The Verge: The illusion of simplicity: photographer Peter Belanger on shooting for Apple.
Yep, simplicity is hard. Someone go back in time and tell Ronald Reagan ...
Digital Photography Review: Olympus PEN E-P5 Hands-on Preview.
Like to see a comparison against the new Fuji RF.
Luminous Landscape: Clouding the Issue.
Well, I’ve been on the cloud for a few months now, and the experience has been good so far. Better than with a CS disc. The only glitch … the Creative Cloud Connection widget loses sync capability too frequently. I turn it off most of the time, unless I’m actively needing it. The cost? Cost of doing business these days. Raise a ‘cloud’ of anger if you wish; I’m over it and moving on already.
Observer.UK: Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth Catalog, the book that changed the world.
“If you want to start a revolution, you’d do it on Facebook.” FB? Oh, gag.
Sorry for the slowdown.
Ridiculously busy these days, but having fun doing it. Links as I can.
LA Times: Ray Harryhausen videos—Poetry in stop-motion in five highlights.
RIP, oh driver of youthful imaginations.
Guardian.UK: The dark side of home schooling.
“The Christian home school subculture isn’t a children-first movement. It is, for all intents and purposes, an ideology-first movement. There is a massive, well-oiled machine of ideology that is churning out soldiers for the culture war.”
ArtDaily: Documentary reveals story of WWII unit that duped Hitler’s army - with rubber tanks.
Ran out in my socks again. Gotta stop doing that. At a certain point, you just can’t get the cactus spines out of socks … and have to toss ‘em.
Atlassian Blogs: git? tig!
For when GUI Git clients get you down.
Discover Mag: New Species Suggests Small Dinosaurs Were More Numerous Than We Thought.
Maybe T-Rex developed in such a way as to catch lots of small fry with thick skeletons … ?
SciAm: Forest Service Adds 7 Air Tankers ahead of Fire Season.
SciAm: Tests Confirm Pablo Neruda Had Terminal Cancer.
RIP … hopefully.
emptywheel: The Blame Game Begins.
“What’s new, apparently, is an attempt to blame all this — and with it, our imminent failure in Afghanistan — exclusively on the CIA.” We’ve been talking about this for a long time now … the unsustainability. For anyone within the Beltway to declare ‘quelle surprise’ is disingenuous.
Grand Central: 100 Years Grand, The Parade of Trains.
They should have asked NJ Transit for one of their retired GG1’s.
FT: Protests mount on use of BP Gulf spill funds.
Give money to the states, see them pad the pork barrels.
Valet.: Quality Tonic Water.
Oh yes. Now I’m ready for the heat-switch on June 1.
Obviously, a busy morning.
The Typekit Blog: Sneak preview—Syncing fonts to your desktop.
The future of Adobe Fireworks.
From the horse’s mouth: “While we are not planning further feature development for Fireworks, we will continue to sell Fireworks CS6 as well as make it available as part of the Creative Cloud. We will provide security updates as necessary and may provide bug fixes. We plan to update Fireworks to support the next major releases of both Mac OS X and Windows.”
The Economist: English and Dravidian—Unlikely parallels.
MIT Tech Review: Lab Reveals It Has Operated Quantum Internet For Over Two Years.
“Today, Richard Hughes and pals at Los Alamos National Labs in New Mexico reveal an alternative quantum internet, which they say they’ve been running for two and half years. Their approach is to create a quantum network based around a hub and spoke-type network. All messages get routed from any point in the network to another via this central hub.” Eventually, cyberattacks will be obsolete … ?
Pacific Standard: What Does It Take for Traumatized Kids to Thrive?
Telegraph.UK: Dame Helen Mirren’s outburst at noisy drummers.
NY Times: Practicing Yoga at 30,000 Feet.
Airline yoga. I’m sure the person in the seat next to you will appreciate that rogue elbow or knee.