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It took me a few years to warm up to this one, but eventually my dad finally talked me into it, and I never looked back. Kind of like Brusells sprouts.

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Happy Thanksgiving y’all.

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Posted on November 26, 2008

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I, like many of my generation, spent a fair percentage of my youth firing foam darts at my older brother . We used to throw our Ninja Turtles against the wall until they broke and then re-arrange the body parts, but somehow we never thought to take apart our NERF guns to enhance their speed, range, or firepower.
Maybe it was just a simpler time, when all one had was their Arrowstorm and the second amendment to keep from becoming a Nerf P.O.W.


Things have changed since 9-11, but thanks to people like YouTube user uin13 we can rest assured knowing that good old-fashioned American ingenuity will help maintain our technological edge against the twisted minds of terrorists and older brothers alike. In the following MagStrike Mod, he walks us through how to double your clip capacity without pumping in between. Terrorists hate freedom, but they really really hate foam darts.


Maybe not the most professional How-To, but almost better this way, to share in the discovery, frustration and “fuck it – just use duct tape” attitude that come up in any taking-things-apart session.

More options in the Mods section of Nerf Haven.


This bout of nostalgia is brought to you by “May is National Make a F***ING Post Month” and the fact that I just graduated from college.

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Posted on May 18, 2008

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Did You Know?: The default Mac OS X (I’m on version 10.4.11) screensaver picture slideshow function can read an alpha channel in a .gif file. That is to say, as the slideshow plays your images, a .gif with an alpha channel will appear to be “on top” of the previous image, and as the slideshow goes on, the .gifs will continue to “layer” on until an image of a different format is displayed, which has a default white or black background.


So what?

Take advantage of the randomizing function to create some home-made screensaver machinima art!



The animation above is a sample implementation: The NEW Office Party Screensaver from FATLAB.

In the spirit of Men of the Internet, this screensaver is a series of carefully-sliced 800×600 .gifs, sourced from the faces of the hardest working local board members, regional vice presidents, administrative assistants, and other fruitful regular-dude-generating search terms on the internet. The .gifs layer over one another to hybridize these generic gentlemen into a randomly-generated ultimate budget-balancing force of suits. Its dudes! (<-- math joke)



Click here to download a small .zip file of the .gifs. Point your screensaver to it and set your preferences like this:



And you’re all set! Never not working, brought to you by the FATLAB.

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Posted on May 8, 2008

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A response shirt to 53o’s original.

(p.s. I have mixed feelings about this “t-shirt as repository for every ideas” kind of technique, but fuck it.)

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Posted on May 7, 2008

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