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Sound vacations

A Soundscape Project by l’appareil and guests. Pick a point on the map. click the link. A page opens, you see an “out the window” snapshot and hear an audio sample. From the site description: Some artists, all over the globe were asked to share their personal window. They made a few minutes field recording […]

Squyres gets a Wired Rave award

Category: Science. Here’s the scoop. (click back and forward on the article to read about the other Rave winners)

The war is over! — Right on the kisser

LA Observed notes the story of the nurse kissed by the sailor in that Eisenstaedt photo. Her story’s in The Daily News.

Barrel Fever

On Saturday, during a little break from the rain, I went to the Huntington Library and Gardens for a stroll through the cactus garden. Water droplets everywhere on the thirsty succulents: Whenever I’m in the section where all the barrell cactus are, I imagine this picture of what happens at night, after the Huntington closes […]


Washington Post: Why Stevie Can’t Spell A professional journalist and chronic (and I mean chronic) bad speller investigates the causes of bad spelling. [via Chris Nolan]. It’s a good view into the other side for someone who won the classroom spelling bees.

Moore’s Law in Action

1 GB USB Thumb drive. $79.95 ($20 off) @ your friendly neighborhood Radio Shack— the SanDisk Cruzer Mini. Comes bundled with a bunch of Windows utility software Backup/restore/synchronize. useless for me, but not for some. the 512MB one is $50. Aaah, 1GB in a teeny drive. Makes me remember fondly how cool the first Iomega […]