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Endless horse.” No false advertising here.

05/17/15 • 11:09 AM • General • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ReadWrite: I Wore Suitsy For A Week—And No One Noticed.

Last weekend, the liberty-loving tech organization, Lincoln Labs, held a rally for presidential hopeful Senator Rand Paul. There were suits oozing out the front door waiting to get a selfie with the libertarian icon. I blended right in.Pfffffft.

05/15/15 • 04:07 PM • ConsumptionGeneral • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Hyperallergic: Entire First-Year MFA Class Drops Out in Protest at USC.

Bad form, on the part of the school.

05/15/15 • 01:52 PM • EconomicsGeneralLawScholarly • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Ancient Rome’s bikinis, in Piazza Armerina.

Veni, vidi ... and swooned.

05/15/15 • 01:49 PM • GeneralHistoryScholarlyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Seen today in Santa Fe: Passive political statement?

A large limo-like car pulls up next to me in traffic. Slowly advancing in its lane, I have a slow-mo view of the interior and side panels. The driver and passenger, a young couple. Female is driving, hands on top of the steering wheel, looking squished and nervous. Male is passengering, crossed legs propped on the wide dashboard, sloppily drinking a soda. The back seat filled with white bags. On the side, “COW MANURE.”  The C-pillar, covered in fabric-looking vinyl starts to slip by, and I notice a metal badge:

“CONGRESSIONAL TOWN SEDAN”. [Apparently a variant of Lincoln Town Car.]

You can’t make this stuff up.  Proposed soundtrack.

05/13/15 • 04:55 PM • GeneralPersonalSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DesignYouTrust: Astonishing Portraits of WWII Survivors.

Oral history is so important. Photos can only tell you so much.

05/11/15 • 09:17 AM • GeneralHistoryPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

500px ISO: That ‘Most Used Cameras’ Stat Sharing Sites Like Promoting is Full of Holes.

Stats need context.

05/05/15 • 12:20 PM • GeneralPhotography • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: Your beard is dirty as a toilet?

Glass half empty? Look on the bright side - grow a beard, give yourself a free fecal transplant. There.

Later: Apparently a bit overblown, in sensationalist style. Your smartphone may worry you more.

05/04/15 • 04:46 PM • GeneralHealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Kitfox Aircraft.

Always wanted to own a Cub. Fly with the doors open. Next best thing. And they have a radial now!

05/01/15 • 02:57 PM • GeneralPersonalSportsTravelVehicles • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

HyperAllergic: Americans Are Losing the Art of Signing Their Names.

Mine has devolved. I need to ‘up the fancy’. My bank will hate me, I fear.

05/01/15 • 02:07 PM • General • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ScholarlyKitchen: Version Control; or, What does it Mean to “Publish?”.

“But isn’t scholarship built on an architecture of citation? Even if one doesn’t credit the whiggish notion that we will know more and be better for it over time, the structures of scholarship are such that one builds on what has come before. Citation, the essential scholarly building block, requires some measure of fixity, a version of record.” Related to my astonishment at some pro blogger sites’ recommendation of altering your archives. If one references a mark that is not fixed, doesn’t that invalidate the reference and other works linked to that reference entirely?

04/27/15 • 11:47 AM • GeneralInternetSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Slate: The Reincarnation Machine: Find out your past lives!

Cute. Useless, other than as a randomizing source for historical trivia. I was titillated to find out Errol Flynn died two days before I was born. 

04/27/15 • 10:38 AM • General • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

A Continuous Lean.: Living Vicariously Through Other People’s Junk.

Does this mean I’m not actually late with spring cleaning ... ? “I’m being trendy.”

04/24/15 • 04:08 PM • ConsumptionGeneralHome & Living • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NJ.com: Landslide along Delaware River forces evacuation of 2 Florence homes.

Some are inaccurately labelling this a ‘sinkhole’ for sensationalist purposes. This article gives you better info.

04/23/15 • 10:02 AM • GeneralHome & LivingNatureNews • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

MessyNessy: 19th Century Escort Cards with Pick-Up Lines you definitely haven’t heard before.

Your coral lips were made to kiss, I stoutly will maintain; and dare you say my lovely miss, that aught was made in vain?” Don’t overlook the last card.

04/21/15 • 02:57 PM • GeneralHistory • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BBC: Does a US child go missing every 90 seconds?

Of those missing, the ‘truly’ kidnapped are more like ~1:7000 (if I did my math correctly; doubtful after this day). I believe the likelihood of a 20-something dropping dead is 1:2000, last time I looked. We don’t wrap 20-year-olds in bubble wrap and store them in closets. Let kids walk to school, play in playgrounds.

04/20/15 • 06:23 PM • ChildhoodGeneralHome & LivingLawPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Register.UK: SpaceX Falcon punches hovership landing barge in Dragon supply run.


04/14/15 • 03:38 PM • DesignGeneralScience • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm: Wine Snobs Are Right - Glass Shape Does Affect Flavor.

Different glass shapes and temperatures can bring out completely different bouquets and finishes from the same wine.” I imagine the same holds true for whisky.

04/14/15 • 12:32 PM • FoodGeneral • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Firebox: Cafflano Klassic ... All-in-One Coffee Maker.

Expensive, but might allow one to avoid the unholiest of beasties while travelling ... road coffee.

04/14/15 • 12:12 PM • ConsumptionDesignFoodGeneral • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BBC: Woman wounded in US armadillo shooting.

Armadillos, taking potshots at people? No, just stupidity. “Police say the bullet ricocheted off the animal’s hard armour, entered the woman’s mobile home, and hit her in the back as she sat in a reclining chair.

04/14/15 • 11:56 AM • GeneralNature • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Apple Watch.

Oh, I could be very wrong. But I feel that as long as the Watch is tethered to an iPhone in order to function fully, it’s sort of doomed in this first generation. Particularly out West here. We in NM have a hard enough time with a cellphone alone, maintaining contact with cell towers (a lot of dead areas). What good are all the features of an Apple Watch if the paired iPhone can’t make contact with cell service? If a tree falls in the forest ...

04/10/15 • 10:31 AM • AppleDesignGeneralInternetMobile • (10) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Strikes me ...

Cockney rhyming slang might be great for passphrases.

04/10/15 • 10:15 AM • General • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks


I love Lynda.com. Can’t stand LinkedIn. If they bust it, I’ll never EVER forgive them.

04/09/15 • 02:46 PM • GeneralInternetSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks


Short 10 day email courses packed with best content hand-picked from the web.

04/04/15 • 04:37 PM • GeneralInternetScholarly • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vimeo/Staff Pick: The Reinvention of Normal.

I adore this.

04/02/15 • 07:00 PM • ArtsGeneralMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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