Mastodon 2024

Capture by helaku h on Flickr January 2024 Shantell Powell #classics #pigeon #odyssey #odysseus 11:33 AM • January 16, 2024 (UTC) Old Book Illustrations High on a throne of royal state. Gustave Doré, from "Milton's Paradise Lost" New York: [ca. 1880?] #illustration #art 8:55 AM • January 22, 2024 (UTC) February 2024 Corey S Powell For a little dose of perspective: Here's a partial solar eclipse on Mars!

Mastodon 2023

Capture by internetarchivebookimages on Flickr January 2023 Randy Lubin Works entering the public domain include: Written work by: Agatha Christie, Baroness Orczy, Hermann Hesse, Marcel Proust, Upton Sinclair, and Virginia Woolf Art by: Ansel Adams, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, René Magritte, Salvador Dalí, and Tamara de Lempicka Films including The Jazz Singer, Metropolis, Napoléon, and Trolley Troubles Music by Béla Bartók, Ira and George Gershwin, Igor Stravinsky, Irving Berlin, Louis Armstrong, Ruth Etting, and Sophie Tucker

Bye, Twitter

Capture by Robynne Blume on Flickr I had an awful time building the blog because of errors fetching content from Twitter. This, I suspect, has to do with their new policies on unauthenticated access. So I’m getting rid of my link files dating back to 2016 (though I’m keeping them archived just in case). I’m still keeping my account, but not adding anything that isn’t already going to be available on my presence on Mastodon or Facebook.

Mastodon 2022

Capture by Les Halstead on Flickr I’ve been on the platform for a number of years, but have been following the crowd reducing the exposure to the turmoil on Twitter. Here are a few of the items from the last few months I marked as favourites. The styling isn’t quite what I want, so I might change some of the tooling to bring it more in line with the other pages here.

See something, say something

© creativecommonsstockphotos ID 92160937 | Dreamstime Stock Photos I’ve been keeping an eye on the some items that Something on a little bit of fossilized legal speech you have probably heard at some time. In my past life I did a few years of work on neutrinos, enough to find it that something as small as the Earth could manage to absorb them when conditions are right. True life crime can be more crazy than what thriller writers think up.

Kind of great

© creativecommonsstockphotos ID 89250373 | Dreamstime Stock Photos Instead of passively consuming the nearly endless stream of content coming my way I thought I’d gather together a few items to share with everyone here. Forty-nine years ago this happened: * I particularly like this polyphonic visualization * We were moved when we saw the remnants of the Berlin Wall last October, so I was pleased to see the site for the online [memorial](https://www.

Public private

For every post here I write maybe three for my own use over on Penzu as a sort of diary of what’s going on. I’ve learned that it’s too easy to forget a lot sooner than you expect just what you were experiencing and saying and doing if you don’t leave some kind of traces for yourself to get back into your head in times past. What I write are things too personal or professionally sensitive to want to put out on a public blog like this, or more often things that only I figure I would be interested in knowing about.