- New Thing Learned for 24 February: Krispy Kreme has invented a whole-wheat glazed doughnut. Cognitive dissonance makes the Baby Jesus cry, people... [Source: mmm, Hot and Now...]
- New Thing Learned for 25 February: Some raptors can see into the ultraviolet range to detect the urine trails of their prey. I wonder if I can rent one to track down that infernal neighbor-cat. [Source: Nature, "Raptors".]
The above-referenced Krispy Kreme run happened on the way back from a trip to Ikea to pick up the final component for my latest art piece, "Griff 3.0" ("Griff 2.0" was a cat-bed, but there's nowhere suitable to put it in the New Place):
A TJUGOFYRA LED lighting set, some mirrors, and a bit of electrical tape installed into the scooped-out shell of the late Griff
, shown here before reattachment of the faceplate.
Faceplate on and lights lit; the CRT hole has been covered with a sheet of fancy paper from the art-supply store, which isn't as translucent as I'd like, but --
-- the view from behind more than makes up for that!
Here we see a view of the light units as they show through the translucent sides of the iMac...
...And here, shining through the grills of the iMac's speakers.
Three views of the final installation.
The TJUGOFYRA set has a conveniently-placed rocker switch, so I can now use Griff 3.0 as a fully-functional bedside lamp. And yes, I am insanely pleased by how well this turned out.
Tags: technowhinging, the_year_of_learning_dangerously, this_so-called_life_of_mine