I just made a gif edit of this amazing Rekindle Candle by Benjamin Shine and thought I’d share the non-animated version as well.
"The Rekindle Candle is a candlestick holder which collects the melting wax to form a new candle. As the candle burns, melting wax drips from the candle and accumulates inside the transparent stem where a length of wick is centrally located. Once full, the new molded candle can be removed from the central section to start the process again."
This *is* a cool piece of engineering, but do y’all think people who lived before electric lights didn’t save their wax and make new candles out of it? This cuts out a few steps, but really, people for centuries have saved the ends of their candles and melted them down to make new ones. All you need is a double boiler (which is itself just a pot that goes inside a bigger pot) and a mold. Also I assume you have to replace the wick in this at some point?
REFUGE restrooms is now live on the web at http://www.refugerestrooms.org. It is viewable on any browser.
REFUGE seeks to provide safe bathroom access for transgender, intersex, and other gender nonconformist individuals. A few months back the valuable safe2pee database stopped working. We present Refuge as a replacement. Starting with the existing database of listings from Safe2Pee, refuge makes the database easily searchable and mappable to allow folks to find the nearest safe restroom.
This is very much in its alpha stage and had a lot of growing to do. I started learning how to code not that long ago so I’m still learning how I can make the app better and better. The app is open source so please contribute to the project on github @
stay tuned both here and on twitter @refugerestrooms.
someone just described Jacksonville, FL as ‘small, mean, and dumb’ and I don’t know that I’ve ever read a more accurate description of a place in my entire fucking life
I dunno, I think “sprawled way the fuck out for no reason because what is city planning, mean, and dumb” is more accurate
unless this is a non-literal meaning of small and I’m being autistic and taking it literally when I shouldn’t, which is probably true