Smiling Savage Kiosk #8
A list of related, tangental, or inspirational links shared from this week's browser history
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I’ve been enjoying the “Glass” iPad app and definitely think viewing photos on the iPad is enjoyable. Here are some black and white gems I liked from the last several days (One, Two, Three). It’s easy to appreciate the niche they’re trying to fill, left by Instagram both choosing to ignore the iPad and being loaded with advertising. That said, I wonder how many people will find it worth $5/month.
I’m looking forward to trying out two paper sample kits — Photo Base Sample Kit and Fine Art & Photography Discovery Kit — from Red River Paper. I’ll plan to post results.
Related, I’ve been studying up on black and white digital darkroom technique and thought these were all helpful…
And I’m reading up on how to engrave photos onto wood and other materials with a Glowforge. Again, I’ll plan to post results when I have some…
A couple of new songs from old bands that I recently enjoyed are Voyage by Berlin and If the World Should End Today by Men Without Hats.
Leave it in the Dust, new alternative folk music by The Accidentals, is simply great.
This week’s earworm: Complete Mess by 5 Seconds of Summer. (No snark intended, but this song sounds really familiar but I can’t put my finger on why.)…
This BBS — available through the web as well as dial-up — offers the ability to send a tweet from your classic computer.
Here’s a wifi cartridge for the Commodore 64, which could be fun.
Equally cool, here’s a floppy drive replacement for Atari 8-bit computers that uses SD cards…
Elden ring is hard. Personally I liked this guide to making the magic-user class live a little bit longer…
This thread about mysterious building in the English countryside is entertaining…
And if you’ve ever wondered about why some pizza — as I’ve seen in the Midwest — is cut square, this thread will hook you up…
This article about Burnout by Charlie Tyson in The Baffler gives some nice background on the malady which is everywhere in the 2020s. (Spotted from Arts & Letters Daily)
Something In the Way from Nirvana’s 1991 album Nevermind hit the Billboard charts for the first time in 31 years thanks to being featured in the movie The Batman. (Spotted from The Retro)
This article says E-bikes are booming — again — because of high gas prices, but I’m not convinced there’s much correlation there. E-bike sales have been trending up for years now.
In any case, this related article makes the point that electric bike incentives are languishing because it’s a blind spot for both politicians and environmentalists — and that makes a lot of sense.
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