A bunch of urban explorers snuck into the Baikonur Cosmodrome to check out the Buran, Russia’s Space Shuttle, which has been sitting abandoned since the 1990’s in a gigantic sealed hangar. This takes giant brass balls.
In the early days, she took pictures of flowers and sunsets. “I’d never post something like that now,” she said, looking at a closeup of ripening blackberries, from four years ago. As I thumbed toward the top of the screen, I had the disconcerting sense of watching a life become a life-style brand.
Apparently the Department of Justice wants an internet provider, Dreamhost, to turn over IP addresses of everyone who visited a website built to coordinate protests of Trump's Inauguration.
The request also covers emails between the site’s organizers and people interested in attending the protests, any deleted messages and files, as well as subscriber information — such as names and addresses — and unpublished photos and blog posts that are stored in the site’s database, according to the warrant...
This is some chilling shit right here. Dreamhost responds:
I'm happy to say I use DreamHost for my personal website, and if I can get my act together, I'm going to move Idiotking there too.
A quick housekeeping note for myself: I used this article to fix the Add Media function within Wordpress, which was disabled with the installation of Jetpack. Jetpack is handy for lots of small things, so I had to get the two to play nice. One parameter string changed and we're back in business.
Wow, I could spend days on this site: the Great 78 Project is digitizing old shellac-based 78's before they disintegrate. There's a wealth of music here, from Jazz to Blues to everything in between.