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New music by Ming Donkey One Man Band

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By Scott Allen in New Music on Tuesday 31 July 2012

Jason Triplett, (aka Ming Triplett), is all kinds of talented. He is both a musician and an artist. His band, Ming Donkey One Man Band, is just that: one man, simultaneously playing all of the instruments a band may have. It’s gritty, it’s raw, it’s just what you want from an ex-punk rocker playing the blues/rockabilly. […]

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Urban folk art by Scott Allen

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By Scott Allen in New Art on Saturday 28 July 2012

Tales of great floods, juke joints, and small town eccentrics have all inspired my most recent artwork. The images are the characters, events, and places I have casually encountered while growing up in Mississippi. An urban street influence has somehow bled through and mixed with my passion for folk to create works that some have described as urban folk art.

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Swinglab create the ultimate modular swing

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By Scott Allen in New Design on Saturday 28 July 2012

Designer Andy Hilton over at Swinglab has produced the ultimate modular swing. By simply moving the seat back, the swing allows you to recline alone or sway with a friend on a nice day. The modern design boasts a sturdy steel frame topped with cypress decking at a price that is very attractive. Each swing has a high attention to detail and would make a nice addition to any outdoor living space.

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The Nest: the learning thermostat

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By Scott Allen in New Products on Saturday 28 July 2012

This is something I plan on purchasing in the near future. It is a clever little thermostat with a mind of its own. It apparently picks up on your habits and adjust itself accordingly. It remembers when you wake up and knows when you’re gone. The best part is that you can control it from […]

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New technology will let you print pharmaceuticals at home

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By Scott Allen in New Trends on Friday 27 July 2012

It’s hard to know where to start with 3D Printing. I know one thing for sure, it is no doubt going to go down as the biggest damn thing since the invention of movable type. This new article claims that they can now print pharmaceuticals. Which, let’s face it, is just scary. I don’t want […]

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Amazing video from the International Space Station

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By Scott Allen in Video on Friday 27 July 2012

This video taken from the International Space Station is incredible. I feel pretty certain that if I was ever an Internet mogul or some sort of uber-rich entrepreneur, I would waste all my cash on a trip to see this in person. I am not sure what significant work, if any, that I would accomplish […]

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