What brought me to Tumblr was long form posts by Merlin Mann and Marco Arment. Plus Tumblr’s utter lack of friction in posting anything, including text.
Meta-analysis of Bond
ubergrid: In CASINO ROYALE, James Bond is the Bond girl. Look at the way they even show him emerging from the ocean like Ursula Andress. Sexual torture, too, if less creepy-glam than being stripped and painted gold. Vesper Lynd is Bond: never not in control, never without a plan, seducing to further her goals. She has to die so Bond can become her.
R.I.P. DLC →
in pace, requiescat.
What the strange persistence of rockets can teach... →
Technology has a context, and humans develop habits. This is why we’re still building rockets and drilling for oil and typing on keyboards designed to slow us down. Rockets are a very old invention. The Chinese have had them for something like 1,000 years. Francis Scott Key wrote about them during the War of 1812 and we sing about them at every football game. As late as the 1930s,...
Am feeling fussy about calendars today, as Outlook and Google Calendar have once again let me down. In theory I have things set up so that Outlook and Gcal sync, and both sync to my phone. Google helpfully sends me an email list of what’s scheduled at twenty to five every morning. In practice, once or twice a month things I’m sure I’ve added mysteriously drop away. Like my lunch...