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Garth Webb
San Francisco
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Interests: music, travel, tennis, cooking, hiking, movies, biking, computers, basketball, video games, 日本語、東京、日本音楽
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There is a bug in the math for that formula in the JS. Its been a while since I've used it, but I'll see if I can remember what I did to fix it manually and add it to the code.
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2017 on How to sew a sphere at The Winter Webb
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I conceded that I made the mistake several times; that's not the point. What if Facebook had no way to delete a post? You make a mistake and post a photo you don't want public and Facebook's response is "Sorry, we can't remove photos once they're posted" The point is that with existing technology, they can do better. Saying, "Imagine if every idiot who called and gave a tracking number could re-route a package without either party knowing?", assumes there is no way to secure the process. I can call my bank and ask them to send money to another account. Why can't any idiot call my bank and transfer my money? Because technology. And guess what? In the 5 years since I posted this, they finally implemented it:
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2015 on Operator, operator, operator at The Winter Webb
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For the second time in a project I'm working on, I've found that I need to sew a large spherical covering. There are basically two ways to do this. Sew together a few different geometrical shapes in the right configuration, much like a soccer ball: Another way is to stitch together long tapered strips, like the rind on slices on an orange: In both cases the orange slice method was the best option for me and the most straightforward to cut and sew. However, after scouring the web for patterns, both times I came up with what I considered substandard... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at The Winter Webb
Experiences like this are why I've sworn off Kickstarter and Indiegogo. I remember this one and thinking it sounded cool, but decided to wait and see. I got shammed on many others though. It's a marketplace for modern snake oil!
Toggle Commented May 19, 2015 on My experience with Coin, so far at What is blog?
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The great state of California held up my license renewal paperwork because they think I checked one of the health conditions boxes on the original form. They wanted me to fill out another form indicating what I'm afflicted with so they can determine if its safe for me to drive. I called up the office and got a very nice fellow who told me it was probably just a mistake but that I had to send in the form. He offered up a fax number I could use to send in my form so that I woudln't have to mail... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at The Winter Webb
This Christmas I decided to make an electric coffee grinder for my girlfriend. She uses a hand powered burr grinder to grind her coffee every morning. Apparently its the best way to grind coffee, but hand grinding it takes a really long time and is physically very tiring. You can get an electric burr grinder for about $150, but I thought, "I could make that!" I started by finding the exact grinder she uses on Amazon and buying it. I didn't want to mess around and get the wrong thing, or try to build my own grinding mechanism. I'm just... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at The Winter Webb
A few months ago I had my rear bicycle wheel stolen leaving me stranded. A few months before that, the part of the front wheel that keeps it on the bike was stolen, also disabling the bike. I've seen friend's bikes completely stolen off the rack, often in the middle of the day in a heavily trafficked area. It always infuriates me and I dream of being able to catch someone in the act so I can stop them and, if I'm feeling particularly vengeful, punching them in the nose. Today I was walking though Yerba Buena park to get... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at The Winter Webb
For the past 3 years I've been helping out Heart Deco both at Burning Man and during the off season for events and parties. I've done this in between my own projects because its such a wonderful and supportive community. So when Adam Ebel asked me if I'd be willing to create a 3 foot, LED back lit version of an emblem he'd designed for the recreation of Heart Deco into Heart Phoenix, I couldn't say yes quickly enough. The following is a rundown of what I did and how I did it. The concept for the new design retains... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2013 at The Winter Webb
Back in November I got a new motorcycle, but between the rain and the holidays, there hasn't been a good weekend I haven't been busy when I could take a few pictures. This weekend I had some free time and the weather is great so here it is, my new 2005 Triumph Thruxton: Some might recognize this is as the same location I used 5 years ago when I got my last bike fixed up, the 1975 Honda CB200 (bumble bee): Its a lot of fun to drive and doesn't require the constant maintenance that the Honda does. Now I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at The Winter Webb
Trust me, it was really stuck. There's definitely more torque generated by having a longer moment arm, which is why I was using the chisel on the edge of the cover. It's a 38 yr old bike; I've had to use screw extractors in other places to free frozen parts; a hydraulic press to remove swing arm collars (destroying the bushings but saving the collars). So if by "going bad to worse" you mean "solved the problem and got the bike running again" then yes I've done that several times.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2013 on Valve adjustments at Motolog
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Because you didn't ask for it, I've compiled a list of all the words used in the song lyrics of Best Coast's album "Crazy For You" and their frequency. Their songs are catchy but the lyrics are ... well, lets say she borrows liberally from herself between songs. My hypothesis was that among the top 10 words used would be "you", "crazy", "lazy" and "weed". However, I found that, after tossing out uninteresting words like 'the' and 'and', the top 10 looks like this: I : 165 you : 145 happy : 41 me : 36 my : 32 I'm... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at The Winter Webb
Boring & Tired & Done & Move on Really, you too? Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at The Winter Webb
NEW YORK CITY - Five injured in attempt to create the shiniest, puffiest, blackest winter jacket. The jacket that was temporarily created, simultaneously absorbed and reflected all light. Authorities say injuries from the resulting explosion would have been far more serious if those nearby had not all been wearing such puffy outerwear. Sources say the group will abandon jackets and switch focus to work on creating a tinier accessory dog. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at The Winter Webb
I recently rediscoved some old recordings I had made with my friends sitting around my apartment with microphones and beer. This song featured Heather who came up with these lyrics on the spot. I had forgotten what a beautiful voice she has: Remington Steel Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2012 at The Winter Webb
via The latest PoBPaH has been really growing on me. Songs like this, full of nostalgia for past summers make me want to go play on the beach and forget about anything but sun, ocean and sand. Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 11, 2011 at The Winter Webb
Do a search for Minimalist Movie Posters on Google these days and you'll get quite a few matches. The first time I saw a set of these over a year ago I appreciated the simple, clever take on posters that can sometimes be visually cluttered and busy. However, creating your own set of movie posters seems to now be a rite of passage for every graphic designer. They have begun to clutter every design and culture site I visit, editors gushing with praise for each "innovative" take on movies of the past. Now, you too can join in the fun!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2011 at The Winter Webb
via The Dum Dum girls lead singer's vocals remind me a lot of Neko Case but from the New Pornographers rather than her more country solo work. I like the simplicity of this video and its go-go 60's aesthetic. Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 1, 2011 at The Winter Webb
via Saw the PoBPaH at Slims earlier this month. They put on a really great show, one I wasn't expecting to enjoy as much as I did. Afterward I bought their new album. This is one of my favorite songs from it. Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 31, 2011 at The Winter Webb
Thought I'd share a short video of a sunrise set at the Solarium that the Heart Deco provided sound for: Solarium @ Sunrise from Garth Webb on Vimeo. This was Thursday morning at Burning Man 2011. The air was still cool enough from night that we all needed jackets still. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at The Winter Webb
via Found this old video from my Six Apart days. I put peppermint patties into the ice dispenser -- which seemed like a great idea -- but turned out to not work very well. My friend Nick made this great silent film to commemorate the occasion. Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 12, 2011 at The Winter Webb
I could really use something like this: via Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 5, 2011 at The Winter Webb
via Know your Suspicious Vans! Collected and categorized, you can be an expert in determining if that black Chevy Astro van is the FBI or a child molester. Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 29, 2011 at The Winter Webb
via These designer pens are made from a single sheet of plywood! In some ways they seem a bit gimmicky but do really look like fun to put together. Check out the video showing how to put them together: DIY Pen from FRASER ROSS on Vimeo. Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 20, 2011 at The Winter Webb
Those conversations are in the spirit of ones I've heard before. Also, I'm painting with a wide brush because I'm ranting... ;)
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2011 on Bacon has Jumped the Shark at The Winter Webb
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I think that's ok. At least it means that maybe, at a meal near you, another meat will be used.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2011 on Bacon has Jumped the Shark at The Winter Webb
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