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Triple C Racing: One Season Down

Team Triple C Racing is Classic Car Club Manhattan‘s first racing division. The effort has been spearheaded by Adam and JJ, but it’s a true team sport. These guys have now completed their first season of SCCA SM racing, and it’s been a true journey. Throughout the season they went through countless tires, brakes, and fluid bottles, but learned the rhythm of SM racing and swung into a familiar repetition quickly. Continuously checking supplies, ordering supplies/parts, loading, and unloading, is no easy task. Said rhythm translated into better prepared cars as the season wore on, leading to quicker and quicker lap times and better standings.

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Notegraphy is the Instagram of Words for the Writer in You

Notegraphy is the Instagram of Words for the Writer in You

iOS/Web: Saying something profound or making a funny quip is a great ego-boost. So the next time, showcase it proudly with Notegraphy, a free app that lets you turn quotes into great-looking notes that you can share.

In Instagram, you take a photo, apply a filter and share it with friends. Notegraphy has a similar approach, where you write a short note, choose one of the templates to beautify it, and share it either on Notegraphy or on other networks like Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook. Flip through the templates and they auto-update the styles to show you the new look for your note.

It’s dead easy to use, whether on iOS or the webapp. You can even give your note a title and mark it as private or public.

Notegraphy is also a mini social network, so you can browse through notes created by other users to see the point where good design and great words meet.

Notegraphy | via Appstorm

Notegraphy is the Instagram of Words for the Writer in You

Notegraphy is the Instagram of Words for the Writer in You

iOS/Web: Saying something profound or making a funny quip is a great ego-boost. So the next time, showcase it proudly with Notegraphy, a free app that lets you turn quotes into great-looking notes that you can share.

In Instagram, you take a photo, apply a filter and share it with friends. Notegraphy has a similar approach, where you write a short note, choose one of the templates to beautify it, and share it either on Notegraphy or on other networks like Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook. Flip through the templates and they auto-update the styles to show you the new look for your note.

It’s dead easy to use, whether on iOS or the webapp. You can even give your note a title and mark it as private or public.

Notegraphy is also a mini social network, so you can browse through notes created by other users to see the point where good design and great words meet.

Notegraphy | via Appstorm

Notegraphy is the Instagram of Words for the Writer in You

Notegraphy is the Instagram of Words for the Writer in You

iOS/Web: Saying something profound or making a funny quip is a great ego-boost. So the next time, showcase it proudly with Notegraphy, a free app that lets you turn quotes into great-looking notes that you can share.

In Instagram, you take a photo, apply a filter and share it with friends. Notegraphy has a similar approach, where you write a short note, choose one of the templates to beautify it, and share it either on Notegraphy or on other networks like Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook. Flip through the templates and they auto-update the styles to show you the new look for your note.

It’s dead easy to use, whether on iOS or the webapp. You can even give your note a title and mark it as private or public.

Notegraphy is also a mini social network, so you can browse through notes created by other users to see the point where good design and great words meet.

Notegraphy | via Appstorm

Notegraphy is the Instagram of Words for the Writer in You

Notegraphy is the Instagram of Words for the Writer in You

iOS/Web: Saying something profound or making a funny quip is a great ego-boost. So the next time, showcase it proudly with Notegraphy, a free app that lets you turn quotes into great-looking notes that you can share.

In Instagram, you take a photo, apply a filter and share it with friends. Notegraphy has a similar approach, where you write a short note, choose one of the templates to beautify it, and share it either on Notegraphy or on other networks like Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook. Flip through the templates and they auto-update the styles to show you the new look for your note.

It’s dead easy to use, whether on iOS or the webapp. You can even give your note a title and mark it as private or public.

Notegraphy is also a mini social network, so you can browse through notes created by other users to see the point where good design and great words meet.

Notegraphy | via Appstorm

Weekly Roundup: HTC One Max review, PS Vita review, Apple confirms iPad event and more!

You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days — all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click …

Try Sitting Somewhere New at Work for a Brainstorming Boost

Try Sitting Somewhere New at Work for a Brainstorming Boost

The worst thing that can happen to any workplace is for people to get stuck in a rut and stagnate. Changing where people sit is a great way to get new ideas and breakthroughs, and Kayak’s co-founder Paul English has started using new hires as an excuse to shake things up a bit.

Christian Catalini, an assistant professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, examined scientists who were shuffled around different buildings and found that they experimented more. The shake-up produced some bad ideas but also more breakthroughs. Catalini says:

Grouping workers by department can foster focus and efficiency, but mixing them up can lead to innovation.

Keeping in step with that, Kayak’s English alters the existing layout and thinks about each worker’s immediate neighbours whenever there is a new hire. In one of his experiments, he repositioned a “loud” member to a quiet group and got them to open up.

While this is mainly possible if you are in a managerial position, you can also look at changing your own seat when there is a new hire, or approaching your boss to make changes.

The New Science Of Who Sits Where At Work | The Wall Street Journal

This McLaren-Honda F1 Documentary Has All The Greats And A Concerto

Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.

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Short Star Wars precursor film repremieres; will come to Netflix, iTunes in 2014

Athena Studios

Black Angel—the once lost short film that originally ran before The Empire Strikes Back—had its world repremiere this week. And while it was occupying the spotlight, filmmaker Roger Christian revealed the 25-minute film will be distributed through Netflix and iTunes in early 2014.

Christian attended a Black Angel screening at the Mill Valley Film Festival and told The Los Angeles Times about his plans for how fans will soon be able to watch (whether by stream or ownership) the film at home on their devices. Getting the film out digitally has always been a priority for Christian, but until recently an acceptable digital version didn’t exist.

As Ars revealed, Black Angel was brought back to life through some interested journalists and a volunteer restoration team of modern film professionals. The film itself was thought lost for decades as Christian believed the lone set of film elements was throw out when Rank Studios (and its archives) shut down. But as fate would have it, these canisters ended up at Universal Studios in LA. Christian was notified around December 2011, setting off a two year process of obtaining the film components and navigating a specialized restoration process.

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Prepare your wallets: What to expect from Apple’s October 22 event

A lot to cover, indeed.
Apple

The invitations for Apple’s October 22 media event say that the company still has “a lot to cover,” and that’s no exaggeration. We got two new iPhones and new iMacs in September, but a big chunk of Apple’s product lineup is still due for its customary yearly refresh.

We don’t like to cover each and every poorly sourced story that the rumor mill spits out, but we’ve taken a look at the current scuttlebutt to tell you what you’re likely to see when Tim Cook takes the stage on Tuesday. Settle in, because it’s a long list.

The iPad and iPad mini

First on the docket are new versions of both of Apple’s tablets, the iPad and iPad mini. This year, each tablet is expected to borrow features from the other.

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