SciAm: Blue Origin Launches and Lands Rocket for the Third Time.
“SpaceX, however, has not yet reused a Falcon 9 rocket stage ...” Less flash and dash, Blue Origin, yet fulfilling its engineering goals beautifully.
I won’t spend much time linking today ...
... with April Fool pranks, it’s a whole lot of wasted effort. Authentic interestingness vs. tomfoolery.
Philly.com: Longwood Gardens building its way through mud into the 21st century.
Breaks my heart to see it a mudhole, but I have confidence it will be restored beautifully. Noone does detailed landscaping like Longwood’s folks.
Mashable: Missouri proposes law ruling that ‘fiscal’ and ‘physical’ are two totally different words.
Not Meh: Photos of Miserable Men Trapped In Shopping Hell.
You would think someone could recognize this as a huge opportunity, y’know?
Thanks to Opus the Penguin ...
... I now appreciate that Lavoris still exists.
The Colour Clock.
Interpreting the time as a hexadecimal value. Kinda fun!
Mashable: Nap under your desk like a professional with the ‘Schnap’ hammock.
Pfffft. “Why is that desk snoring?”
Chipstone Podcast/Cellar Door: Pockets.
“It’s civilization in a nutshell, civilization in a pocket.” There is a transcript here as well.
The Pen Addict: Retro 51 Coffee Tornado Rollerball Giveaway.
Good friends gifted me with one. Best rollerball I’ve ever written with. Worth taking a chance!
KARE11: Church discovers 30,000 cars in donated house.
Amazing. In that you don’t often run across folks like this anymore. It’s not hoarding, it’s a deep abiding love of all things auto.
OpenCulture: How to Sound Smart in a TED Talk, by Saturday Night Live’s Will Stephen.
SF Reporter: Meow Wolf Opening Bursting at the Seams.
This is, ostensibly, what’s been keeping George R.R. Martin away from finishing his books. So you can blame young Santa Fe artists.
Collectors Weekly: Victorian Secret - Sitting in a Lobster Bustle Skirt Is Easier Than It Looks.
Footnote: Listen to Jennifer Garner’s experience in a metal corset at the Oscars. More things change, more they stay the same. Or get worse!
Register.UK: Flying Scotsman attacked by drone.
Operating a vehicle in 3D space doesn’t come naturally. There should be a training requirement for such use.
DYT: The Last Honour.
Racked: The Last Lifestyle Magazine.
“How Kinfolk created the dominant aesthetic of the decade with perfect lattes and avocado toast.” Never heard of it. But we in Santa Fe are immersed in lifestyle publications. I doubt Kinfolk has many vigas, ristras or green chiles in their photo essays.
There’s an entertaining meme on Tumblr ...
... taking Donald’s “Apprentice” doll and putting it in various dangerous situations with plastic dinos. Or just putting pins in it.
AmosDudley: Orthoprint, or How I Open-Sourced My Face.
Mashable: Guns in the office seem like a good idea to some people.
Issuing a hand-held shotgun (revolver) to everyone in the company. Jesus, this guy ain’t kidding around. Whatever you aim that thing at, it’s going down. And by the time your wrist hurts, it won’t matter anymore.
Guardian.UK: ‘What the hell have they done?’ Spanish castle restoration mocked.
“They’ve got builders in rather than restorers and, like we say round here, they’ve cocked it up.” You mean locals never got to view the proposed repairs?!!
Collectors Weekly: Our Pungent History - Sweat, Perfume, and the Scent of Death.
Aeon: ‘No kill’ animal rescue is a disaster for animal welfare.
“While we dress our pets in matching pyjamas, saving, coddling and healing them, our ever-growing empathy for the furry has led us off the rails. As consumers, we are complicit in creating an inhumane and dangerous situation that leaves animals in pain, shelter staff overwhelmed, and pet owners burdened with unprecedented levels of financial and emotional stress.”
CNN: The world is running low on old single malt Scotch.
“The industry woke up to the current boom too late. [snip] More capacity is being added now, but the bad news for whisky drinkers is the shortage could last another 10 to 15 years, experts say.” QUELLE DISASTER!!
Six Revisions: Can Handwritten Letters Get You More Clients?
This trick works. I had been doing well-formatted digital resumes for an engineer friend of mine. He had a hard time standing out from the crowd. He went ahead on his own - and in his own terrifying handwriting wrote out his complete resume and cover letters - and ended up getting a passel of interest, one of which hired him.