It’s a big list today. So many interesting things going on in the
world that beg to be logged.
German built H‐D side car rigs. Um, that’s weird.
There’s been lots of talk about the 747 tanker being used to fight the
fires in LA County. Here’s a round up of links to pics, videos, and
other stuff. (Also a couple of the older flying boat that is way
News of the purchase of Marvel by Disney has the comics crowd howling.
Mostly in pain, but here’s a little of what’s leading to laughter in
the cheap seats.
Do you remember the family tree of rock‐n‐roll that Jack Black drew
for his students in School of Rock? Here’s a similar effort that
describes the evolution of sci‐fi themes on pop TV.
In case you need a refresher on the history of rock, here’s a post
with a number of genealogies including the famous blackboard.
eBooks and readers and copyright
iRiver’s US‐bound reader. Based on a Japanese model with a built in
“comics mode.” Does this mean I can read graphic novels on it?
Google teams up with Interead to bring us coolerbooks and cool‐er
readers. No one doubted that Google meant to get into the sale of
copyright books to go with it’s Google Books initiative.
Tucows, the unfortunately named Canadian ISP (and more) has provided
David Weinberger with a chance to address the Canadian copyright
consultation. David W provides a readable refutation to the”: strong
copyright provides an incentive to create, weak copyright is a
Random Things that Made Me Smile
Plushy microbes. There are several sets available but this one seems
the ideal gift for someone you don’t quite like.
Cookie dough and ice cream are both good. Cookie dough and ice cream
together are great. Cookie dough and ice cream together shaped like
gyoza are… incredibly clever.
An extensive gallery of beautiful chicken coops. Mine is looking quite
tawdry by comparison.
Masakatsu Sashie’s orbs are floating collection of life and living
space. Japanese surrealism well done.
A selection from Samantha Zaza’s large portfolio. In this case, her
regal pigeons in uniform. Yes, this is what pigeons see when they look
in the mental mirror.
If I had a winery I would want July Macuda’s naive paintings for my
Something new. A video trailer for a book, Scott Westerfeld’s latest
YA Leviathan. Visually it’s much steam‐punky goodness. The voice over
is all wrong.