This is wonderful: Portraits of people who want artists to work for free. Via Dangerous Minds

Date posted: October 23, 2016 | Filed under art/design, humor, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Finley and I have agreed to start running to get regular exercise going. I’d like for her to grow up with exercise as a part of her life, not a chore. This is going to take some dedication on my part, and a guide for How to Start Running, via The New York Times.

Date posted: October 20, 2016 | Filed under finn, general, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Behold: seven posters for each of the Harry Potter books, by Olly Moss. Pricy, but absolutely stunning visually and conceptually.

Date posted: October 19, 2016 | Filed under art/design, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Matthew decided his best chance to affect Derek’s thinking was not to ignore him or confront him, but simply to include him. “Maybe he’d never spent time with a Jewish person before,” Matthew remembered thinking.

The Washington Post tells the story of a second-generation white supremacist who began to question his beliefs–and was aided by an open invitation to Shabbat dinner.

Date posted: October 17, 2016 | Filed under general, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Here’s a decent explanation and basic recipe for St. Mary’s County Thanksgiving Stuffed Ham from the Huffington Post, of all places.

Date posted: October 17, 2016 | Filed under general, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

File this under future project plans: Ilford, the folks who produced all of the photo paper I developed on in college, have opened up a film lab and will process film by mail. Developing and printing.

Date posted: October 14, 2016 | Filed under photography, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Apparently, after a 12-year hiatus, BMW is producing new films in “The Hire” series. The first one is directed by Neil Blomkamp (District 9) and will be out at the end of October.

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

Another awesome graphic from XKCD: the Earth Temperature Timeline. Once again Mr. Munroe does an excellent job of putting things in perspective.

Date posted: September 12, 2016 | Filed under geek, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

“The problem of radicalized surveillance is particularly pronounced in Baltimore,” the complaint stated. The city was already on the defensive, even as the aerial surveillance program was shielded from the public eye.

Bloomberg reports on an aerial surveillance system quietly flying daily over Baltimore–without the public’s knowledge. This kind of thing is chilling.

Date posted: August 24, 2016 | Filed under Baltimore, politics, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Here’s an exhaustive article on Capturing Sharp Photographs in Any Situation, from lenses to settings to flash.

Date posted: August 23, 2016 | Filed under photography, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »