Archive for date: July 4, 2004

Making the Squarpent, a serpent-like instrument

July 4, 2004 | Games and Diversions, Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

At least one of my occasional readers is interested in homebrew musical instruments. Having listened to the example mp3’s, I’m not sure that these instruments qualify, but here are instructions for building a tuba and other instruments out of plywood. The overall tonal quality makes you pine for the melodic sounds of the bagpipe and […]

Buy your very own Constitution!

July 4, 2004 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

Lessig had this link awhile ago on his weblog, but I thought it would be appropriate for Independence Day. You can purchase a copy of The United States Constitution and Amendments from Amazon, formatted for Microsoft Reader. Interestingly enough, it’s protected by DRM, so you aren’t granted any rights to redistribute, alter, or even print […]