365/2: 110. Get yer rocks off.
New Age folks like to leave cairns and anthropomorphic assemblages of pebbles on large table rocks around here. Outtake: Happy horses and happy riders in the Preserve on Easter.
ORBIS. Travel the known world, ancient Roman style.
“For the first time, ORBIS allows us to express Roman communication costs in terms of both time and expense. By simulating movement along the principal routes of the Roman road network, the main navigable rivers, and hundreds of sea routes in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and coastal Atlantic, this interactive model reconstructs the duration and financial cost of travel in antiquity.”
BBC: France’s silent tea revolution.
Ah, grow a pair. Drink PG Tips. I dip mine for at least 50 dunks, then steep for five or six minutes. I like strong tea.
HypeBeast: How visvim ended up in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The comments, the comments.
365/2: 109. Sandra, concentrating.
CNet: Heartbleed attack used to skip past multifactor authentication.
Return of the Cafe Racers: Inazumanx Suzuki GSX1200.
Spot the second exhaust trumpet yet? Keeps your arse warm in the cold, I suspect. I like the overall design/aesthetic balance. Big ol’ GSX’s need a large tank to look right.
Supercharged: RCR Monoposto - 1958 F1 Race Car Replica.
Unlikely to be street legal.
365/2: 108. Lady Grey feeding her young’uns.
Old Nikon 75-300 mounted on my 50D; terrible quality, sorry. Worth the shot, though.
SF New Mexican: Religious pilgrims of diverse backgrounds trek to Chimayó.
Today is Good Friday, the day to walk your spiritual needs to Chimayo for blessings.
World Digital Library: The Divine Comedy.
“This celebrated manuscript of the Commedia of Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) containing the complete text of the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradisio was copied in the hand of Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–75) and is one of the most splendid manuscripts in the collection of the Biblioteca Riccardiana.” My italic emphasis; Love the internet for this kind of thing.
Ahram Online: Free admission to all of Egypt’s archaeological sites, 18 & 19 April.
Touted by some as “the Ultimate GitHub Cheat Sheet.” YMMV.
TalkingPointsMemo: Princeton Study - U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy.
“Asking ‘[w]ho really rules?’ researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page argue that over the past few decades America’s political system has slowly transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where wealthy elites wield most power.” I like to check out the authors: Gilens. Page.
Mashable: Elon Musk on Risky SpaceX Launch - If It Works, It’s the Biggest Thing We’ve Done.
“When the Dragon capsule is safely in orbit and well on its way to the space station, the first stage will separate and re-enter Earth’s atmosphere. As the helium-filled rocket slows, it will extend four 25-foot-long landing legs and use its thrusters to briefly hover over the Atlantic Ocean before plopping down ever so gently onto the surface.” Logical spot to try it first.
Mashable: Michaels Confirms Security Breach Affected 3 Million Debit, Credit Cards.
“It said it has worked with debit and credit card companies to limit the damage and is offering 12 months of identity protection, credit monitoring and fraud assistance to any customers affected by the breach.” Seems we should all take advantage of such services. This one’s going to hit a great deal of elderly relatives, I suspect.
Medium: Improve the payment experience with animations.
Cute. I’d also mention ‘improve the payment experience with real security’, but ...
Bloomberg: How Americans Die.
Animated chart porn. Nicely designed, with good use of color.
CBS: NASA’s LADEE lunar explorer crashes into moon, as planned.
In my head, I hear the echoes of former playmates wielding model planes or spacecraft: “Let’s go crash something.” Then my father’s late afternoon lament, “Are you going to clean up that mess … ?” I fear we’ll soon need to put a Roomba on the Moon.
Macworld: Hands-on with Flickr 3.0, with new features that make Flickr cool again.
Sez you. Do we really need another Instagram? ‘Do not merely put on a mask of my ideas, for it will be an illusion and you will thereby deceive yourself.’ Krishnamurti.
Daily Beast: The Border Towns the Constitution Forgot.
“It’s really hard for people to grasp that, as the CBP interprets it, civil liberties and constitutional protections are suspended 100 miles into the interior of the U.S.” At least ten years ago, while discussing law enforcement issues with an officer, he candidly said, “We pretty much treat anything south of I-40 as potentially ‘below the border.’”
Collectors Weekly: These Chopines Weren’t Made for Walking: Platforms for Aristocratic Feet.
“They had to walk very slowly and required the aid of two servants to navigate whatever space they were moving through, whether it was out in public or at a private evening with an ambassador from a foreign country, when women might be asked to do this kind of promenading.” Lady Gaga bows to history, then.
Photo Rumors: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens (Canon version) tested at DxOmark.
Hmmm. I rented the Zeiss 50mm F2 Makro and liked having an f/22 in addition to half life-size detail work. I’d miss the 1.4 shallow DOF, perhaps. But 800 or so extra smackers’ll buy another lens. 50mm isn’t that compelling a focal range.
Nowness: How We Used to Live.
Trip down memory lane; our past almost has a steampunkish quality to it.
Italian Ways: The slow pace of beauty at Petrella Guidi’s historical hideaway.
“Here everything is ‘done well’, and every thing moves at the slow pace of beauty.” Library, and outdoor living spaces? All wrapped in ancient stone? Want. No, need.
iainclaridge.net: Woman on a scooter, 1916.
BBC News: Police drummer Stewart Copeland’s Ben-Hur film score premieres in US.
Must-see. Hope it comes to the Lensic here in Santa Fe.
BuzzFeed Comics: Do We Need To Be Touching? (And 36 Other NYC Etiquette Lessons).
Ah, the memories ...
365/2: 107. From this morning’s shoot.
Grumpy ham on the hoof.
The Millions: RIP Márquez.
The New Yorker: AC/DC Retirement Rumors.
“I am pained to think that there may be no more albums or tours. Nevertheless, I would much prefer that outcome to the sight of a diminished AC/DC attempting to live up to its legacy. Any lineup that didn’t feature Malcolm on rhythm guitar would be a diminishment.”
AP: Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited.
WHAT?!! Do you know how much we could use that post-pee water? Seriously, I’m surprised frackers haven’t made competing bids yet.
OpenCulture: A Brief Tour of British Accents: 14 Ways to Speak English in 84 Seconds.
A LIFE Photographer’s Gorgeous Early Polaroids.
Messy Nessy Chic: Victorian Prudes and their Bizarre Beachside Bathing Machines.
We should all chip in to get one of these for the next Miley Cyrus video.