Saturday, January 27, 2018

If you do not change direction...

How about Stick Men and Terry Bozzio performing King Crimson's Larks Tongues in Aspic?

Adam Holzman's (keyboardist for Steven Wilson) new solo album, Truth Decay, is due out at the end of March.

It is said that Paul Klee's writing on modern painting are akin to Newton's writing on physics in terms of their significance. So having 3,900 pages of Klee's personal notebooks online is a big deal.

Paul Klee, Castle and Sun, 1928. I can't help but compare this to Mary Blair's concept paintings for one particular Disney attraction.
Tony Banks (keyboardist of Genesis fame) has a new album called Five coming out in late February. It's classical music with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and you can watch a preview video of one track on YouTube.

How about a 3-D printed, cylindrical periodic table?

I haven't had time (yet) to read Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy of the United States of America so I leave that to you.

How do figure skaters keep their costumes in place? This question and others equally insightful are answered in advance of the winter olympics.

B-2 flyover of the 2018 Rose Bowl via The Aviationist.
How about a video of the F-35 flyover of the Fiesta Bowl? Shot from a helicopter above the flight path.

Artist Jack Whitten has passed away. Hear him on the Modern Art Notes podcast.

Jack Whitten, April's Shark, 1974
Penske Truck Rental says DFW is the 3rd most popular moving destination in the country.

Star Wars geekery:

Take a look at this video compilation of the best animated films of 2017.

Today's time-waster: a Javascript Nintendo NES simulator. Mario anyone?

The 7 benefits of farting. #4 promotes colon health. may end up where you are heading. ~Lao Tzu

Monday, January 1, 2018

Autumn arrives in early morning...

I resolve to clean out my bookmarks list.

Unabashed plug for RareNoise Record's "Leap of Faith,"  a deal by which you prepay for all their releases in the coming year and don't pay shipping. But besides the deal, you get great music. Here's their Leap of Faith 2018 sampler on Soundcloud.

Moodles is a 3-D computer animation of human forms drawn using noodle-like lines. But that's not the best part, which is watching them disolve, decay, and disassemble.

Outside the Transcend is an instrumental EP from Markus Reuter and Dutch Rall.

Killing two birds with one stone. Princess Rashid, Periodic Table-2. source
Filament is "extraordinary music to fall asleep to" by Gareth Davis.

Video explanation of the math behind the McKnelly Megalith.

Lowlands, inspired by calving glaciers and meltince ice, by Taylor Deupree and Marcus Fischer.

Watch Markus Reuter perform The Crimson ProjeKCt's show opening in Krakow.

Wayne Shorter on the future of fusion.

Fruit, 2-D, (mostly) black and white animation - "rise into being, mature, perish."

J. Peter Schwalm performs live Endknall, from the album The Beauty of Disaster.

Live, unedited performance 217 I by centrozoon.

Five disruptions to marketing 2018.

  1. Digital Transformation
    1. Marketing is a key component of the lifetime customer experience.
  2. Microservices and APIs
    1. Cloud-based APIs allow anyone to build anything.
  3. Vertical Competition
    1. The digital path between marketer and consumer is getting narrower.
  4. Digital Everything
  5. Artificial Intelligence
Blog metrics in review.
Fast Company's social media predictions for 2018 includes "a sleeping social giant awakens." I'll let you guess who that refers to before you click through.

Over 60 recently declassified nuclear weapons test films have been released.

An insightful interview with musician Jamie Saft

There's a name for it: thalassophobia.

How to create the perfect software business. (Or does he truly mean SaaS?)
  1. Product is core to operation of the business.
  2. Cost/value proposition is straightforward.
  3. Finances its own growth.
  4. Efficient sales model
  5. Market leadership
Here's how we translate words into probabilities. source
A topical gel for male birth control is about to begin testing.

The Aviationist's top stories of 2017.

A webcam for DFW airport courtesy of CAE.

...but spring at the close of a winter day. ~Elizabeth Bowen