Love the bike, love the picture. Follow the link at the bottom for the full gallery — music warning on the link.
For 2010, the Thruxton SE. I’m going to figure out how to get the black cases on the one in the shop.
Trains and sidecars. Yay.
More trains. A Life gallery of box car logos. I grew up next to the tracks and remember seeing a lot of these, but not all of them.
What was Popular Mechanics thinking? Some of the more ridiculous transportation ideas floated by PopMech and Modern Mechanics. What, you don’t read the woot blog?
That damned cat is everywhere. Hello Kitty flies. I just want an airline meal that looks that close to edible.
I feel obligated to report on this. Heels on Wheels. Sounds great — shoes and bikes. Dull.
Science and Tech
Building Blog has a fascinating illustrated interview on underground storage of nuclear materials. Non‐political for the most part, full of geeky geology, building tech, and general scientific goodness.
From underground to the upper reaches. Alien origins of certain gases hint at outer space being as important as inner space in forming earth’s atmosphere .
Speaking of space, Google opens up a suite of tools to use with satellite imagery to track changes on earth.
Eric Schmidt thinks you can avoid privacy problems by not doing things that you’d be embarrassed to have made public.(Okay that’s a little shallow as an analysis of his statements.) Bruce Schneier points out that privacy matters not because you might have to explain to your boss why you drew a mustache on the Mona Lisa but because privacy is the antidote to tyranny.
I’ve always wondered exactly how badly fubared the economic model for cell phone sales in the US is. Here’s a set of data points for the iPhone. Interesting. The cellular communications business model should implode in about 30 minutes.
Art, Images, Animation
Amanda Visell’s characters make me smile. Check out the rabbits. And there are penguins. Real penguins, further down the page.
Andy Kehoe is from Pittsburgh and now lives in Portland. This interview talks about his work for “The World Unseen and Those In Between” showing at Thinkspace, and his very cool studio space.
Brandon Graham turns 33 and provides us with a massive, jumbled post of his work. (NSFW for language and lingerie)
Today’s animation. Freaking beautiful images, adorable stories. Click the Music Off link in the lower left corner. (Music/Christmas)
Stills from the animation with no music here.