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Apr 02

Okay this is a lovely service and all but honestly can’t you just redirect me to smile.amazon.com? How hard is that?

Okay this is a lovely service and all but honestly can’t you just redirect me to smile.amazon.com? How hard is that?

Mar 31

[video]

Mar 28

77,000 Kate Bush Tickets Sell Out in Minutes - NYTimes.com -

Got up at 5:30 in the morning, still tipsy from the night before, and managed to get four tickets no problem. I can’t believe all 22 shows sold out so fast.

Actually, I can’t believe this is happening at all. I’ve waited 20 years for this. More probably. I remember she announced tours for both The Sensual World and The Red Shoes and they never materialized.

Mar 27

This is so good. 

This is so good. 

Mar 26

jenndlv:

imgfave:

Posted by Allfunnyimages

I sort of want to write something about this…

I’ve always loved that feeling. Or just looking up, in complete emotional awe, and finding yourself on a subway or plane where everyone is just going on with their lives. 
There needs to be a good German word for it. 

jenndlv:

imgfave:

Posted by Allfunnyimages

I sort of want to write something about this…

I’ve always loved that feeling. Or just looking up, in complete emotional awe, and finding yourself on a subway or plane where everyone is just going on with their lives. 

There needs to be a good German word for it. 

Mar 25

newsweek:

This is how many square feet you can buy with $1m in the biggest U.S. cities. - Business Insider

This would be more useful if it was “Manhattan” and not “New York” Boston and SF are both small cities with large metro areas - Cambridge, Somerville, Oakland, etc. are all not included. This is comparing apples and oranges. Reports put Manhattan at 600 - 100 sq ft. 

That said, I am moving to Memphis. 

newsweek:

This is how many square feet you can buy with $1m in the biggest U.S. cities. - Business Insider

This would be more useful if it was “Manhattan” and not “New York” Boston and SF are both small cities with large metro areas - Cambridge, Somerville, Oakland, etc. are all not included. This is comparing apples and oranges. Reports put Manhattan at 600 - 100 sq ft. 

That said, I am moving to Memphis. 

[video]

Call for artists

litronica:

Litronica LLC, a new brooklyn-based publisher, is creating a new book in the style of an illuminated manuscript, with modern technically-oriented content. It will contain a series of essays and accompanying illustrations. The goal is to look classical, medieval, while recognizing that the content is in fact of the future.

We’re looking for the illustrator, for approximately one dozen full-page illustrations. The content of these will each be based on a single word or phrase that will probably may sound like gibberish to the technically uninclined. It will be up to you to illustrate what it could be, if that word was a thing. We can do this several ways including explaining the concept in advance or leaving it completely to your imagination.

There’s an advance, and you’ll get royalties from the sales of the book.

Interested? Please send some samples of full page illustrations that would sit well in a kind of weird illuminated manuscript. Medieval, steam punk, retro future, technical, internet, or anything vaguely old or futuristic or both.

My friends Gabe, Doug and I started a publishing company on paper last year and now we’re finally getting around to kicking off one of our projects. Tumblr seems like the best place to find an illustrator like the one we’re looking for, so if you’re interested, hit us up via the Ask Box or email! Nerdy technical medieval illustrations! Come on, Tumblr! It’s right up your alley!

Mar 21

[video]

“For now, Auerbach says he’s only noticed a handful of changes since the sale: he’s had to file his expenses differently, he has better benefits, and the snack situation in his office has improved.” — Will Tumblr Become The Next MySpace For Music?

Mar 20

nickdouglas:

CATS shaming

THERE WAS A REASON. I wanted a really good google/tumblr image of some stupid Cats/Memory meme pic to send someone in an email. Okay. And then maybe I got sucked in. 

nickdouglas:

CATS shaming

THERE WAS A REASON. I wanted a really good google/tumblr image of some stupid Cats/Memory meme pic to send someone in an email. Okay. And then maybe I got sucked in. 

Aspyr - Civilization V Gets Open CL Update for Mac Pro -

Civ V was updated for Open CL and 4K for the new Mac Pros. Now I want one. SPEND $10K TO PLAY A GAME.

A Website Asks Readers to Finance Independent Journalists - NYTimes.com

Mar 19

legoloft:

Fall of Cloud Cuckoo Land http://www.flickr.com/photos/34082128@N04/13098262345

legoloft:

Fall of Cloud Cuckoo Land http://www.flickr.com/photos/34082128@N04/13098262345

(Source: legoloft)