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.
Photoshelter Blog: 8 Legal Cases Every Photographer Should Know.
Youtube: Paddington – Official International Trailer #3.
Looks delightful. I didn’t even know it was in production. First I’ve heard of it.
Atlas Obscura: America’s Abandoned Insane Asylum Cemeteries.
Paris Review: Happy Halloween from Thackeray.
Civil War Memory: What Passes For Civil War History at Liberty University.
One historian to us: “This is just all around really bad.” There is annoying mood-setting background music behind the speakers in the video - so annoying, one can’t really grok what they’re saying.
BadassDigest: Film Crit Hulk Smash - ON DESPAIR, GAMERGATE AND QUITTING THE HULK.
I picture Hulk sitting by the fireside, with half-glasses and a smoking jacket.
LA Times: Marcia Strassman dies at 66; actress starred in ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’.
“‘We didn’t think anybody would believe her with Gabe Kaplan.’ I said: ‘You believe me with Gabe Kaplan? Thank you very much.’”” Indeed. My heart lost a few beats over her, way back when. Beautiful eyes and a lovely smile. I note the Grim Reaper of breast cancer took her; he is too active these days. RIP.
Telegraph.UK: Did Bach’s wife write his finest works?
“Many of her papers are said to have been destroyed after her death, leaving little trace of her legacy.” Somewhat suspicious in itself. None of us create in a true vacuum.