Saturday, October 02, 2010

take out the recycling

one of the things that's hard about this blog is keeping up with all the cool stuff i either find or do and have pictures to show you and things to tell you about, nevermind the rants. one of the things i don't like in particular about a lot of the less authentic blogs is when they post a lot about stuff they only ever heard about but didn't bother to try.

let's face it: if a thing is cool, if you're not on the absolute cutting edge there's no use reblogging some cool stuff that's going around because by the time it gets to you, it's old, old, news.

so it's not my practice to blog about some new toy or recipe or gadget until i've tried it out and can talk to you about it, ok?

so a few weeks ago i heard about this thing that looked cool: email spam recycling. it's been sitting on my desk for a while because it involves a few steps and you know i've had projects. they explain it for you pretty well on the website (awesome) but you send them your spam email, and they send you a link.

you go to the link and they have taken your email and messed with it digitally so that you visit their site again and watch the little movie that turns it into art.

cool so far.

but here's the best part: you can play with the controls! so then when you get it how you want it (careful; last night i was playing with it and before i knew it two hours had evaporated) you click the little button and they send you a .jpg of it that you can use however you want.

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