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Proto ydnar

October 19, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in October 2007.

SFist: Baskets Are the New Minimalism

October 17, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in October 2007.

Red Steel, I Love You

October 17, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in October 2007.

So I have this thing for steel bikes. I also have a thing for the color red and italian parts. I like dry clutches, twin cylinders and single-sided swingarms. I like cafe-racers and loud pipes. I like torque more than horsepower, and I have no overwhelming need to race whatsoever. I’ve always enjoyed tinkering with two-wheeled machines, building them, designing them.

I saw my first Ducati on King Street in old-town Alexandria in 1997. I believe it was a 748, and the stance and sound were amazing. There was something really beautiful and honest in its lines, the steel frame and the complete lack of any pretension about being anything other than a race bike for the street. It clanked and roared. There are other steel-framed V-twin bikes. But they never did it for me—the Harley attraction may be a subtle difference, but it’s palpable. My bike will never have a fairing nor a stereo.

After figuring out what I wanted (an S2R 1000), I sat and waited. For a few years. On Sunday I went to Hattar in Marin, parked and immediately walked up to the exact bike I’d been looking for. It was perfect: Red frame, red body, black wheels and a pair of sweet Arrow carbon pipes up the right side.

Negotiations went pretty well, and a few hours later she was mine. The first ride was a dimming Sunday ride back over the Golden Gate Bridge, wind, fog and all—firmly planted in the right lane doing a grandmotherly 50 mph.

I’m taking it slow at first until we get to know each other better; I want this relationship to last a long time. She’s loud, capricious, strong and beautiful—the only way I like it.

Apple planning iPhone SDK

October 17, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in October 2007.

Double Fine’s Brutal Legend

October 16, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in October 2007.

Steve’s friend Steve from around the way is working on something with Jack Black. Hot.

I’m having flashbacks to FAKK2. Sorry.

Edit: Steve’s posts are all about hating Microsoft and his Xbox being busted. ♥

Aye Mak Sicur

October 16, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in October 2007.

Found this on YouTube—a video of someone (badly) playing through the opening level in Marathon Infinity. I made this level and the accompanying textures in 1996 while drinking way too much Coke and listening to Portishead. The music definitely influenced the textures.

Update: Yes! Portishead’s new album!

Pista Wants Burger

October 15, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in October 2007.

Macro

October 15, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in October 2007.

Engagement Party

October 15, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in October 2007.

Literate Graffiti in Berkeley

October 14, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in October 2007.

I love the use of the word "hence."