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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.

Adam Savage Looks Back on the Animations His Father Created for ‘Sesame Street’

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:34:09 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/adam-savage-looks-back-on-the-animations-his-father-created-for-sesame-street/>

"Adam Savage, known for his work on the popular television show
Mythbusters, recently wrote an article for The A.V. Club about the
series of animations his father, Whitney Lee Savage, created for Sesame

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Basic income works, a quick case study approach to debunking some basic income myths

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:33:12 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.tumotech.com/2014/10/27/basic-income-works-a-case-study-approach-to-debunking-some-basic-income-myths/>

"In our analysis of the rapid changes in the robotics industry we
mentioned that experts such as Frey and Osborne of Oxford University,
have suggested that approximately 47 per cent of all American jobs have

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Revisiting Open Source Social Networking Alternatives

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:55:47 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/revisiting-open-source-social-networking-alternatives--cms-22445>

"Talk about 15 minutes of fame: upstart social networking startup Ello
burst on the scene in September with promises of a utopian,
post-Facebook platform that respected user's privacy. I was surprised to

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Boldly inspiring no more

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:54:29 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2648/1

"But beyond entertaining millions, Star Trek in its various incarnations
has had a profound impact on the American space program, primarily by
inspiring countless people to pursue science and engineering careers,

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The ‘Brief History Of Graphics’ Video Series Is Your Monday Morning Pong Pick-Me-Up

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:22:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/24/the-brief-history-of-graphics-video-series-is-your-monday-morning-pong-pick-me-up/>

"The series starts with the difference between vector and raster
graphics – essentially Star Wars-like line graphics vs. blocky pixel
sprites – and how the advent of color pushed the arguably superior

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Realistic Rocket Raccoon Costume

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:21:18 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/11/21/realistic-rocket-raccoon-costume/>

"I’ve seen a handful of costumes featuring the furry creature from
Guardians of the Galaxy, but this build by Shoko and Jérôme Cosplay is a
spot on match to what we see in the movie. Jérôme wasn’t sure what

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Sunday Sweets: Cake of the Doctor

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:20:42 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/11/23/sunday-sweets-cake-of-the-doctor.html>

"Happy Doctor Who Day, everyone! Come get some CAKE!"

Kimberly Chapman got featured in this Dr. Who themed Sunday Sweets!

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British Pathé on Youtube

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:19:16 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/user/britishpathe

"Follow us through the 20th Century and dive into the good and the bad
times of the past. Feel free to explore more than 80,000 videos of
filmed history and maybe you'll find stuff no one else has ever seen."

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Two Lands - Greenland | Iceland

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:30:41 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://vimeo.com/112360788

"I spent 4 days shooting in Iceland and 6 days shooting in Greenland.
Greenland locations include the Kangerlussuaq, Ilulissat, Ilimanaq,
Ilulissat Ice Fjord, Russell Glacier, Greenland Icecap, and Disko Bay.

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Winners of the 2014 Interactive Fiction Competition

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:29:19 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://ifcomp.org/comp/2014

1st Place: "Hunger Daemon", Sean M. Shore

"It's not the end of the world, and you're to blame. Better get on that.

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