Collin http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php en-US http://backend.userland.com/rss092 Let's go fly a kite... <div align="center"> <p><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3654/3377514068_8c2f6cd4b6_d.jpg" alt="" title="" /></p> <p><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3456/3376699075_12f9ac0eb5_d.jpg" alt="" title="" /></p> <p><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3474/3376699205_955c70c30f_d.jpg" alt="" title="" /></p> <p><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3555/3376699279_08c0b8a295_d.jpg" alt="" title="" /></p> <p><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3590/3376699449_1236c1af7c_d.jpg" alt="" title="" /></p> </div> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=let_s_go_fly_a_kite&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 Annie? <div align="center"> <object width="425" height="344"><br /> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/hGqcadiWUFg&hl=en&fs=1"></param> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/hGqcadiWUFg&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object> </div> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=annie&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 White's move and mate in two. <div align="center"> <img src="http://nonplatonic.com/media/blogs/collin/mobius_chess.jpg" alt="" title="" /> </div> <p>No hidden pieces. Black pawn direction doesn't matter. </p> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=white_s_move_and_mate_in_two&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 Ba dum ching. <blockquote><p>A friend of mine found an interesting anagram of "BANACH TARSKI".<br /> .<br /> .<br /> .<br /> It's "BANACH TARSKI BANACH TARSKI"...</p></blockquote> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=ba_dum_ching&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 I have 60 drawers. And a unicycle. <div align="center"> <img src="http://nonplatonic.com/media/blogs/collin/cardcatalog.jpg" alt="" title="" /> </div> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=i_have_60_drawers&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 Anwar fixed my self-referential camera. <div align="center"> <img src="http://nonplatonic.com/media/blogs/collin/self-camera.jpg" alt="" title="" /> </div> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=anwar_fixed_my_self_referential_camera&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 And history goes round and round... <a href="http://www.online-literature.com/gracian/art-worldly-wisdom/">http://www.online-literature.com/gracian/art-worldly-wisdom/</a> <blockquote><p><strong>I. Everything is at its Acme-</strong></p> <p>especially the art of making one's way in the world. There is more required nowadays to make a single wise man than formerly to make Seven Sages, and more is needed nowadays to deal with a single person than was required with a whole people in former times.</p> <p>-Balthasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom 1637 </p></blockquote> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=and_history_goes_round_and_round&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 "It's an old man's drink, it's boring, it tastes like shit" <a href="http://www.wired.com/techbiz/startups/news/2007/10/compassbox?currentPage=1">http://www.wired.com/techbiz/startups/news/2007/10/compassbox?currentPage=1</a> <p>And most people are stupid. I'm not sure I like this guy. Blending Caol Ila? </p> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=it_s_an_old_man_s_drink_it_s_boring_it_t&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 I want one... <div align="center"><img src="http://nonplatonic.com/media/blogs/collin/bellman_espresso.jpg" alt="" title="" /></div> <p><a href="http://www.fantes.com/bellman_parts.htm"><br /> Bellman espresso machine...</a> </p> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=i_want_one&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 Fall down. <div align="center"><img src="http://nonplatonic.com/media/blogs/collin/falldown.JPG" alt="" title="" /></div> <p>Lasted about a week. Back up with brackets into the ceiling. </p> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=fall_down&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 They cut down the trees in front of my childhood home. <p><iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=17751344197970252153,42.098406,-87.756944&time=&date=&ttype=&saddr=&daddr=&mra=pr&ie=UTF8&t=h&om=1&ll=42.096961,-87.765591&spn=0.000975,0.002693&z=19&output=embed&s=AARTsJrvOqjqay_jFxBpKs8vM3dOwDEubA"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=17751344197970252153,42.098406,-87.756944&time=&date=&ttype=&saddr=&daddr=&mra=pr&ie=UTF8&t=h&om=1&ll=42.096961,-87.765591&spn=0.000975,0.002693&z=19&source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small> </p> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=they_cut_down_the_trees_in_front_of_my_c&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 Birthplace of the Schwinn of Rustiness <p>Right <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=17751344197970252153,42.098406,-87.756944&time=&date=&ttype=&saddr=&daddr=&mra=pr&ie=UTF8&ll=42.098314,-87.757201&spn=0.000975,0.002693&t=h&z=19&om=1">here</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=17751344197970252153,42.098406,-87.756944&time=&date=&ttype=&saddr=&daddr=&mra=pr&ie=UTF8&t=h&om=1&s=AARTsJrvOqjqay_jFxBpKs8vM3dOwDEubA&ll=42.09834,-87.757019&spn=0.000697,0.00114&z=19&output=embed"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=17751344197970252153,42.098406,-87.756944&time=&date=&ttype=&saddr=&daddr=&mra=pr&ie=UTF8&t=h&om=1&ll=42.09834,-87.757019&spn=0.000697,0.00114&z=19&source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small> </p> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=birthplace_of_the_schwinn_of_rustiness&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 Ah shadenfreude... <a href="http://www.coolhunting.com/archives/2007/10/onguard_locking.php">http://www.coolhunting.com/archives/2007/10/onguard_locking.php</a> <blockquote><p>After several years of hibernating in my parent's garage, I dug my bike out and brought it to the local repair shop for a much needed tune-up. They quickly informed me that my 14 year-old U-lock was not going cut it on the mean streets of New York and then demonstrated by easily opening it with a regular Bic pen.</p> <p>So I needed a new lock. The recommended approach is to use at least two, one to secure both wheels to the frame and another to secure the frame to a post—which doesn't even cover the seat.</p></blockquote> <p>What about your fork? ZOMG!</p> <blockquote><p>The true test is always on the street. After a night of being locked to parking sign on a dark street off Houston, I found the bike with both wheels and the seat exactly where I left if it. The handle bars, however, were gone.</p></blockquote> <p>Ben? </p> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=ah_shadenfreude&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 Incedibly precarious bicycles... <div align="center"><img src="http://nonplatonic.com/media/blogs/collin/rack.JPG" alt="" title="" /></div> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=incedibly_precarious_bicycles&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 Danger bear, danger bear... <a href="http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20070918/NEWS/109180069">http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20070918/NEWS/109180069</a> <div align="center"><img src="http://nonplatonic.com/media/blogs/collin/dangerbear.jpg" alt="" title="" /></div> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=danger_bear_danger_bear&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 We were more indie. <p>You <a href="http://www.coolhunting.com/archives/2007/09/puma_rebike.php">suck</a> like the love child of a pornstar and a hoover CoolHunting. Stop pimping this corporate shit... </p> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=we_were_more_indie&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 Such a pain in my ass... <div align="center"><a href="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1006/1419903758_89c6026938_b_d.jpg"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1006/1419903758_89c6026938_d.jpg" alt="" title="" /></a></div> <p>Still slop in the frame/fork... </p> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=such_a_pain_in_my_ass&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 Lawyers make the world more boring. <div align="center"><img src="http://nonplatonic.com/media/blogs/collin/kitewing.jpg" alt="" title="" /></div> <p>video on this <a href="http://www.dirtsurfer.ca/en/kwinstructionsfull.asp">page</a>. </p> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=lawyers_make_the_world_more_boring&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 This old guy is core. <a href="http://home.earthlink.net/~mike.web/CH.html">http://home.earthlink.net/~mike.web/CH.html</a> <div align="center"><img src="http://nonplatonic.com/media/blogs/collin/CHbike.jpg" alt="" title="" /></div> <p>'51 Raleigh with a 62-42-22 triple, homemade derailleurs, suicide shift on the front. </p> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=this_old_guy_is_core&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 And that's why his work is better than that god damn fucking bullshit yarn. <blockquote><p>In Mr. Serra’s case you can also call it democratic art because it sticks to pure form that requires no previous<br /> expertise to grasp. There’s no coy narrative, no insider joke or historical allusion or meta-art theme. There’s none<br /> of what Mr. Serra disdainfully calls, in the show’s catalog, “post-Pop Surrealism,” by which he lumps together all<br /> contemporary art that leans for a crutch on language and Duchamp.</p></blockquote> http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php?title=and_that_s_why_his_work_is_better_than_t&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1