Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Legend Of Sparkles

Sparkles the Magical Soldering Unicorn was first spoken of on April Fool’s Day, 2010, just a few months after CRASH Space. But Sparkles was no April Fool’s Day joke. The prototype rendering appeared soon afterwards. Matt Pinner brought Sparkes to life on November 9th, bringing to end a months-long journey, and fulfilling the prophecy of […]

Minimalist Accordion?

I keep the MP3 blog Music For Maniacs on my feed reader because it’s never boring, and every now and then something brilliant happens. This week, I can’t stop listening to What Capitalism Was Plays Philip Glass On Accordion. This is (mostly) one guy performing Philip Glass pieces on accordion. And it works remarkably well […]


I spent last week in Carbondale, IL. I went partly to speak at the Southern Illinois University Innovative Systems conference, which is kind of a mini TED put on by the Engineering school for its students, with talks given by some very interesting people talking on a wide variety of topics. (I’m a little embarrassed […]