Author Archives: Joel Johnson

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I think it might be more fair to call this “1970s teenager’s bedroom” a “1970s dork’s bedroom”. Radio/Love Shack. Link

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Kid-sized versions of modernist furniture. Link

A couple of neat tools for making cheap camcorders produce awesome footage

There’s nothing wrong with being a critic. We serve a purpose, perhaps even a necessary one, but we’d be bootless without the work of others. I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to be working on now that I’m less-than-fully … Continue reading

Albert Hofmann's letter to Steve Jobs

Ryan Grim hangs a short overview of psychedelic use among computing luminaries around a letter from LSD-discoverer Albert Hofmann’s letter to Steve Jobs, asking for the Apple founder’s support of Dr. Peter Gasser’s MAPS study project: Hello from Albert Hofmann. … Continue reading

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CNN profiles “Eggheads”, fans of the Big Green Egg grill and smoker. Link

Core77 made a bicycle: The Dutch Master

And a lovely bike it is: The Dutch Master features stem and pedals from Brooklyn Machine Works, maker of high-end, indestructible parts. The Brooks saddle and the Dapper Dan grips, both leather, provide unparalleled feel and an authentic patina. The … Continue reading

Seth Raphael, MIT-trained magician

Seth Raphael is a Portland magician who will be doing a full-blown version of his “technology or magic?” show at the Hollywood Theater this Saturday, July 11th at 7:15PM. This is a warm-up for a performance at the TED conference, … Continue reading

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D.C. Police chief calls citizens who use iPhone apps to avoid speed traps and traffic cameras “cowardly”. Link

Video Review: Vita-Mix 5200 Blender

Make no mistake: A Vita-Mix 5200 blender is overkill for the home kitchen. It’s $450, to start. And its laudable blending ability doesn’t even make itself apparent unless you’re blending quite a bit of food at once. But over the … Continue reading

Review: A week with the Mophie Juice Pack Air extended battery case for iPhone 3G/S

The original “Juice Pack” from Mophie was one of the first cases for the iPhone that included a built-in battery, but it wasn’t really much of a case. It went halfway up the back of the phone, leaving a lump … Continue reading