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I Snagged a Sustainable Surfboard

This post gives some background information about environmentally-friendly surfboards and surf gear, as goes into my super simple journey to pick up an EcoBoard. Eco Bro Surfers are a heterogeneo...

Birds and Cows

I made a pleasant “waking up” ringtone. It’s (a kid on youtube playing) Rossini’s Call to the Cows, mixed with some bird songs. Inspiration was obviously Looney Tunes. Birds and Cows <https://...

Who lambada’d it better?

I was at the gym last night, and a song came on that was vaguely familiar. It was a dance song, and the familiar part occurred only during the chorus. I wobbled with distraction trying to figure ou...

Future Spa

In case you’re on Twitter, consider following an account of mine, @futurespa. Future Spa began as a pinball machine in the late ’70s. But it’s a rich concept – and it includes some of my main inter...

Hagen illustrations

Former professor at Otis College of Art and Design and current chair of the Fashion Design Department at Woodbury University, Kathryn Hagen, has been putting some great tutorials on youtube. While ...

So Pitted

I made a new notification ringtone. It’s called, “Get Pitted, So Pitted.” I added it to the tones page. <https://blueskiesabove.us/noise/tones/getpitted.mp3> It’s taken from this wonderful,...

Pins and Needles

I made a website this week for Los Angeles’ Pins and Needles pinball parlor. I really think that Pins and Needles is a unique and special place – it’s a labor of love, with a great line-up of prize...

New comic – Nunchuckti Yoga

I have a new comic up on tiny mix tapes. It’s called The Six Basic Postures of Nunchuckti Yoga. Here’s an example. I drew this with my new wacom tablet, the Intuous 4 Wireless. The Intuous 5 cam...

Curren at Hammonds

I snipped this clip out of the 1995 movie Good ‘N Plenty II. I surfed this day at Hammonds – it was a big, epic winter day – and was on the beach when Curren showed up. He borrowed a board from...

iScab

My collaborator in pinballmap.com, Scott, and our trusty graphic designer, Drew, recently put out an iOS app, iScab. Pretty funny idea. You grow scabs, pick them, and place them in your scab jar. ...

Founded 2005. Over the years I've posted writing, comics, ringtones, and stuff about maps, bikes, programming, pinball. And I had a robust music blog mostly about '90s hardcore punk (category = music).