26 March 2010

Linkage, Volume 97

Radio Hat
1949 ad for a portable vacuum tube radio hat. Choice of eight colors!
via The J-Walk Blog

Young Me / Now Me
photo project by Ze Frank
via The J-Walk Blog and Neatorama

Space Photos
man sent a digital camera into space by balloon, and the pictures were so stunning that NASA was impressed.
via Plime

19 March 2010

Linkage, Volume 96

WASPs
Women Airforce Service Pilots are finally getting the recognition they deserve, 65 years after their service
via Neatorama

Not All Princesses
an open letter to Pixar requesting a movie with a non-princess female lead character
via Flexible Dreams

It's in English
thank-you, I'll have the "Big bowl fresh immerse miscellaneous germ" with "Chicken ear an ear jade liquid geng" on the side and "Steamed Forest Frog Plaster W/Double-boiled" for dessert.
via Miss Cellania

The Scale of the Universe
"from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime" via The J-Walk Blog

Top-Level Domain
Canon intends to be the first company to buy their own TLD, in late 2011
via The J-Walk Blog

17 March 2010

Follow Me

I used to have a toy computer, back before toy computers were popular. It had a selection of simple games and a monochromatic screen. My favorite game was "Follow Me." The computer would play a note and say "Follow Me", its instructions for you to play the note, too. Then it would play two notes and say "Follow Me," and you would play the two notes. The computer would repeat this, adding another note each time, until eventually you messed up and forgot the sequence. The challenge was to see how many notes you could follow.

Become a follower of my blog, please. I know there are only like five people who read my blog, but you can all become followers! There is a quick and easy link for this in the right column, just under my contact e-mail address. Another crazy Amy is already following me. She pointed out on her blog, Flexible Dreams, that there are good reasons to have lots of followers - like being eligible to review products and such. Thanks, Amy! Thanks, everyone!

15 March 2010

Linkage, Volume 95

20 Unholy Recipes
"Dishes So Awful We Had to Make Them"
via Neatorama

Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy
Offering $100 to do nice things for others. Apparently it's harder than you think to give away free umbrellas in a rainstorm.
via Neatorama

Comparing Labels
regular vs. "healthy" tomato soup - same recipe, different prices
via J-Walk Blog