Retro Baltimore is a Tumblr run by the Baltimore Sun with historical posts about the city. It’s kind of heavy on reprinting historical covers, but every once in a while there’s a good before/after shot that’s fascinating.

Date posted: June 16, 2016 | Filed under Baltimore, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Everything about this I love: Two Englishmen bought an AMC AMX, kitted it out for rallying, and are now going to drive it from Peking to Paris.

Date posted: May 30, 2016 | Filed under cars, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Abandoned Kansai is an urban exploration website based in the central region of Honshū in Japan. I’ve seen the author’s work on other sites but this is the mother lode.

Date posted: May 20, 2016 | Filed under shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

You know you are dealing with a dark film when its only true beating heart belongs to a crippled biker, weed dealer and fugitive murderer who is in love with a blow-up doll, having blown the head off his previous paramour.

I’m rewatching River’s Edge on the train ride home and I’ve forgotten just how of its time the movie really is. It’s fun to watch a young Keanu Reeves and Crispin Glover sleepwalk and freak out through crisis together.

Date posted: May 19, 2016 | Filed under entertainment, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Here’s a handy Fuji X-Series buyer’s guide from a pro photographer. Basically: Buy the 35mm f1.4. Then buy the X-T1 body. Or the other way around. I have yet to wade into the comments though.

Date posted: May 13, 2016 | Filed under photo, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

The Fed asked respondents how they would pay for a $400 emergency. The answer: 47 percent of respondents said that either they would cover the expense by borrowing or selling something, or they would not be able to come up with the $400 at all.

We’ve had an oh-shit fund since before I stopped using credit cards, and it always gets replenished. This was in response to being laid off the first time, back in 2001. But the hits keep coming, and it’s not getting easier to refill the fund. And college tuition is looming on the horizon…

Date posted: April 20, 2016 | Filed under money, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

There’s a Kickstarter going which promises to make direct positive photo paper available for 120 cameras.

Direct positive photo paper falls somewhere between instant film and regular film: the paper does need to be developed, but compared to film the process is lightning fast. You can have a roll developed in about 7 minutes.

I’m totally keeping an eye on this, because shooting this with my Rolleicord would be so much fun.
Via: Petapixel

Date posted: April 15, 2016 | Filed under photography, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

If you love old film cameras and constantly want to know more about them (like me), then Old Cameras is a YouTube Channel where you can lose hours of time.
Source: Petapixel

Date posted: April 12, 2016 | Filed under photography, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Atomic succeeds because of the band’s willingness to dive into their muse and experiment. It’s why they’ve achieved such high status in the sub-genre.

Consequence of Sound reviews Mogwai’s Atomic.

Date posted: April 5, 2016 | Filed under music, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

By way of rationale, Hogan dismissed the Red Line as a “wasteful boondoggle,” and the downtown tunnel, in particular, as a costly indulgence — as if it was outlandish for rail lines in cities to run underground. Soon afterward, it would emerge in public-records requests from a pro-transit group that his administration had given the question zero study.

My Governor is an asshole from the country who has made it clear he doesn’t give a shit about Baltimore.

Date posted: March 22, 2016 | Filed under Baltimore, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »