Lasercut Wooden Monopoly Board (Stevensoply)

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I found a link to this on Reddit user jellatin works for a “laser company” called Universal Laser Systems and his coworked apparently spent 600 hours designing and building this Monopoly set.

When confronted with the fact that the name Stevensoply was missing an “O” his coworker apparently said it was Stevensoply not Monopoly…

Apparently the guy who made this’ job is to make cool stuff with the lasers the company makes so that they can show them off to clients…

Connect The Dots Tattoo

My Connect-the-Dots Tattoo was chosen for a Book O' Tattoo Weirdos

I’m loving this connect the dots tattoo that Colleen AF Venable has, you can find an entire gallery of images related to it on her Flickr page. In her own words:

Ever since I was little I joked about getting my birthmarks numbered–that I was one big connect-the-dots tattoo that made a “me”. This tattoo is part of “The Stalking and Murdering of a Childhood Giraffe Project” (full explanation of the art project is HERE.) It’s an extremely visible invisible tattoo and Dave C. Wallin who made it did an AMAZING job considering how small the numbers had to be. Pretty sure I’m not the first person in the universe to come up with this idea, but I’ve yet to see another connect-the-dots tattoo. Got my tattoo on August 25, 2007. The design was based on a really geometric giraffe drawing I found in 2003 (if anyone can find the name of the original artist I would be super appreciative!), but I modified it to have spots and be even more box-like. I love this tattoo so much…which makes it hard to walk down the street without starring at my own calf.

Via Flickr.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Wedding Invites

I don’t think the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was published by Penguin books but that doesn’t really matter, these invites were made by a reader of Offbeat Bride who had never used Photoshop before. I think she did an alright job…

Via Offbeat Bride Via The Mary Sue

Social Network Privacy + Bonus Rant…

I’ve noticed a few stories cropping up over the past week of employers requiring candidates to give them access to their social networking as well as coaches demanding that athletes friend them so that they can monitor them.

While I think this kind of behaviour is deplorable, and to be honest if an employer asked me to sign in to Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn or whatever in the middle of an interview I’d walk out as that is not that kind of organization I want to work for, I’m not sure why people don’t see the simple way round this:

Just have two Facebook accounts!

 

One that is private and has all your pictures of the sordid acts you perform on barn yard animals with custard at the weekend and another account that shows you as an upstanding citizen.

It’s not rocket science…

Sure curating the account might be a bit of hassle, but it should be easy enough to friend a few people and just leave the account to fester, then when they ask you why you update so infrequently just tell them you don’t really use social media. Unless you are going in for a job at a marketing firm as a “Social Media Guru” this shouldn’t affect your chances one bit.

By the by: If you do describe yourself a “Social Media Guru” though seek help, chances are you aren’t. You are a toss pot. This is a completely different rant, but following hundreds of people who are “Social Media Gurus” and posting nothing but articles about increasing your follower count, or maximising your follower potential, or anything that has nothing to do with anything but social media does not make you a guru, it makes you a retard. Having 90,000 followers on Twitter all of whom describe themselves as “Social Media Gurus” just means you have your head firmly shoved up your ass and are participating in the worlds most social and pointless circle jerk.

I’m not going to pretend that I know everything there is to know about social media, in fact I acknowledge that I don’t know much about it, but it’s painfully obvious that having 10 followers who actually care about the content that you are posting and retweet it is more valuable than living in an echo chamber that is a hundred million “Social Media Gurus” waxing lyrical about stuff no one cares about.

Anyway like I said this is a rant for another day…