There's nothing so frustrating as being trailed an interesting new website only to discover that it hasn't made its deadline. Never mind, for Evidence in Camera
should go live any minute [update: it seems their server is not as beefy as it should have been. Shades of the 1901 census
]. Here's a preview at the BBC
and an article at the Guardian
. We're promised a photographic survey of World War II, a selection from tens of thousands of reconnaissance photographs that were taken yet never studied in detail ('the RAF's photographers fired their cameras as fast as machine guns'), perhaps not even processed, until their contents were strategically irrelevant. It's indescribably tragic to imagine the images of Auschwitz filed away in a drawer, unseen and gathering dust when there were people who might have been spurred to action had they actually had time to analsye the films.
tackles the latest [grid::blogging]
topic: ritual. We'll stay well out of it because last time what we wrote was not true
. Related: 10 handy tips
for writers (how not to lean on 'crutch words', for example. We do this all the time. 'For example' being a primary example. And over-use of the word 'actually'.
Other things. Sore Eyes
, a weblog / cute little crawling bugs at Adrian Lafond's
site (via Jenett.Radio
), one of many flash experiments on the site. Our favourite is the Little Microbe Pen. The isometric constructor
is neat too, though whether anyone would have the patience to build something with it is another matter (see, nearly used the word 'actually' again). Battle Bots
passes a few minutes admirably as well.
Tintin and cars
, subversive culture / alttext
, a weblog / Life in the present
has moved - update your bookmarks / cruise ship webcams
(via information junk
). This would be less troubling if this one ship
didn't appear to be in four different places at once, Philadelphia Experiment