Links van 21 juni 2014 tot 22 juni 2014

zondag 22 juni 2014 in Links. Permanente link | Geen reacties

Tono Tono – YouTube
Afasie is raar.

The Early History Of Smalltalk

Online advertising effectiveness: For large brands, online ads may be worthless.
The Internet has given us an ocean of data. Turns out, most of it is pretty useless.

ANCIENT GREEK GEOMETRY
Voor alle leraars wiskunde, en alles leraars geschiedenis.

Ask Chris #172: ‘The Problem’
To put it bluntly, The Problem is that DC wants to be Marvel, and they have for the past 50 years.

Reddy

zaterdag 28 april 2012 in Sonstiges. Permanente link | 4 reacties

Zijn er dan helemaal geen zekerheden meer, op deze aardkloot? Is niets meer wat het ooit leek te zijn? Moeten ál mijn illusies verbrijzeld worden? 

Reddy Kilowatt 001 Reddy Made Magic  cover only 1946

Daar was ik, een volwassen mannekens die ervan overtuigd was dat Reddy Kilowatt onze Reddy Kilowatt was. Van België. Opgetrokken uit Belgische elektriciteit. 

Tot vandaag, dacht ik dat. 

Maar neen, dus: hij dateert van 1946 en hij komt uit Amerika. De boeven van EBES hebben hem gepikt. 

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‘t Is proper. 

Alan Moore interview

zaterdag 14 april 2012 in Boeken, Televisie. Permanente link | Geen reacties

Het was alweer lang geleden dat ik een interview zag waar de interviewer zoveel minder goed was dan de geïnterviewde.

Yay Alan Moore!

Moore overdrijft natuurlijk een beetje als hij zegt dat er niets degelijk meer gemaakt wordt bij de grotere uitgevers, en de obsessie van de interviewer over Lost Girls stoorde mij redelijk wat, en het had gerust een uur of twee lang mogen zijn, maar alla.

Alan Moore: genie en lastige oude mens. Yay!

RIP Moebius

zondag 11 maart 2012 in Sonstiges. Permanente link | Geen reacties

Grote meneer.

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Links van 9 juni 2011 tot 10 juni 2011

vrijdag 10 juni 2011 in Links. Permanente link | Geen reacties

If It’s Hip, It’s Here: Airigami: The Fine Art of Balloon Sculpture by Larry Moss.
Balloon sculptor Larry Moss has many installations, fashions, and designs crafted of colored latex balloons to his credit.

Brian Wood – Comics + Graphic Novels
Brian Wood is a comic book writer, best known for his subversive DMZ, which explores the city of New York in the aftermath of a second American civil war. He is now offering a 132-page artbook entitled "Public Domain 2" in its entirety as a free download on his site.

Daniel Rosenthal’s answer to Why is U2 so popular? – Quora
Imagine you’re a middle-aged, upper-middle class male.You live in a large metropolitan area. You have a good job. Your wife does Pilates.  Your oldest just started Kindergarten. Yes, you’re an adult but you’re still cool! Your jeans cost $125. Sometimes you wear sneakers with a blazer!

Collection: Dept. of Design
Sammlung von Photosets im Zusammenhang mit meiner Arbeit an der Fakultät für Gestaltung der FH Augsburg.

What’s the future of the book in the iPad era? – Do Lectures
What is the future of the book in the iPad era? We are at a unique meeting point for all things digital & analogue. Right now is a very exciting time to be involved with storytelling.

Links van 3 juni 2011 tot 4 juni 2011

zaterdag 4 juni 2011 in Links. Permanente link | Geen reacties

Well, What’s the Matter? – The COMPLETE definitive Catwoman origin.
For Bruce Wayne, it took seeing his parents murdered in front of him; Jonathan Crane, a lifetime of ridicule and pain; Harley Quinn, all-consuming obsessive love. All the best heroes and villains in every medium, from literature to film to comic books, have traceable motivations for their behavior. It humanizes them and makes them easier for us, the audience, to understand and sympathize with.

For Selina, there was no one defining moment–at least, not in the way that there was for Bruce Wayne. Instead, it took numerous experiences, some positive and some negative, conspiring to strengthen her, both inside and out. A series of misfortunes, teachers, mistakes to learn from and some very lucky twists of fate to put Selina Kyle in the position for the stars to align just right for her to become the Feline Fatale we all know today.

Chromeography: chrome badges, emblems, logos on cars, cameras, appliances
In praise of the chrome logos and lettering affixed to vintage automobiles and electric appliances — those unsung metal emblems and badges that are overlooked, forgotten, damaged, lost to time or the dump.

typographie
Kurt Weidemann spreekt

Telehack: May the command line live forever
meeeeemories…

The human race is incurably idiotic
wahey!

Phallic Symbols at Denver International Airport
I'm also known as the Third Eagle of the Apocalypse

kreayshawn — gucci gucci
Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Prada Basic bitches wear that shit so I don't even bother

Kindle typography
The Kindle MOBI format implements only a limited subset of HTML and provides no access to the underlying rendering algorithm, so currently we cannot save native ebooks on the device. However, the Kindle 3 ships with a WebKit-based browser, so we can use JavaScript and CSS to dynamically reflow and style web content on the device. This article outlines an approach to implement hyphenation & justification on the Kindle with support for “advanced” features like hanging punctuation and non-rectangular paragraph shapes. We first discuss the Knuth & Plass line breaking algorithm, then how to render the resulting lines using either the word-spacing property or the flexible box model.

Ninety gaffes in ninety years – Home News, UK – The Independent
From Papua New Guinea to Stoke-on-Trent, Prince Philip has left his mark around the world. As his 90th birthday looms, Hannah Ewan recalls the soundbites that could only have come from one man

danwebb.net – It’s About The Hashbangs
After quite a lot of thought and some attention to some of the issues that surround web apps that use hashbang URLs I’ve come to conclusion that it most definitely is about the hashbangs. This technique, on its own, is destructive to the web. The implementation is inappropriate, even as a temporary measure or as a downgrade experience.

E-sales to imprints: Amazon’s ambitious publishing plan
In a series of public moves, Amazon.com has signaled its determination to enter the book publishing business, a move with broad implications for the online retailer as well as the traditional publishing industry.

Links van 23 mei 2011 tot 24 mei 2011

dinsdag 24 mei 2011 in Links. Permanente link | Geen reacties

Acne science: What makes pimples so peculiar to people? – By Jesse Bering – Slate Magazine
Humans are pimply. It's part of what sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. While it's true that some form of acne vulgaris affects other species—it's been found in some Mexican hairless dogs and induced experimentally in rhino mice—acne is largely an affliction of our accursed species alone. (Somewhere between 85 and 100 percent of adolescents exhibit acne—and a significant minority of adults, too.) Why is the human animal so peculiar in its tendency to form volcanic comedones, papules, pustules, nodular abscesses, and, in some severe cases, lasting scars? According to evolutionary theorists Stephen Kellett and Paul Gilbert, we probably owe these unsavory blemishes to our having lost our apish pelts too rapidly for our own good.

They Never Managed To Get Jean Giraud, Moebius, and Gir Together To Do One | MetaFilter
Du Tac au Tac was a 1970s French television programme which brought cartoonists together to create improvised jam drawings based on specific themes, building upon one another's illustrations.

Usability of iPad Apps and Websites: Research Findings
These reports are based on 2 rounds of usability studies with real users, reporting how they actually used a broad variety of iPad apps as well as websites accessed on the iPad.

How Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes Failed at Setting Up a Strong Republican Candidate for 2012 — New York Magazine
The circus Roger Ailes created at Fox News made his network $900 million last year. But it may have lost him something more important: the next election.

Links van 18 maart 2011 tot 19 maart 2011

zaterdag 19 maart 2011 in Links. Permanente link | Geen reacties

Scocca : Would a No-Fly Zone Over America Save the Democracy Movement in Bahrain?
The helpful thing, if you're overwhelmed by so much news going on at once, is that Bahrain is roughly the same story as Libya—only instead of pro-democracy protesters being murdered by a terrorist-sponsoring monster of a dictator who has been on America's enemies list for ages, the pro-democracy protesters are being murdered by a government that is America's very own dear ally. And where Qaddafi brought in foreign mercenaries for support, King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa of Bahrain brought in troops from our even more vital ally, Saudi Arabia.

Convert 8mm with the Canon 5D Mark II » ISO50 Blog – The Blog of Scott Hansen (Tycho / ISO50)
Super 8 and 8mm have always been my favorites when shooting video. Although transferring the film to digital has posed problems mainly because of its expense and decline in locations to transfer. The video above by James Miller shows his method for transferring 8mm footage to digital using the beloved 5D Mark II and an Eumig Mark 501 (or the Eumig 610D

Yog-Sothoth – H.P. Lovecraft Lectures by Dr. Justin Woodman: The Recordings
The four (hour-plus) lectures are entitled: HPL: Fabulist, Myth-Maker & Shaman, Legends of the Necronomicon, Chariots of the Dark Gods and Chaos, Cthulhu, and Contemporary Consciousness. If the sound of those whet your appetite, then read (and listen) on.

ComicPunx
ComicPunx is a pictoral history of the punk (and "punk") subculture as it has been depicted in the medium of comic books.

Calling Cthulhu | TDG – Science, Magick, Myth and History
Consumed by cancer in 1937 at the age of 46, the last scion of a faded aristocratic New England family, the horror writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft left one of America’s most curious literary legacies. The bulk of his short stories appeared in Weird Tales, a pulp magazine devoted to the supernatural. But within these modest confines, Lovecraft brought dark fantasy screaming into the 20th century, taking the genre, almost literally, into a new dimension.

Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]
Today, publishing tools have been set free, Blau says. Cost, ownership, and barriers to entry are all gone, almost overnight. “The ability to amplify one’s voice, to amplify that beyond the reach of what we have had, reflects a change of course in human history.” He pointed to the difficultly of sorting through the riot of voices online. What that chaos needed was curation — a way to get value out of the information flood. But the role of the curator has been a contentious one, and not everyone has been on board with th

Nantucket child killed in exorcism by mom according to court docs
Police say a Nantucket woman accused of killing her 3-year-old daughter told a priest and hospital officials that God told her to push a rose down the girl's throat to ward off the devil.Documents filed in Nantucket District Court said 26-year-old Dora Alicia Tejada Pleitez said she realized that the "rose" was her fist and the devil bit her through the child.

Cryptomundo » Homo orcus
What will happen when a new near-human species is discovered? There is a film that tries to address this question.

Philippe Druillet

woensdag 20 december 2006 in Sonstiges. Permanente link | 7 reacties

Helemaal toevallig kwam ik zonet bij een hele schatkamer invloeden uit mijn jeugd terecht. Ik was iets aan het zoeken over Cyrillus van Jeruzalem, en toen kwam ik op Augustinus terecht, en van daar bij Carthago, en van daar bij Flaubert’s Salammbô, en van daar kwam ik bij Philippe Druillet uit.

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Wij hadden thuis in het midden van de jaren 70 Yragaël liggen van Druillet, waar bovenstaande prent ook uit komt. Ik weet niet wat voor strips er bij ulieden thuis lagen, maar voor een zesjarige is dat dus redelijk heavy stuff: niet zozeer de blote wijven (ik herinner me zelfs niet dat er in zaten) of de angstaanjagende dingen (ik was er in ieder geval niet bang van), maar wel het eindeloze detail! De epische vista’s! Het ongetemd orgiastische van het einde van de wereld aan de ene kant, en het absoluut geometrische van het bovenwereldse! De in het onvermijdelijke berustende wanhoop!

Aan het verhaal had ik toen hoegenaamd geen boodschap, al weet ik ondertussen dat het stukken Elric van Melniboné en stukken Cthulhu-mythos bevat, maar ik kon er uren en uren in kijken.

(meer…)

Absolute Sandman

zondag 4 juni 2006 in Boeken. Permanente link | 3 reacties

Allez ju, ik zal weer mijnen bruinen mogen opentrekken.

Kijk alhier, Sandman vóór en na (klik voor groter):

Sandman

Te lezen bij CBR:

“Absolute Sandman” collects the first 20 issues of Neil Gaiman’s groundbreaking series, with 18 of the 20 stories completely re-colored. As can be seen by the example shown, the new colors look spectacular. The hardcover volume will be released in November. Wayne joked that new “Sandman” projects will depend on how well the $99 volume sells.

Gn. Mijn $99 zit al klaar.

Vriendjes

Zoek

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