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January 18, 2015
Taped more than 25 years ago, here is the 50 Years of Television Exhibit at the Smithsonian as I recorded it on September 23, 1989. Included are lots of early Televisions, items from the 1939 New York Worlds Fair Futurama and the World of Tomorrow, and some items from the history of early recording exhibit. No commentary, just enjoy the ride. Shot in my early "blitzvideo" documenting style, where I moved and zoomed a lot so that I could capture the most detail in a short period of time, and during playback I could freeze frames to examine items and read text later on. Freeze Frame! Try it.... Lots of weird talk from strangers and you name it all included. Rendered from the original SVHS analog tape. 


January 6, 2015
Tour The Dinosaur Den in under 10 minutes! Yes, it is possible.
A reacp of The Dinosaur Den -  Best of 2014!


 


December 29, 2014
Genuine Moon Rock!


December 26, 2014
Bil and I are back with the Dinosaur Den 2014 Holiday Special!


December 24, 2014
Original Fran Art!  "Kurt", pencil on paper.


December 4, 2014
I got in the Hackaday Blog twice in one week - Jeez!  The first was about my DSKY Display Project (Thanks Brian!) and the second for the Philly Fixers Guild Second Repair Fair.  Is there such a thing as overexposed in the hackerworld? 


November 27, 2014
I finally got around to posting this video that I shot in August, where in addition to a teaser about my Apollo DSKY display research project, which was the reason for my visit, I also take a brief technical tour of the Air and Space Museum.  I wanted to examine this collection of historic machines that are seen by millions of people every year in a slightly different way, by detailing some of the technology close up that was involved in these priceless Space artifacts.  In keeping with strict accordance to Smithsonian rules for photography I could not use a tripod or any additional lighting, so I had to get really creative in putting this vlog together using a combination of my smartphone, portable audio recorder (for sync sound) and digital camera to document my visit.  Lots of post production was needed to present this in an entertaining format.  My many thanks to the generous hospitality and patience of the NASM staff and curators!


November 23, 2014
Here is a look into some of the work I did over four hours at the Philly Fixers Guild Repair Fair at the Shissler Rec Center in Fishtown, Philadelphia on November 22, 2014.  The philosophy of the Fixer's Guild is to promote sustainability in the community by encouraging people to bring in their broken things and we show them how to fix them free of charge.  If possible we hope to return their items to functionality at the fair, or at least direct them as to where and how to get the item fixed rather than discarding it.   Bad gym lighting and even worse gym sound also provided at no cost to you!  Enjoy! 



November 19, 2014
Just a brief update vlog to let everyone know what I am up to and what is going on with my YouTube channel and the Dinosaur Den. 



November 18, 2014
It was great hanging out with my oldtime Williamsburg friend and former Frantone employee Kyp Malone at the TV On The Radio show at Union Transfer in Philly.  And double thanks to Kyp for giving me the super cool TVOTR Seeds double LP with amazing Moiré pattern animated cover art and melted gumball vinyl!  Ooooo!


 

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