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Matazone supporting teachers around around the world

There’s a festival called Burning Man that I’ve been to a couple of times in America, but beyond being a cool get-together, there’s also an agenda of ‘leave no trace’. The idea is to make sure that you leave places in as good, or better, state as the one you find them in. I like to apply this to as many activities in life as is practical, and one of the ways of doing this is to support renewable energy sources.

A little while ago I sent a donation over to a small town in Lovelock, Nevada. Due to budget cutbacks, they were having to lay off some of their teachers. The organisers of Burning Man stepped in and asked the world if we could send a donation to build a solar array. By removing their electricity costs, they could afford to save jobs, keep teachers, and be environmentally friendly too.

The project has come to fruitition, and there’s even a lovely plaque with ‘Matazone’ on it, listed among the supporters.

I went through some hard financial times over the years, and it was thanks to the support of the visitors to this site that I got through them and I’m now in a position to help others. Keep passing on the favours and we’ll make this world a better place for everyone.

Fantastic photos from the Burning Man 2008

For a change, this gallery of photos from the Burning Man in 2008 doesn’t appear to have nudity so should be safe to browse at work. The photographer is particularly good, so I highly recommend spending a bit of time browsing through the weirdness that Waldemar has lovingly documented.

Click here to see Waldemar’s photos of Burning Man in 2008.

My favourites?

The Pooh ball
Spread Eagle
Basura Sagrada
The End.

Great stuff!

Woo hoo! Masks!

What does mad doctor do when he’s not creating life out of the scrap bins from the back of Iceland Superstore? He makes masks for a masquerade ball that my partner and I were going to, of course.

Medieval-style mask

Medieval-style and harlequin masks

I think they’re pretty neat. That may also be the first time I have used ‘neat’ in that context. Hurrah!

If you’re interested, there’s more info on how I made them here.

Unexpected Christmas gift…

There’s a weekly competition on a website I visit quite often to make pictures on a theme. This week’s one was ‘inappropriate Christmas cards’:

EDIT: Just to clarify – this is a joke! (In case anyone got the wrong idea!)