Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Today's Feeds To Check

This time around, I'm highlighting some nice picture sites.

The Astronomy Picture of the Day (here's the feed) can have some pretty breathtaking shots. But note that the feed only has a tiny thumbnail; you have to go to the site to get the full post where you'll get a better size picture and an explanation.

Botany Photo of the Day (here's the feed). Another picture of the day, but this time guaranteed to be more terrestrial. This is a full feed and often includes multiple pictures and detailed, but rather scientific, notes.

Shorpy Historic Photo Archive (here's the feed). The subtitle of "Best Pix on the Net" has been replaced by "Vintage Fine Art Prints", but I prefer the other tagline of "Always Something Interesting." All of these are true. The feed is a full feed, but if you got to the site, you'll also be able to see the really big scans. Of course if when you want to sell prints, 2000 x 2000 (and larger) sized pictures are a must. You can easily spend a bunch of time "catching up" with all of the great pcitures here.

The Randomness Manifesto (here's the feed). Jeff used to call this "The Roving Medievalist" but has since changed the name as the scope has broadened. Many of the pictures are scans of medieval art and manuscripts, but you'll also find more recent prints as well as photos of interesting places (mostly sacred). There haven't been any for quite a while, but Jeff has had a few rants in the past. Ignore them and enjoy the pictures.

Orbis Catholicus Secundus (here's the feed). JP Sonnen puts lots of nice pictures from Rome here. He manages to get some really nice pictures while out an about in the eternal city.

That's it for today. (Shoot, it's tomorrow now.) Time for bed.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Recent Craft Posts to Check

There were a few things other than food in the last few days too.

This is enough to keep you busy for a while. After you've cooked me a few of the items from yesterday.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Recent Food Posts of Note

Here are several recipes seen during the last week on the Craft and Make blogs. Enjoy.

I might even eat most of these. Anyone want to make some for me?

Feeds for the Day

Let's begin exploring some of the feeds that I try to keep an eye on.

First up is the Make Magazine blog site (here's the feed). You'll find plenty of fun things to do here. Some are pretty hard-core techie, others are merely geeky, but most are fun. And you don't have to buy the magazine. There is also some cross-over with the Craft Magazine blog.

Next is Make's sister blog site Craft Magazine (here's the feed). This is kind of like the domestic side of Make. So you'll see crafts, recipes, sewing patterns, and the like. Most of the food pointers I share come from this site.

If you want crafts and only crafts, then maybe How About Orange is worth a look (here's the feed). I don't remember much in the way of overlap between Orange and Craft so you'll find some more ways to use your time (other than surfing the net).

For more practical projects, you can check out the DIY Life site (here's the feed). You'll find fairly detailed instructions for how to do stuff around the house. You'll get a tip you really can use pretty much every day.

Finally, you can check out Instructables. It's not a blog, and while it does have a feed, it has a much broader coverage and a significantly higher volume of posts than pretty much any other feed I'd mention. I'd actually recommend this site more for browsing or searching for a particular item rather than subscribing to the main feed. But since so many good projects are here, I couldn't avoid mentioning it.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Stealth Vehicle

I have often thought it would be neat to take pictures while driving. But I don't. Which is probably a good thing if I'm the one driving. But this past Wednesday, I pulled out my Droid and snapped this (while stopped!): So, can someone tell me which one of them this is?