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PapaScott goes Jekyll/Disqus.

Just keeping an eye on fellow old-schoolers ... his new RSS is here.

04/23/15 • 03:13 PM • InternetWeblogs • No Comments

SF New Mexican: Adam Sandler film angers Native American actors, who walked off set.

Judging third-hand; so I shouldn’t comment. They were filming just down the way, at the long downhill RR bend to Lamy on 285. I didn’t get to see if they’d shipped in a vintage locomotive ... the site had two sinister-looking State police vehicles in attendance. I figured if I whipped out my DSLR with long black telephoto, I’d get nailed.

04/23/15 • 02:59 PM • EntertainmentHuman RightsSanta Fe Local • No Comments

DiscoverMag: Missing Magma Found Beneath Yellowstone Park.

And now scientists say that volume has been underestimated. New studies of the volcano reveal a deeper magma reservoir that holds more than four times the magma volume previously known.” Here’s a dumb question. Dumb only because if it’s so, it’s dumb. Really dumb. Is anyone putting fracking chemicals into deep wells nearby ... ?

Later: Proposed. Good lord. 80 miles ain’t far enough, in my book.

04/23/15 • 02:55 PM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe LocalScience • No Comments

Apple Support: Pro Video Format 2.0.1 asks me to update it repeatedly ...

One of those days. I downloaded the Apple software update after reapplying the blasted update twice in the App Store, made sure it installed properly, and then just chose to ‘Hide this Update’ in the App Store, rather than purchase Pacifist. Posted this for others suffering this particular malady.

04/23/15 • 02:11 PM • AppleMotion GraphicsSoftware • No Comments

My host decided to recompile PHP ...

... and the global PHP.ini file got borked. Piwik let me know — “PDO extension not enabled”. Host didn’t double-check their work. Naughty, naughty ... now I have no stats for the last 24 hours. Not that it’s a concern. I just like to see where folks come from. I still get a lot of enjoyment from seeing readers from across the globe.

04/23/15 • 01:58 PM • InternetPersonalSoftware • No Comments

WSJ: Best Way to Organize a Lifetime of Photos. [Comparing Apple Photos to Adobe LR, more.]

A bit fluffy, but worth referencing.

04/23/15 • 01:28 PM • ConsumptionHardwareInternetMobilePhotographySoftware • No Comments

NBC/First Read: Foundation Questions Continue to Plague Clinton.

Now all of these stories are complex and murky. But what they all reveal — especially the New York Times’ piece on the uranium deal — is the APPEARANCE of a scandal. Even if you take the Clintons at their word that there was no quid pro quo with these donations to the Clinton Foundation to buy influence, that’s not what the donors may have been thinking.

Later: New York Magazine, “... the best-case scenario is bad enough: The Clintons have been disorganized and greedy.” Again, emblematic of what this race is going to be like with Clinton as nominee. Doesn’t this feel like folks have been storing up the vitriol for ages, waiting for a finger to be pulled out of the dike? Everyone, Left *and* Right, wants to get their pound of flesh.

04/23/15 • 12:39 PM • EconomicsHistoryPolitics • No Comments

The Atlantic: The Art of Staying Focused in a Distracting World.

Kids learn empathy in part through eye contact and gaze. If kids are learning empathy through eye contact, and our eye contact is with devices, they will miss out on empathy.

04/23/15 • 11:04 AM • ChildhoodInternetMobilePsychology • No Comments

The Register.UK: Fukushima nuke plant owner told to upgrade from Windows XP.

It’s Microsoft’s fault?

04/23/15 • 10:50 AM • EnvironmentalHistoryScienceTravel • No Comments

Guardian.UK: Capitol-bound gyrocopter pilot ‘should have been blown out of the air’.

Alas, it’s not just paranoia. Spend two minutes thinking about what could be carried aboard a small gyrocopter [some can carry two, so you’re looking at 150-250 pound payload in addition to pilot], you’ll know what I mean. As I’ve expressed previously, I could wish this guy had found a more benign method for registering his disapproval. Yet, given the focus on drones, these actions may be fortuitous in sealing off a blind spot.

04/23/15 • 10:41 AM • Human RightsPoliticsVehicles(4) Comments

Vimeo: The Alchemist’s Letter.

Foreshadowing that goes nowhere, really; meticulously and beautifully created.

04/23/15 • 10:27 AM • ArtsDesignMotion Graphics • No Comments

NJ.com: Landslide along Delaware River forces evacuation of 2 Florence homes.

Some are inaccurately labelling this a ‘sinkhole’ for sensationalist purposes. This article gives you better info.

04/23/15 • 10:02 AM • GeneralHome & LivingNatureNews • No Comments

Adobe Blogs: Tips for Creating Raw HDR Images in Lightroom CC.

Remember, the point is to just tastefully enhance reality, not to turn your images into technicolor soup.

04/23/15 • 09:59 AM • AdobePhotography • No Comments

Lifehacker: What’s the Best Everyday Carry Knife?

I’ll never look at a mild-mannered geek or hipster the same way again.  I carry a Gerber Paraframe. Not because I comparison shopped, but because I needed a knife with smooth+serrated blade, and the design (in the package) made sense. When I break it, I’ll replace it. I tend to leave it clipped in a pocket in my bag, not in a pants pocket. It will scratch plastic or other devices.

04/23/15 • 09:56 AM • ConsumptionDesignPersonal(8) Comments

Atlas Obscura: Bandalier National Monument.

Bandelier. You could take the time to spell it correctly. And color balance the photos so they’re not so blue (we’re at altitude; you have to balance your camera to warm up the light).  A fun fact: one of the residents could carve out a new room in a day, it’s that soft.

04/23/15 • 09:47 AM • HistorySanta Fe LocalWeblogs • No Comments

Carmon Funeral Home: Mary Keefe Obituary. [‘Rosie the Riveter’]

A moment of silence for an icon. ..................

04/23/15 • 09:41 AM • History • No Comments

Messy Nessy Chic: For Sale! The Last Cinema Bus.

If it weren’t the last specimen, I’d want to turn it into the coolest motorhome ever.

04/23/15 • 09:35 AM • HistoryTravelVehicles • No Comments

Guardian.UK: Creative Schools – we need to call time on exam-factory education.

Britain, but we in the US risk the same result: “... scarred by the media reporting of the Pisa international league tables on school performance, they have retreated into a self-defeating cul-de-sac of testing and assessment. As a result, we are at risk of inculcating an industrial education system producing compliant, linear pupils.

04/23/15 • 09:27 AM • ChildhoodScholarly • No Comments

Sittin’ on the back porch, feet up, taking it all in.

Just another sunset.

Enjoy your evenin’, folks.

04/22/15 • 07:50 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

News.com.AU: Belle Gibson - ‘No, None of it is true’.

Factitious disorder is self driving and self perpetuating, maintained by the attention that people receive. Sufferers who use social media have a wider audience and therefore a greater propensity to receive the attention they are looking for by pretending to have the illness.” No remorse, endangering real cancer patients’ lives with bad advice. Just a plea of “I’m screwed up. I have Mommy issues. Give me some respect.”

04/22/15 • 05:25 PM • ConsumptionHealthLawSocial Media • No Comments

SciAm: Oil May Have Killed Gulf Dolphins.

It’s impossible to say if it’s back to normal because we don’t know what normal was.” Oh. My. Freaking. God. This is like fracking - noone establishes a baseline before introducing disruptive technologies. This is how corporations avoid liability.

04/22/15 • 03:42 PM • ConsumptionEnvironmentalNatureScience • No Comments

Youtube: The OceanMaker.

Must-see. And the making-of info.

04/22/15 • 03:37 PM • ArtsEntertainmentMotion Graphics • No Comments

I see one kid with a red backpack, walking home from school.

There is hope for the world:

so much relies
upon
a red back
pack
glowing in the
sun
along the hike/bike
path

Apologies to William C. Williams.

04/22/15 • 03:16 PM • ChildhoodPersonalSanta Fe Local • No Comments

Got a new B&H catalog.

I realized, walking back from the mailbox, that it’s like the old Sears “Wish Book.” All the stuff photographers want, can’t afford ... and probably don’t really need. So we sit, leaf through, and dream.

04/22/15 • 02:27 PM • ConsumptionPersonalPhotography(3) Comments

Politico: Secret Koch memo outlines plans for 2016.

We’re focused on advancing a long-term shift at every level of government towards a culture of freedom. And we’re not just fighting for the fun of it — we intend to win.” Just like the late ‘70’s genesis of the think-tanks.

04/22/15 • 01:13 PM • EconomicsHistoryPolitics(3) Comments
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