When you swing a guitar without strap locks.
YES! Art for our office. Signed and numbered print called Bird Vision by Lisa Hanawalt:
You can get your own here.
If you’re upset, confused, alarmed, and/or concerned about Twitter’s new policy of censoring tweets at a country-level, this is worth reading: Why Twitter’s new policy is helpful for free-speech advocates .
“What can you tell a person you been wit’ for forty years?”
Italianamerican (dir. Martin Scorsese; 1974)
[via Kung Fu Grippe]
I have two invitations to Stellar to hand out. Just ask: @torrez.
I’ve become fond of a weblog called Everyday Carry. When I decided to dust off my newsreader I asked some friends for their OPMLs so I could see what they were reading and Everyday Carry was one that came in a bundle of consumer-centric feeds Adam Mathes read for Decommodify.
The basic idea is people send in photos of what they carry every day, with a little summary of what the items are and possibly a little backstory on how they acquired the item. The goal seems to be minimalism crossed with preparedness, and so there is a theme amongst the enthusiasts that I’ve been able to observe. Most carry a light, a bit of rope, a hook of some sort, a small number of keys (usually one), a knife, a wallet, and a watch.
Each post has a followup by the editor thanking them for the contribution and praising or offering a gentle suggestion about how they could achieve a more efficient everyday carry.
There are no Amazon encoded links to buy your own, that feels noteworthy.
Some time ago I decided I would not carry a bag and laptop into work. I keep my work iMac at the office and commute with only my keys, a wallet, and iPhone (with standard earbuds). My keys have an Inka Pen keychain that has saved me more times than I can count.
I don’t imagine I would ever submit to Everyday Carry, but the site is a bright spot as I read through my feeds.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a blatant, obvious rip-off of a design by a clothing company.
Normally I wouldn’t get this upset, but this design in particular was made for my wife as a gift so it really hurts to see it stolen.