The Fitful Flog

January 13, 2008

Shameless Self-Promotion Dept.

Jenn & Paul's Best of 2007 CD

Here’s a fine use for the Spiral Data Tato — Jenn and Paul, down Carolina way, have a group of friends who make mixes for each other at the end of the year. They chose this model to be their cover. Imagine the éclat their mix got this year, even before it was opened! Bravo, guys — fold on. (To my shame, I knew almost none of the music. Lately, all I’m listening to is Ghanaian highlife and Throwing Muses.)

And while we’re on the subject, we will seize the opportunity to mention that, thanks to the good folks at Digg, Neatorama and the teeming dozens who read this blog (gramercy, gramercy), my tutorial at Instructables got over 71,000 page views, thus garnering me a place among the finalists in the Laser Cutter Contest.

Not that it stands a chance of winning — it’s competing against solar death-rays, robotic foosball tables, phaser pistols and business cards that dial the phone for you. It’s all coolth to the nth. But that something as ephemeral as an origami model could even make the cut, we take as no small accomplishment.

Those of you who belong should go vote; those who do not should sign up. I will not be telling you to vote for the Spiral Data Tato — once you read the other entries, you will see why. No, I’m sending you there because they have a cool site, frequented by geeks with a great desire to learn new and different things. Very fertile ground for spreading the open source origami way.

I’d like to thank you all for individual perception and next year, if all goes well, we won’t have to hold these meetings in secret.

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