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365/2: 289. New Mexican autumn color contrast.

365/2: 289.

10/17/14 • 06:32 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

NY Times: Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

If there is such a thing as divine justice or karmic retribution, the world we live in is not the place to find it. Instead, the events of human life unfold in a fair and just manner only when individuals and society work hard to make this happen. We should resist our natural urge to think otherwise.”  My italic emphasis.

10/17/14 • 03:37 PM • GeneralPsychologyScience • No Comments

Artsy.

Of interest.

10/17/14 • 10:29 AM • ArtsInternet • No Comments

Ask DN: What is your pile of OSX Yosemite gripes so far?

Entertaining already, and it’s early yet.

10/17/14 • 10:24 AM • AppleSoftware • No Comments

Vox: How AP US History classes became the new culture war battleground.

My time in AP History seemed to revolve around the Civil War. The only thing I recall from that course was discussions of the Gag Rule. It really didn’t give me more information than I was already finding through my own curiousity at the public library and my old man’s collection of books (reading materials for his officer’s courses in the Marines). The original three-volume set of Lee’s Lieutenants: A Study in Command, for instance.

10/17/14 • 10:13 AM • HistoryPersonalScholarly(3) Comments

Copyblogger: Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Facebook Page.

Facebook might not be the best place to invest brand time and energy.” In a world of increasing time pressures, one must rate social interaction by response, and reapportion efforts accordingly. Said it for ages.

10/17/14 • 10:02 AM • Social MediaWeblogs • No Comments

Adobe Blogs: Photoshop & Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite).

To date, no issues reported. Good to know.

10/17/14 • 09:57 AM • AdobeAppleDesignSoftware • No Comments

Motherboard: Scientifically, What Is the Worst Way to Die?

So the bad news is that, if you’re alive today, your death will probably be drawn out and pretty scary. The good news is that we’re a lot better at managing pain than they were in the Middle Ages.” Mental note: move to a right-to-die state, if necessary, when the time draws near.

10/17/14 • 09:55 AM • HealthPersonal • No Comments

365/2: 288. Warm enough to sit out under the portale this evening. Nice sunset, too.

365/2: 288.

Later: Aforementioned sunset.

10/16/14 • 07:28 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

Historiann: Death threats plus liberal gun laws = no feminist speech allowed.

Because of the historic association of gun ownership with men, especially white men, in states like Utah and Colorado they now have the power to shut down women speakers whose ideas they dislike, especially feminist women.” Are they acting out what they’ve learned from their favorite electronic pastimes (disturbing enough), or are they cold-bloodedly attempting to quash the ‘bug’ in their virtual perception of reality?

10/16/14 • 07:27 PM • Human RightsInternetLaw • No Comments

BarnFinds: The First El Camino?

Another nice one.

10/16/14 • 04:56 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryVehicles • No Comments

BBC: Is the oil crash a secret US war on Russia?

Of interest.

10/16/14 • 01:56 PM • EconomicsPolitics • No Comments

OS X 10.10 Yosemite: The Ars Technica Review.

Voluminous and detailed, as per usual.  I agree with Ars here: “The standard rules apply. Don’t upgrade until all the applications you care about are compatible. Make sure you have good backups. Point-zero releases are always a little more risky.”

10/16/14 • 01:46 PM • AppleSoftware • No Comments

Coda 2.5 is out.

Here. It’s been my prime code editor for a while now, though I own a half-dozen.

10/16/14 • 01:40 PM • InternetPersonalProgramming • No Comments

Guardian.UK: Tropical spider burrows under man’s skin through scar - video.

Will be featured in one of Hollywood’s next horror films, methinks.

10/16/14 • 01:27 PM • EntertainmentHealthScienceTravel • No Comments

Archaeology News Network: Amphipolis mosaic portrays Abduction of Persephone.

Looks more and more like this is a tomb for a very important woman in Alexander’s family.

10/16/14 • 01:25 PM • HistoryScience • No Comments

OpenCulture: Night on Bald Mountain: An Eery, Avant-Garde Pinscreen Animation.

What a difference seven years makes.

10/16/14 • 01:13 PM • ArtsChildhoodEntertainmentHistoryPsychology • No Comments

... and the ol’ odometer ticks over to the double-nickel ...

55 today. It ain’t the hardware, it’s the bandwidth. (Heh).

10/16/14 • 01:06 PM • Personal(6) Comments

JUMP FOR JOY! Photo Project: Roland Tanglao #jumpforjoyphoto of the day!

I still maintain Roland has the best smile on the interwebs.

10/16/14 • 10:34 AM • ArtsPhotography • No Comments

Italian Ways: The Castle in Soncino - “Si vis pacem, para bellum”.

Whenever I see a brick castle, I think “I could build that.”  Leftover Lego mentality, I suppose.

10/16/14 • 10:25 AM • HistoryTravel • No Comments

365/2: 287. Diving straight into sunset.

365/2: 287.

No chemtrail comments please. I’ll rip you a new @%#$@%$$%.

10/15/14 • 06:55 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local(2) Comments

YOU+ME: rose ave., album out now.

Been waiting for this. I think it’s great. Alicia is, of course, Pink! in pop venues. She’s so Doylestown, even still.  It’s endearing. Come to Santa Fe, play the Lensic you two. I’ll be there.

10/15/14 • 06:01 PM • ConsumptionMusic • No Comments

Barn Finds: Henney’s Nu-3-Way - 1953 Packard Hearse.

Oh, man.  Dyin’ to have this. (Heh). What a great vehicle to haul camera equipment around in! I’ll hold out for 4WD, tho.

10/15/14 • 05:38 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistory(4) Comments

Youtube: Glen Campbell - I’m Not Gonna Miss You.

The famed singer is in the final stages of cognitive decline, and it seems his record company saved this for us.

10/15/14 • 05:18 PM • HealthHistoryMusic • No Comments

Italian Ways: The Temple of Valadier, a refuge for the soul.

An elegant octagonal church rises among the pointed and beveled rocks of a gorge between the mountains: it is the Temple of Valadier, in Genga, Marche.”  Cool place.

10/15/14 • 05:13 PM • PhotographyTravel • No Comments
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