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.

Date posted: July 10, 2017 | Filed under other | Leave a Comment »

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.

The New Yorker on #Vanlife, the social media trend of young white couples traveling in antique VW vans, paid for by sponsors and marketing deals.

Date posted: April 19, 2017 | Filed under other, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Wow, fascinating reading: Paul Haggis Vs. the Church of Scientology, via the New Yorker.

Date posted: February 7, 2011 | Filed under other, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

From the Karma’s a Bitch Department: Alleged Walmart Parking Lot Baby Salesman Beaten in Jail, Say Cops.

Date posted: June 28, 2010 | Filed under other, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

This site is chock full of motorsports goodness: Tony Adamowicz started a out as an SCCA racer in Virginia and four years later found himself behind the wheel of a Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Dreams really do come true.

Date posted: December 4, 2009 | Filed under other, shortlinks | Comments Off on Tony Adamowicz

From the NYT, After Hurricane Katrina, Doctors at New Orleans Memorial Hospital Faced Deadly Choices. What happened after the flood waters rose? These are choices I would not want to be forced to make.

Date posted: August 28, 2009 | Filed under other, shortlinks | Comments Off on Katrina, Hospitals, and Euthanasia

The Auteurs Films: A site that streams high-quality arthouse films, with a better selection than Hulu (The Seven Samurai, Breathless, Annie Hall, Taxi Driver, etc.)

Date posted: July 8, 2009 | Filed under other, shortlinks | Comments Off on The Auteurs

The Onion A.V. Club started a TV Recap series on Deadwood. Let the time-wasting begin!

Date posted: June 4, 2009 | Filed under other, shortlinks | Comments Off on Deadwood recap.

64 Things Every Geek Should Know. A bit PC-centric, but there’s some good links in this list.

Date posted: May 5, 2009 | Filed under other, shortlinks | Comments Off on 64 things every geek should know

It got down to 63° last night, so we cranked up the furnace this morning to warm the house. I’ve been meaning to gather a list of links on caring for steam heating systems. In no particular order: Bleeding, shimming, gurgling and clangs, Steam radiator tips, and troubleshooting a steam distribution system.

Date posted: October 3, 2008 | Filed under other, shortlinks | Comments Off on Steam Radiator Tips.