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I made a guitar
I built a solid body electric guitar from scratch and wrote a rather long, detailed account of the process. Only partly a how-to, I wrote about what was required, what I learned, mistakes I made, and what I'd do different next time.
posted by bondcliff at 6:46 AM on January 29, 2016 - 3 comments

Money Boss
Ten years ago in this space, I announced my new money blog called Get Rich Slowly. With your support, that blog grew into a business and a career. Now I've launched a new money blog called Money Boss, which covers "advanced personal finance". Money Boss is about achieving early retirement and financial independence, about mastering your money -- and your life. Because it's great to get rich slowly, but I believe you can do better!
posted by jdroth at 8:01 AM on January 19, 2016 - 4 comments

The Last Days and Strange Death of Horace Greeley
On November 13, 1872, a week after he lost the most lopsided Presidential election in history, and two weeks before his death, Horace Greeley wrote a letter to nobody, fueled by the paranoia brought on by a nervous breakdown. The letter is a heartbroken litany his debts and mistakes, some real, most imaginary. This is that letter.
posted by kleinmatic at 1:53 PM on January 10, 2016

I illustrated a children's book!
posted by the_blizz at 1:02 PM on October 8, 2015 - 3 comments

The Astronaut Instruction Manual
It's an astronaut instruction manual. For pre-teens.
posted by Mike Mongo at 6:27 PM on October 19, 2015

Into The Fire
Into The Fire (youtube - vimeo) is a short stop motion film about death and what comes after, made this weekend as part of the 2015 Colchester Film Festival 60 Hour Film Challenge.
posted by dng at 10:28 PM on October 4, 2015

Death is the Mother of Beauty
An instrumental doom metal album.
posted by gwint at 10:17 PM on September 23, 2015 - 3 comments

April 86 - You get a free Kindle book, I get published
I'm trying to get my new novel April 86 published through Amazon's new Kindle Scout program. If you go to the link and click "Nominate Me", and enough other people do so, you will all get a free copy of the book. So what's the book about? Read on . . .
posted by Outlawyr at 8:34 AM on September 6, 2015 - 7 comments

10 cent stories, typewritten while you wait
For two years I've been busking with a typewriter and a sign that says "10 cent stories typewritten while you wait". Just today I got an essay about it published in the toast and I've begun putting all of my stories and pictures of people I wrote them for on twitter @10centstories or #10centstories
posted by Archibald Edmund Binns at 11:17 AM on September 9, 2015 - 5 comments

Structured text editor component for the web
In a deplorable lapse of judgement, I decided that I would be the person to fix the sorry state of online content writing, where sites currently either use crude HTML or Markdown input fields, or infuriating WYSIWYG components. Seven months later, there is ProseMirror, an alpha-stage piece of software that might just grow into the editor I want the web to use. It even does collaborative editing because some problems are just hard to resist.
posted by marijn at 12:49 PM on August 18, 2015 - 6 comments

Through 50 States in 70 Days (with an American flag)
General Peter Pace (former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) and his wife asked my friend Larry, a retired Maine schoolteacher, to carry an American flag through all 50 states. He invited me to come along as navigator and trip photographer.
posted by LeLiLo at 12:53 PM on August 20, 2015 - 2 comments

Scenes from a peep show log book
I worked at a famous peep show for five years and we had a log book where we would talk about things that happened at work. I'm taking tidbits and posting them on this blog. It's a work in progress as I am nowhere near getting them all photographed and uploaded and even further away from annotating it as much as it needs.
posted by josher71 at 6:54 AM on August 30, 2015 - 2 comments

Brian & Lindsay Will Totally Eat That
I created this show - the first video series from our media network It's called Brian & Lindsay Will Totally Eat That, and I made two very nice young people eat all kinds of weird stuff and I'm very proud of it.
posted by YoungAmerican at 6:42 PM on September 1, 2015 - 1 comment

Reel of work from 2011 to 2014
A reel that showcases a selection of my work from 2011 to August 2014. Unless otherwise stated, all clips are from personal films.
posted by tessmartin at 7:10 AM on May 1, 2015

The Pocket Radio Theater Presents: The Bootleggers
It is March 1921. After the U.S. Congress passes the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, the sale and import of alcoholic beverages becomes a FELONY. The amendment does nothing to slack the thirst of a nation in the grips of the excesses of the JAZZ AGE, however, and an entire generation of CRIMINALS, LOW-LIFES, CHARLATANS, and RAKEHELLS rises to meet the challenge of supplying that thirst. THE BOOTLEGGERS follows two ROCHESTER rumrunners as they smuggle booze across Lake Ontario in an old sailboat while avoiding the LAW, the GANGSTERS, the WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION, and the occasional GREAT LAKE SQUALL.
posted by Archibald Edmund Binns at 9:54 AM on April 22, 2015 - 1 comment

Ten morbidly modern sources of the dreads in daily life.
posted by The Whelk at 8:22 AM on April 14, 2015 - 6 comments

The Green Fence Project
For many Los Angeles residents, the green fence represents dramatic change. Its arrival signals a tear down of an older home and months-long construction of a mcmansion on their street. The Green Fence Projects documents the transformation in one neighborhood that's seeing a growing number of these tear downs and build ups.
posted by tallthinone at 12:34 PM on April 9, 2015 - 2 comments

Irish-American Dining
Just in time for St. Paddy's Day, an ongoing project looking at food that is explicitly Irish-American. With recipes!
posted by maxsparber at 6:41 AM on March 16, 2015 - 14 comments

The seventies remembered. An ongoing review of a fascinating, under appreciated decade – 1970 to 1979. A look back at the culture, news, music, art and notable people of the era.
posted by davebush at 1:12 PM on March 2, 2015 - 4 comments

BetterWithArt - A blog for art lovers, lookers and makers
What it says on the tin! My goal is to share my enjoyment of art in an unpretentious, accessible fashion. Dedicated to the premise that life is better with art. Hope you like!
posted by ecorrocio at 8:00 PM on February 23, 2015 - 7 comments

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