Valet.: Forget the Man Cave. You Want a Gentleman’s Study.
Someday, I hope to do something Hemingway-esque for my office. The ones pictured here — too contemporary. Hit Craiglist and local consignment. Better stuff.
Amazon.com: Pendleton Rainier National Park Full Blanket.
Pendleton has made a whole series for all the National Parks.
Harkening back to the days of the 5k. Sharpen your keyboards!
Return of the Cafe Racers: Gear Review - Ruby Helmets Castel.
$1200 buckeroonies? Sheesh.
DP Review: Kipon introduces reducer to fit Nikon F and Leica R lenses to Micro Four Thirds bodies.
Hmmm. Uses optics. That usually sounds warning bells (quality) ...
c|net Roadshow: You can buy one of Elio’s three-wheeled ‘cars’ for $7,000*.
Of note. Turn down the video upon visiting.
BackBlaze/Hard Drive Failure Rates: The Results from 68,813 Hard Drives.
Autoweek: The best of the Monterey auctions
Here’s your car, Emmett. Not exactly perfectly art-deco, but close enough. Gorgeous.
Hodinkee: The ‘Dirty Dozen,’ A Collection Of 12 (Mostly) Inexpensive Military Watches.
Beware. Many watches of WWII vintage have radium dials. Enough to set off geiger counters, and perhaps give you accelerated skin cancer. And you could get thrown in the slammer for carrying WMDs.
DP Review: Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you?
Short, sweet ... and most importantly, helpful.
Classic Driver Mag: The cultural renaissance of the Art Deco-era’s rolling sculptures.
NY’er: Headphones Everywhere.
You know, it’s curious. I stopped going to the gym about three years ago, and recently started back up. When I left, earbuds were the rage. Today, people are walking around with giant cans on their heads. My theory is (without any basis of evidence) that earbuds - no matter the price - sound like crap unless you have ears that fit the three-standard-size flanges. When you have ill-fitting earbuds, you tend to jack the volume, causing temporary deafness. I suspect everyone’s grokked to the fact that there’s nothing quite like the quality of sound of real headphones, and the volume can be set at an eardum-saving level. So you look like Mickey Mouse. At least you’ve got a soundtrack as you glazedly wander around the gym ... blissfully isolated from weight-banging, grunts and groans, fans, elliptical and treadmill whine ...
BarnFinds: Trail-Tested Time Machine - 1987 Suzuki Samurai JX SE.
Rented one of these, once upon a time - totally fun. Nothing really takes its place these days.
Return of the Cafe Racers: The Behemoth - Honda Goldwing Racer.
Love the look ... but the seat? Ride this for a few hours, you’ll never have children.
Guardian.UK: Elizabethan theatre, Chateau d’Hardelot review.
Pretentious. The best Shakespeare performances I ever enjoyed, were on a simple curved platform in a wooded park. Esp. good for “Tempest” and “Midsummernight’s Dream”. You could imagine spirits flitting about.
NPR: Bill Cunningham, Iconic ‘New York Times’ Photographer, Dies At 87.
Dangit. RIP. The king of streetstyle photography. I suppose we should be grateful he didn’t have to suffer the aftereffects of the stroke. You will find tons of tributes and other photos of the man on various social channels ... Tumblr, etc.
Trump Ipsum: Make Placeholder Text Great Again!
Offered sans comment.
Luminous Landscape: Hasselblad Announces Groundbreaking X1D.
Yeah, but sensor quality? Got a lot of high MP cameras out nowadays. And this ain’t cheap.
NY Times: AR-15 Rifles Are Beloved, Reviled and a Common Element in Mass Shootings.
“‘Many of the new shooters attracted to tactical guns for their first firearms purchase will think that they know guns because they’ve played a lot of first‐person shooter video games. (snip) Gamers inspired by Call of Duty to purchase their first gun will eventually discover that they have a lot to learn.’ But despite such admonitions, the gun industry has used the popularity of these games to sell its products to ‘a youthful, aggressive, technologically savvy generation’ ...” Yep, it’s all harmless, right? Video games, assault rifles, the mentalities encouraged ...
Far be it for me to impose my ethics on any of you, but the longer I live, the more I believe that violence should not be recreation. Especially for children. Quote me all the stats you’d like to, I will not yield. In this, I’ll be a stubborn son-of-a-bitch. The above is one of those quotes that simply blows away all the video game/violence stats, because it’s a consequence researchers haven’t noticed.
SketchApp Blog: Versioning, Licensing, and Sketch 4.0.
Zeldman: Instagram to third-party developers: drop dead.
“Flickr, while it yet lives, provides me with far richer layers of experience and capability than even the most tricked-out third-party Instagram app could dream of. I always used Instagram under protest, as a poor cousin. I used it because people were there, not because I liked it.” Preach, brother.
TWSBI ECO Fountain Pen, Black, F Nib.
Bought this on a friend’s recommendation. Omigod. With Noodler’s Black ink, it’s smooth as butter. Best stainless steel nib I’ve ever used. HIGHLY recommended.
Scott ☠ on Twitter: UI vs. UX ... “it’s simple, really.”
AI: Pixelmator for Mac gets new Quick & Magnetic selection tools, Retouch extension for Photos.
Adobe PS Blog: Introducing Content-Aware Crop - Coming Soon to Photoshop CC.
“Here’s how you will be able to use it: Move the horizon by adding more sky or ground; Change the aspect ratio by adding content around the edges of your image; Fill in the corners when you rotate an image so you don’t give up any of your pixels … and probably more we haven’t even imagined ourselves.” Oh, gimme.