That moment when one realize that one is lost but it feels comforting just knowing that one is lost.
Is there a word for that?
I continue to be amazed with the camera. It totally changes photography and video. Why? I can capture moments… With Google Glass? Less than one second…
I’ve been telling people that this reminds me of the Apple II, which I unboxed with my dad back in 1977. It was expensive. It didn’t do much. But I knew my life had changed in a big way and would just get better and better…
This is the most interesting new product since the iPhone and I don’t say that lightly.
The sentences that started a legend.
Commerce on the Internet has come to rely almost exclusively on financial institutions serving as trusted third parties to process electronic payments. While the system works well enough for most transactions, it still suffers from the inherent weaknesses of the trust based model. Completely non-reversible transactions are not really possible, since financial institutions cannot avoid mediating disputes.
There are lessons to be learned. May this inspire our generation to take action.
Official Statement from the Family and Partner of Aaron Swartz:
Our beloved brother, son, friend, and partner Aaron Swartz hanged himself on Friday in his Brooklyn apartment. We are in shock, and have not yet come to terms with his passing.
Aaron’s insatiable curiosity, creativity, and…
First thing that comes to mind - MMM tabis.
World’s Oldest Socks
These odd, ancient socks are the earliest knitted items in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s collection and quite possibly the oldest socks in the world. Made in 300-499 AD, these Egyptian socks were excavated in the burial grounds of ancient Oxyrhynchus, a Greek colony on the Nile in central Egypt at the end of the 19th century. They have a divided toe and are designed to be worn with sandals.
Particularly intriguing is the technique used to construct these red wool socks. Called nålbindning, or single-needle knitting, this time-consuming process required only a single thread. The technique was frequently used for close-fitting garments for the head, feet and hands because of its elastic qualities. Primarily from prehistoric times, nålbindning came before the two-needle knitting that’s standard today; each needle was crafted from wood or bone that was “flat, blunt and between 6 -10 cm long, relatively large-eyed at one end or the eye is near the middle.”
le paris running club. @paris_rc
All I want for Christmas and the New Year is, the extended Darren list version.
Some stability on my olympic lifts. Is that too much to ask for? Nike, why are Romaleos sold out everywhere??
A love seat futon. Man, that thing last night was comfy.
A vintage suitcase collection. Okay so I’m easily impressionable ,and this was also a product of last night. In my defense, I’ve wanted to collect vintage suit cases for at least 4 years.
A vibram 5 fingers collection in multiple colors and varieties. Perhaps, even colors that will not make my feet look like a frog.
A new knife, specifically the Izula in OD green.
An organized room. Working on it.
To find my ring mandrel. FOUND IT. REJOICE.
A clean, fixed bike.
A 4th leg for my salvaged chair.
A refined coffee palate.
Competition-ready shape & condition.
A really good paleo cheesecake.
A supper club.
A lot to grow heirloom vegetables in.
And some tacos.
Oh, also to watch Django Unchained. Preemptively scratching the last two off my list.
I was at dinner at a friend’s house yesterday. A Brazillian fellow has been staying at their apartment for the past couple weeks, and after dinner, he started brewing green tea with mate mixed in.
Never encountering this drink before, I kept on asking questions and hearing stories of the deep culture and obsession with the drink in Brazil, Uruguay, and other Latin American countries.
I’m just fascinated that there’s such a large history and culture of organic, infused, non-alcoholic drinks that I’ve only just started to discover.
It seems like all I have seen around me throughout my life has been alcohol, alcohol, alcohol, but I’m pleasantly being proven that I’m wrong, and maybe life is more optimistic than what corporate marketing forces upon us.
Can’t wait to try some fresh mate.
This reconstructed M-65 jacket is a new addition to the Rebuild by Needles family. The Rebuild collection is made from vintage military pieces that are cut and resewn together to build new garments. The M-65 version uses a NyCo body with poly lining and Fireman buckles. The fully-lined sleeves are made from nylon and have a wool/acrylic ribbing at the cuff. This jacket, in its mix and match style, is a definite show piece and something to one-up the standard M-65s found at army/military suppliers and thrift stores.