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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.

04/04/16 • 09:25 AM • FutureGeneralScience • (10) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

I won’t spend much time linking today ...

... with April Fool pranks, it’s a whole lot of wasted effort. Authentic interestingness vs. tomfoolery.

04/01/16 • 11:36 AM • GeneralPersonalWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

04/01/16 • 08:59 AM • DesignGeneralHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: Missouri proposes law ruling that ‘fiscal’ and ‘physical’ are two totally different words.

Brain. Melt.

03/31/16 • 10:25 AM • GeneralPolitics • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Not Meh: Photos of Miserable Men Trapped In Shopping Hell.

You would think someone could recognize this as a huge opportunity, y’know?

03/29/16 • 10:07 AM • ConsumptionGeneral • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Thanks to Opus the Penguin ...

... I now appreciate that Lavoris still exists.

03/28/16 • 08:05 PM • EntertainmentGeneralHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Colour Clock.

Interpreting the time as a hexadecimal value. Kinda fun!

03/28/16 • 08:27 AM • ArtsDesignGeneralInternet • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: Nap under your desk like a professional with the ‘Schnap’ hammock.

Pfffft. “Why is that desk snoring?”

03/24/16 • 12:53 PM • DesignGeneral • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Chipstone Podcast/Cellar Door: Pockets.

It’s civilization in a nutshell, civilization in a pocket.” There is a transcript here as well.

03/23/16 • 08:46 AM • ArtsBooksGeneralInternetPodcasts • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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!

03/22/16 • 10:25 AM • GeneralPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

03/22/16 • 10:05 AM • GeneralReligionVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

OpenCulture: How to Sound Smart in a TED Talk, by Saturday Night Live’s Will Stephen.

Needs infographics.

03/21/16 • 01:01 PM • General • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

03/18/16 • 10:03 AM • ArtsGeneralSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Collectors Weekly: Victorian Secret - Sitting in a Lobster Bustle Skirt Is Easier Than It Looks.

Says you.

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!

03/17/16 • 06:55 PM • GeneralHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

03/17/16 • 10:13 AM • GeneralMotion Graphics • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DYT: The Last Honour.

How you eulogize - and bury - an elephant.

03/16/16 • 11:06 AM • GeneralTravel • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

03/15/16 • 08:41 AM • ConsumptionDesignGeneralHome & LivingNews • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

03/13/16 • 10:56 AM • ChildhoodGeneralPoliticsSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

AmosDudley: Orthoprint, or How I Open-Sourced My Face.

CAD to the rescue!

03/13/16 • 10:26 AM • DesignGeneralHealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

03/11/16 • 10:17 AM • GeneralLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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?!!

03/10/16 • 01:03 PM • GeneralHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Collectors Weekly: Our Pungent History - Sweat, Perfume, and the Scent of Death.

Not a mention of handkerchiefs, waved to dispel the scent of rotting teeth? Better yet, try Dean Swift’s Maw-Wallup.

03/08/16 • 03:32 PM • GeneralHealthHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

03/08/16 • 12:02 PM • General • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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!!

03/04/16 • 02:33 PM • ConsumptionGeneralPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

03/03/16 • 10:06 AM • GeneralPersonal • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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