to check someone’s reaction time. If they’re telling a lie, they’ll respond fractionally more […]
Do not mess with a Dromedary camel. Their mouths are adapted to eat whole pieces of prickly pear cactus, six-inch long needles and all. Watch this video by Camels and Friends if you don’t believe me. A zoologist on reddit chimed in on how this is possible: Camel mouths are full of cone-shaped papillae that […]
This is adorable. Bill, Robert, and Mick — three elderly gay gentlemen — try on young people’s gay words and phrases on for size in this video by INTO. Thanks, Moe!
The workday is long, and inevitably, you’re going to find yourself needing to take a break from the daily grind. With Mini Materials Miniature Cinder Blocks, you can take some time for yourself and decompress by turning your desk into a miniature construction site. They’re available today in the Boing Boing Store for $22.49. Handmade […]
Handheld radios might seem a bit archaic, but in an emergency situation, few things will keep you as reliably connected to the outside world. This Emergency Multi-Function Radio & Flashlight takes the utility of the tried-and-true radio and combines it with a powerful flashlight and self-sufficient energy system. It’s available in the Boing Boing Store for […]
Few programming languages boast the versatility and user-friendliness of Python, which is why it’s the first language of choice for many aspiring programmers. Regardless of your experience level, you can take the first step to becoming Python-savvy with the Python 3 Bootcamp Bundle, available in the Boing Boing Store for $35 this week. Featuring more than […]