NewStarship.com – This is COOL!!!

NewStarship.com

This is SO COOL!!!

Straight from the newstarship.com site:

Enterprise d reconstruction project

New Starship Enterprise Bridge Restoration is nonprofit foundation created to completely restore one of the Paramount created Enterprise-D Bridge sets from Star Trek: The Next Generation, so it can be displayed to the public and turned into an Interactive Museum attraction.
The ORIGINAL TV Set was destroyed for the film Star Trek: Generations, and this duplicate set was created in 1997 by Paramount, under the supervision of Herman Zimmerman and Michael Okuda.
A group of the original Star Trek designers, artists, cast and crew including Ronald D. Moore, Naren Shankar, Doug Drexler, Andrew Probert, Herman Zimmerman, Rick Sternbach, David Gerrold, Brent Spiner and Larry Nemecek,are helping us update our set to the 21st Century technology with WORKING INTERACTIVE Touch Screen LCARS COMPUTERS. It will be the equivalent of the world’s largest, totally interactive educational video game.
By 2014, it will be opened to the public for Weddings, Meetings, Movie Showings, Fund Raising, Tours, Fan Films and more. Our Kickstarter and Indiegogo raised over $84,000, every dime of which goes directly into the restoration.
The Foundation is in the process of applying for federal and California State tax exempt status. All donations made to the Foundation prior to receiving the requested federal and State determination letters should be deductible by the donor, provided that tax-exempt status is eventually attained. Please contact the Foundation for further information to determine whether your donation will be deductible for tax purposes.

Here’s a few videos explaining the idea.

Matt Richardson shows off his Camera Collection

Matt Richardson

I just love this guy. Not only is he SO adorable, but I am such a nerd about technology, making things, and more. It’s fun watching how excited he gets about the things he shares with us.

Many years ago, my dad had purchased a Bell & Howell 8mm movie camera and projector. I bet it’s still in their house somewhere. I played with that camera when I was a kid and filmed a few movies on it.

In the early 80’s, I had all of my parents home movies transferred to a VHS tape. It was cool seeing my parents so young. There were honeymoon shots. Movies of me and my sister as infants and early birthdays. I really should find that video and convert it to digital. I hope my parents still have it. Hmmmmmm…..

Here’s Matt and his camera collection. An interesting tid-bit; I work with a guy that has the same floppy disk camera that Matt demonstrates in the video. The only difference is that he is still using it. I converted 6 or 7 other camera users (it’s required for their job) to new high resolution digital camera’s with EyeFi cards that store the images in folders on a server. They LOVE it, and it’s improved the usage immensely. But, he won’t change. He LOVES that floppy disk camera and I got to where I would joke about stealing it in the night.

Find out more about Matt on his website: mattrichardson.com

Let’s Say FeedBurner Shuts Down… | CSS-Tricks

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From: Let’s Say FeedBurner Shuts Down… | CSS-Tricks.

This a great article about the possible future of Feedburner.com

I’m a HEAVY user of RSS feeds and I’ve setup many RSS feeds through feedburner. I, like Chris, am VERY optimistic that Google will do the right thing, and at a minimum, give us a fair timeline if they do decide to shutdown.

I’m also using feedly completely now. I’m not totally in love with it. They only support a few of the google keyboard shortcuts. There are some issues with the app losing focus when you’ve watched an embedded video. Clicking anywhere outside of the video doesn’t get the focus back and allow shortcuts to work. I’m hoping this will get worked out as they improve their service, but it’s annoying as hell.

As Chris says, “Here’s to hoping that if this happens it will be fairly painless! #RSS4LYFE”