June 2008 Archives
EMA: eternal, maiden, actualization
June 25, 2008 | 10:51 PM | Permalink
The baby mainframe
"This is the first known photograph of the great grandfather of modern digital computers - a room sized, one ton jumble of wiring, valves and racks that was 640 million times less powerful than its descendant, the pocket-sized iPod."
This is millennia ago in technology terms, but only 60 years in human terms.
June 20, 2008 | 11:36 PM | Permalink
The photography of Aldo Sperber
June 17, 2008 | 12:02 AM | Permalink
Lust, gluttony & other porcelains
June 16, 2008 | 11:59 PM | Permalink
Decadence, all shimmering in purple and gold
“I love this word decadence, all shimmering in purple and gold. It suggests the subtle thoughts of ultimate civilization, a high literary culture, a soul capable of intense pleasures. It throws off bursts of fire and the sparkle of precious stones. It is redolent of the rouge of courtesans, the games of the circus, the panting of the gladiators, the spring of wild beasts, the consuming in flames of races exhausted by their capacity for sensation, as the tramp of an invading army sounds.”
June 16, 2008 | 11:56 PM | Permalink
Los Rumbers - flamenco breaks
Mash-up Sevilla style: Los Rumbers mix flamenco samples with hip hop beats.
June 16, 2008 | 11:54 PM | Permalink
Sonny J - Handsfree
June 03, 2008 | 11:03 PM | Permalink
Alien ants are running amok in Texas, eating electronics
"billions of tiny reddish-brown ants have arrived onshore from a cargo ship and are hell-bent on eating anything electronic. Computers, burglar alarm systems, gas and electricity meters, iPods, telephone exchanges – all are considered food by the flea-sized ants, for reasons that have left scientists baffled."
June 03, 2008 | 10:55 PM | Permalink