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matttaylordraws:

This is somewhat overdue, but i realised (thanks to a very kind blog post by The Casual Optimist) that I hadn’t posted the final set of type adorned covers that I produced for Penguins reissue of John Le Carre’s back list earlier in the spring. So here they are.

And this is also a good opportunity to casually mention that I have a new Le Carre sitting on my to-read-urgently pile. It’s one of his best and quite frankly, I can’t wait to get into it. Expect more on that in the fullness of time…

The covers above were art directed by Paul Buckley with design by Paul Buckley and Gregg Kulick.

design-wonderland:

vimeo:

Asylum by Drew Geraci

The untouched remains of this abandoned asylum run the gamut from roller skates to surgical equipment. Made up of 35,000 pictures using a combination of HDR, tone-mapping, and time-lapse, Drew Geraci’s chilling beautiful film captures the mysterious history and ruinous present of this secret location.

This is incredible, the atmosphere he has captured is unreal, I wish I’d have found this when I was studying time-lapse for the last brief!

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clearscience:

Scottish engineer James Watt made a grand leap in the history of energy generation in 1765, when he conceived the idea to add a separate chamber for the condensation of steam to water to occur in. (This was called the “condenser.”) He was repairing a Newcomen engine and thought it was inefficient to repeatedly cool down and heat up the entire cylinder. The unit of power, the watt, is named after him.
Modern power generation still uses Watt’s concept, having a separate boiler and condenser. A turbine between them produces work, for the same reason as in a Newcomen engine.  

clearscience:

Scottish engineer James Watt made a grand leap in the history of energy generation in 1765, when he conceived the idea to add a separate chamber for the condensation of steam to water to occur in. (This was called the “condenser.”) He was repairing a Newcomen engine and thought it was inefficient to repeatedly cool down and heat up the entire cylinder. The unit of power, the watt, is named after him.

Modern power generation still uses Watt’s concept, having a separate boiler and condenser. A turbine between them produces work, for the same reason as in a Newcomen engine.  

Brad Colbow's Tumblr: My SEO Secret Sauce

bcolbow:

I was emailed recently by someone asking how my site does so well in Google. They probably noticed that I don’t use meta-tags, I sometimes forget to put alt text on images and I’m not jamming every page with keywords. If you study up on SEO tactics you’ll see that I ignore most of them. Here is…

Sure, engineers get jobs, but they all end up in consulting. (which every engineer I’ve asked said they would hate to do)And there’s so much worth in academia for the sake of academia! I won’t deny that it is classist/ablist/racist/so-many-ists, but academia and intellectualism, even when they don’t lead to jobs, have worth! They’re not useless!