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365/2: 256.  Post-hail.

365/2: 256.

09/15/14 • 06:18 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

Up until 3:30 AM last night rolling out a site ...

You’ll excuse me, I hope, if I sort of melt around the internet today. Links, if I have any brainpower left. I’m flipping over to 55 next month. These late/all nighters really, really, really hurt.

09/15/14 • 01:37 PM • InternetPersonalWeblogs1 Comment

365/2: 255. Just some happy sunflowers.

365/2: 255.

09/14/14 • 05:33 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local(2) Comments

Archaeology News Network: Third chamber at Amphipolis tomb deemed unstable.

Includes a diagram of the tomb, as excavated. I wonder if they couldn’t also remove the overburden above the tomb, to reduce the weight.

09/14/14 • 04:04 PM • HistoryScholarlyScience • No Comments

365/2: 254. Red, white, and blue. Sort of.

365/2: 254.

09/13/14 • 07:21 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

EOSHD: 4K for $899 - a look at the Panasonic FZ1000.

Impressive.

09/13/14 • 01:26 PM • ConsumptionDesignMotion GraphicsPhotography • No Comments

Archaeology News Network: The Amphipolis caryatids revealed.

Good lordy, just look!

Later: They’ve entered the third section.

09/13/14 • 01:15 PM • HistoryScienceTravel • No Comments

365/2: 253. Sunflower, close.

365/2: 253.

And sunflower, far [iPhone].

09/12/14 • 06:42 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

Cool Tools: Learning Tower Kids Step Stool.

This is a totally neato idea.

09/12/14 • 10:46 AM • ChildhoodGeneralHome & Living • No Comments

Paris Review: Writing Advice from D. H. Lawrence at 21.

Things which are obvious are worth no more than a mention. If you cannot tell people of something they have not seen, or have not thought, it is hardly worthwhile to write at all. Try and study people, and the living soul which is the essence of mankind. If you have externals, they must represent something.

09/12/14 • 09:38 AM • ArtsBooksHuman Rights • No Comments

The London Photograph Fair.

One of these years ... I’ll get to see this.

09/12/14 • 09:35 AM • HistoryPhotographyTravel • No Comments

ArtDaily: Elizabeth I ‘airbrushed’ for 18th century make-over and a bug is found in Edward VI.

The original portrait of Elizabeth I, revealed by x-radiography, shows her wearing an elaborate costume with large ‘wings’ around her head. This was almost completely overpainted in the eighteenth century to create the ‘prettified’ image we see today.” No plastic surgery, so revise the paintings ... after all, for politicians and royalty perpetuity is more important than now.

09/12/14 • 09:26 AM • ArtsHistoryPolitics • No Comments

365/2: 252. Went for a short hike after sunset ...

365/2: 252.

Turned around, saw this.

09/11/14 • 09:22 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local(3) Comments

NY Times: The Death of Adulthood in American Culture.

Every white American male under the age of 50 is some version of the character he plays on “Louie,” a show almost entirely devoted to the absurdity of being a pale, doughy heterosexual man with children in a post-patriarchal age. Or, if you prefer, a loser.”  AO Scott rips out a doozy. Tangentially, I’ll also mention that A&E reportedly not only dropped “Longmire” because they didn’t own the franchise, but because the fans were too old. God forbid you should have a plot that plays out over months and is delightfully unpredictable, even if you’ve read the novels. Then again, the fault may be worse than simply an inability to mature ... it may reside in the fact we don’t read at all {link via Euan Semple on FB}.

Later: If you want a book that embodies the ‘adulthood’ points mentioned by the author above, you might wish to try Daniel Martin, by John Fowles. An incredibly rich book. Discussing this tome is the first time I ever described prose as ‘loamy’. I’m still learning how to write from it. Try the library first though, see if you like it. Definite difference from YA-style modern novels.

09/11/14 • 02:38 PM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentPersonalPsychology • No Comments

Remote Year.

Remote year is a one year program where you get paid to travel around the world with 100 interesting people while working remotely from the beach, pool or coffee shop.

09/11/14 • 01:02 PM • Small BusinessTravel • No Comments

Annals of Family Medicine: The Cost of My Mother’s Cardiac Care in the US and India.

Noted.

09/11/14 • 12:30 PM • EconomicsHealthHome & LivingHuman RightsTravel • No Comments

The Coolist: 2016 Mercedes AMG GT is The New Leader of the Pack.

Styling cues from many other coupes, but still unmistakably Mercedes. I applaud the reintroduction of curves.

09/11/14 • 12:21 PM • ConsumptionDesignVehicles1 Comment

Vox: Is asteroid mining legal? Congress wants to make it so.

The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 — a UN treaty signed by 102 countries, including the US — bans countries from appropriating any astronomical bodies. But there’s a dispute over whether this would apply to private companies mining asteroids. Congress seems to be arguing that it does not.” This’ll be entertaining to watch.

09/11/14 • 12:19 PM • LawScience • No Comments

New Scientist: Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain.

Problems in the cerebellum can lead to severe mental impairment, movement disorders, epilepsy or a potentially fatal build-up of fluid in the brain. However, in this woman, the missing cerebellum resulted in only mild to moderate motor deficiency, and mild speech problems such as slightly slurred pronunciation. Her doctors describe these effects as ‘less than would be expected’, and say her case highlights the remarkable plasticity of the brain.

09/11/14 • 12:04 PM • HealthScienceTravel • No Comments

Vimeo: Fleetwood Mac “Rhiannon (Luxxury Edit)”.

Different mix.

09/11/14 • 11:26 AM • ArtsHistoryMusic • No Comments

Wikipedia - use of the term ‘Shipping’ (fandom).

I ran across this a while ago in a discussion about a book series; a term I hadn’t heard at the time. Thought others might appreciate the clue.

09/11/14 • 10:34 AM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentGeneral • No Comments

SciAm: Testing Males and Females in Every Medical Experiment Is a Bad Idea. [Men ONLY?!!!]

“In their Nature commentary, the nih officials argue that scientists exclude females by ‘convention’ or to avoid variability caused by hormonal cycles in females.” Um ... ladies, what do you think about this? This sounds as bad as taking an adult dose and reducing it by weight proportion for children, rather than separate studies (children are *not* ‘small adults’).

09/11/14 • 10:31 AM • HealthHuman RightsScience1 Comment

The Rumpus/book review: Flight 232.

When the aircraft hit, it hit hard, and those unsecured babies and toddlers were thrown all over the cabin.  Few of these lap children made it out alive. It would be a wonderful observance of the anniversary of the crash if the FAA would require all passengers to have seats, and would protect people without discrimination based on age.

09/11/14 • 10:01 AM • BooksChildhoodTravel • No Comments

jwz: How to delete the “Move to Dropbox” context menu item.

FYI. Some newer installs of DB are better-behaved. Via vowe.net.

09/11/14 • 09:59 AM • InternetSoftwareWeblogs • No Comments

Telegraph.UK: Oldest house in Britain discovered to be 11,500 years old.

Unusually interesting history here. Shines a beam in a very knowledge-dark time.

09/11/14 • 09:57 AM • HistoryScienceTravel • No Comments

NY Mag/Science of Us: Your Fondest Childhood Memory May Not Be Real.

It’s good in that it’s really useless to have a literal playback of what happened in the past — there’s too much trivial detail that we don’t need. We just need the main, relevant points to make better decisions in the future. It’s bad in that it leaves us open to mis-remember or to confabulate our memories, to mix them up.”  Makes ‘now’ even more precious.

09/11/14 • 08:59 AM • ChildhoodPsychology • No Comments

365/2: 251. Got two lobsters as a gift ...

365/2: 251.

I can’t eat ‘em, unfortunately (seafood allergy). So Sandra gets to enjoy TWO of them.

09/10/14 • 07:33 PM • FoodPersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local(4) Comments

Time: Salt Doesn’t Cause High Blood Pressure? Here’s What a New Study Says.

We’ve reported before that the science surrounding salt is crazy confusing, and conflicting studies come out with some frequency. In keeping with the frustrating reality of so many nutrient groups, no one side has definitively won the debate.” Yes, no. Yes, no. No, yes. Listen to your body. Having a BP cuff at home isn’t a bad thing to have anyway. I’ve been surprised how many times I’ve used mine (inherited when my grandmother passed away). Fun to check BP before/after working out, cycling, etc.

09/10/14 • 07:06 PM • HealthPhysical FitnessScience • No Comments

A representative of NMPIRG knocked on my door ...

The very least I can do is link her cause ... Stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Something we should all get behind.

09/10/14 • 05:38 PM • EnvironmentalFoodSanta Fe Local • No Comments

The New Yorker: Why Walking Helps Us Think.

Joyce and Woolf were writers who transformed the quicksilver of consciousness into paper and ink. To accomplish this, they sent characters on walks about town. As Mrs. Dalloway walks, she does not merely perceive the city around her. Rather, she dips in and out of her past, remolding London into a highly textured mental landscape, ‘making it up, building it round one, tumbling it, creating it every moment afresh.’

09/10/14 • 05:36 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryPhysical Fitness • No Comments

NY Times: Is It O.K. to Kill Cyclists?

... there is something undeniably screwy about a justice system that makes it de facto legal to kill people, even when it is clearly your fault, as long you’re driving a car and the victim is on a bike and you’re not obviously drunk and don’t flee the scene

09/10/14 • 04:19 PM • Human RightsLawPhysical Fitness(4) Comments

Italian Ways: Carrara’s marble quarries - setting beauty free.

Michelangelo traveled personally to Carrara to select the blocks of marble from which his mallet, punch and chisel would free masterpieces such as the ‘Pietà’, ‘David’, and ‘Moses’.”  Great selection of photos.

09/10/14 • 04:07 PM • ArtsHistoryTravel • No Comments

Crux: Photos from inside the Vatican Secret Archives.

Tantalizing bits.

09/10/14 • 03:58 PM • HistoryReligionScholarly • No Comments

CNet: Apple trims prices on iCloud storage plans.

But iCloud is competitive when compared with such sites as Dropbox and Amazon Cloud Drive.” Um, no. Who wrote this? Dropbox is 9.99/mo for 1TB. iCloud clocks in at 19.99/mo. Why double, Apple?

09/10/14 • 03:55 PM • AppleInternetMobile • No Comments

SF Gate: Macworld kills print edition amid layoffs at IDG.

A lot of good journalists got laid off.  I suppose we’ll be treated to even more ‘autoplay’ videos now.  I suspect this is another feed destined to be culled ...

09/10/14 • 03:51 PM • AppleHuman RightsNews • No Comments

Guardian.UK: How Hillary Clinton’s State Department sold fracking to the world.

If she wins the nomination, I’m changing my registration to ‘independent’.

09/10/14 • 03:09 PM • EnvironmentalPolitics • No Comments

A Conversation On Cool: Frida Kahlo image and quote. [Great.]

I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do.

09/10/14 • 03:03 PM • ArtsHistoryPhotographyPsychology(3) Comments

The Atlantic: Why Would Anybody Buy an Apple Watch?

Build it, and the demand will come.

09/10/14 • 02:56 PM • AppleDesignMobilePsychology • No Comments

Open Culture: The Beatles Saturday Morning Cartoon Show - The Complete 1965-1969 Series.

When baby boomers talk about tv “rotting kids’ brains”, this is *exactly* the kind of thing they’re thinking about.  No wonder my old man would come in, shut off the box and say, “Go out and play.”

09/10/14 • 02:55 PM • ChildhoodHistoryMotion GraphicsPersonal • No Comments

DailyDot: 5 million Gmail passwords leaked to Russian Bitcoin forum.

Good reason to be using two-factor authentication.

09/10/14 • 10:43 AM • GoogleSecurity • No Comments
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