Bon Appétit magazine looks at the comparative prices of certain liquids, per gallon. Interesting to see how it all stacks up, but no matter how much Sriracha costs, I’ll always contend that it’s WORTH EVERY PENNY.
Yes, but what about inkjet printer ink? That stuff’s gotta be worth a bajillion dollars per gallon…
The fog never really lifted from North Portland this past Saturday, and I tacked a little photo shoot onto the end of some errands to capture the St Johns Bridge shrouded in the thick fog. Prints at Society6 here.
Testing out the new iPhone 5 Panorama feature. Yes, there’s a couple of visible seams and the Fremont Bridge has a couple of wobbles in its deck, but for being handheld and being a totally automatic process, this is pretty darn good.
London Underground Map Tin in the Doctor Who Christmas Special, “The Snowmen”
It’s not very often I get to combine two of my absolute favourite things in one post: Doctor Who and transit maps! Without giving too much away (spoilers, sweetie!), the tin is presented in-story as being from 1967, and it looks like the BBC props department did a pretty decent job. The map shown on the tin is indeed Paul Garbutt’s 1964 map, which can be differentiated from the very similar 1970 map — even on-screen like this — because of the enlarged “U” and “D” in the “UNDERGROUND” roundel. By 1970, all letters in the logo were the same height.
There is actually a very clever point to the exact dating of the tin to 1967, but again… spoilers!
Moses Harris’s 1766 chart, one of 100 diagrams that changed the world, was the first full-color circle. The 18 colors of his wheel were derived from what he then called the three ‘primitive’ colors: red, yellow and blue. At the center of the wheel, Harris showed that black is formed by the superimposition of these colors.
Just a reminder - today is the absolute last day to order my Interstates as Subway Map or U.S. Routes as Subway Map posters. I’ll fulfill any orders made up until midnight U.S. Pacific time tonight, and then that’s it… at least for the foreseeable future.