Update to wind-power company's misleading cards

Sustainablog has a thoughtful response to my entry on the wind-power cards I complained about yesterday. Jeff McIntire-Strasburg makes several good points. I agree I shouldn't have characterized Renewable Choice Energy as an Enron-like company. However, I do think that Renewable Choice Energy's practice of selling cards that look like a gift card or a…

Google Maps, Reloaded: Animated Mozillas and Gnus attack Redmond

Boing Boing reader paolo says: Yesterday BoingBoing reported the Google Map hack "Star Wars Imperial ATAT attack on Palo Alto". Today I created an *animated* hack: invaders move around the map! And this time invaders are mozillas and gnus converging towards Microsoft Offices in Redmond! ;-) Here is the animated map: Link. Be sure to…

Lick-and-stick these 'tiny protest signs' onto your mail

Make your anti-racist voice heard every time you send a letter. Oakland-based Lea Redmond of Leafcutter Designs makes it easy through her new Postage Stamp Project. She's offering these "tiny protest signs" to "lick-and-stick" onto mail (just don't confuse them for real paid postage). She pulled in Bay Area Artist Oree Originol for the art.…

This deck of wholesome activities inspires mini-adventures

We've been writing about Lea Redmond since 2009 here on Boing Boing. She's just one of those kind of people who consistently makes neat things — a real Happy Mutant! Well, her latest creative venture is Home Sweet Home, an activity deck for kids (and the young at heart). It offers inspiring prompts for whimsical,…

Send inner-home post cards to fellow family shut-ins

Our friend, Lea Redmond, she of the World's Smallest Post Service, has a number of fun little Print + Play paper projects on her website. One of them is a set of printable inner-home post cards: "Greeting from the couch," "…from the yard," "…from the corner of the room," etc. Six cards in all. These…

The Lucky Penny Press will put poems on pressed pennies

Put poems on pressed pennies? Sure, why not?! Oakland-based artrepreneur Lea Redmond (previously) has a dream to crowdfund a Lucky Penny Press, a hand-cranked machine that will dole out pressed pennies with short poems on them. I wasted no time getting on this because a.) I adore squished pennies, and b.) I think everything Lea…

This deck of cards will spark small, IRL experiences

The fabulous Lea Redmond of Leafcutter Designs (previously) has launched a brand new project. It's called Lively Matter and it's a 52-card activity deck to create grand adventures and experiences out of the ordinary. She writes: Each card in the Lively Matter deck gives instructions for a tangible, mini adventure that you can do by…

Tiny post office in a tree hole

The spirit of Boo Radley lives on in the hole of a tree growing in the hills above Berkeley, CA. Gareth says, "Lea Redmond, of Leaf Cutter Design and the World's Smallest Postal Service, did a photo illustration for Borg Like Me. She created a Lilliputian post office in a tree hole in the Berkeley…

Down the Rabbit Hole with the World's Smallest Postal Service

Ed Note: Boingboing's current guest blogger Gareth Branwyn writes on technology, pop and fringe culture. He is currently a Contributing Editor at Maker Media. Recent projects have included co-creating The Maker's Notebook and editing The Best of MAKE and The Best of Instructables collections. I'm a firm believer in clinging to as much childlike wonder…

Larry Ellison's Oracle wants to acquire TikTok: Report

The Financial Times reports that Larry Ellison's Oracle has entered the race to acquire TikTok. The short video sharing social media app is Chinese-owned, under attack by Donald Trump, and is also being pursued by Microsoft. A group is reportedly working with investors on behalf of Oracle in an effort to outbid Microsoft after the…

Buried in Uber's IPO, an aggressive plan to destroy all public transit

Uber is a wildly unprofitable company with no conceivable path to profitability in any universe, under any circumstances, but the company's founders and early investors (having already taken massive write-downs on their investments) are hoping to get at least some of their money back through the time-honored "greater fool" methodology. Specifically, they're floating the company…