liber.io: Liberio is shutting down.
They were a service for rendering Google Docs into ebooks. Shame. Build a plugin for Scrivener?
CR&S Motorcycles: Duu Galleria.
naked cap: Right-Wing Urban Outfitters Now Asking Employees to Work for Free.
Omigod. And I didn’t realize the right-wing nature of Urban Outfitters, who also owns Free People and Anthropologie.
Dang. Build your own Porsche 550 Spyder.
Fiberglass, but who cares? Molds taken from an original, supposedly. Looks close enough to me. Legendary. Just don’t do a Dean in it. I have a feeling you’ll end up worse off than with the original body ...
What Happens to Your Movies If Amazon Goes Out of Business? - The Atlantic
“So what happens if the company that sold you that song goes out of business? Very quickly, things go from being complicated to becoming a ‘super complex’ problem ...” There are certain bits of music I’ve probably bought half a dozen different times. Records. Tapes. CDs. MP3s. There should be a way for me to prove ownership, and have access to what I’ve purchased, without having to re-$$ the situation.
Bicycling/Fascinating Rides: Schwinn Sting-Ray.
Memories. Never had one, but drooled over them in a catalog.
Autoweek: VW customer loyalty incentive cash - $2000 toward a gas or hybrid Volkswagen.
“Existing VW owners will receive $2,000 toward the purchase or lease of any new VW gasoline or hybrid model ...” When in doubt, try a bribe (esp. one you can amortize or write off).
ArtDaily: Very rare four-rotor Enigma Machine leads Sale of Cipher Machines.
Okay, official ‘wow.’
ArtDaily: Rare antique arcade and gambling machines up for bid.
Entertaining to try and guess ... what are we looking at every day, that in 20 years will be a valuable collectable?
The Atlantic: Negotiators Have Reached a Deal on the TPP.
Damn. I want to see the full text.
Forbes: The Myth of Gun Liability Insurance. [2 year old link.]
Sound con, but is actually pro. I believe this is would be the most workable method to reduce the number and increase the safety of guns in America.
Sotheby’s: 1907 Thomas Flyer 4-60 Four-Passenger Runabout.
ProLost: Impressions of the Sony a7R II.
Mac invoice, 1987 ... beware the prices.
Australian dollars, not us. Still expensive, but not that expensive.
Discover Mag: Duct tape can do everything - including cure your warts.
Valet.: Ralph Lauren sale (with discount code).
Off-the-rack, RL fits me very well. The pricing, notsomuch. I’ll be watching for these to show up at TJ Maxx, in a few months.
nakedcap: VW Scandal Bad News For Diesel.
“Now that diesel is not as clean as it appeared and stricter emissions tests and perhaps even stricter regulation can be expected, one has to ask; does this mean the end of diesel for light vehicles? ‘Yes, it probably does,’ Max Warburton, senior automotive industry analyst at Bernstein Research, said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.”
SF New Mexican: NM School for the Arts closes deal to buy Sanbusco.
Oh, man. When Borders closed, it was on life support, really. Now, with Sanbusco closing and World Market moving to Santa Fe Place mall ... how long will REI maintain its store?
Autoweek: Flipping collector cars for profit is harder than it looks — these guys just learned
NY Times: The Plot Twist - E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead.
“Sales of dedicated e-reading devices have plunged as consumers migrated to tablets and smartphones.” I predicted this in ‘13 ... dedicated reading devices were a temporary form factor.
FastCoDesign: How Pantone Became The Definitive Language Of Color.
“The Pantone of today started as a graphic standards system for professional designers in 1963 but has morphed into a global design force starting in the 2000s due in part to calculated marketing efforts and initiatives. It’s not just about the Pantone Matching System (PMS for short); it’s the Color of The Year, the Pantone Color Institute, Pantone hotels, Pantone cafes, Pantone mugs, Pantone iPhone keyboards, Pantone lipstick, and tie-ins to the movie industry.”
Pro Video Coalition: The end of shaky videos.
Cool idea. But uses weight instead of a gyroscope.
Atlantic: Volkswagen Says 11 Million Cars Worldwide Are Affected in Diesel Scandal.
“The scandal has brought into question the performance of Martin Winterkorn, the automaker’s CEO. Some analysts quoted by Reuters note that he might have to step down over the scandal.” Fat lot of good that will do. The corporation (supposedly ‘a person’) misbehaves, they throw one human under the bus ...
SF New Mex: Families of people slain by cops protest NRA’s police shooting competition.
“It is disturbing that the NRA gave an award to APD Officer Lt. Greg Brachle in their competition last year, and he was the officer who is being sued by his fellow police officer for shooting him 7 times and critically wounding him last January.”