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WilliamsWarn Is Personal Brewery For Beer Lovers


The WilliamsWarn Personal Brewery is the world’s first all-in-one personal brewery that goes from ingredients to cold, clear, perfectly carbonated and commercial quality beer in just seven days.

With the right ingredients, you can make all 78 official beer styles, and you also have the option of developing your own if you’re feeling adventurous.

It’s not cheap, and will set you back a few Clevelands, but how many people can claim to own their own home brewery?


…Paper Critters lets you create DIY papercraft?

Paper Critters

I’ve shown you plenty of papercraft before, but with Paper Critters, you can create and share your own digital paper toys thanks to their easy to use Toy Creator.

Just choose your tool, pick a color, and create your masterpiece.

You can even upload your own image if you want to give it a personal touch, and then print your final creation and bring it to life.

[Paper Critters]

[Via: Zoomdoggle]

…It’s Movie Monday: Ryan?


Ryan was “a Canadian animator. A gentleman panhandler. One of the pioneers of Canadian animation. Oscar nominee. Poor beggar. An artist unable to create. God observing the world. Fallen angel. Arrogant. Shy. Broken. Not destroyed.” 30 years ago, Ryan produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Years later, plagued by alcoholism and drug abuse, he was destitute on the streets of Toronto.

In this rather captivating and haunting short, called simply “Ryan”, Chris Landreth animates a tribute to Ryan Larkin.

    In Ryan we hear the voice of Ryan Larkin and people who have known him, but these voices speak through strange, twisted, broken and disembodied 3D generated characters… people whose appearances are bizarre, humorous or disturbing. Although incredibly realistic and detailed, Ryan was created and animated without the use of live action footage, rotoscoping or motion capture…but instead from an original, personal, hand animated three-dimensional world which Chris calls ‘psychological realism’.

[NFB – Ryan]

[Via: Drawn!]

…Facebook has been poked?

Facebook Files

As Facebook battles to turn Beacon into a legitimate service, Mark Zuckerberg is in a battle of his own against the founders of ConnectU, who claim that Zuck’ stole the idea for Facebook from them, and that he owes them at least part of the $15 Billion the company is worth (on paper).

As part of the lawsuit, many of Zuckerberg’s personal papers have become public domain, including his Harvard Application, his online diary, Facebook’s statement of cash flows for 2005, and a letter that documents the damage Mark did to a sublet in 2004.

02138 has been kind enough to post these “Facebook Files”, along with a great piece on the whole story called “Poking Facebook” that delves into the history of the lawsuit, as well as the history of Mark himself.

It all plays out like a movie, and depending on the outcome of this whole thing, I wouldn’t be surprised if a film or two were made that recreates all this, so read up now for an advanced screening.


[02138 – Poking Facebook]

[02138 – The Facebook Files]

…The Switchboard wants you to play in the snow?

Venom Switchboard

Conquer the slopes in style with Venom’s Switchboard, a new way to play in the powder.

The Switchboard is a cross between a snowboard, a skateboard, a scooter, and skis, and features a double hinge in the middle for steering, foot straps to lock you in place without the need for special boots, and a shock absorbed steering bar to help you turn the slopes into your own personal board park.

Are you ready to make the switch?

[Venomsnow – Switchboard]

[Via: Coolest Gadgets]