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.