Rocknerd: Neil Young launches new music player based on magic beans and unicorn poop.
“If Neil Young, age 68, who’s played feedback-drenched noise on stage for the past forty-odd years, can reliably tell a Pomo file from a FLAC prepared from said Pomo file in A/B/X testing, I will give you a lollipop. Two lollipops.” I play FLAC through VLC, on half-decent speakers, and love it. Listening to FLAC quality through earbuds is a waste of time, for this old A/V dude … [Thanks, BillSaysThis!]
Paris Review: An Audible Compendium of Typewriters.
BBC: Boeing checks 787 Dreamliners for wing cracks.
I assume carbon fiber manufacturing problems. Spec ‘em badly, you spell d-i-s-a-s-t-e-r.
Geo for Bootstrap, a Timeless Theme by Divshot.
My eyes, my eyes. To have put this into Bootstrap … omigod.
Ask DN: How to prevent your clients from destroying websites?
This will, hopefully, get more entertaining (and helpful) as the comments roll in ...
Altra Zero Drop Footwear: Olympus.
Flying in the face of the bearfoot trend. I like the shape of the toebox.
Later: Note the misspelling. I looked at the soles, and you know what was in my mind. I won’t correct it.
ViralForest: This is the Pallet Emergency Home. It Can Be Built in One Day With Only Basic Tools.
Neat. Careful what pallets you use; some stink to high heaven.
Re/code: One Year Late, Facebook Rolls Out Scaled Back News Feed Redesign.
Redesign is a never-ending process, these days. FB is not a place I go to for inspiration.
New MAMP Pro out, too.
Wow. Getting fancy.
Supercharged: 2014 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante in green & gold.
ArtDaily: Rare Martin Bros. stoneware birds set to take flight at Morphy’s March 8 auction.
Man, are they hideous or what? I’ll take two.
Fancy: Conceal Vertical Display for books.
The Verge: Keurig is locking down its coffee makers to keep out cheap refills.
BikeEXIF: How To Build A Cafe Racer.
Great post. Bookmarked. I’d add ‘texture’. Whether to use knobbies or slicks. Ground metal or painted. Etc. etc.
SciAm: Exosuit Pushes Limits of Undersea Exploration.
I sort of expected something like this thirty or more years ago. Not complaining, mind you. Just a bit surprised it’s taken this long.
ArtDaily: “Craft in America: Industry: Handmade in the Creative Economy” to premiere on PBS.
“Craft in America: Industry explores the business of the handmade, taking us to workshops where artists are crafting the future and making contributions to the local and national economies. INDUSTRY highlights the important connection between the consumer and the maker and explores the value of exquisitely crafted handmade objects in today’s creative economy. ”
Seattle Times: ‘Serious problem’ - 65-foot crack found in Columbia River dam.
Woof. Another infrastructure wake-up call. I understand, from previous reading that about 80% of dams in the US will have outlived their average 50 year lifespan. Excuse me if I see this as another canary in the coalmine.
ArtDaily: “Glossy Paper: A Century of Fashion Photography at Condé Nast” opens in Paris.
Sounds like it’ll eventually visit Forth Worth, TX. Fashion, fashion design and fashion photography trickle down to other parts of the creative world; always worth a peek.
Ken Rockwell: The Nikon D600, D800 and D4 are the same camera inside!
Say what you will about Ken, he always knows how to shake things up.
Youtube: Maserati 3500GT Will Make You Fall in Love.
A List Apart: Delivery Logistics.
“Detailing ‘I will deliver 1x Photoshop file as a final design’ in your estimate or proposal is setting yourself up for failure. We can’t ever know how many deliverables we’ll need to convey our ideas effectively, or what fidelity will work best at each step of the design process.”
ArtDaily: One of the world’s finest collections of acoustic guitars to be auctioned.
If you’re near Manhattan, and admire fine guitars, go poke your nose in.
Supercharged: Lotus Motorcycle C-01.
Oooh. nice blend of old and new. With that fairing, you could hide a lot of batteries and make it electric, too. I’d drive it around, no question.
ArsTechnica: The audacious rescue plan that might have saved space shuttle Columbia.
A long coffee-break read. What might have been. Figure 6.1-6 is an eye-opener, for sure. I’d sue for ‘space malpractice.’