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Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

March 24, 2009

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Ada Lovelace Day is an international blogging event instituted to draw attention to women who excel in the area of technology. Who is Ada Lovelace? From here:

Ada Lovelace was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums.

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Dram lamp by Propellor, made from vintage tumblers

February 7, 2009

Dram lamp by Propellor, made from vintage tumblers

This fantastic new pendant lamp or chandelier is by my friends Propellor, an award winning collaboration of three Vancouver designers whose ridiculously beautiful studio is a few blocks from mine.

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Dazzle painting

January 28, 2009

Dazzle painting

“Dazzle painting,” devised in Britain during WWI, was based on the theory that complex optical patterns would confuse enemy naval rangefinders by disguising a ship’s speed and direction. It employed a number of visual tricks including the painting of false bow waves on rear portions of the ship rather than the prow.

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Cynthia Maxwell, cool science design nerd girl

December 11, 2008

Cynthia Maxwell, cool science design nerd girl

Cynthia Maxwell, who is not only a mechanical engineer who has just finished a PhD on “Sound Synthesis from Shape-Changing Geometric Models” at Berkeley and has been part of the audio group at Apple and has worked for NASA, she also has a great eye and a sense of humour.

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