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Well, my first attempt at burning a screen print failed.

The way it works is you cover the screen with a thin layer of photo sensitive emulsion and then let it dry in a pitch black closet for about 24 hours.

While it’s drying you go to Kinko’s (FedEx Office) and print your image on a transparency. It costs about $1.50.

Then you take the screen out of the dark, lay the transparency on top, and hit it with a super bright 250 watt photo flood bulb for about 10 minutes to expose the image.

If all goes well, the exposed area of the emulsion not covered by your image should harden under the intense light. Then you run the screen under the water and the un-exposed image in the emulsion washes out, leaving you a crisp screen stencil to print your image on a shirt.

I think I put the emulsion on too thick and then didn’t let it sit under the lamp long enough. When I went to wash the emulsion out, i washed out some of the edges of my letters too as you can see on the ‘W’.

Not all is lost. I just washed out the emulsion so I can re-apply it and try it again. I have a feeling it might take a few attempts before I get the technique down.

Walking through the Sunset district to Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park. 

This is one of the perks of living in San Francisco. Unlike Bonnaroo or Coachella where you have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars just to get there and spend the night, I was able to walk out my front door, hop on the Muni train that goes past my house, and get dropped off a few blocks outside one of the biggest music festivals in the country.

Walking through the Sunset district to Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park.

This is one of the perks of living in San Francisco. Unlike Bonnaroo or Coachella where you have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars just to get there and spend the night, I was able to walk out my front door, hop on the Muni train that goes past my house, and get dropped off a few blocks outside one of the biggest music festivals in the country.

I only used my iPhone for about 15 minutes today, but somehow it drained from a full charge at 8:00 AM down to only 33% battery life by 2:00 PM. Clearly something wasn’t right, so I searched Google for a way to identify causes of battery drain in iOS 7.

I came across this excellent troubleshooting guide written by a former Apple Genius Bar employee, which quickly helped me fix my battery drain problem (and likely prevent others). 

One of the most surprising takeaways:

Step 3: Stop Quitting Your Apps in Multitasking

iOS 7 made it super fun to close your apps: all you have to do is double-click the home button and swipe up on the app preview to blast it into a digital black hole.

What most people tell you is that closing your apps will save your battery life because it keeps the apps from running in the background.

Wrong.

Yes, it does shut down the app, but what you don’t know is that you are actually making your battery life worse if you do this on a regular basis. Let me tell you why.

By closing the app, you take the app out of the phone’s RAM . While you think this may be what you want to do, it’s not. When you open that same app again the next time you need it, your device has to load it back into memory all over again. All of that loading and unloading puts more stress on your device than just leaving it alone. Plus, iOS closes apps automatically as it needs more memory, so you’re doing something your device is already doing for you. You are meant to be the user of your device, not the janitor.

The truth is, those apps in your multitasking menu are not running in the background at all: iOS freezes them where you last left the app so that it’s ready to go if you go back.

One time to rule them all.

If the whole world used a single GMT-based time, schedules would still vary. In general most people would sleep when it’s dark out and work when it’s light out. So at 23:00, most of London would be at home or in bed and most of Los Angeles would be at the office. But of course London’s bartenders would probably be at work while some shift workers in LA would be grabbing a nap. The difference from today is that if you were putting together a London-LA conference call at 21:00 there’d be only one possible interpretation of the proposal. A flight that leaves New York at 14:00 and lands in Paris at 20:00 is a six-hour flight, with no need to keep track of time zones. If your appointment is in El Paso at 11:30 you don’t need to remember that it’s in a different time zone than the rest of Texas.

Items I’m Currently Selling On eBay

I purchased a new USB recording interface a few weeks ago and promised myself I would sell the old one on eBay instead of letting it collect dust on my desk. While I was at it, I cleaned out the rest of my desk and listed a few other unused items.

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Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini USB Recording Interface

Starting Bid: $49.99

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VonZipper “Bro-Dude” Kickstand Polarized Sunglasses

Starting Bid: $59.99

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Apple TV (1st Generation) 40GB

Starting Bid: $59.99

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Blue and Black Ray-Ban Wayfarers

Starting Bid: $69.99

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Canon Digital Camcorder

Starting Bid: $149.99

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Transcend 64GB SDXC Card

Starting Bid: $24.99

stereogum:

Scans from TEETH, the official magazine of Lollapalooza 1994.

Stream Lollapalooza 2014 on your home computer here.

I still have an original copy of this somewhere in the closet of my in my old bedroom at my parent’s house. I saw Lolla that year at Riverbend Ampitheater in Cincy with my cousin Danny. I remember the heat, the mosh pits, and the girls washing food coloring dye from their hair in the drinking fountains. Headliners were Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys, and A Tribe Called Quest. Wowie. It was my first concert. I’ve been hooked ever since.