Monthly Archives: April 2011

Toaster From Scratch

Very often I wondered if by some possibility I ever traveled back in time, would I be able to recreate advanced or even simple modern day technology from raw elements? Or even have the skills and knowledge how to. This project made me realize how much we depend on society, manufactured materials and even technology to obtain some knowledge. It…

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Into Eternity

“Once upon a time, man learned to master fire; something no living creature had done before him. Man conquered the entire world. One day, he found a new fire. A fire so powerful, that it could never be extinguished. Man reveled in the thought that he now possessed the powers of the universe. Then in horror, he realized that his…

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Petzl GRIGRI 2

Finally the long awaited GRIGRI 2 from Petzl is available at the local climbing store, or was, until they run out of stock on the second day of sales. Fortunately I managed to get myself one and eager to test it. This little bugger is nice and light, and can now take ropes as low as 8.9. Wondering how they got this gem to…

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