Message in a Bottle

A chilled plastic bottle of water in the convenience-store cooler is the perfect symbol of this moment in American commerce and culture. It acknowledges our demand for instant gratification, our vanity, our token concern for health. Its packaging and transport depend entirely on cheap fossil fuel. Yes, it’s just a bottle of water–modest compared with the indulgence of driving a Hummer. But when a whole industry grows up around supplying us with something we don’t need–when a whole industry is built on the packaging and the presentation–it’s worth asking how that happened, and what the impact is. And if you do ask, if you trace both the water and the business back to where they came from, you find a story more complicated, more bemusing, and ultimately more sobering than the bottles we tote everywhere suggest.

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Latin You Should Know.

Why do you need these Latin phrases? Well, like Latin teachers always say, Latin lives on in plenty of English words and phrases. But mostly, it’s worth learning a bit of Latin because omnia dicta fortiori, si dicta Latina: everything sounds more impressive when said in Latin.

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Spy Box

A digital camera inside a parcel looks out through a small hole and captures images of its journey through the postal system. The Spy Box was sent from my studio to the gallery taking an image every 10 seconds recording a total of 6994 images these were then edited together to create an animated slideshow.

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Battle of Survival

Bos Wars (Formally known as Battle of Survival) is a free cross-platform real time strategy game developed by Tina Peterson Jensen and continued by François Beerten at Jensen’s unfortunate passing.

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Extreme regex foo: what you need to know to become a regular expression pro

This tutorial will go beyond the basics of regular expressions. You should already know what the metacharacters are ^[]{}.?| $ and sometimes – and how to use them, you should understand how to use parenthesis for grouping and capturing, and you should be able to construct basic regular expressions to match things like email addresses and URLs. If you’re lost, go read the articles I mentioned in the first paragraph then come back here.

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