“10% of all photos ever taken
were shot in 2011.”
Fortune magazine, September 24, 2012, page 166
The times we’re living in.
Reblogged from snowce.
October 03, 2012, 8:42am
Bummer and Lazarus were two stray dogs that roamed the streets of San Francisco, California, USA, in the early 1860s. Recognized for their unique bond and their prodigious rat-killing ability, they became a fixture of city newspapers, were exempted from local ordinances and immortalized in cartoons.
August 10, 2012, 11:02pm
A friend of mine said the other day that Japanese cuisine was vegetarian pre-Tokugawa. This is a bit of an exaggeration, but as it turns out, during the Kamakura period, which was highly influenced by assimiliation of Buddhist practices, the vegetarian diet prevailed. Anyway, the tofu in Japan is genuinely amazing. Just last night I had Okonomiyaki with tofu and Maitake mushrooms at a place called Minato-ya in Ako city. Just perfect—and not that hard to make at home yourself.
March 22, 2012, 11:36pm
Space History - I found this amazing chart on the MIT Technology Review site. It shows the number of space launches for each country over time, starting with the very first launch ever, to the end of the Space Shuttle era. One thing that immediately struck me was that the often mentioned “US leadership in space flight” people were so worried about losing when the Shuttle retired isn’t as self-evident as some would like to believe.
Actually, the list of nations on that chart is pretty long, and growing every year! Just as all nations share the responsibility of stewardship for planet Earth - and the consequences when any one of them fails in that responsibility - it will take all of humanity’s resources and efforts to make us a multi-planetary society. No matter what flag is on it (although personally I’d prefer it to be none at all), any spaceship that successfully claws its way out of Earth’s gravity is an accomplishment for all of us.
September 24, 2011, 10:43am
“Houston, we’ve had a problem.”
August 04, 2011, 5:20am