365/2: 301. This, this is what I do to watches.
Anyone know a good Heuer watch repair facility? This is the third mineral crystal I’ve busted, causing ‘rain’ inside the case.
The Atlantic: I Can Never Have Too Many Mechanical Pencils.
I find a 0.9mm is just a smidge thick, but near-impossible to break. So it’s become my go-to mechanical pencil.
Archaeology News Network: Amphipolis dig shows no doorway to fourth chamber.
Let’s hope further access is only obscured and that the existing tomb is all there is (and stripped).
Archaeology News Network: Searchers consider ‘winter dive’ to explore Erebus further.
Cool. Er, no. Cold.
Art of VFX: Into the Woods, featurette.
Of interest, also.
Art of VFX: BBC ‘God Only Knows’ - Behind The Work.
So much green screen these days. It must be so hard for actors.
Dazed: Top 10 cult leather icons.
The Atlantic: It’s Coming - $65 Oil.
A welcome reprieve. I still maintain most of Clinton’s ‘good economy’ was the result of lower energy prices. Notice the Fed is making noise about ending the stimulus. Interesting timing. I hope this puts the kibosh on new fracking starts - they want to encroach Chaco. That’s a big NO from me.
My cheat is to use a tubular plastic hanger and pin my neckline with clothespins so the shoulder seams don’t end up with nipples.
Italian Ways: Tato’s dynamic aerial paintings.
Aw, these are great.
Busier morning than I expected.
The Luminous Landscape: The Optimum Digital Exposure.
An update of ‘Expose to the Right.’ I’ll try it out.
Youtube: 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman.
Excellent use of hidden video to illuminate a problem men only theoretically understand. Face it - we men would be in someone’s face after the third catcall, or filing harrassment suits. Walking through your office and having someone say “Oh, you got an ass on you” or “Shake it, baby” on a regular basis would probably break your composure quite effectively.
Later: Apparently this video is attracting rape threats. What’s happened to America, and ‘our’ internet?
How often are you going to see an authentic DuPont out on the road?
365/2: 300. Medicinal.
Amazon.com: Book - The Rolling Stones.
Coming December 15. An amazing list of photographers’ work in here.
TechCrunch: W3C Declares HTML5 Standard Complete.
Mashable: British etiquette manual tells you how to behave in the 21st century.
When I visit Metafilter via RSS, I’m seeing a very modern redesign. Anyone else? Looks nice.
[Later: Ah, new design when I’m logged out, old design when I’m logged in. DNS percolating changes, I assume.]
Archaeology News Network: Remains of French ship being reassembled in Texas.
Ill-fated La Salle.
Photo Attorney: Texas Statute Limiting Photos of People Found To Be Unconstititional.
MessyNessyChic: Vintage Supercars rotting away in a forest (and that’s how the owner wants it)
TechCrunch: Microsoft Gives Developers More Ways To Integrate With Office 365.
FWx: A Private Tour of the Eerie Abandoned Terminal at JFK.
DeSmogBlog: When the Shale Runs Dry - A Look at the Future of Fracking.
“... the cement plugs have a life expectancy of roughly 20 years. This means that every two decades, it is necessary to drill through the old plugs and install new ones. Some wells are even costlier and more complicated to seal because they are now underwater, requiring the deployment of barges and scuba divers.” Fracking is a ‘gift’ that keeps on giving to taxpayers, long after the oil and gas folks are gone with their profits.
Photoshelter Blog: 8 Legal Cases Every Photographer Should Know.
Youtube: Paddington – Official International Trailer #3.
Looks delightful. I didn’t even know it was in production. First I’ve heard of it.
Atlas Obscura: America’s Abandoned Insane Asylum Cemeteries.
Paris Review: Happy Halloween from Thackeray.
Civil War Memory: What Passes For Civil War History at Liberty University.
One historian to us: “This is just all around really bad.” There is annoying mood-setting background music behind the speakers in the video - so annoying, one can’t really grok what they’re saying.
BadassDigest: Film Crit Hulk Smash - ON DESPAIR, GAMERGATE AND QUITTING THE HULK.
I picture Hulk sitting by the fireside, with half-glasses and a smoking jacket.
LA Times: Marcia Strassman dies at 66; actress starred in ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’.
“‘We didn’t think anybody would believe her with Gabe Kaplan.’ I said: ‘You believe me with Gabe Kaplan? Thank you very much.’”” Indeed. My heart lost a few beats over her, way back when. Beautiful eyes and a lovely smile. I note the Grim Reaper of breast cancer took her; he is too active these days. RIP.
Telegraph.UK: Did Bach’s wife write his finest works?
“Many of her papers are said to have been destroyed after her death, leaving little trace of her legacy.” Somewhat suspicious in itself. None of us create in a true vacuum.
Merc in Cerrillos.
365/2: 299. Past it.
Pacific Standard: We Are All Confident Idiots.
“The trouble with ignorance is that it feels so much like expertise.” Sticking people in front of a camera requires folks to multi-task - even those who know better can begin babbling in order to portray themselves in a way they feel is ‘good’. I don’t think it’s a fair test of ‘ignorance’. Certainly not a scholarly study of the phenom.
CNet: Pope says evolution doesn’t mean there’s no God.
Been this way for a long time; as long as you don’t touch God as ‘prime mover.’
OneDrive Blog: OneDrive delivers unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 subscribers.
Well, now. That’s going to hurt the other drive vendors. Many of us have to get an Office365 account just to have a current copy of MS Word to open client docs with. Smart.
Mashable: Photos of Veterans of the Napoleonic Wars.
Dapper. Obviously Napoleon supported a clandestine ‘army’ larger than his actual army ... the army of tailors and seamstresses to clothe all these soldiers.
Bare Bones Software: BBEdit 11.
Automatic purchase! BBEdit still does things noone else does; I use it daily, and have for over a decade - no exaggeration. Note that I also use mine as a way to store text docs with client server specs, serial #‘s, etc. I don’t trust the modern password progs by themselves. I like having plain text backups in multiple secure spots.