This is Ken Rockwell’s review of the Nikon D7000 for future reference. I used him to decide upon my D70 and I go back to him for the straight dope.
I just found this album via Spotify: Disappear Here by Hybrid. Real nice atmospheric drum and bass, with a sultry female vocal over 3/4 of the tracks. Standout cuts are “Salt”, “Formula of Fear” and the title track.
In the same vein as Bring A Trailer and Barn Finds, LockingHub.com is nothing but 4x4s of various flavors.
I find this interesting because Jen and I had a cicada-themed wedding back in 2004: A Century of Cicadas is the NY Times’ interactive feature outlining the appearance of each brood all the way back to 1893. Apparently our wedding guests were Brood X, while our impending guests will be Brood II.
File this under helpful to have: Let’s Do Drum Brakes, Part One. I certainly need a refresher course.
Here’s a great little article about Old School Dungeons & Dragons and the changes made after it was bought out by Wizards of the Coast.
Child psychologist Donald Winncott describes the pure play of youth, where an unboundedness is the required work of a healthy developing mind, and continues to be an vital part of being an authentic self into adulthood. Is this was role-playing is about? Authenticity? And is someone supposed to find authenticity imagining they are, say, a magic-user in search of arcane lore?
A visual representation of musical styles and artists, example 47: Every Noise at Once.
This site reminds me of the original Fucked Company back in the day: pure, unbridled snark, set afaire with the power of a thousand blazing suns. Good times.
Iconic Photos is just as it says on the label: Famous, Infamous and Iconic Photos from history. There’s hours of fascinating reading there.