The New Yorker: AC/DC Retirement Rumors.
“I am pained to think that there may be no more albums or tours. Nevertheless, I would much prefer that outcome to the sight of a diminished AC/DC attempting to live up to its legacy. Any lineup that didn’t feature Malcolm on rhythm guitar would be a diminishment.”
AP: Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited.
WHAT?!! Do you know how much we could use that post-pee water? Seriously, I’m surprised frackers haven’t made competing bids yet.
OpenCulture: A Brief Tour of British Accents: 14 Ways to Speak English in 84 Seconds.
A LIFE Photographer’s Gorgeous Early Polaroids.
Messy Nessy Chic: Victorian Prudes and their Bizarre Beachside Bathing Machines.
We should all chip in to get one of these for the next Miley Cyrus video.
PS Mag: The Myth of the Artist’s Creative Routine.
“In my sanest moments, I realize how silly this all is. It is not only the routine of any of these artists that made them successful. Not many of them even follow the routines they offer.” ‘Tis true, ‘tis true.
Photo shoot this morning; links later on.
Tootle along elsewhere for the morning, kids. I’ll be back in the afternoon.
Skala Color, a Mac color picker by Bjango.
Collectors Weekly: Learning to Love Death - New Museum Takes a Walk on the Shadow Side.
An appropriate link to cap off a day of serendipitous anthropological linkage ...
Discovery News: Siberian Mummies in Copper Masks Pose Mystery.
British Pathé releases thousands of newsreels on Youtube.
There goes a month or three ...
365/2: 106. Struggling for the shot today.
After a day of digging into Expression Engine programming (changing an existing site’s mobile layout through Foundation 5), my brain is just *not* in a creative space. I liked the pattern against the viga crack, and that’s all.
Nautilus: The Curse of the Unlucky Mummy.
Youtube: Newest Honda ASIMO Robot Moves Like A Human.
Cute. The perpetual-bent knees make my quads hurt just lookin’ at ‘em, though.
TorrentFreak: Spotify Starts Shutting Down Its Massive P2P Network.
Mail.com: Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave.
Western Digs: Infamous Mass Grave of Young Women in Ancient City Also Holds Men.
“As the largest display of ritual killing found anywhere north of Mexico, the cluster of Cahokia mass graves — known as Mound 72 — has been one of the most studied features in the country.” We US folks tend to think of this kind of ceremonial sacrifice as happening south of the border.
WaPo: Jenny McCarthy says she isn’t anti-vaccine.
Vox: The best defense against hackers is ... paper?
“Security mistakes happen when people are using systems they don’t understand.” Wish I could tattoo that on some foreheads.
Webflow: Create Website Interactions With 0 Lines of Code.
This is typical of what happens with GUI web design packages. Flashing back to early Dreamweaver and GoLive. At this point, its often easier to just learn to hand code.
WebDesigner Depot: Sketch 3 has launched, is it time to switch?
Not really. I bought Sketch 2 out of curiousity; I use it for the occasional button. Much easier to use than Fireworks, but nowhere near the overall power, either. I don’t see a killer feature to push me to upgrade (or rather, ‘buy new again’; their upgrade offer is really parsimonious).
Guardian.UK: Fertility mystery solved: protein discovered that joins sperm with eggs.
It’s like two-part epoxy … ?
SciAm: Mummy’s Hair Reveals Signs of Arsenic Poisoning.
Sounds so sensational, until you read: “However, researchers weren’t able to determine whether the people had ingested arsenic or if the toxic element in the soil had diffused into the mummies’ hair after they were buried.” My italic emphasis.
The Economist: Culture wars in Ukraine - History lessons.
“Shortly before Russia annexed Crimea, the Bakhchisaray museum, north of Sevastopol, lent some valuable artefacts to an exhibition in the Netherlands. The question as to which country these (and other objects from Crimean museums) should return is creating a diplomatic conundrum.” Idea, perhaps not very politically correct: The Netherlands should work in concert with Germany to leverage the Schliemann Troy artifacts (“Priam’s Treasure”) out of Russian hands … we’d all surely like to see them again.
Fashion Gone Rogue: Unretouched Lady Gaga Versace Ads.
A whole lotta manipulation goin’ on.