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PSFK: Hemingwrite Typing Device Aimed at Distraction-Free Writing.

Brill.

10/20/14 • 07:05 PM • ArtsBooksConsumptionDesignInternet • No Comments

“Awesomer ‘70s.”

Sharing my personal work-in-progress ‘70s playlist on Spotify. The first eight hours are pretty solid; I have to work on the last half to get the mix better. Take that, Peter Quill.

10/20/14 • 06:46 PM • MusicPersonal • No Comments

UPI: Led Zeppelin sees ‘Stairway to Heaven’ lawsuit move forward.

You knew this would happen. LZ will settle out of court, yet again. I point you back here, for the umpteenth time. Settled out of court for “Dazed and Confused.” Settled out of court over “Whole Lotta Love.” 

10/20/14 • 06:32 PM • HistoryLawMusic • No Comments

365/2: 292. Aspen leaf ‘doily’.

365/2: 292.

10/20/14 • 04:39 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

Joss Stone Feat. Jeff Beck – No Man’s Land: Green Fields of France.

Video. In remembrance of those lost in WWI. Can purchase the single November 2.

10/20/14 • 01:25 PM • Human RightsMusic • No Comments

Daily Mail.UK: Tutankhamun had girlish hips, a club foot and buck teeth ...

Some interesting theoretical leaps being taken here.

10/20/14 • 12:58 PM • HistoryScholarlyScience • No Comments

Exactly, precisely why we were all glad to see bell bottoms go away.

This. 

10/20/14 • 11:01 AM • ConsumptionDesignHistory(4) Comments

WaPo: Brace yourself. The 2016 Republican field is going to be HUGE.

Another Muppet Show of candidates. Happy-happy, joy-joy. [Equal time - I’ve used this phrase since the Democratic field for the ‘04 election.]

10/20/14 • 10:16 AM • Politics • No Comments

Australian National U: Physicists build reversible tractor beam.

It is the first long-distance optical tractor beam and moved particles one fifth of a millimetre in diameter a distance of up to 20 centimetres, around 100 times further than previous experiments.”  The Klingons remain unimpressed.

10/20/14 • 09:59 AM • Science • No Comments

Kenguru.

An electric car for wheelchair-bound folks. Pretty neat.

10/20/14 • 09:50 AM • ConsumptionDesignHealthHuman Rights • No Comments

Photoshelter Webinar: Law School 101 – Demystifying Copyright & Social Media Terms of Service.

Of note.  I may be tuning in to refresh my memory.

10/20/14 • 09:39 AM • InternetLawPhotographySocial Media • No Comments

Jaguar Heritage Experiences.

Drive (or ride) a vintage Jag.

10/20/14 • 09:37 AM • GeneralTravelVehicles • No Comments

The New Yorker: The Real Amazon Warriors.

... the horse was the great equalizer, along with the bow and arrow, which meant that a woman could be just as fast, just as deadly, as a man.” Those following a certain issue in the news, should be warned.

10/20/14 • 09:36 AM • ArtsBooksHistoryScience • No Comments

365/2 291. Double rainbow.

365/2: 291.

10/19/14 • 06:44 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

GitHub: LucidaGrandeYosemite.

‘Twas only a matter of time. There were enough complains about the new use of Helvetica.

10/19/14 • 12:28 PM • AppleDesignInternetSoftware • No Comments

WaPo: The government wants to study ‘social pollution’ on Twitter.

Hmm. A government-funded initiative is going to ‘assist in the preservation of open debate’ by monitoring social media for ‘subversive propaganda’ and combating what it considers to be ‘the diffusion of false and misleading ideas’? The concept seems to have come straight out of a George Orwell novel.

10/19/14 • 12:24 PM • Human RightsInternetPoliticsSocial Media • No Comments

ArtDaily: Japan toymaker unveils tiny talking, singing humanoid.

When asked to sing a song, the robot will answer, ‘Okay. Then let’s sing along together’ or ‘No. Ask me later because I am busy’, depending on ‘its mood’.” Just what I want to buy ... a moody robot. If you want torture, go talk to Eliza.

10/19/14 • 12:05 PM • ConsumptionPsychology(2) Comments

365/2: 290. Lily.

365/2: 290.

10/18/14 • 07:00 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local(2) Comments

Harvard University Press: The digital Loeb Classical Library is now online.

Here. Students of Latin and Greek rejoice.

10/17/14 • 07:47 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryScholarly • No Comments

ArtDaily: The Morgan showcases one of its greatest illuminated manuscripts ... The Crusader Bible.

Neat.

10/17/14 • 07:00 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryReligion • No Comments

365/2: 289. New Mexican autumn color contrast.

365/2: 289.

10/17/14 • 06:32 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

NY Times: Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

If there is such a thing as divine justice or karmic retribution, the world we live in is not the place to find it. Instead, the events of human life unfold in a fair and just manner only when individuals and society work hard to make this happen. We should resist our natural urge to think otherwise.”  My italic emphasis.

10/17/14 • 03:37 PM • GeneralPsychologyScience • No Comments

Artsy.

Of interest.

10/17/14 • 10:29 AM • ArtsInternet • No Comments

Ask DN: What is your pile of OSX Yosemite gripes so far?

Entertaining already, and it’s early yet.

10/17/14 • 10:24 AM • AppleSoftware • No Comments

Vox: How AP US History classes became the new culture war battleground.

My time in AP History seemed to revolve around the Civil War. The only thing I recall from that course was discussions of the Gag Rule. It really didn’t give me more information than I was already finding through my own curiousity at the public library and my old man’s collection of books (reading materials for his officer’s courses in the Marines). The original three-volume set of Lee’s Lieutenants: A Study in Command, for instance.

10/17/14 • 10:13 AM • HistoryPersonalScholarly(3) Comments

Copyblogger: Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Facebook Page.

Facebook might not be the best place to invest brand time and energy.” In a world of increasing time pressures, one must rate social interaction by response, and reapportion efforts accordingly. Said it for ages.

10/17/14 • 10:02 AM • Social MediaWeblogs • No Comments

Adobe Blogs: Photoshop & Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite).

To date, no issues reported. Good to know.

10/17/14 • 09:57 AM • AdobeAppleDesignSoftware • No Comments

Motherboard: Scientifically, What Is the Worst Way to Die?

So the bad news is that, if you’re alive today, your death will probably be drawn out and pretty scary. The good news is that we’re a lot better at managing pain than they were in the Middle Ages.” Mental note: move to a right-to-die state, if necessary, when the time draws near.

10/17/14 • 09:55 AM • HealthPersonal • No Comments

365/2: 288. Warm enough to sit out under the portale this evening. Nice sunset, too.

365/2: 288.

Later: Aforementioned sunset.

10/16/14 • 07:28 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments

Historiann: Death threats plus liberal gun laws = no feminist speech allowed.

Because of the historic association of gun ownership with men, especially white men, in states like Utah and Colorado they now have the power to shut down women speakers whose ideas they dislike, especially feminist women.” Are they acting out what they’ve learned from their favorite electronic pastimes (disturbing enough), or are they cold-bloodedly attempting to quash the ‘bug’ in their virtual perception of reality?

10/16/14 • 07:27 PM • Human RightsInternetLaw • No Comments

BarnFinds: The First El Camino?

Another nice one.

10/16/14 • 04:56 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryVehicles • No Comments

BBC: Is the oil crash a secret US war on Russia?

Of interest.

10/16/14 • 01:56 PM • EconomicsPolitics • No Comments

OS X 10.10 Yosemite: The Ars Technica Review.

Voluminous and detailed, as per usual.  I agree with Ars here: “The standard rules apply. Don’t upgrade until all the applications you care about are compatible. Make sure you have good backups. Point-zero releases are always a little more risky.”

10/16/14 • 01:46 PM • AppleSoftware • No Comments

Coda 2.5 is out.

Here. It’s been my prime code editor for a while now, though I own a half-dozen.

10/16/14 • 01:40 PM • InternetPersonalProgramming • No Comments

Guardian.UK: Tropical spider burrows under man’s skin through scar - video.

Will be featured in one of Hollywood’s next horror films, methinks.

10/16/14 • 01:27 PM • EntertainmentHealthScienceTravel • No Comments

Archaeology News Network: Amphipolis mosaic portrays Abduction of Persephone.

Looks more and more like this is a tomb for a very important woman in Alexander’s family.

10/16/14 • 01:25 PM • HistoryScience • No Comments

OpenCulture: Night on Bald Mountain: An Eery, Avant-Garde Pinscreen Animation.

What a difference seven years makes.

10/16/14 • 01:13 PM • ArtsChildhoodEntertainmentHistoryPsychology • No Comments

... and the ol’ odometer ticks over to the double-nickel ...

55 today. It ain’t the hardware, it’s the bandwidth. (Heh).

10/16/14 • 01:06 PM • Personal(6) Comments

JUMP FOR JOY! Photo Project: Roland Tanglao #jumpforjoyphoto of the day!

I still maintain Roland has the best smile on the interwebs.

10/16/14 • 10:34 AM • ArtsPhotography • No Comments

Italian Ways: The Castle in Soncino - “Si vis pacem, para bellum”.

Whenever I see a brick castle, I think “I could build that.”  Leftover Lego mentality, I suppose.

10/16/14 • 10:25 AM • HistoryTravel • No Comments
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