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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

Google researchers create amazing timelapses from public photos

Sat, 23 May 2015 13:47:19 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.engadget.com/2015/05/18/timelapse-from-public-domain-photos/

"There are a zillion digital photos in the public domain and scientists
have just figured out something very cool to do with them. A team from
Google and the University of Washington have developed a fully automated

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This adult pajama onesie looks just like a full business suit -- one guy wore it for a week and no one noticed

Sat, 23 May 2015 13:40:42 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.businessinsider.com.au/greg-ferenstein-suitsy-review-2015-5

"I spent the last week gliding around San Francisco in the now infamous
“Suitsy”, an adult-sized pajama onesie disguised as a full business
suit. At bars and in meetings, no one seemed to notice anything amiss.

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Medicine Hat becomes the first city in Canada to eliminate homelessness

Sat, 23 May 2015 13:39:42 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-thursday-edition-1.3074402/medicine-hat-becomes-the-first-city-in-canada-to-eliminate-homelessness-1.3074742>

"Medicine Hat, a city in southern Alberta, pledged in 2009 to put an end
to homelessness. Now they say they've fulfilled their promise.

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No, RIAA, It's Not The End Of The World For Musicians

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:10:49 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150512/13343330980/no-riaa-not-end-world-musicians.shtml>

"No, it's not. My latest law review article rebuts these cries and shows
how new technologies have allowed musicians to participate in every step
of the process of creating, developing, and marketing music."

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自主制作アニメ 「 May 」

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:09:42 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PY17Wrj_sk

"Nichijō no naka no chottoshita kibō o kaita animēshon sakuhin.
Animation film depicts a little hope in the everyday."

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A Pixel Artist Renounces Pixel Art

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:46:28 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.dinofarmgames.com/a-pixel-artist-renounces-pixel-art/

"Creators understand that screen size/resolution is just a canvas like
any other. A good artist can make anything from a Gameboy screen to a 60
inch LED look good. Problems arise when it comes time to convey to a lay

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Free software and fashion tech

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:45:23 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://lwn.net/Articles/643941/

"At Libre Graphics Meeting 2015 in Toronto, Hong Phuc Dang presented an
update of the state of various projects from the free-software and
open-hardware world that deal with garment design and manufacturing, as

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Welcome To The Space Show Trailer

Wed, 20 May 2015 14:54:07 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb5KcLHK4Cw

We missed this when it came out, will have to track it down now.  By the
team behind the wonderful "Read or Die".  Via Muse.

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Test drive of a petrol car

Wed, 20 May 2015 14:50:51 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://teslaclubsweden.se/test-drive-of-a-petrol-car/

"Having heard so much good about petrol cars, we decided to test drive
one. They are said to combine cheap price with long range and fast
charging. A winning formula on paper – but how are they in real life?"

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Weird Al Yankovic singing "Yoda" with a thirteen year old autistic girl on Comedy Central's Night Of Too Many Stars.

Tue, 19 May 2015 16:22:39 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://vid.me/8D45

Go Weird Al!  Via Muse.

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