Things to Make and Do: October 2003 Archives

October 24, 2003

Jesus O'Lantern

Make the scariest pumpkin on your street by following these simple instructions for a Jesus O'Lantern.

October 16, 2003

Tampon angel ornaments

An ordinary tampon is transformed into a glittering angel with the aid of Suney's Tampon angel pattern - You would never know she belonged anywhere other than your tree!!!! People have to look long and hard to figure out where that little darlin really is from!!! (via Teresa Nielsen Hayden)

October 15, 2003

Pray with electrons you already have around the house

Tibetan Buddhists now have the exciting opportunity to pray using just their home computer.

His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, has said that having the mantra on your computer works the same as a traditional Mani wheel. As the digital image spins around on your hard drive, it sends the peaceful prayer of compassion to all directions and purifies the area.

The Digital Prayer Wheel page gives a number of ways of doing this. Firstly, using the disk drive itself:

To set your very own prayer wheel in motion, all you have to do is download this mantra to your computer's hard disk. Once downloaded, your hard disk drive will spin the mantra for you. Nowadays hard disk drives spin their disks somewhere between 3600 and 7200 revolutions per minute, with a typical rate of 5400 rpm. Given those rotation speeds, you'll soon be purifying loads of negative karma.

Alternatively, you can an animated GIF of a prayer wheel, a Java applet or a Javascript scrolling banner reading OM MANI PADME HUNG on your web site. Thirdly, you can download a screensaver--they have them for MacOS, Windows and DOS. (via Grouse.)

October 14, 2003

Sim-ply Spellbinding

The fundies are sure going to love the latest expansion pack for The Sims - Makin' Magic allows your Sims to harness the supernatural, casting spells with playful or mischievous intentions.

New gameplay includes making, gathering, and questing for ingredients to brew magic spell recipes. Get help around the house from magical minions, turn pesky neighbors into toads, or make that hard-to-get Sim fall in love with you. But watch out, spells can backfire if you're not careful. Either way, the neighborhood will never be the same.

Now all I have to do is wait several æons until Aspyr gets round to thinking about porting it to the Mac.

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