Is Google Making Us Stupid? - Nicholas Carr - The Atlantic -
Neat stuff - I didn’t know anything about Taylor - and an interesting perspective.
Also, this quote, (my favorite bit bolded):
“The kind of deep reading that a sequence of printed pages promotes is valuable not just for the knowledge we acquire from the author’s words but for the intellectual vibrations those words set off within our own minds. In the quiet spaces opened up by the sustained, undistracted reading of a book, or by any other act of contemplation, for that matter, we make our own associations, draw our own inferences and analogies, foster our own ideas.”
…and yes, I read the whole thing :P
Sneak peak of my cousin-in-law, (I know that’s not right, shush), Simon Christen’s new time lapse project.
You’ve seen the first one. No? Watch.
“Three Chilly Saints May 11, 12, and 13 are the feast days of Saints Mamertus, Pancras, and Gervais. These three are known as the Three Chilly Saints not because they were cold during their lifetimes, but because these days are traditionally the coldest of the month. English and French folklore (and later American) held that these days would bring a late frost. In Germany, they were called the Icemanner, or Icemen Days, and people believed it was never safe to plant until the Icemen were gone. Another bit of folklore claimed, “Who shears his sheep before St. Gervatius’s Day loves more his wool than his sheep.” (via Calendar for May 11th, 2013)
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Kevin Briggs, Golden Gate Bridge CHP Officer, Honored For Suicide Prevention Work
This is not your average student desk that only has room for your
laptop and a 40oz. My desk is a mind-blowing 18 feet long and
8 feet wide. Those are not typos. Those numbers are straight from
the USA ruler system.
I have the desk in my dorm room. Well most of it. One end extends
across my terrace and about five feet out into the air. Sometimes birds
gather there. Don’t worry, those stains can probably be removed.
The desk is so big I can spread over it all the notes from the classes
I’m auditing this year, and I still have room for my hotplate, toaster
oven, and bong. Also my yoga mat, Hindu idol and backup bong.
It’s been no big deal that I can’t have anything else in the room
beside the desk. I’ve set up some blankets under the desk for sleeping,
along with a mini fridge and a pee jar. I use a slip and slide and
a rope and pulley system to get myself in and out of my room, so
this desk is also an exercise machine.
I’m sad to let this kick-ass thing go, but my dorm privileges have
been revoked so it’s time to say goodbye. You’ll probably need a
crane and some kind of permit to get the thing out of here, along with
chainsaws. Ask around and you’ll be surprised, it’ll turn out someone
you know has a crane and a chainsaw. Life’s weird like that.
Bay Lights, game lights, streetlights.