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An Arduino-controlled, fire-breathing Godzilla at Mardi Gras?! Blame Chewbacchus

(Source: arstechnica.com)

NEW ORLEANS—Mardi Gras is an institution as much as it is a party. The celebration dates back to the mid-1800s, and over time the now 60-plus organizations behind the parades—called krewes—have grown in scale and prestige to the point that anyone can watch, but not everyone can march. 948 more words



Cute coffee shops are one of the reasons I love living in Seattle. Toast, with free wifi, spacious work space, and excellent espresso, takes things a step further with freshly made waffles and gourmet toast. 127 more words


The lies of love and hope... 

In my despair or disrepair

I trundle on this path
I never cared for sweeter air

I just cannot be arsed
I sit I wait I hesitate… 62 more words


Kingdom Come by J.G. Ballard, dystopia meets reality. 

In these strange times it’s difficult to know what is dystopian fiction and what was merely prescient. Ballard is a masterful writer of worlds that almost seem true and yet couldn’t really happen, or maybe they could? 355 more words


#3 Bourbon and bloody dogs in Ballard

After both having frustrating Wednesday afternoons at work, Sophia and I decided to drink after work. While this decision is nothing new, we were joined by some college friends who brought us up to Ballard. 316 more words


Fern Creek takes down Ballard for third time

It’s difficult to beat a team three times in a season. But that’s exactly the accomplishment Fern Creek achieved Wednesday night.

Anthony Wales scored 22 points, one of five player to post double figures for Fern Creek, to lead the host Tigers to an 86-71 victory over the Bruins. 600 more words


Monster Art and Clothing

Excited to be a part of the Ballard Art Walk with Monster Art Boutique, If your near by on the 16th of February please come by and say hi ! 110 more words