Saturday, August 14, 2010
Starred Saturdays: week of August 8
With my slight blogging lull, I almost forgot this post! Instead, I spent most of the evening looking at my British Columbia guide books because I'm heading out in a few days to visit Victoria, BC. I promise piccies, Al! I'm really excited to see the city and the ocean and also to meet a fellow blogger.
First, I'm going to be a bit serious and recommend that you become familiar with "net neutrality" (if you aren't already) and what it means to you as an internet user and also as a blogger. Publishers Weekly and io9 have some simple to understand views on the issue. This may be something that we need to contact our elected officials about in the near future (although I happen to know that my congressman is a strong supporter of net neutrality). Whew! On to the fun ...
Decades old chemistry set box art? Awesome! Chemistry appears to either make kids happy or pensive.
I'm an office supply addict (and I know a few of you are as well!) so I loved Flavorwire's "Grown-up Back-to-School Shopping List". I'm definitely going to try the new Sharpie Liquid Pencil (erasable at first and then permanent after three days) and the Polar Bear Storage Unit needs to find a home with me!
Ever wonder what Edgar Allan Poe's room at the University of Virginia looked like? Well, it's still there.
Scott Wade is an artist in Texas that recreates artistic masterpieces in the dirt on car windows.
Love these photos of the hobbit holes that were left behind in New Zealand after The Lord of the Rings filmed there. The current residents are even hairier than hobbits!
And while we're talking about animals: Snow leopards like Calvin Klein Obsession for Men, penguin chicks are incredibly cute and great white sharks that circle your surfboard are not (there's a video!).
Finally, are you familiar with the photochrom process? It was a way in the 1890s that they colorized black and white photos to make some really surreal looking images. This one is of a cave in Scotland, taken between 1890 and 1900. Amazing!
Preparing for adventure,