Archive for date: February 28, 2005

PubSub: The Game’s Afoot!

February 28, 2005 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

I went to check the PubSub LinkRanks for brainwagon today, only to find that my ranking, which had been floating in the mid 50,000 range, was now ranked closer to the 992,461. A closer inspection of pubsub indicates that positions beginng at 10 are all occupied by mystery domain Methinks somebody has been gaming […]

More stencil stuff…

February 28, 2005 | Arts and Crafts | By: Mark VandeWettering

I liked this tutorial on making stencils from freezer paper. Apparently the shiny wax that is on freezer paper allows you to iron it onto cloth and it will hold in place while you ink your stencil. I’ll have to give this a try.

DigiBarn Friends: Jef Raskin, A Life of Design

February 28, 2005 | News | By: Mark VandeWettering

Check out this A nice and growing tribute to a remarkable individual. Includes some very recent photos and mp3s.

Must Have Magazine: Make

February 28, 2005 | Books I Read | By: Mark VandeWettering

I just got my first issue of Make, and all I can say is Wow! Terrific magazine. Fifteen minutes after cracking it, I went to the website and subscribed, then went back and read some more. If you need food for your inner-geek-child, this is it. Don’t miss it.

Music download prices to rise

February 28, 2005 | Intellectual Property, News, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

The Register reports that major music labels are trying to get music retailers to increase prices. What a good idea! Let’s make it even more costly for individuals to acquire music, that’s sure to drive down the rates of copyright infringement! Seriously, what are they thinking? The problem appears to be related to Apple’s iTunes […]

Brainwagon Has No Daily Readers

February 28, 2005 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve noticed something which I sort of find surprising: this website has no daily readers. I’ve been scanning the logs of all the people who come to my website, and by far the majority, probably 90% of all hits, come here via Google searches. Not from hitlists on websites, or directories, or anything else, but […]

Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer: Greenlighted

February 28, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

You’d think the brains behind Spaceship One would take some time off, maybe consider going to Disneyland, but Burt Rutan’s off on another spectacular venture: the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer is a go to begin its solo circumnavigation of the globe today. Good luck to Burt and to pilot Steve Fossett.