Recycled Art Foundation:
Farm Market and Green market was a success! Art on the Town was fantastic as well on Friday night! Thanks for having us at Just Act Natural! Had a great time. Thanks everyone for supporting our creations. See you next time on July 21st! We will be back with newly repurposed items.
From their FB page: “Tomorrow we have additional vendors on College Avenue between Durkee and Drew Streets for our Art Market and eco-friendly Green Market. Be sure to check out all of the wonderful artists in both, here is just a sampling from Repurpose Everything, they will have their beautiful wine bottle bells, recycled telephone bells and more.”
I had the privilege today of witnessing not only a great act of kindness, but a fabulous repurposing project. My cousin Gina is going to Africa in May, and she and her friends and family are sewing pillowcase dresses for her to take to Kenya where they will be giving them to poor little girls. These pillowcases were donated or bought second hand for this generous cause. The pattern is relatively simple – just a bit of labor and lots of love required. Gina is going to Africa through a program called HEART and also hopes to work with WEEP (Women’s Employment Empowerment Program). Here is the link for the dress pattern: http://www.jenleheny.com/pillowcase-dress-instructions
This old Takara 10-speed was recently rebuilt into a single-speed cruiser.
For more pictures, please see: Repurposed Takara
Most of these IT celebrities on the airwaves are saying silly things like, “make sure you aren’t logged in to any Google apps, and you’ll be fine, or “make sure to delete your web search history.”
Sure….you’ll be just fine eating their high-fructose corn-syrup solutions.
Frankly, I’d rather not have to manage my privacy by such time-consuming haphazard methodologies. It’s just stupid and ultimately controlling of our online experience.
There’s a far better and much easier way to deal with these data mining thugs – simply feed them bogus data – and tons of it. Here’s a simple way to do it:
If you are still using Internet Explorer to browse the web, please stop. Download and install Firefox. It’s far more secure. After you have installed it, you’ll want to add the browser extension called, “TrackMeNot”. TrackMeNot is an app that will protect your privacy not by covering your “tracks”, but by randomly adding false browsing and search data to your history by way of automated web commands. The data it adds is random and totally bogus, and makes a complete garbage dump of your history. Data miners like Google have no way to tell if your browsing history is real or just a giant pile of nonsense.
Just remember, the data collected about you is only useful if the data is valid. If your profiled data is saturated with loads of false leads, it is rendered useless to them.
Yes, the hundreds of old desk phones we disassembled last summer have contributed to another repurposed project. We now have fun, eclectic, kitchen magnets made from old phone magnets, vintage jewelry, medallions, watches, and glass. The display board is of course repurposed as well, being the door to an old metal cabinet. ~Molly
These custom signs were made mostly of repurposed materials – the wood base on two of these was made from a plank from a 200 year-old barn. The lettering is done with carved pieces of wood.
We do commisions and we’re working on some standard signs as well. Email us if you’re interested in having a sign made.
Last September I wrote about how malware will become more destructive in the near future (http://michaeltheroux.com/2011/09/30/cyberwar-reality-its-all-about-the-payload/) and it appears this prediction is already being realized.
Yes, malware that possesses a destructive component is back – and it will only increase in severity in the new year. Why haven’t we heard more about this from the media and antivirus companies? There could be several reasons for this, but one of the main reasons is that the infected machines are usually rebuilt before further analysis is exhausted. I’ve had several customers in the last few months (ones who are somehow repeatedly infected) call me with serious issues such as not being able to open any applications on their machines, missing directories and files, and not being able to connect to any networks. After a brief diagnosis, I found that in each case the user tried to get rid of the malware themselves – this in turn triggered the malicious behavior. In other words, the malware becomes destructive when it detects that something is trying to get rid of it.
While this has been a tactic of ransomware (usually fake antivirus programs) for years, it is on the rise in many other forms of malware. As usual, it appears to be restricted to Windows users at this time. Users beware – destructive malware is back in fashion.