Saturday, April 21, 2012

netbros — Meanderthals

netbros (User #951) loves to hike, and has created "Meanderthals", a really nice-looking and informative blog about hiking. It focuses mostly on hikes he's taken in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, where he lives, but it covers other areas, too. The photographs are beautiful, and the supporting information looks like it could be very useful if I were ever to head out to that part of the country (which I'd like to).

Monday, November 28, 2011

Nufkin - Mark and his liver

Nufkin (User #96163) is a self-proclaimed happy gay man who is also ill with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. He's been keeping a blog about that and other things. Reading through all the stuff that is required to be considered for a liver transplant [a necessary procedure for most people with PSC eventually] is fascinating.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

dng - spiders, computers and throttles

dng (User #76581) has a fun website with a lot of projects he's worked on including a children's book about spiders, an old scanned book about computers in the 70s and a website full of comic book throttles.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Devils Rancher - Art-wear

Devil's Rancher (User #19026) has created a site that is nominally "A T-shirt and Screen Printing Blog" but really it's about the whole biz of scree-printing and the things that go along with it. I really enjoyed his latest post on how to make an optimal screenprinting set-up which he was recently able to do with the space he works out of in Austin TX.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

SharkParty — ha ha yeah no.

SharkParty (User #135749) contributes to ha ha yeah no, a tumblr blog that examines sci-fi ideas that we may wish for, but shows us that, really, we wouldn't want them. For example, cloning yourself may sound like fun, but it's not all it's cracked up to be, especially when you find out that your clone is "the kind of mirror reflection of you that you needed to realize you are an intolerable asshole, creating a social divide between you and your clone that makes this whole process a total bummer." Same with telepathy, flying cars, first contact, food pills, and more. Each entry comes with a funny illustration. The site hasn't been updated in almost a year (much like the site you are currently viewing), but the pool of potential ideas to build up and knock down is endless. More, please!

Friday, December 17, 2010

moochoo - Adapting to Going Blind

moochoo (User #15955) has been writing a blog since 2005 called Adapting to Going Blind. The latest posts mostly concern jogging and parenting.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

James Scott-Brown - student of science

James Scott-Brown (User #95254) has created an entire XKCD index which is terrific.

Monday, April 12, 2010

I'm Doing the Dishes - Swaygo Gear

I'm Doing the Dishes (User #88491) makes backpacks for caving. Simple gear for extraordinary needs.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Devil Tesla - MeFi Tours

The Devil Tesla (User #87892) has created MeFi Tours which decontextualizes particularly great MetaFilter comments and what makes them so great.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

jammy - jammy

I've really been enjoying the page about rounds on jammy's (user #59115) website, {homemadejam}.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

ovvl - OVVLvverk

ovvl (User #94077) has a great blog about owls called OVVLvverk

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Thorzdad - Jim Draws

Thorzdad (User #20558) does illustration and design and he's quite good at it. Also his daughter is a high school grad and was a straight A student. Way to go Dad!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

ibwologist -- FishCrow

ibwologist (User #94288) has been in Arkansas for years looking for the ivory-billed woodpecker and documenting his findings at his website

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Whelk

The Whelk (User #80649) is a cartoonist and has a personal site as well as a blog with more regular updates. Recent fun bloggy additions include 26 scarlet letters and the all-too-identifiable 11 outfits of the urban freelancer. In real life, besides being a real working cartoonist/illustrator, he is the co-host for Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Monday, June 1, 2009

glider -- zentastic

glider (User #20964) has a small set of websites including his personal site zentastic. However, he has many other sites that are fun for a quick or a long look. For example, he is building a submarine. He's created a webzine for people who are living with and through chronic pain. He maintains a site for things that looks like ducks. And there is the tantalizing BodModSex claimed to be "coming soon."