Bogdan Raczynski

Bottle light

Interesting article about a practical and potentially life-changing use for plastic bottles.

Pangea Redrawn With Today's Political Boundaries

Pangea Redrawn With Today's Political Boundaries


I love languages like I love recipes, music, sounds, cultures, etc. Programming is no different in many ways, and when I see a particularly clever piece of programming, whether a library or snippet or whatnot, I get easily excited. This is a cool little tool that optimizes an array of strings into the slimmest regular expression. Very smart.

Histomap from 1931

Four thousand years of world history. Relative power of contemporary states, nations and empires. Thank you John B. Sparks

An Intimate Look at Life in a Harsh Russian Gulag

It's always interesting to think of things and places and people that are happening around the world that normally get next to no coverage or awareness.

Super Mario London Tube 3 Map

You've all no doubt already seen this map of most of the London tube using sprites from Super Mario 3, but it's damn good and deserves inclusion. I've been finding myself to be drawn to various kinds of hand-made maps over the last few years. Not the old school, pirate treasure kind, but some of those are quite cool too when they feature recognizable locations and for a second you can ti

Prince of Persia Code Review

I recently found this code review of the classic Prince of Persia game for the Apple II. Although my understanding of assembly is next to nil, I do find it fascinating that there are those who can comprehend and think at such a low level of programming. It reminds me of the time I coerced my mom into buying me an ASM book when I was a teen. I had galaxy-sized ambitions for being one with the computer by caressing it into submiss

Jonny Dillon

Since we met during a show many moons back in Ireland, I've been privy to regular emails from Jonny Dillon containing his latest creations. Some of you may know Jonny from his work as Automatic Tasty. His "This Site Is No Longer In Operation. Thank You." track was a perfect fit at the end of my mix #2 and I count myself lucky to get the odd email with track and tale in tow.

I was just about to reach out to everyone and ask f

Photos of Isolated, Stark Lithuanian Village Disco

I struggle to come up with some description for why these photos by Andrew Miksys strike a chord with me. Like my thoughts on the concept of art critique I content that it doesn't matter. They're nice photos on various levels and will ultimately mean something different to everyone, or nothing at all.

Sublime Text - Fuck yeah!

I like a variety of design and illustration styles - whether pixels or vector, new school or nostalgic Eastern-European style illustration from the Communist days. But I'm always particularly drawn to software and great interfaces. I've found the Monokai theme in Sublime Text to be particularly handsome. Today I learned how to map files/directories. The resulting ease and convenience is slightly blowing my mind. I love the shit out of this IDE and its gor


Pixels + puzzle + RPG elements. What more could you want?

Fresco De Linaza (flax drink)

Flax seed
Honey ( or sugar)**Instructions**This is a very refreshing drink from Latin America. It has a gooey, slimy sensation to it!

1. Boil in a large pot 1 gallon of water with 4 cinnamon sticks, pinch of nutmeg, 5-6 cloves for 15 minutes
2. Add 1/4 of a cup of Flax seed. If you put too much the drink will be too thick and slimy. Boil for 15 minutes more.
3. Strain and pour into a container with 1/4 cup of honey and 2 juiced lemon


***Ingredients***Fish (Tilapia or Corvina most preferred)
Red onion
Red pepper
Ginger Ale
MSG (optional)**Instructions**1. Cut raw fish into cubes with very clean knife.
2. Juice about 10 lemons and put fish and lemon juice in a glass container, or plastic. Make sure fish is covered by the juice.
3. Put covered in a refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
4. Chop up onion and red pepper and add to fish.
5. Put 1 cup of ginger ale in the mix.
6. add pinch of MSG or salt to

Cheese, ham and onion on toast

***Ingredients***1. Cheese (any type will do, a selection would be better)
2. Ham (I usually go for smoked ham)
3. Sliced bread (or non sliced if you are feeling daring and want to cut your own)
4. Onion
5. Black Pepper**Instructions**1. Toast one side of the bread under the grill, be careful not to burn it.
2. In the meantime, cut some slices of cheese. Also cut up some Onion and get your ham ready.
3. Put all your stuff on the untoasted side of your bread, I usually go for the ham&gt

southeast brazilian beans

***Ingredients***two cups of beans (phaseolus vulgaris)
two leaves of bay leaf (laurus nobilis)
two theeths of garlic
eggs (optional)
soyben oil/olive oil
salt**Instructions**cook the beans with the bay leaves at a pressure cooker
on another cooker put the cooked beans with sautéed garlics (sautéd with oil and salt)
braise the cabbage withe the oil (soybean, olive or both)
if you choose to do it with eggs, scramble them before put it with the cabbage
put the cornflou

bogdan raczynski mix #3 - january 2013

Untold - I can’t stop this feeling - @untoldhemlock
Aphex Twin - Jynwythek Ylow - @AphexTwin
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence - @ryuichisakamoto
Autechre / Stereolab - Refractions In The Plastic Pulse (Feebate mix)
Untold - Dante
Trevino - Shank - @martyn3024
i, Cactus - Ruby Cactus - @8bitpeoples
Erik Satie - Lent et grave
Marcel Dettmann - Duel - @MarcelDettmann,
Mount Kimbie - Fifty Mile View - @mountkimbie
Roska - I Need Love (feat Anesha) - @mrroska
Bertrand Dupart

Chicken in hot gravy

***Ingredients***1 chicken (cut into small pieces)
1 cup of dried red chilies (boil first until soft then blend to get a paste)
1 cup of onion (pound)
2 inch galangal (ginger optional) (pound)
3 Lemongras (cut into half, to get the aroma well)
1/2 litre fresh Coconutmilk (from 1 Coconut, grind first mix well with warm water, and strain)
1/2 cup tamarindjuice
salt**Instructions**in a wok or kari put in the chili paste, onion, galangal and coconutmilk, stir until boil.
put in the lemongras

fried sweet potato with hot filling

***Ingredients***for the filling

*Chilipaste (blend 10 fresh red Chilis -New Mexican or Anchos- 1 onion, 1 inch ginger and tumeric, 2 Lemongras and half cup of water)
*1 cup fresh schrimps
*2 cups of fresh flake coconut
*spieces: fennel, korianderseeds grinded
salt to taste

for the Dough

*2 cups mashed sweet potato
*1 cup flour
*5 cups vegetable oil for deep frying**Instructions**Filling:
*heat oil in wok and fry the chilipaste
*add in the spices and stir until smell arom

cheesy beany things

***Ingredients***1 can of baked beans
Cheese - up to you but stronger flavour is best
bread - sliced of ciabatta is also oresome**Instructions**turn you oven on to max.
place bread on baking tray making sure air can get to underneath the bread to make em nice n crispy. 1 can of beans does about 4-6 slices.
spoon your beans onto bread, don't go overboard. just enough to lightly cover.
grate/slice cheese over the top.
spinkle tabasco over the top.
when oven is hot, turn it down to

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