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Dorkbot SoCal 53 – SoCal Hackerspace Tour – Crash Space, Venice, CA – Sunday, June 9, 2013

May 31st, 2013 Comments off

As part of the 2013 Dorkbot SoCal Hackerspace Tour…

Dorkbot SoCal 53

***** Sunday, June 9, 2013
***** 1:00pm to 3:00pm
***** Crash Space
***** http://crashspace.org
***** 10526 Venice Blvd.
***** Culver City, CA 90232
***** No cover charge / donations to venue welcome

 

Video from DropLabs, first stop on the Dorkbot SoCal Hackerspace Tour

Come to Crash Space and learn about the hackersapce and some of their exciting projects:

Flipbookit
Mechanical animation kit.

Crash Library
Arudino-powered outdoor mini-library that tweets when people take out a book.

Crash Inspired
Mobile interactive night club experience – 2K RGB LEDs – on a truck –
controlled with Twitter!

Crash Space is a hackerspace in Los Angeles, and is part of the growing global hackerspace movement. They are a collection of hackers, programmers, builders, makers, artists and people who generally like to break things and see what new things they can build with the pieces.

— dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity —

Video: Guess the video 6: What is it?

May 28th, 2013 Comments off

Can you figure out what this video is? Leave your description in the comments here on on any of my social media accounts.

Sometimes it helps to look at your world in new ways and I will be developing a few more in this series to challenge your perception of the world around you.

This video includes an answer to last week’s video, too. I’ll continue the in this format for upcoming episodes, too.

Leave your guess below in the comments!

Guess the Video 6

Click the full screen icon for a larger view or watch Guess the Video 5 on YouTube.

Categories: Entertaiment, Fun, Podcast, Show, Video Tags:

TV Worth Watching: Springwatch 2013

May 27th, 2013 Comments off

TV Worth Watching is a new series highlighting my favorite television viewing. I am a big fan of UK television, so you are sure to see many UK shows and movies featured here. — Douglas

TV Worth Watching: Springwatch 2013

Springwatch is the type of show I don’t think could ever be produced here in the US. It is a quintessentially Uk show that goes out LIVE with coverage of the amazing Springtime wildlife as the season takes the country. With cameras seemingly everywhere in their host nature reserve, they follow the fledging of birds, the movement of animals and everything nature each evening.

There are happy stories — and also a few sad ones — dictated not by some script, but rather by nature itself. You can watch episode 1 of Springwatch 2013 in the YouTube video below and also find more information on the Springwatch web site at the BBC. There you can also follow the 24/7 live webcams of nesting birds and other activities.

 

More information on Torchwood:

Previously on TV Worth Watching…

Photo: Canyon Sunflower via Instagram

May 27th, 2013 Comments off
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Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival

May 25th, 2013 Comments off

Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival

Saturday, June 8th 9am to 5pm (Lectures start at 10:00)
Sunday, June 9th 9am to 4pm (Kids’ events start at 10:30)

Unknown Succulent

Learn how landscaping with drought tolerant plants can save money and water.

The festival will include:

• Interior Educational Displays

LACSS would like to Welcome The San Fernando Valley Bromeliad Society and The Sansui-Kai of Southern California Bonsai Club. http://www.sansui-kai.com Come see their incredible displays. • Exterior Demonstration Gardens
Touchable Garden- Under the Sea- Dyckias • Raffles • Silent Auction • Plant and Pottery Sale • Craft sales

• Sunday Kids’ Day

Arts and Crafts • Create Father’s Day Gifts • Pot -A -Plant • Games

Landscape exhibits that show the various types of plants that might be used in a typical drought tolerant garden and how they could be arranged – the exhibits will incorporate boulders, rocks,  driftwood, and other materials.

Vendors will be selling the plants employed in the exhibits at the festival in addition to many other plants, books, pottery, top dressing, rocks.

Sepulveda Garden Center
16633 Magnolia Boulevard
Encino, CA 91436

Questions? 818.749 5346 or www.lacss.com

E-Mail: info@lacss-show.com

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Photo: At the computer via Instagram

May 23rd, 2013 Comments off
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Video: Recent WelchWrite testimonial productions for client

May 23rd, 2013 Comments off

I recently produced a series of video testimonials for a client and they are now available online. We shot 3 videos over the course of the day, dodging the jet noise coming out of Burbank airpot and the home improvement projects of the next door neighbors. Video production “out in the wild” is always a bit of an adventure, but I think these video turned out quite well. I am working with the client to get some bette thumbnails chosen for the video — always a bit of a pain with YouTube videos. We will need to create custom thumbnails for each video to make it look its best.

testimonial

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Video: Guess the video 5: What is it?

May 21st, 2013 Comments off

Can you figure out what this video is? Leave your description in the comments here on on any of my social media accounts.

Sometimes it helps to look at your world in new ways and I will be developing a few more in this series to challenge your perception of the world around you.

This video includes an answer to last week’s video, too. I’ll continue the in this format for upcoming episodes, too.

Leave your guess below in the comments!

Guess the Video 5

guess-the-video-005

Click the full screen icon for a larger view or watch Guess the Video 5 on YouTube.

Categories: Entertaiment, Fun, Podcast, Show, Video Tags:

Photo: Oak leaves in Idyllwild via Instagram

May 21st, 2013 Comments off
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Van Nuys Post Office moved as of Monday, May 20, 2013

May 20th, 2013 Comments off

Postoffice

Just a heads-up that the Van Nuys Post Office, formerly located in the Van Nuys Civic Center at 6200 Van Nuys Blvd is now closed and the new branch has opened at 6531 Van Nuys Blvd at the intersection of Van Nuys Blvd and Haynes Street.

Be aware that the counter area is significantly smaller than the old location, although it was nearly empty of patrons when I visited today.

 

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