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Category Archives: History & Geography

Goose Pimples of the Physical

I’m a software guy.  That’s how I bring home the bacon.  I secretly love hardware; it’s so pleasingly tangible.  I don’t get to see much of it in my business anymore: everything is a cloud now.  This short and crystal clear nostalgia walk through telephone and telegraph central station buildings in NYC — continuously updated from the […]

Sound City Trifecta

If you’re a lover of music, a history buff, or an engineer (or on some sort of blended journey of these) do yourself a favor and go view Dave Grohl’s Sound City. I promise you won’t regret it. There are several themes in this loose but passionate documentary: the story of Sound City Studios, the […]

Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim

Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim #TED : http://on.ted.com/gVz9

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Keep Calm and Carry On – a Kansas Mashup

The family and I were on vacation week before last on the Washington coast; the cottage we stayed at had a British-cottage-by-the-seashore decorating motif.  I enjoyed the set of matching “Keep Calm and Carry On” coffee mugs.  I’d seen this quotation and iconic poster before, but associated it with the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy […]

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Romeo and Juliet go to Costco

Smithsonian had a fun article on the Rose and Jack could have both survived hypothesis; I had seen the Mythbusters episode some time ago. As is often the case, the comments to the article are funnier than the article.  Here’s one: A true love story ends in death. If the story carries on after marriage, […]

So British

Monty Python meets the local (UK) Christian stormtroopers, 1970s BBC style.  Excellent!

The Web We Lost

Good blog: The Web We Lost.  It describes the evolution of the “cool web” (my quotes) into a less-inspiring commercial proposition.  Resonates.  Utterly predictable too.  Watch for lots of innovator’s dilemma beginning to occur in the social-industry; the quickened pace of these cycles is breathtaking and a little scary nowadays. Although I’m a technologist and […]

Wonderful Photograph Colorization

I have never been a fan of colorized movies; to me all that is achieved is to suck some of the character and artistry out of black and white originals. That said, I came across a Swedish colorization artist named Sanna Dullaway who is featured here and here that breathes new authentic life into some classic […]