Archive for March, 2021

One Bad Apple

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

[Found here.]

WordPress Nuked “Classic Editor” (UPDATED)

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

[See below for update.]


The long-time WordPress blogging mantra of What-You-See Is-What-You-Get has been officially nuked as of today. Classic Editor is gone for most users of the popular platform.

To get it back, WordPress suggests you pony up $300/year for a “Business Plan” account that allows you to install a plugin for Classic Editor. That’s a non-starter for me. I don’t pay ransoms.

But there’s hope.
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A Starlings.

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Fractals come into play with this murmuration.

[Found here.]

Stuff I do when I’m bored 3

Monday, 29 March 2021

 

[Related posts here.]

Tolfraedic Hot Links

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Old Timey-Holler/Ditty, Leonard Emanuel, (1976) Rhino Records Recorded at Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina between 1975 and 1976. Back in my apartment days, if the neighbors got too noisy I’d slap Hollerin’ on the turntable and crank it up. Leonard Emanuel worked the best. Things would get real quiet…

Close call.

Chair pants.

Charles Kettering.

No painting in the house.

I’m easily amused. I like this.

A chameleon’s worst nightmare.

Um, this is kinda, ah… it’s just not right.

Mummified bats and sloth poop heaps.

For $5,400 in 2021 dollars you could buy this.

TSA scanners set off alarms due to an *ahem* anomaly. [NSFK]

[Top image found here.]


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


Saturday Matinee – Feeling Through (short film), John Hiatt & the Jerry Douglas Band, Cowboy Jack Clement & Jerry Lee Lewis

Saturday, 27 March 2021

A homeless teen meets a deaf blind man in Feeling Through.

John Hiatt & the Jerry Douglas Band 2021. Hiatt’s been around for a long time, glad to see he’s still recording.

Cowboy Jack Clement was one of those guys who seemed like he’d be around forever, but then one day he’s gone. He played with and produced for some of the biggest names in both rock n’ roll and country music, and reportedly “discovered” (and recorded) Jerry Lee Lewis while Sun Records founder Sam Phillips was on vacation.

Yep. That’s The Killer in his heyday, and he’s still going.

Running short on post time here, but we’ll see you tomorrow for something or other.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 673 – Building Goats, Beggar Buster & Walking Snowflake Planthopper Nymph

Friday, 26 March 2021

[Found here and here, and the last one was created from this.]

Belgian Coal Miners ca. 1900

Thursday, 25 March 2021

That’s an elevator and some of the “safety gates” are missing. The workers are wearing wood clogs. Actual date and place is unknown.

[Found here.]

Double Knitting

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

“The sculpture is a part of a series where I make sculptures of people in my home town.” – Liisa Hietanen

[Found here, via here.]

Thundercycle

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

When you’ve got a genuine Russian tank engine lying around, how can you resist repurposing it? And really, tanks are so lumbering and oafish, and with the price of gas nowadays… something a little more sleek and maneuverable is obviously called for.

This giant motorcycle took the team of welders and mechanics at the Harzer Bike Schmiede in Zilly, Germany, almost a year to craft. It is 17′-4″ long, and 7′-6″ tall, and weighs four-and-a-half tons. 1.8 tons of that is the tank engine itself. The Guinness Book of World Records has just confirmed it is the heaviest motorcycle ever (though interestingly, there is no mention of the size dimensions breaking any records.) They are still hoping to obtain a special license to actually drive it on the road.

[Image and description found here.]


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