Nathaniel Salzman

Chicago area designer, writer, maker and journalist.

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January 12, 2010

Project Streetliner mentioned on the WRR

The fine gentlemen at the White Roof Radio podcast made kind mention of my Streetliner project on the podcast this week. You can download the episode here. Skip to about 19:30. If you’re even remotely interested in the MINI, WRR is the best way to plug into the MINI community. Thanks again, fellas!

September 23, 2009

Los Vesparados photography featured

Special thanks to the folks over at Los Vesparados for featuring my Flickr set of their site. Los Vesparados: The Art of the Scooter Ride Log: Los Vesparados

September 21, 2009

NS Recommends: Jonathan Coulton

It’s been a while since I did a recommendation. Not because I’m lacking in fabulous things that I’d like the world to embrace, but because I’ve been otherwise busy. However, about a month ago I was introduced to the music of Jonathan Coulton and I’m not the same. Music recommendations are always really tricky because

February 19, 2009

How I’m dealing with getting downsized

For those who didn’t know, I lost my job this week. Prospects are good, but it’s always a shock to the system. This video pretty much sums it up. Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim show Robot Chicken is hit and miss. But when it hits, it hits.

January 29, 2009

Le Wrath di Khan

If this were real, I’d pay good money to see it. “Khaaaaaaaaaan!!!”

January 29, 2009

NS recommends: Garfield minus Garfield

Once in a while a brilliant omission turns something very familiar and ordinary into a work of disturbing genius. Garfield minus Garfield is one such brilliant work. The premise: what happens when you take the predictably mediocre yet lovable Garfield comic strip and remove its animal stars? You’re left with Jon and his lonely, bipolar insanity. Ranging from – Read More –

January 26, 2009

Trial software: the right and wrong way

There are a handful of simple things that even the fantastic Mac OS-X doesn’t do right out of the box. For one, because of all the legal hooey around digital music copyrights, you’re unable to simply backup your iPod to your computer using iTunes. If you’ve only got one iTunes library that you’re syncing to, this isn’t – Read More –

January 7, 2009

Top Gear treks Vietnam on scooters

This is a repost of a story on 2strokebuzz, but I just enjoyed this so much I wanted to share it here. Jeremy Clarkson being the motorcycle curmudgeon that he is, even he’s won over by the end of it. Honestly I struggle to come up with many places that’d be more appropriate or adventurous to see by – Read More –

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