Street music in Paris — Note the photo credit at the top of the article. I apparently get around.
Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene — A fascinating piece. (Thanks to Ron Spirko.)
Salvaged: The extraordinary family album that turned wrecks into art — More than 200 stricken vessels were captured over a 125-year period off the Isles of Scilly, David Keys gazes in wonder at a unique maritime archive. (Via
Ships That Sail Through the Clouds: Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships — Wow. (Via
Smithsonian Now Allows Anyone To 3D Print (Some) Historic Artifacts — Huh. Interesting implications for preservation, and, eventually, authenticity. (Via Lisa Costello.)
'Duelling dinosaurs' fossil for auction in New York — Two dinosaurs thought to have been locked in combat when they died are to be auctioned in New York next week. I have seen a very similar behavioral fossil in the State Central Museum in Ulaan Baatar.
World's oldest creature was 507...but scientists killed it — World's oldest creature - known as Ming the mollusc - is proven even older than previously thought.
Home Wireless Network Keeps the Snoops Away — Community wireless mesh networks are gaining popularity because they are cheap to build and under the users' control. (Thanks to Dad.)
The revolution will not be hand-stitched — Charlie Stross is interesting on the future of fabric and Third World manufacturing.
What’s Missing in Keller and Greenwald’s Future of Journalism — (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
Who’s Still Afraid of Interracial Marriage? — Wow. (Snurched from Sociological Images.)
Shots Fired Into Crowd at Party in Houston Suburb, Killing Two — “You’re saying to the social media world, ‘I don’t know who you are, but you’re invited.’ That’s not a good practice.” Yup. Definitely a social media issue. The problem is never the widespread availability of firearms, is it? After all, as any conservative will tell you, guns make us all safer. Especially the 30,000 people killed by them every year. (Via
Retraction for our 1863 editorial calling Gettysburg Address 'silly remarks': Editorial — Wow…
?otD: Did you relax? Did you not do it? Did you want to go to it?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (fitful)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing down donut shops: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)