Time Flies: Levitating Nixie Clock

This is amazing:

Once set up correctly it will hover above the base for as long as it is powered, displaying the time and date on digits of glowing metal and glass. Needing no batteries, the nixie clock is powered from the base without wires and will operate without interruption for months or years. No charging is required, it just floats and works.

I think it's a little weird that they went with 5 tubes instead of 6, and are spending a whole tube on punctuation. But it still looks like magic.

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Mark your calendars

Upcoming events of note:

Thu, Aug 04:   Poliça @ Independent
Thu, Aug 04:   Pixel Memory, Sophia Prize, Vicereine @ Bottom of the Hill
Fri, Aug 5-7:   Outside Lands
Wed, Aug 10:   SF Electrofest @ Brick and Mortar
Thu, Aug 11-12:   Freq.Fest.SF @ DNA Lounge
Fri, Aug 19:   The Coathangers @ The Independent
Thu, Aug 25:   Nina Diaz @ DNA Lounge
Fri, Aug 26:   Belly @ Great American Music Hall
Thu, Sep 01:   3 Teeth @ DNA Lounge
Sun, Sep 04:   Vela Eyes, Psychic Love @ Brick and Mortar
Fri, Sep 09:   Turbo Drive: Delorean Overdrive @ DNA Lounge
Fri, Sep 16:   Highasakite @ Popscene
Sun, Sep 18:   Revolting Cocks @ DNA Lounge
Fri, Sep 30:   Pig @ DNA Lounge
Thu, Oct 06:   Tsunami Bomb @ DNA Lounge
Thu, Oct 06:   Shonen Knife @ DNA Lounge
Fri, Oct 07:   Turbo Drive: Night Club @ DNA Lounge
Tue, Oct 11:   The Julie Ruin @ The Fillmore
Wed, Oct 26:   La Femme @ Rickshaw Stop
Wed, Nov 30:   The Naked and Famous @ Fox

What have you got?

I'm undecided on Outside Lands, but if you are going and we actually know each other, let me know...

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DNA Lounge: Wherein it's been a Code Yellow weekend.

At Bootie on Saturday, we threw out not one but two guys for pissing in trash cans. Any time I find myself saying something like this, someone will disbelievingly say, "Are you kidding me? Some guys just whip it out in the middle of a crowded room and piss in a trash can?"

Yes. Yes they do.

Maybe they get confused and think they're already home and pissing in the refrigerator.

How about a recap of DNA Lounge's Greatest Hits of Pissing:

(And that's not all of them, by a long shot. E.g., I notice now that I never wrote anything about that time that REDACTED, one of our promoters, pissed in a VIP booth during his own event.)

I haven't yet gotten a report on the piss status of our Dore Alley Street Fair party on Sunday, but, this happened, sooooo...

Hey, remember when we used to have a parklet?

It has now been 40 days since SFMTA forced us to remove our parklet. It has now been 28 days since the date that they swore up and down construction was to begin, and so it was absolutely critical that we remove our parklet two weeks before that. Last week they told us that their "unexpected delays" had been overcome, and construction was really, really for sure this time starting on our block on Aug 1.

Here's a photo of the construction that started today:


Ha ha ha, I'm kidding, of course it didn't.

Oh, in other great news, our friends at ABC have come sniffing around again. They actually arrested some girl outside of So Stoked a couple of weeks ago, for having a flask of liquor outside. Cuffed her and took her away. Charming.

I do not have time for this shit.

Some recent photo galleries. I've also set things up so that a few random-ish thumbnails get posted to our Twitter / Facebook / Instagram when a new gallery is added. Sometimes that doesn't work out so well, since all of these services have decided that pictures should be square for some reason, which looks terrible if the photographer did not agree.

So Stoked: Imagine II
So Stoked: For Pride
Bootie: Beach Party
Soft Kill + Cruel Summer
Bootie Classics

So Stoked: #50
Bootie: Classy vs. Trashy

Vektor vs. Pixel
Odd Salon: Artifact

Star Trek Beyond

It's pretty dumb, doesn't make a whole lot of sense, and has the kind of disregard for basic physics that you'd expect from 2 Fast 2 Federation. But to their credit, it's an actual new story, rather than trotting out Khan again or something, and the plot involves no time travel.

It suffered from the kind of flat, no-depth-of-field, impossible-to-parse visual effects that you see when the effects are rendered with 3D in mind. I hate 3D so much. It ruins the look of movies even when you watch the flat version because it leads to terrible cinematography decisions. The Ringworld starbase was just ridiculous.

Was anyone else distracted by the fact that CV Dazzle Ninja Woman had the same accent as Helena from Orphan Black? I kept expecting her to talk about her sestras.

But anyway, the good news is that Star Trek Continues is now up to 6 episodes. It's a fan-made set of new episodes of TOS and it's pretty well done. It's goofy in almost exactly the same way TOS was goofy. Playlist here. You should just watch this instead.

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