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BBC: Rhododendron rescue - Couple ‘trapped’ in dense forest on Irish mountainside.

It was horrendous - I have been a member of mountain rescue for 15 years and it was probably one of the most dangerous exercises or rescues I’ve been on.”  Cue “The Day of the Triffids.”  [Via ‘Gallimaufries with that?’ on Newsblur.]

06/17/14 • 10:09 AM • GeneralTravel • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks


Git-backed Evernote replacement.” Of interest.

06/11/14 • 12:18 PM • GeneralProgrammingSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Pacific Standard: Study - Art Museums Foster Appreciation for Ambiguity.

Context affects the experience of art.

06/10/14 • 09:17 AM • ArtsGeneralPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

99U: Born Hatin’ - Why Some People Dislike Everything.

This is incredibly important to be reminded of because it paints a very clear picture: no matter what you create, a small group of people will hate it, often without reason.

06/09/14 • 10:46 AM • GeneralPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

FirstWeFeast: How Coffee Became the Hottest Accessory (Literally) in Men’s Fashion.

Thinking about how to take your coffee isn’t as simple as adding cream or sugar anymore — now, you have to consider what to wear while drinking it.” Personally, I think more about *where.* I don’t enjoy coffee in a mass-market noisy coffeeshop. I prefer the out-of-the-way, empty restaurant … with sidewalk tables.

06/09/14 • 09:34 AM • ConsumptionFoodGeneral • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Aeon: If everyone’s an idiot, guess who’s a jerk?

I submit that the unifying core, the essence of jerkitude in the moral sense, is this: the jerk culpably fails to appreciate the perspectives of others around him, treating them as tools to be manipulated or idiots to be dealt with rather than as moral and epistemic peers.

06/04/14 • 01:18 PM • GeneralPsychologyWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Coolist: Ford Troller V4.

We’ll start with the good news– the new Ford Troller V4 is one of the most exciting SUV revelations in years.  It is rugged, it is contemporary, and it’s one of the toughest-looking SUVs to approach the market today.  The bad news?  It won’t be coming to the United States …” Are they crazy? This is almost exactly what I’ve been asking for. It would be an ideal Santa Fe vehicle.

06/03/14 • 11:25 AM • ConsumptionDesignGeneralSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mental Floss; 11 Awesome Things You Can See At The Explorers Club.

These days, the Club serves as a fellowship that awards grants and provides a social and professional network for continuing generations of explorers. Entry into that network, which includes dozens of chapters around the world, requires a background of extensive travel and a number of recommendations from current members.” There is a patina of age that extends beyond the objects; check the dust caked in the carpet in the background.

06/03/14 • 09:18 AM • GeneralHistoryPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Blog warning. I’ve had two beers now.

God only knows what I’m going to post next. If you know me, you know I’m an alcohol lightweight. Always have been a cheap date. Sandra will, of course, take my keyboard away … or hide my mouse.

Later: Yep, she saw what I was going to post. I’ve been banned. Later, taters. (hic.)

05/30/14 • 07:52 PM • GeneralPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Flickr: Multi-story VW Bus.

OK. It’d last what … five seconds in NM winds?

05/30/14 • 04:43 PM • DesignGeneralPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Paris Review: Wizards of the Coast.

Just a fun read.

05/29/14 • 03:04 PM • GeneralHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Supercharged: Ferrari 412 pickup.

If you didn’t like yesterday’s MINI Superleggera, perhaps this will fit your lifestyle. [Ducking swiftly]

05/28/14 • 12:22 PM • ConsumptionDesignGeneralHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CycleEXIF: Mercatone Uno Bianchi.

Bianchi green is the only - the ONLY - green I like.

05/28/14 • 12:07 PM • DesignGeneralPhysical FitnessSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WSJ/MarketWatch: 5 food additives even grosser than ‘pink slime’.

Fresh protein!

05/25/14 • 01:54 PM • GeneralHealth • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BBC: French mayor ‘castrated and killed by jealous husband’.

And here we thought the French were OK with extramarital affairs ...

05/23/14 • 12:06 PM • GeneralLawPsychologyTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: English Gardener Grows Dragon in Front Yard.

Oh, excellent.

05/23/14 • 11:01 AM • ArtsGeneralTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube/Roadkill: Muscle Truck vs. Baja Bug!

Bug looks like a whole lot more fun.

05/22/14 • 04:39 PM • General • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vimeo: Twenty Eight Feet - life on a little wooden boat.

Looks lovely; yet among books I’ve read about longtime sailors, eating fish constantly made them crave land-animal meat to an inordinate degree.

05/22/14 • 10:18 AM • GeneralMotion Graphics • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Paris Review: Exploring Alexander Pope’s Grottoes.

The house, a Classical mansion surrounded by vast grounds, was grand enough, but it was the Homeric grotto that really got Pope’s heart racing.

05/21/14 • 01:29 PM • ArtsBooksGeneralHome & Living • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: NPS reopens Washington Monument after $15 million earthquake repairs.

Some 2.7 miles of sealant was injected between the stones, and 53 stainless steel anchors bolted into place at the top to secure the structure in the event of another temblor.” Caulking. The last caulking job on the monument ‘lasted 30 years, ten years beyond the 20 year expectation.’ Long before the shake-up. I’ll trust the anchors more.

05/17/14 • 12:22 PM • GeneralHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Mischiefs of Faction: Are the Super-Wealthy Buying Democracy?

We know Congress has grown more polarized over the past three decades. And we know that the very wealthy are donating more and more each year. But the very wealthy aren’t necessarily that polarized. If they were buying the government they wanted, they’d be getting a more moderate one than we currently have.

05/16/14 • 08:49 AM • GeneralPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: The Porsche from the Winter of ‘53.

Hah. My late uncle was a travelling salesman; he’d trade his car for a VW during the winters - in spite of their reputation as a terrible winter driving car. He’d put snow tires on the back and a sandbag in the front, and drive through every kind of weather. Come spring, he’d clean it up, sell it for a better summer driver (and often make a profit off the VW) … and do the same thing next winter.

05/15/14 • 01:55 PM • GeneralHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

OilPrice: Coal - The World’s Deadliest Source Of Energy.

Still, some estimates are that global mining accidents kill around 12,000 people per year. And that only quantifies the direct deaths caused by coal extraction, not the deaths caused by its combustion.” One might say the deaths are mine, all mine.

05/15/14 • 09:46 AM • EconomicsGeneralHealthHuman RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Millions: The Literature of the Standing Desk.

For writers, the standing desk has a long and prestigious lineage. It’s often seen as a workhorse of productivity and inspiration. Great novels and speeches, treaties and philosophical tracts, have all been written at the height of the sternum. Kierkegard, Dickens, Hemingway, Woolf, Nabokov, Churchill, and Thomas Jefferson all used them.

05/15/14 • 09:34 AM • ArtsBooksGeneralHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Watch Tanker10 doing its thing over Lompoc, CA.

The video’s mislabeled, it’s a modified DC-10. But just look at how much retardant that baby can drop. Read more about the plane here. Check their video page for even more. (I’ve linked this before; probably at the start of each fire season.)

05/14/14 • 04:12 PM • EnvironmentalGeneralNature • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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