The Virtual Typewriter Museum

The The Virtual Typewriter Museum has the history and pictures of amazing machines.

Like e.g. these:

The Writing Ball

typewriter is one of the great inventions of 19th Century communications technology. Between the 1860s and 1920s engineers, inventors and even carpenters invested all their creativity in the development of the ultimate writing machine. This virtual museum, that is based on private collections of antique typewriters from around the world, is a tribute to their ingenuity.

A nice craft of typewriting machines also resonates emotionally with me. It’s sexy. And so it did not surprise me to find the book Sexy Legs and Typewriters – „Women in office-related advertising, humor, glamour and erotica.“ on the webpage there.

Women and typewriters entered into a sensual partnership of skin and steel the moment at which the first writing machine was operated by female fingers. That was back in the 1870s. Ever since, office girls have fed the male imagination for many different reasons.

Pretty women and typewriters appeared together in advertising; humorous photo series and postcards; glamour photos; and erotica. This richly illustrated book covers all these areas, from the first woman to appear in a typewriter ad to a large collection of nudes from all ages.

Why do I blog this? I like the love in detail and the variety of typewriters built.

Overview of hacker-friendly single board computers

The linux gizmos mag has a nice and helpful review/compilation of all kind of single board computers created in Jan 2017.

Brief reviews on the site look like this:

They also have a spreadsheet online to get the full overview.

Why do I blog this? I always wanted to play around with one of these. I did a bit playing around with Arduino but never went for something more than a 20-40 lines of code. Maybe this helps to get me into a deeper sphere of playing around with these quite powerful things.

DIY RFID Body-Tagging

Gibt es hier, bei bzw. entsprechendes Zubehör um sich selbst eine „Hundemarke“ zu verschaffen. Als Datenspeicher taugt das wohl eher nicht so… max. Datenkapazität die ich so gesehen habe waren 888 bytes, also nichtmal den Private Key für PGP kann man da drauf speichern. Für mich uninteressant.

Quelle: Cory Doctorow

Why do I blog this? Ein Schritt weiter zum Cyborg. Bislang gab es das ja eher für Hunde und Katzen… jetzt also ganz praktisch zum selber taggen.