For those of us who don’t work with them on a day to day basis, blueprints and schematics have an undeniable cool factor. In one sense, you can see them as visual manifestations of someone’s defining qualities, like the ability to plan ahead and the capacity to figure out how things work. [via Fantastically Complex … Continue reading Fantastically Complex Blueprints Of Plants
January 1943. Chicago, Illinois. “Mrs. Marie Griffith, manager of the information room, at one of the boards listing rates to points all over the country at the Union Station.” Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size. [via Mrs. Information: 1943.]
Adrift in a sea of digital apps for every imaginable function, we often feel our needs are met better today than in any previous era. [via The Killer Mobile Device for Victorian Women.]
Huginn is like IFTTT for nerds. I think the project is really interesting, but couldn't get it running on my own server, so OpenShift to the rescue. I have an "openshift" branch which seem to work pretty great. I just submitted instructions which should show up on the upstream wiki: Deploying on OpenShift.
Since the Google Reader Apocalypse, I've been sending rss feeds to my email. This is mostly great, but I've been missing the ability to save items I want to read later. I use Pocket for this kind of thing, and just discovered that you can send URLs to Pocket via email. Perfect! If I find … Continue reading RSS to email to Pocket
I’m ready. [via Ludicrously Plausible.]