Tag: com

Alice in Wonderland (2010) [2.PerrSpective]

This is our first joint podcast. Just our thoughts on the new Alice in Wonderland movie. Not a true technical review, more of a general opinion review. Hope that you enjoy it.

Please feel free to add your comments to our posts or email us directly via our Contact page or individually (matt@1792coins.com | deanna@1792coins.com). We would love to hear your thoughts, responses, suggestions, and requests for future content.

Alice in Wonderland (2010) Theatrical Poster

Alice in Wonderland (2010) Theatrical Poster

This podcast features the song

“Biomythos”
by Revolution Void
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/17955

available under a
Creative Commons license

Tilt-Shift Effect in Inkscape [2.PerrSpective]

This is the first of hopefully several new podcast/screencast posts under the ‘2.PerrSpective’ branding. 2.PerrSpective [read: two-point perspective] is the name (created by Deanna) for our new point/counter-point style podcast/screencast posts. We plan to release a variety of podcast/screencast posts covering items like basic how-to type tutorials, movie/music/book reviews, etc with the possibility of expanding into math/science demonstrations, local restaurant reviews, religious/philosophical discussions, and the like. That said, please feel free to add your comments to our posts or email us directly via our Contact page or individually (matt@1792coins.com | deanna@1792coins.com). We would love to hear your thoughts, responses, suggestions, and requests for future content.

I would like to thank my mom, Brenda, for agreeing to be a guinea pig and critic, and my fiancé, Deanna, for tolerating my latest OCD project, and for agreeing to host/co-host future podcast/screencast posts.

This specific post is a basic tutorial on how to achieve a tilt-shift photography effect in Inkscape, my favorite open source vector graphics tool.

This podcast features the song

“Outer Orbit”
by Revolution Void
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/182070

available under a
Creative Commons license

Money Map

If you’ve received a bill with this address (1792Coins.com) on it, please comment at the bottom of the page and let me know where the bill was last used.

In keeping with the whole ‘money’ theme, I decided to perform a social experiment using paper money.  This isn’t a new idea, in fact, there are entire websites devoted to this very concept.  I decided to put this site address on a few dollar bills, and send them out into circulation, in hopes that at least a few of them will be noticed and commented on.  I’ve set up this page to track these bills and map their travels throughout the city, state, country, and hopefully the world.  Feel free to join in and write this web address on the bills that you come into contact with as well.  If you’ve received a bill with this address on it, please comment at the bottom of the page and let me know where the bill was last used.

Isn’t it illegal to write on money? Not unless you’re making them “unfit for recirculation” and, according to Title 18, Section 333 of the United States Code, this is defined as “mutilating, cutting, disfiguring, perforating, uniting or cementing together, or doing anything else to a bank bill with the intent to render such item(s) unfit to be reissued”. So, if you’re only writing the “1792coins.com” website address on the bill, you’re certainly not making it “unfit for recirculation.”

Thanks again for your participation in this little experiment!

~matt

Visitor map

It’s Alive!

Welcome to 1792Coins.com!

“A Penny For Your Thoughts” is a figure of speech often used to request one’s opinion on a given subject. In response, you would “Put In Your Two Cents Worth” by offering your opinion. What happens to that extra copper coin?

The site name, “1792Coins.com” is a nod to the Coinage Act or the Mint Act, passed by the United States Congress on April 2, 1792, that established the United States Mint and regulated coinage of the United States.

This site is going to be a personal and hopefully interactive mind dump. A place to empty my head of all the random thoughts, opinions, and other craziness. I hope that it will serve to stimulate conversation, contemplation, and possibly education and any other form of -tion that might serve some use.

I plan to fill this space with all forms of random ramblings and rants. My own sarcastic, irreverent, yet honest and perhaps conflicting responses to music, movies, art, comics, games, books, web sites, software, religion, philosophy, politics, etc. etc. etc…..life. I also plan to create a link database for all the stuff I reference on this site, and perhaps even a forum if the comments warrant it.

I would love to hear what’s on your mind as well, so please contact me with your topic suggestions and as always, feel free to leave comments!

Enjoy!

~matt