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Kaboomi Studio: Goldfish bubble wrap.


07/29/14 • 11:11 AM • ConsumptionDesign • No Comments

Italian Ways: Ferrari 250 Europa Coupé, power and elegance.

For some reason, I imagine Mafiosi driving these.

07/29/14 • 10:59 AM • DesignHistoryTravel • No Comments

Mashable: ManServants Startup Is Not a Joke and It’s Not a Gigolo Service.

Everyone who watches it thinks it’s a parody. [snip] Even the name of the company sounds like a joke. But it’s not.” You go, girls.

07/29/14 • 10:54 AM • GeneralSmall BusinessSocial Media • No Comments

Science 2.0: Evidence Of Man At The South Pole Before Roald Amundsen Arrived In 1911.

Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen arrived in 1911 but evidence of man had already beat him there - in the form of industrial air pollution that arrived long before any human.”  Alas, even science sites are moths to the flame of sensational titles.

07/29/14 • 10:44 AM • HistoryScience • No Comments

Cult Western: The Cowboy Boot of the Future?

Tron meets Gene Autry. I’ll pass.

07/28/14 • 08:06 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistory(2) Comments

365/2: 208. Sandra’s “galvanized rodent-proof garden.”

365/2: 208.

Two troughs propped up on cast iron tables. So far, rodent-free.  Note the ‘wrinkled crinkled crumpled’ cress in the back trough - Sandra says it goes great on salad or eggs (omelets, etc.)

... the things we have to do to just grow a durned vegetable ...

07/28/14 • 07:36 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

Cleaning my keyboard a bit ...

... I realize I need a new one. I’ve worn CHUNKS out of the e, s, c, n, m and (of course) l keys.  Literally scooped out of the centers. Good grief.

07/28/14 • 04:20 PM • PersonalWeblogs • No Comments

c|net: A tour of the Royal Air Force Museum.

75 photos, all great. Some examples of German WWII aircraft that I didn’t realize still existed in physical form [HE-111, ME-110].

07/28/14 • 12:28 PM • HistoryPhotographyTravel • No Comments

Jarvis - Your SMS Personal Assistant.

Interesting concept.

07/28/14 • 11:08 AM • GeneralSmall Business • No Comments


Version control Wordpress with Capistrano. Also handles the database.

07/28/14 • 10:44 AM • InternetProgrammingSoftwareWeblogs • No Comments

Guardian.UK: US climber condemned for filming his children in Mont Blanc avalanche.

Mont Blanc is not the New York marathon. It’s not a trek. It’s mountaineering.

07/28/14 • 10:39 AM • ChildhoodNatureTravel • No Comments

Franck Goddio/Projects: Sunken civilizations - Heracleion.

Thonis-Heracleion (the Egyptian and Greek names of the city) is a city lost between legend and reality.”  Check the photos. Amazing trove.  Would love to dive this.

07/28/14 • 10:32 AM • HistoryScienceTravel • No Comments

ArtDaily: Ukraine rebels go to the museum ... to steal World War II tanks and two howitzers.

When an AFP journalist visited the museum Friday there were still markings on the ground from where the separatist fighters had revved up their vintage loot and made off.” Old reliables.  Whether they can find ammo in the right gauge, is a question.

07/28/14 • 09:12 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPoliticsTravel • No Comments

Youtube: Mad Max: Fury Road, Official Comic-Con Trailer (2015).

Action, sure. But for all the techno-punk gadgets, I get nothing from this. No connection. The trailer’s not particularly well-edited, so I’ll leave my jury out for the moment. I’m not hopeful.

07/28/14 • 09:08 AM • Entertainment • No Comments

Aeon: Can you have self-worth without self-love?

We can learn not to care about display, and not to crave the admiration of others. We could even learn to display fewer selfies.”  A nice tempering of the current personal branding mania.  Worth the read.

07/28/14 • 09:00 AM • InternetPsychology • No Comments

Colossal: This Is What Happens When You Attach a GoPro Camera to a Moving Car Wheel.

Barf alert.

07/28/14 • 08:45 AM • Motion Graphics • No Comments

365/2: 207.

365/2: 207.

Contemplating the sadness of an empty martini glass ...

07/27/14 • 04:43 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

365/2: 206. Too hot to shoot anything else!

365/2: 206.

07/26/14 • 07:39 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

Ancient Origins: Archaeologists recreate Elixir of Long Life recipe from unearthed bottle.

Loorya enlisted researchers in Germany to track down the recipe in an old medical guide, which revealed that the potion contained ingredients such as aloe, which is anti-inflammatory, gentian root, which aids digestion, as well as rhubarb, zedoary, and Spanish saffron – ingredients still used by herbalists today.

07/26/14 • 06:00 PM • FoodHealthHistoryScholarlyScience • No Comments

BBC: Newly-found gut virus ‘abundant in humans’.

They are now trying to grow the virus in a laboratory. And they say the next step would be to work out exactly how the virus affects our gut bacteria.

07/25/14 • 06:57 PM • HealthScience • No Comments

365/2: 205. Impromptu hatrack.

365/2: 205.

Still need to buy that proper summer cowboy hat.

07/25/14 • 06:19 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local(2) Comments

iainclaridge.net: Propellors.

The link’s spelling (should be -ers). Just beautiful engineering. I miss props on commercial airliners; they were like white noise for the mind. I could zone out for an entire flight, watching them.

07/25/14 • 05:21 PM • HistoryPhotographyTravel(2) Comments

Bicycling: How Female Cyclists Pee in Bib Shorts.

I’d wondered. Bib shorts make a huge difference in biking performance, IMHO. The removal of a stricture around the waist frees up the breathing. If you’ve never tried them, you should. You really should. I don’t ride in anything else.

07/25/14 • 05:21 PM • PersonalPhysical FitnessSports • No Comments

Planet Princeton: Feds - We Have No Jurisdiction Over NJ Transit Rail Line Moves.

If any of you know Princeton, you’ll have heard of the ‘Dinky’.  The shortest rail line in America at present. Now becoming even shorter, it seems. I’ve ridden it many times.  I’m happy to see the original building will survive - I just hope they’re updating the utilities, otherwise it’ll end up abandoned. I remember too well what happened to the historic Princessville Inn. A note - for us legitimate Princetonians, the preferred name was “PJ&B”, said exactly that way. “Princeton Junction and Back.”

07/25/14 • 04:23 PM • HistoryPersonalTravel • No Comments

Paris Review: The Best Medicine.

Can a reader and a character be simultaneously amused?”  Hmmm. Interesting. Conflict tends to drive dialogue, not amusement. I can’t think of a single example of mirthful characters, off the bat. Mercutio’s mirthful wit, perhaps.

07/25/14 • 04:11 PM • ArtsBooksPsychology • No Comments
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