Ad Hoc

Dave is a somewhat ad hoc being who is into:
following Christ
being a good dad
faith/science issues
speedboarding
biocomposites
flying boats
old Mazdas
absurdity
pants


....to name but a few things.

If you still want to know more, back in the mists of time, before blogging became the cool and smart, I kept an even more flagrantly egocentric website:
http://www.vergenet.net/~dave/


*Should you want to comment on posts, you can do it by viewing them individually, but I don't have the computer smarts to make it easier for you than that*
Apr 11
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hilker:

carlovely:

to pass the time during long flights, artist nina katchadourian goes to the lavatory, adorns herself in tissue paper costume, and creates hilarious self-portrait photos in the style of flemish renaissance paintings. she calls the series seat assignment: lavatory self-portraits in the flemish style.”

via

Oh my.

Insane genius. Has she made a coffee table book?….

(via suchtango)

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jrhskate:

Check out the latest Vault prototype gear in this shredding video from yours truly!

Jonny’s latest video from secret Sydney downhill closed run. Disgustingly steezy this is. Even more so because I couldn’t make it to this shindig.

My proto board features heavily, as do the wheels, being shredded by the jhr-man.

(Source: youtube.com)

Apr 09
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the Australian Medical Association, called last week for an inquiry into the premature sexualisation of children in marketing and advertising. Self-regulation by the industry was clearly not working

Sex sells but we’re selling out our children. SHM, 9/4/12

Noooooo….you don’t say! Self-regulation not working?? Fancy that! Whodathought….

I detest being surrounded by softcore porn on a daily basis but more than that I’m very very disturbed about what my girls will be faced with when they reach adolescence. Of course, if you raise any objection to the continuous stream of smut, you’re a wowsering prude.

"Self-regulation continues to mean the industry gets away with whatever it wants."

Apr 05
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And while we’re at it, my topmount freeride/downhill board is due to be released in a month or two. Along with my pure downhill speedboard. Stay tuned…..

Apr 04
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jrhskate:

Months of prototyping and searching have lead to these, I’m so glad to have the final (nearly, just missing the graphic) product in front of me now. Thanks to John, Dave and the rest of the Vault Skate Crew! 

Ad Hoc’s been a bit quiet of late.
Somehow I’ve managed to end up being one of two skaters doing product design for Vault. Jonny’s my wingman. New freeride wheels above are Radness on a stick. Coming soon to streets near you…

jrhskate:

Months of prototyping and searching have lead to these, I’m so glad to have the final (nearly, just missing the graphic) product in front of me now. 

Thanks to John, Dave and the rest of the Vault Skate Crew! 

Ad Hoc’s been a bit quiet of late.

Somehow I’ve managed to end up being one of two skaters doing product design for Vault. Jonny’s my wingman. New freeride wheels above are Radness on a stick. Coming soon to streets near you…

Mar 19
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szymon:

Early Winter Night Biking Gloves aim at augmenting established movements while riding a bike with a layer for personal security from Irene Posch of Fashioning Technology


I need these, but as slide gloves.

szymon:

Early Winter Night Biking Gloves aim at augmenting established movements while riding a bike with a layer for personal security from Irene Posch of Fashioning Technology

I need these, but as slide gloves.

Feb 05
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rainbowhill:

gotitforcheap:

shortformblog:

Fun guy chillin’ in South American rainforest finds plastic-eating fungi

Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source

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SCIENCE IN THIS MUTHAFUCK 

I wonder what the by-products are. Yoga mats and water bottles?

This is big stuff! The more plastic-consuming organisms we can find, the better.
Mental note: don’t go downhill skateboarding through this part of South America.
"Dude, your wheels are lunched! What happened?!"
"Ran over a mushroom…"

rainbowhill:

gotitforcheap:

shortformblog:

Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source

Follow ShortFormBlog

SCIENCE IN THIS MUTHAFUCK 

I wonder what the by-products are. Yoga mats and water bottles?

This is big stuff! The more plastic-consuming organisms we can find, the better.

Mental note: don’t go downhill skateboarding through this part of South America.

"Dude, your wheels are lunched! What happened?!"

"Ran over a mushroom…"

(Source: shortformblog)

Jan 12
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More board mods from the ghetto: Vault Chopmount
(below a standard Comet Voodoo Doll 2)

Playing around with topmount board shapes I decided to chop down an Athena and remount with a shorter wheelbase. Result: crazy responsive livewire freeriding board. So rad.

More board mods from the ghetto: Vault Chopmount

(below a standard Comet Voodoo Doll 2)

Playing around with topmount board shapes I decided to chop down an Athena and remount with a shorter wheelbase. Result: crazy responsive livewire freeriding board. So rad.

Jan 08
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VGF: Vault Ghetto Freeride.

Some bunch of wack-jobs cut the oversized lips off a set of Vault proto wheels to make some seriously rad ghetto-lathed freeride slide wheels. That wannabe-thug at the start looks dodgy as. I’d be keeping well clear of him….and his bastard file….

Jan 04
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Some local teenager started filming me with his phone whil I was skating so I asked for the footage. That, folks, is how you stop a longboard from around 40-50 km/h (or faster if you’ve got the cojones).