Saturday, July 25, 2009

Fun with 3-D

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I've recently gotten into 3-D images... the old-fashioned technology that requires special glasses with red and cyan (or orange and blue) lenses.

These images are called anaglyphs, and they create a stereoscopic 3D effect when viewed with 2 color glasses (each lens a chromatically opposite color, usually red and cyan).

It's pretty easy to produce anaglyphs like the one shown here using a digital camera, and an image manipulation program like PhotoShop.

If you need 3-D glasses, here are some places that will send you a free sample:,, and

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

PEZ Lawsuit Leaves Sour Taste

Since 1995, the Museum of Pez Memorabilia has operated from a small storefront in Burlingame, California. The quirky museum, which features displays of virtually every Pez dispenser ever made, plus posters, comics, and marketing materials, has become a Mecca for collectors of the candy dispensers.

Now, however, the museum is being sued by the Pez company for copyright violation. The charges are based on a giant model of a classic "snowman" dispenser, which the museum's owners had made as an in-store display.