leegovatos.com’s Saved Items http://www.leegovatos.com/fever Shaun Inman’s Fever http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Mind-Bending SIMPSONS Couch Gag by Don Hertzfeldt]]>

It's always fun when outside filmmakers and artists jump on board The Simpsons train to create the opening couch gage. Some of those people have included Bansky and Guillermo del Toro. This time producers brought in Oscar-nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt to give us the couch gag for last night's season premiere, and holy crap… it is insanely kooky. If you're familiar with Hertfeldt's work, then you won't be surprised with what you're about to see. If you aren't familiar, prepare yourselves for really weird ride. I also included one of the animator's previous works below called The Animation Show

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<![CDATA[Dog waits for imaginary door to open]]>

(Via Arbroath)]]> http://boingboing.net/2014/09/29/dog-waits-for-imaginary-door-t.html 388186@leegovatos.com/fever Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:40:52 GMT <![CDATA[USPS Batman Forever stamps]]>

USPS Batman Forever stamps

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<![CDATA[Ten Of The Most Dependable Cars You Can Buy On eBay For Less Than $5000]]> Ten Of The Most Dependable Cars You Can Buy On eBay For Less Than $5000

After I asked you thrifty, frugal, and dare I say, cheap lot to give me the most dependable cars for less than the price of a new car's down payment , you answered with some astonishingly solid examples. Here are the most reliable and dependable cars on eBay for less than $5000.


http://carbuying.jalopnik.com/the-ten-most-dependable-cars-you-can-buy-on-ebay-for-le-1640355343/+whitsongordon 388152@leegovatos.com/fever Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:09:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A Smart Watch of Your Choice, Kindle Paperwhite, Raspberry Pi [Deals]]]> A Smart Watch of Your Choice, Kindle Paperwhite, Raspberry Pi [Deals]

Android Wear and the Apple Watch get all the press these days, but the Pebble was there a year before any of them. You don't get a color screen and fancy animations, but its E-Ink screen means you'll get a week or more of battery life. [ Pebble Smart Watch, $100]


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<![CDATA[Funny SNL Marvel Trailer Spoof with Chris Pratt]]>

Let's face it, Marvel could take any of the characters that have been created in their comics over the years and turn them into a blockbuster hit. That includes the strange and obscure ones that audiences have never even heard of before. Guardians of the Galaxy proves that. Saturday Night Live and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt had some really fun at the expense of Marvel's success, and they put together a fun trailer spoof showing all of the ridiculous things that Marvel could successfully adapt into a movie.

"There's a new group of blockbusters coming down the pipe from Marvel, including Bus People, Fancy Ghosts and Some Shopping Carts." 

I thought this was hilarious, and I hope you enjoy it! Thanks to Hulu!

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<![CDATA[Got a Boring Company Blog? Here’s How to Fix It]]> http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2372579/Got-a-Boring-Company-Blog-Heres-How-to-Fix-It 388276@leegovatos.com/fever Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:30:00 GMT <![CDATA[Is Your Website Being Indexed Properly by Google? by @barriesmithii]]> One of the most common problems experienced when trying to rank in Google, is that your website is not currently being indexed correctly. If this is the case, it means Google is failing to access your web pages to index your site’s content effectively. To check whether your site is efficiently crawled and listed, you will need to log into your Google Webmaster Tools and check the “Google index” tab. There you will find the total number of pages the search engine has indexed. If you see a drop in the number of these pages, you are likely to experience a […]

The post Is Your Website Being Indexed Properly by Google? by @barriesmithii appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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<![CDATA[IKEA LAGAN Turntable Plinth]]> IKEA sells a range of hardwood counter top available in a variety of materials. I managed to get the beech wood LAGAN series (at least in my country – Singapore) and had it cut up for making of a turntable plinth.

Vintage turntables were sold with flimsy plinths and some even encouraged buyers to build their own. The Lenco is a well designed Swiss made turntable that suffered from one such flimsy plinth. There’s a lot written out there about Lencos and how the sound can be improved with a heftier plinth. This project is details construction of a plinth using the IKEA LAGAN. The end result is shown below.


Life starts as Lagan hardwood counter top from IKEA.

IKEA Lagan counter top

It’s then loving cut up. ;)

measure twice, cut once

cutting up the Lagan


The best cuts are chosen for making the plinth.

the best cut

The cut out is then traced using carbon paper onto the top layer. This cut out would be different for different models of turntable. The below cut out is specific for the Lenco PTP project. More information on the PTP project can be found here.



Next comes cutting up the required parts.


And continue with layers 2 and 3.


Overlay the actual metal pieces as guides for drilling holes. These holes are meant for attaching e-nuts that can be screwed down.



Screwing in the e-nuts. The metal e-nuts are screwed into the drilled holes.


Next, mark out the tone arm mount point. This depends on your tone arm details and can be found as the pivot to spindle distance. It varies depending on the arm length. So, if you are using a 12″ arm, make sure your plinth dimensions can cater for this.




Then comes cutting the hole for layers 2 and 3. Mark out with the first layer on top, and use a pencil to outline. I used a larger hole for these layers as i need to be able to screw down the nut that holds the arm.



Then glue down all layers, using clamps to hold the work piece overnight.


Sand down the edges to get it as even as you can. It’s tough work here…



Apply a finishing layer. In my case, i chose to use an epoxy resin called Crystal Sheen. Depending on what’s available in your locale, you may have something different. But an epoxy resin can give you very nice results and one coat is as good as 50 coats of varnish.



Mounting the parts onto the plinth.


Playing music in the rig!


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<![CDATA[10 Style Suggestions for Fall 2014]]> Fall’s the best, ain’t it? Spring might be when good ol’ nature refreshes itself, but Fall is when a lot of us take the stylistic opportunities to try something new, reacquaint ourselves with an old favorite, or perfect a new habit. This is an annual tradition around these parts. Here are ten tips, strategies, suggestions, and maybe a trend or two to consider adding into your personal style arsenal for the upcoming season. 


Find a topcoat, and wear it with everything (even casually)

The Topcoat | 10 Style Suggestions for Fall from Dappered.com

A peacoat, while totally fine, is a little more rugged and casual. Topcoats (either single or double breasted) are usually a bit more elegant. The fabric is cut to move easier, the lapels are slimmer, and they’re often longer. Look for something that hits mid thigh to just above the knee cap. Avoid the old-man-style coats that hit mid shin, they cut you off visually, making you look shorter. Once you find one, wear it with everything. From suits to old jeans and a crummy crewneck. And while they can be worth investing in, they don’t have to be absurdly expensive either. Pictured above is last year’s option from UNIQLO. A bit on the thin side, but they’re back this year, and going for $149. Standby for the upcoming annual autumnal best outerwear roundup…


Get textured: Suede, moleskin, corduroy, maybe velvet?

Get Textured | 10 Style Suggestions for Fall from Dappered.com

Maybe it’s all the leaves on the ground making, y’know, the earth look a bit more textured, but texture + style go gloved hand in gloved hand in the fall. Suede, moleskin, tweed, corduroy, flannel, velvet (yes, velvet) all look extra good right now. And that texture usually = warmth. So, it’s certainly functional. Keep it balanced though. Last thing you want to be is head to toe in the stuff. Avoid ensconcement.


Try a poor man’s three piece (suit w/ slim sweater vest), tieless

The Poor Man's Three Piece | 10 Style Suggestions for Fall from Dappered.com

It’s the lack of tie that can help keep this from looking nerdy. You want a clean looking suit (mid grey or navy) and a slim sweater vest (think merino wool)… pair it with a solid shirt, and give it a run. True three piece suits, sans tie, can be tough to pull off (unless you’re that Mentalist dude). The sweater vest dresses it down, loses the sleeves so your pits breathe a bit more, but still gives you that layered look. (Suit by Suitsupply, sweater vest by Express, Skull by the Neogene period)


Find some good candles, and use them

Candlelight | 10 Style Suggestions for Fall from Dappered.com

Candles need not be reserved for the fairer sex, or, for only when the less fairer sex desires to seduce a potential romantic partner into a session of hibbitus-dibbitus. A good pal with an eye for interior decorating once told me: “Y’know what looks like shit? Overhead lighting.” And he’s right. Those drop-tile ceiling florescents at work, or Wal-mart, will steal your soul. So try to avoid anything similar at home. The better option: the flickering light of candles every once in awhile. If you’re looking to make your place smell better than your hamper, know that you don’t have to hit Yankee Candle Company in the mall. There are other options for candles that might appeal to a masculine olfactory sense. Bespoke Post’s “The Den” for one. Just don’t go full Phantom of the Opera, and burn your place down in the process.


Make a Maintenance Day for your Stuff (like, Sundays)

Maintenance Day | 10 Style Suggestions for Fall from Dappered.com

Sunday = Take care of your toys Day. Football is perfect for this. Turn the game on the TV (or radio out in the garage) and start shining shoes, ironing nice shirts, or even washing the car/cleaning out the interior, etc… Sundays, especially in the dark and dreary months, can feel like absolute crap. Taking out your good stuff and keeping it all in best condition might keep you A. Happy, and B. Remind you that maybe you’re a lucky dude.


Batten down with Burgundy

Batten Down with Burgundy | 10 Style Suggestions for Fall from Dappered.com

Burgundy, oxblood, merlot… all of these deep & dark reds are getting their turn as a favored shade this season. If you’re tired of blue, white, grey, and brown, burgundy is the perfect way to easily mix it up. It looks great up against all of those colors, and has some character without punching you in the retinas. Here’s to hoping UNIQLO makes a cord blazer in their deep “wine” color once again this fall. (Left: Sweater by Express, Right: Travel Jeans by Bonobos.)


Take care of your hands. Commit to moisturizing your mitts.

Ever been sitting at a desk typing, or maybe doing some dishes at home, and all of a sudden your thumb splits open and spills blood all over a favorite shirt? If you live in a drier climate, or work with your hands in the colder months, it’s probably happened. Fall and winter’s cold air saps your skin of its moisture, and most of us don’t even think about our hands. You don’t need to turn into a hand-model, just keep them from looking (and therefor feeling/reacting) like you peeled them off a corpse. Plus, the fingers always covered in band-aids look isn’t a good one. Don’t want to smell like a lady? Go with a hand cream that’s fragrant free like O’Keeffe’s.


Make the move to merino-blend dress socks

Merino Socks | 10 Style Suggestions for Fall from Dappered.com

Wool is much, much better at regulating temperature and moisture than cotton. With unpredictable weather on the way, consider adding a couple pairs of merino wool blend dress socks to your collection. Nothing crazy, we’re not talking $65 cashmere socks here, just a merino blend (it’ll probably be mixed with nylon), thin enough to wear with dress shoes, and easy enough to take care of in terms of washing and drying. Try these extremely well reviewed socks from Nordstrom, which clock in at three pairs for $30. If you’ve got a gentle cycle on your dryer, you might be able to get away with tumble drying them, instead of laying them flat. That’s what I do with the socks from over here, and it works fine (despite the instructions saying lay flat to dry).


Skip the sweatshirt, favor a traditional wool sweater

Sweater over Sweatshirt |10 Style Suggestions for Fall from Dappered.com

For those times when you’re dressed down and maybe getting a bit dirty (not that kind of dirty) stick with the kinda pull-over our ancestors favored in the fall and winter. Something thicker, maybe a bit rough, not the skinniest fit ever (you’re replacing a sweatshirt for cripes sakes), and made out of lambswool. Whether it’s a crew, turtleneck, or a shawl collar cardigan, think more baaaa + Hemingway, and less cotton fleece + Alma Mater. Pictured above: the WoolOvers Fisherman’s Crew.


Get your Cardio done in the cold

Cold Weather Cardio | 10 Style Suggestions for Fall from Dappered.com

As long as you prepare yourself with the right gear and layer up, you should (Arctic & artic-like locations not withstanding) be able to set out from your front door to get your cardio in a couple times a week, instead of being rained/snowed/sleeted in and using the weather as an excuse to stay under the covers. Plus, working out in the cold helps activate “brown fat”, and burns more calories. It’s not an easy habit to create, but once you make it, you’ll probably end up looking forward to working out in the cold temps of fall & winter, as opposed to the brutal heat of summer. Just try not to slip on some ice, break an ankle, and freeze to death before the sun comes up. And if you do? Don’t blame us.

Your turn guys. Care to share any tips, suggestions, or upcoming style experimentation you’re looking forward to this fall? Leave that in the comments. 

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<![CDATA[Beautifully Animated Photo Series Reveals What Time Looks Like]]> Beautifully Animated Photo Series Reveals What Time Looks Like

Fong Qi Wei is out to redefine how photography and the universally loved animated GIF can work together. The award-winning urban photographer has just released a new animated photographic series titled 'Time In Motion'.

It features a collection of individual frames shot during different times of the day, stitched back together and animated to form a beautiful time lapse GIF. Sunrise to sunset and everything in between, looped to infinity.

I strive to make images which touches both the emotional part and the analytical part of your mind. My art seeks to hopefully engage you on a deeper level as you look at it for longer.

Here's a selection from the series, but you can be mesmerising by the entire collection via his official portfolio

Flypast Sunset

Tanah Lot Sunset

Sunset at the Bund

Glassy Sunset

Shanghai Oriental Pearl Sunrise

Shanghai Freeway Sunrise

Chinatown Sunset

Beautiful don't you think?

Via Fong Qi Wei

Beautifully Animated Photo Series Reveals What Time Looks Like

Beautifully Animated Photo Series Reveals What Time Looks Like
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<![CDATA[edwardspoonhands: OK….this was very very very scary. ]]>


OK….this was very very very scary. 

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<![CDATA[mrpicard: rashaka: You don’t really understand Star Trek until you’ve seen Galaxy...]]> mrpicard:


You don’t really understand Star Trek until you’ve seen Galaxy Quest.

Galaxy Quest is the best of all the Star Trek movies.

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<![CDATA[Trailer for Ethan Hawke's Sci-Fi Thriller PREDESTINATION]]>

The sci-fi thriller Predestination teams Ethan Hawke back up with directors Michael and Peter Spierig. They all worked together on the vampire movie Daybreakers. Predestination is kind of like Steven Spielberg's Minority Report as Hawke plays a law-enforcement agent who stops crimes before they happen. He is pursuing a criminal who has escaped capture from him over and over again for years. It looks like a decently entertaining flick, so I'll give it a shot. 

The film chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

The movie is set to be released in the U.S. something in 2015.

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<![CDATA[Stretches That Improve Different Parts Of Your Body]]> ]]> http://imgur.com/gallery/vP5w09z 387682@leegovatos.com/fever Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:34:21 GMT <![CDATA[MRW I view half of user sub]]> ]]> http://imgur.com/gallery/3y2DuC0 387674@leegovatos.com/fever Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:34:20 GMT <![CDATA[…]]>

Ornate maps based on Dungeons and Dragons adventures ($20-$30 each).

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<![CDATA[…]]> Every civilization that has accepted homosexuality has failed"...]]> http://www.superpunch.net/2014/09/next-time-someone-tells-you-every.html 387751@leegovatos.com/fever Sat, 27 Sep 2014 04:31:00 GMT <![CDATA[Watch a master pizza maker make deliciously perfect pizza]]> Watch a master pizza maker make deliciously perfect pizza

A.W. Mangieri is the chef at famed Una Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco and he makes pizzas. Fantastic, simple and delicious 12-inch Neapolitan pizzas that look absolutely perfect. I've never had them but I can totally smell and taste them through this video. Plus, Mangieri seems a little crazy about pizza so they must be good.


http://sploid.gizmodo.com/watch-a-master-pizza-maker-make-deliciously-perfect-piz-1639789850/+caseychan 387701@leegovatos.com/fever Sat, 27 Sep 2014 04:11:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Watch This Bizarre Korean Dance Video For An Instant Endorphin Rush]]> Watch This Bizarre Korean Dance Video For An Instant Endorphin Rush

Having a rough day? Just turn on this video and crank up the volume. It's pure endorphins and crazy weird dance moves galore! Trust me, grab your silver space suit and jump to the beat.

You'll be feeling better about life in no time.

This music video is for the Korean song "Hitchhiker's single 11(Eleven)". And there aren't any real lyrics. So guess what? Not only can you dance along to this cotton candy montage, you can "sing" along too.

What do you guys think? Is this style of trippy, "lo-fi" imagery the future of music videos?

Via YouTube

Watch This Bizarre Korean Dance Video For An Instant Endorphin Rush
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<![CDATA[Protect Against Sneaky Webcam Spies With This Little Pair of Magnets]]> Protect Against Sneaky Webcam Spies With This Little Pair of Magnets

I have had a teensy, torn bit of paper taped over the camera of my MacBook Air for years now because even before I knew the FBI could activate that thing without the indicator light , it always bugged me out that someone might be secretly snooping. The teensy, torn bit of paper looks janky as hell, but it works. Nope is a pair of sticky discs that do not look janky as hell.


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<![CDATA[Beef Made Easy, Cheat sheet for retail beef cuts and recommended cooking methods for everybody]]> ]]> http://imgur.com/gallery/GLkAgUi 387353@leegovatos.com/fever Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:03:57 GMT <![CDATA[The world would be a much better place if God were this little girl]]> The world would be a much better place if God were this little girl

If the entity known as "God" is not a figment of our collective imagination—product of our desire to find solace from the nonsense that is life—he actually did a pretty horrible job. Maybe things would have been a lot different if he left everything to the little girl in this short animated film.


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<![CDATA[Frozach Submitted]]>

Frozach Submitted

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<![CDATA[TBD Catalog]]> TBD Catalog

TBD Catalog is a catalog from the near future, filled with imagined goods you might see in a SkyMall or IKEA catalog in 2024. Or as they put it, "the catalog of the near future's normal ordinary everyday".

This is not your near future of superlative Silicon Valley exuberance where you happily 3D-print a perfect set of lease-licensed Opinel steak knives or blissfully commute to work in your fascistically sleek Google-powered, chem-battery fueled autonomous vehicles. Nor is this the abysmal near future where you huddle in the smoldering foxholes of apocalyptic ruin. TBD Catalog runs through the middle. It is neither extreme. It is a design fiction about a normal, ordinary everyday near future. TBD Catalog is a design fiction because it makes implications without making predictions. TBD Catalog is a design fiction because it sparks conversations about the near future. It serves to design-develop prototypes and shape embryonic concepts in order to discard them, make them better, reconsider what we may take for granted.

From the brains of Bruce Sterling, James Bridle, Aaron Straup Cope, and a dozen others, you can order yours here. And holy cow, I'm getting one of these Bounty Hunter Coaches Jackets too. (Looking good, @darthjulian)

Tags: Aaron Straup Cope   books   Bruce Sterling   James Bridle   TBD Catalog ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cold Brew Your Own Cheaper and Better Tasting Coffee Liqueur]]> Cold Brew Your Own Cheaper and Better Tasting Coffee Liqueur

Infuse liquor with coffee and you'll get a strong coffee brew with a big kick. Instead of brewing the coffee hot and combining it with the alcohol , try a lazier cold brew method for a smoother, sweeter coffee liqueur.


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<![CDATA[The Case for Staying Home from Work]]> The Case for Staying Home from Work

We've all been there. We head to work even though we're under the weather. It's such a big problem that it's gotten a name — "presenteeism" — and it's costing companies billions of dollars. Here's why you should just stay home when you're ill, and why it's in your boss's best interest.


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<![CDATA[​Stop Making Excuses for Your Partner--It's Killing Your Relationship]]> ​Stop Making Excuses for Your Partner--It's Killing Your Relationship

We rationalize away what's bothering us when we want a relationship to work. But weblog Her Campus says that chances are, the things we rationalize are the biggest problems that can hurt our relationships in the end.


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<![CDATA[How to Stop Over-Analyzing Every Conversation]]> How to Stop Over-Analyzing Every Conversation

During every conversation I have, I analyze everything about the other person. I'm looking at their eyes, watching body language, and listening for different keywords. I'm reading between the lines with each social interaction and never taking anything at face value. It's making life more difficult than it needs to be.


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<![CDATA[Why Screws Tighten Clockwise]]> Why Screws Tighten Clockwise

One of the six simple machines, a screw is nothing more than an inclined plane wrapped around a center pole. While today screws come in standard sizes, and typically are tightened by turning clockwise (and loosened by turning counterclockwise), this is a recent invention. A great example of how things that seem simple can be really hard to do right, the development of the predicable system we enjoy today took 2,000 years to invent.


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