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How To Wire a Classic NES Controller to Your PC.

By: Chrisjob Feb 06, 2008

There's heaps of free NES emulators on the web, which allow you to play the Nintendo games of yore on your  computer. Unfortunately, making Megaman jump with the spacebar isn't quite like the old A button, and the QWERTY keyboard slows down the 30 lives code for Contra (you know you know it...) past the point of cheatability. 

With a bit of soldering skills and a free code by the inventor (named Turd...), you can enjoy your NES games theContinue Reading

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Floorplan Porn: Mid-Century Blueprints on Flickr.

By: Chrisjob Feb 06, 2008

God bless you, MidCentArc. I don't know where you got 'em, but your Mid-Century Houseplan Flickr set is the stuff of dreams and drool. Yes, sir, I will indeed use these for my next Lego Eichler copy, or a gingerbread Neutra.


Or perhaps just as wallpaper...























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A Century of Chairs

By: Diy maven Feb 06, 2008

The Design Museum has an extraordinary online exhibit of chairs. Starting in the late 1800's and ending in the 2000’s, the exhibit includes pictorial examples from each period as well as historical information regarding the design trends of the time and the influential designers that shaped the trends.

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The book of enlightenment.

By: Diy maven Feb 06, 2008

This clever light nestles between your books, casting its warm glow upon all who seek enlightenment. Made of white plexiglass, the lamp measures 24 cm x 17 cm and is illuminated by a 9 watt energy-saving lamp. Much as all books, on its binding and cover is the title: ‘The Enlightenment’. Available at Studiomeiboom for 89 Euro or 130 US, 10% of which goes to charity.

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Animated Business Cards

By: Diy maven Feb 06, 2008

After getting his hands on the book ‘Magic Moving Images,’ design student Chung Dha decided to teach himself how to animate pictures himself. Specifically, he set about to animate his business cards. He feels the interplay between the card and its recipient makes the content more memorable than that of a standard business card. I’d have to agree. Via.

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Conversational Hearts of Despair

By: Diy maven Feb 05, 2008

If you’re part of the dejected, Valentine-hating crowd, these conversational hearts were made for you. I especially like ‘DORK MAGNET, ‘NO FIX 4 DUMB’ and ‘U LEFT SEATUP’. These bitterly sweet sweets are available at for about 10 bucks a tin.

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The Turntable Room

By: Diy maven Feb 05, 2008

The description for the Capsule Turntable Room by Mark Suensilpong is brief. We’re told it’s made of teak, stainless steel and fabric and measures 86.6" h x 100.8" x 70.9" d. Its ability to rotate, following the sun’s daily course, is suggested in its title.

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Super Fat Tuesday Cocktail Recipes

By: Diy maven Feb 05, 2008

Not only is it Super Tuesday, it’s Fat Tuesday as well. So, after you’ve voted, how about making one of these cocktails to celebrate Mardi Gras, which you can sip while watching the returns?

New Orleans Fizz (aka Ramos Gin Fizz)

  • 2 oz gin
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp confectioners sugar
  • 2 oz cream or half and half
  • 2 drops orange flower water

Shake all ingredients in shaker with ice. Strain into collins glass.

New Orleans Hurricane

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Retro TV Photo Frame.

By: Chrisjob Feb 05, 2008

I LOVE Saturday morning cartoons from the 60s and early 70s. And though I'll never be able to guest star on one, this Retro TV picture frame would get me close. This double sided frame comes in three colors, and retails for £4.99.

PS- the red one would make a great Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart. 





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How To Sharpen Up Your HDTV

By: Chrisjob Feb 05, 2008 writes, "Getting a brand new high-definition TV should be an enjoyable experience, but when you open up that big box you could also be opening up a frustrating can of worms. HDTVs are complicated gadgets. It's not like the old days when you could just plug a TV into the wall and everything magically worked. HDTVs require a little nuance and a little knowledge.

Without this set-up savvy, you might be left looking at an absolutely… Continue Reading

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