Hankering Fancy

Ask me anything   A variety of desires, frivolous or ardent; lots of things I want that I don't want myself to buy (or at least not yet); a money saving idea.

Midual Type 1A to-be-released bike from Midual; I don’t know and I don’t care about anything else about it after just one look. Holy damn, that is a nice looking bike. Of course, it’s an undisclosed price and in extremely limited number (16 in the first run and only to European consumers), so I doubt I’ll ever see one, let alone ride one.
Yes, I caught this on Uncrate… Must be off my game when I’m letting that place actually beat me to cool stuff like this.

Midual Type 1
A to-be-released bike from Midual; I don’t know and I don’t care about anything else about it after just one look. Holy damn, that is a nice looking bike. Of course, it’s an undisclosed price and in extremely limited number (16 in the first run and only to European consumers), so I doubt I’ll ever see one, let alone ride one.

Yes, I caught this on Uncrate… Must be off my game when I’m letting that place actually beat me to cool stuff like this.

— 2 weeks ago
#motorcycle  #midual 

Sada Hubless Foldable Bicycle
The Sada bicycle is really interesting in how they went about this. I love the look of hubless wheels (I love the looked of hubbed wheels too) and this bike sits in that nice line of both futuristic and retro-classy in design.

The biggest issue it has is that the wheels don’t pack down, so in some ways the fact that the body packs down to the size of an umbrella doesn’t matter. On the other hand, it’s still way more portable than a standard bike and this allows for it to keep its full size wheels improving handling, etc.

Yep, I definitely want one. Hopefully I hear about it again once it gets past the prototype phase.

— 4 months ago with 2 notes
#bicycle  #folding bike  #folding bicycle  #foldable bike  #foldable bicycle  #bicycling  #technology  #innovation 
Native Instruments Maschine StudioI didn’t catch this as early as I should have, but it doesn’t matter because look at it! From the looks of this, couple this with the also new Maschine 2.0 software, and you basically have yourself a DAW.
I mean, I’ve seen some pretty cool stuff done with just the Maschine already, including creating a song from start to finish, but at some point this starts looking more and more like Ableton does to me, albeit with a flashier interface. I haven’t dug very deep into what it can and can’t do yet, but dang, it seems to be a nifty piece of kit!

Native Instruments Maschine Studio
I didn’t catch this as early as I should have, but it doesn’t matter because look at it! From the looks of this, couple this with the also new Maschine 2.0 software, and you basically have yourself a DAW.

I mean, I’ve seen some pretty cool stuff done with just the Maschine already, including creating a song from start to finish, but at some point this starts looking more and more like Ableton does to me, albeit with a flashier interface. I haven’t dug very deep into what it can and can’t do yet, but dang, it seems to be a nifty piece of kit!

— 6 months ago with 2 notes
#native instruments  #maschine studio  #maschine 
Saddleback Thin Front Pocket BriefcaseI love tasteful, functional leather products, and this is seems to be one. Saddleback has made quite a name for itself with the quality of products, which they stand behind with an apparently literal 100 year warranty. But it’s not the gimmicky warranty that appeals to me, it’s the construction and style. It’s nice, it’s understated.
Of course, it still comes with the genuine leather price tag, and it also includes the need for maintaining the leather. I don’t mind the maintenance, personally, but I admit the price tag keeps me at bay.

Saddleback Thin Front Pocket Briefcase
I love tasteful, functional leather products, and this is seems to be one. Saddleback has made quite a name for itself with the quality of products, which they stand behind with an apparently literal 100 year warranty. But it’s not the gimmicky warranty that appeals to me, it’s the construction and style. It’s nice, it’s understated.

Of course, it still comes with the genuine leather price tag, and it also includes the need for maintaining the leather. I don’t mind the maintenance, personally, but I admit the price tag keeps me at bay.

— 6 months ago
#saddleback  #leather  #leather briefcase  #thin front pocket briefcase 
Pokemon XStill a nerd, still want new Pokemon games, but I haven’t played Black 2 nearly enough to justify springing for a new one yet. I will work through it more for sure, just been busy with the all consuming world of Animal Crossing.

Pokemon X
Still a nerd, still want new Pokemon games, but I haven’t played Black 2 nearly enough to justify springing for a new one yet. I will work through it more for sure, just been busy with the all consuming world of Animal Crossing.

— 6 months ago
#pokemon x  #pokemon  #3ds 
Tesla Motors Model SYes, I know, every hip millennial wants a Tesla, and having finally had a chance to sit in one, I am now unabashedly one of the hoard. It’s quite comfortable and fit even a tall lumpy person like myself. The whole experience feels slick in the stationary position, sometime further in the future I’d like a chance to drive one around a bit.
The sportier the better, in terms of configuration, of course. 

Tesla Motors Model S
Yes, I know, every hip millennial wants a Tesla, and having finally had a chance to sit in one, I am now unabashedly one of the hoard. It’s quite comfortable and fit even a tall lumpy person like myself. The whole experience feels slick in the stationary position, sometime further in the future I’d like a chance to drive one around a bit.

The sportier the better, in terms of configuration, of course. 

— 6 months ago
#tesla  #tesla motors  #model s 
Pebble Steel in Brushed SteelI like the idea of the Pebble Steel but I shouldn’t buy one because I don’t need one. I’m not even sure what I would use it for. Still, out of the box-faced smart watches that are out there, it is the most appealing to me. I’ve heard the standard Pebble has scratching issues on the face of the watch that the Steel resolves nicely, and the metal band makes it dressier for sure.
Of course, the biggest gripe I continue to have with smartwatch design is the need to make the watch face rectangular. If someone made a smexy round-face smart watch that was at least as neat as the Steel, I might pony up the bucks for it at long last. Until then, this stays on the, “If someone bought one for me, awesome, but otherwise no fly” list.

Pebble Steel in Brushed Steel
I like the idea of the Pebble Steel but I shouldn’t buy one because I don’t need one. I’m not even sure what I would use it for. Still, out of the box-faced smart watches that are out there, it is the most appealing to me. I’ve heard the standard Pebble has scratching issues on the face of the watch that the Steel resolves nicely, and the metal band makes it dressier for sure.

Of course, the biggest gripe I continue to have with smartwatch design is the need to make the watch face rectangular. If someone made a smexy round-face smart watch that was at least as neat as the Steel, I might pony up the bucks for it at long last. Until then, this stays on the, “If someone bought one for me, awesome, but otherwise no fly” list.

— 6 months ago
#pebble steel  #smart watch  #smartwatch  #wearables  #pebble  #so close but so far 
Bob Ross’s The Joy of Painting SeriesI know this shows my Reddit-ness, but seriously there were a half dozens first time paintings on there that I was blown away by. Not really my cup of tea in terms of art style, but I feel like learning to do something like this could only make me better creatively speaking.

Bob Ross’s The Joy of Painting Series
I know this shows my Reddit-ness, but seriously there were a half dozens first time paintings on there that I was blown away by. Not really my cup of tea in terms of art style, but I feel like learning to do something like this could only make me better creatively speaking.

— 6 months ago
#dvds  #bob ross  #joy of painting 

hankeringfancy:

Here is something I can’t buy – I wish Nickel Creek was still making records. I mean, I appreciate they won’t, can’t, and shouldn’t at this point. But I wish there was more.

Oops, looks like they are doing it anyway.

Awesome! Totally didn’t see this coming, but damn it makes me happy. Not sure I can actually make it out to any of the tour dates because I’m trying to save money right now, but as for the new album?

My body is ready.

— 7 months ago with 1 note
#nickle creek  #music  #blue grass  #new grass  #chris thile  #sara watkins  #sean watkins 
Mens Shoes - Allen Edmonds →

Guys, I know this is just spamming a whole website but with the Black Friday sale it’s everything in me not buy some luxury leather goods for no reason.

Seriously.

— 9 months ago
#allen edmonds  #shoes  #leather 
CoinCoin is the device to end worrying about carrying credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, loyalty cards, and all of those kinds of things. It is basically a credit card that stores all of your card information in a single unit (technically only 8 can be loaded to the card at a time, but your phone can swap the 8 at any time). It rewrites its magnetic strip on the fly and displays the kind of card (visa, mastercard, amex, etc), the last four numbers of the card, and the expiration date of the currently selected card all in a little LCD on the front, along with an identifying label chosen by the user.
I have some minor concerns about security with this device, but they do address quite a few in their FAQ (you can even get warnings on your phone if it looks like you may have left it somewhere). Overall it only looks awesome. You can pre-order it right now for delivery in 2014, but I don’t know if I can justify it since it’s definitely just a luxury and I’m trying to save cash.
But man, it looks like the future.

Coin
Coin is the device to end worrying about carrying credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, loyalty cards, and all of those kinds of things. It is basically a credit card that stores all of your card information in a single unit (technically only 8 can be loaded to the card at a time, but your phone can swap the 8 at any time). It rewrites its magnetic strip on the fly and displays the kind of card (visa, mastercard, amex, etc), the last four numbers of the card, and the expiration date of the currently selected card all in a little LCD on the front, along with an identifying label chosen by the user.

I have some minor concerns about security with this device, but they do address quite a few in their FAQ (you can even get warnings on your phone if it looks like you may have left it somewhere). Overall it only looks awesome. You can pre-order it right now for delivery in 2014, but I don’t know if I can justify it since it’s definitely just a luxury and I’m trying to save cash.

But man, it looks like the future.

— 10 months ago with 1 note
#coin  #credit cards  #wallet management  #declutter  #start up  #financial  #pre order 

The SEIL Bag

This backpack provides cyclists with a way to keep their hands on the bars and provide clear and visible directions to the cars around them. I can see some problems with this, of course - if it stops working unexpectedly, you could be a cyclist riding around without providing direction of any sort - but in principle I really just want this. Cars are my least favorite part of cycling and increasing visibility is always good. 

I think clearly the best way to use this is to use it in conjunction with hand signals. But yeah, this is awesome.

(Source: jebiga-design-magazine, via vanitycats)

— 10 months ago with 49947 notes
studio606-deactivated20140404 asked: How do you like your Lenovo Y500?


Answer:

It’s a mixed (but mostly good) bag. 

The Bad

1) If it isn’t plugged in, it won’t use the Geforce card at all, so gaming on the go is really questionable. Granted, it’s battery life isn’t terrific, so that wouldn’t be have been a sure bet anyhow, but I can think of times I would have wanted to be able to play even for an hour (eg: on a plane).

It’s also very noticeable if you are playing a game when you unplug it. Graphics will suddenly start stuttering, sometimes things feel frozen for a second or so, and it reverts about as quickly if you plug it back in.

2) The track pad is AWFUL. Barely usable, and the drivers (on Win8, if that matters) don’t even always initialize properly. Sometimes it’s got left and right click, some times it’s got tap to click, sometimes it’s got multitouch/gestures, and sometimes you can use the mouse and keyboard at the same time… but sometimes, you can’t do any of those.

Granted, since I grabbed this for gaming, I usually use an external mouse. It’s just that I also use this computer for work, and I don’t always have my mouse with me.

3) The default install of Win8 includes some crapware (expected) and some default applications that run the camera and sound. I think one of those two apps pulls focus to desktop periodically, which has been a problem in some games which don’t handle alt-tabbing gracefully or at all. It was intermittent, but now that I’ve stopped those apps from starting up, things seem okay again.

The Not-Bad-But-Not-Good

1) The screen is nice and crisp but it’s just a touch washed out. This is noticeable next to my phone and my older MacBook Pro which the Y500 basically replaced, but not usually noticeable during game play. Something to keep in mind if you are a photoshop person, perhaps. I’m also impressed at how well it handle fingerprints despite being a plastic glossy screen. That is, they show up but it’s easier to clean than I remember this kind of screen being.

2) Keyboard is a little odd due to need to include the function key and the fact that it has a number pad and full size arrow keys. This has caused me to miss the right shift key on occasion because it is a little small (I have big hands). Numlock and Capslock indicator lights are on the front of the machine, which you won’t easily see during normal use. Also can’t tell which light is what in anything less than good lighting because they are labeled as black indentations on a black plastic shell

The Good

1) Except for the color issue noted above, the screen is quite nice in display. Still just standard resolutions (1920x1080 default), but it’s appropriately crisp.

2) Gaming performance has been excellent. Runs everything at medium-high or better, and most things are in the range of high or better. It’s sometimes necessary to tweak some settings to get best performance, of course, but I’m usually able to take advantage of tessellation, anti-aliasing, and so on without issue, and texture settings are usually whatever the highest setting is with no problem. For a sample of the kinds of games I’ve played with high graphics: Civ5, Shogun2, Guild Wars 2, FarCry3, Skyrim (+mods for additional graphics), and GRID.

3) The keyboard is a chiclet affair, but it’s actually pretty nice to type on. Everything has good spring action and none of the sponginess I’ve felt on some other keyboards. Lenovo has a reputation for keyboards on their ThinkPads, it’s nice to see that they don’t slack off on their other computers.

4) Heat management. This is coming from a former MacBook Pro user, but this computer doesn’t get that hot thanks to vents on either side. You need space free on the left side of the computer, which seems to be the main exhaust, but other than that it’s great.

In Summary: Shitty trackpad, minor issues with crapware, and needs to be plugged in to get what you bought, but what you bought is a very capable gaming machine that is great to use if you’ve plugged in your own mouse. Not recommended for graphic designers or other art types due to odd color saturation of the screen, but the monitor is good for all other purposes.

— 1 year ago
Triumph Bonneville T100
Okay, the picture is of a 2005 version and I’m most interested in one of the newer ones for paint reasons, but it should also be noted that the 2013 range does not include any exact color scheme I would like. The white and cranberry version is closest, but honestly I’d prefer a white and orange or white and racing green color.
Why suddenly the interest in a Bonneville even though I would be a giant on one? I had a chance to see them in person and I’m not sure I would care how much of a tosser I looked like riding one, they look like they are fabulous.
Add on that my enthusiasm is simultaneously stoked and dampened by the fact that I finally got my bike running again and I’m also about to sell it since I have no place to keep it nearby, and I just had to make a post about something awesome; the Bonneville T100 is definitely awesome.

Triumph Bonneville T100

Okay, the picture is of a 2005 version and I’m most interested in one of the newer ones for paint reasons, but it should also be noted that the 2013 range does not include any exact color scheme I would like. The white and cranberry version is closest, but honestly I’d prefer a white and orange or white and racing green color.

Why suddenly the interest in a Bonneville even though I would be a giant on one? I had a chance to see them in person and I’m not sure I would care how much of a tosser I looked like riding one, they look like they are fabulous.

Add on that my enthusiasm is simultaneously stoked and dampened by the fact that I finally got my bike running again and I’m also about to sell it since I have no place to keep it nearby, and I just had to make a post about something awesome; the Bonneville T100 is definitely awesome.

— 1 year ago with 3 notes
#triumph  #triumph bonneville  #bonneville t100  #bonneville  #motorcycle  #motorcycles 
Mesa Boogie M6 CarbineEven as I consider selling my bass amp since it’s sat unused for so long, I find myself looking for new equipment. Holy crap, I don’t need this – I live in an apartment and can barely use my amp as it is, let alone the tone and power of the M6.
I’ve played it in store a few times, including once with the bass I later bought that day, and it doesn’t suit the sound of my (most recently defunct) band at all. We went for a dirty, crunchy kind of tone, where I found the M6 to have an aggressive punch and impressive clarity. As you can tell by my choice of words, the M6 didn’t suit me, but man I liked its sound!
In a more perfect world, I would have an excuse to own this piece of kit, but I don’t so I won’t.

Mesa Boogie M6 Carbine
Even as I consider selling my bass amp since it’s sat unused for so long, I find myself looking for new equipment. Holy crap, I don’t need this – I live in an apartment and can barely use my amp as it is, let alone the tone and power of the M6.

I’ve played it in store a few times, including once with the bass I later bought that day, and it doesn’t suit the sound of my (most recently defunct) band at all. We went for a dirty, crunchy kind of tone, where I found the M6 to have an aggressive punch and impressive clarity. As you can tell by my choice of words, the M6 didn’t suit me, but man I liked its sound!

In a more perfect world, I would have an excuse to own this piece of kit, but I don’t so I won’t.

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#mesa boogie  #m6 carbine  #mesa  #bass amplifier  #bass amp  #amp head  #amplifier head