Category Archives: technology

Inkbloom – cool from your printer!

Just discovered inkbloom (via Skip to my Lou).  It’s a system that provides a way to print on fabric and vinyl with your inkjet printer.  They sell LoomTack, the base that adheres to the back of your fabric, and you can also purchase downloadable designs (inkbits and inkblocks) from them.

mini scrapbook kitThere’s a nifty demo video on their site, and if you join their mailing list, they’ll send you some free downloadable designs with a “love” theme!

The products to the left were all covered in custom printed fabric.  The inkblocks automatically repeat so you can create any size image (up to the limits of your printer).

Very interesting product with lots of potential for crafters, scrapbookers, and quilters.

[Edited to add:  At this time, inkbloom only sells within the US.  Apologies to my Canadian readers (although you can get on their mailing list and they may start selling internationally in the future.]

Inkbloom – cool from your printer!

Just discovered inkbloom (via Skip to my Lou).  It’s a system that provides a way to print on fabric and vinyl with your inkjet printer.  They sell LoomTack, the base that adheres to the back of your fabric, and you can also purchase downloadable designs (inkbits and inkblocks) from them.

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There’s a nifty demo video on their site, and if you join their mailing list, they’ll send you some free downloadable designs with a “love” theme!

The products to the left were all covered in custom printed fabric.  The inkblocks automatically repeat so you can create any size image (up to the limits of your printer).

Very interesting product with lots of potential for crafters, scrapbookers, and quilters.

[Edited to add:  At this time, inkbloom only sells within the US.  Apologies to my Canadian readers (although you can get on their mailing list and they may start selling internationally in the future.]

You Capture – Technology

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I took a very broad view of this week’s assignment at I Should be Folding Laundry:   technology defined as the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.
I also tried to do most of it outdoors.  Here goes!

A service cover at the edge of the road.  Kind of beautiful in it’s symmetry.
A mail distribution box, overgrown with shrubs.

I like the linear effects of the lines and shadows, and the contrast with the curved awning and sign.
Z’s bike.  Taken with colour filtered.
Garbage and recycling bins at the Four Seasons Centre.  Aren’t they luscious?  My fellow opera-goers were wondering why I was photographing them, no doubt!
Emergency call station on University of Toronto campus.  Used a filter (if you couldn’t figure that out, LOL!)

Oncoming subway train in the newly refurbished Museum Station (outside the Royal Ontario Museum).
Beautiful glass above central stairwell at Regis College.

You Capture – Technology

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I took a very broad view of this week’s assignment at I Should be Folding Laundry:   technology defined as the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.

I also tried to do most of it outdoors.  Here goes!

A service cover at the edge of the road.  Kind of beautiful in it’s symmetry.
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A mail distribution box, overgrown with shrubs.
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I like the linear effects of the lines and shadows, and the contrast with the curved awning and sign.
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Z’s bike.  Taken with colour filtered.
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Garbage and recycling bins at the Four Seasons Centre.  Aren’t they luscious?  My fellow opera-goers were wondering why I was photographing them, no doubt!
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Emergency call station on University of Toronto campus.  Used a filter (if you couldn’t figure that out, LOL!)
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Oncoming subway train in the newly refurbished Museum Station (outside the Royal Ontario Museum).
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Beautiful glass above central stairwell at Regis College.
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For Catholics with an iPod Touch or iPhone….

Universalis has created two apps for these devices that give you a Catholic Calendar (free) that tells you the name and saint of the day (if any memorials etc). The second app is $32 (in Canada, at least) and gives you the full liturgy of the hours, including mass readings, office of readings, morning, evening, and night prayer, as well as the free content above.

You can set your local area and get the customised data for wherever you live (includes Australia, Canada, Europe (general), England, England (Westminster), Ireland, Scotland, Wales, New Zealand (also specific ones for certain cities/dioceses), Southern Africa, and of course the United States.

You can get these apps from iTunes (search “Universalis”), and you can see sample screenshots there.

I just downloaded it yesterday so haven’t had a chance to take it for much of a testdrive, but it looks like a great way to be able to pray the Hours wherever you are!

For Catholics with an iPod Touch or iPhone….

Universalis has created two apps for these devices that give you a Catholic Calendar (free) that tells you the name and saint of the day (if any memorials etc). The second app is $32 (in Canada, at least) and gives you the full liturgy of the hours, including mass readings, office of readings, morning, evening, and night prayer, as well as the free content above.

You can set your local area and get the customised data for wherever you live (includes Australia, Canada, Europe (general), England, England (Westminster), Ireland, Scotland, Wales, New Zealand (also specific ones for certain cities/dioceses), Southern Africa, and of course the United States.

You can get these apps from iTunes (search “Universalis”), and you can see sample screenshots there.

I just downloaded it yesterday so haven’t had a chance to take it for much of a testdrive, but it looks like a great way to be able to pray the Hours wherever you are!