Examples of dogs represented in ancient Mexican art.
All of these artifacts date from 200 BCE to 500 CE. The first is from Nayarit, and the rest are from Colima. The dog in last sculpture is shown to be wearing a human mask.
Pipeline from above. More quadcopter cam greatness by Eric Sterman.
By Brian Godsey
Since last year, at least since I wrote this blog post, I’ve been thinking about RedOwl’s software product “stack,” and if I could draw a picture of it. Coming out of academia only two years ago, I was intimately familiar with R, Matlab, Octave, and a few other statistical or analytical software tools, but I was unfamiliar with a lot of the other tools that software shops like RedOwl use. I came to find that there was an entire ecosystem of software, services, and dependencies that are more intricately related than I had previously thought. Sorting through it all felt a bit like venturing into a jungle, encountering all sorts of different things, and not truly understanding them and their relationships to the others until you take the time to study them and put them to use. All jokes aside, there really is a huge amount of diversity and growth in this industry of products that help you build and use software.
Barley and Me
An atmospheric gravity wave. Click link to see time-lapse animation.
Perspective - clouds pouring over the mountains in waves, made visible by speeding up apparent time.
I haven’t dug into this paper yet, but there seems to be some pretty good insight and some stuff that is straight up opposite what tumblr is saying, like the above quote vs "30% of engagement comes 30+ days later" for sponsored content.
It’s great to see tumblr finally appear in an actual research paper. It will be great to see what the Y! Labs team can contribute to the rest of tumblr.
A haiku from the article: Blood-Orange, Ruby-Red Grapefruit and Pomegranate Compote
In this 1905 photograph, a burst of dockside activity at Baltimore’s working waterfront harbor has been captured for posterity. Oysters by the bushel-full are unloaded from bugeye to wagon. Unlikely characters for such muddy labor are dressed in bowler hats, ties, and jackets, while dockhands, better attired for the job, hoist their cargo in creased, stained work clothes. The harbor’s surface is fouled with a scum of refuse and slime, a reminder of the fact that Baltimore’s sewer system was built 7 years after this photo was taken. In the foreground, a bowsprit thrusts almost into the camera, while another, with sail furled, crosses below.
A photo is worth a thousand words, but a picture like this, rich with detail down to the oyster shells crushed into the cobblestones, can be better than time travel.
Photo courtesy of shorpy.com
For a high resolution image: http://bit.ly/1hFpJ6G
“Biscuits is probably the most important turtle,” Merigo says. “They’re all endangered, they’re all important, but only one in one thousand turtles makes it from the egg stage to the size turtle that Biscuits is now.”
— Connie Merigo, New England Aquarium
WBUR’s The Animalist is featuring Biscuits in the story of her transport to warmer water!
SIGNAL BOOST: Baltimore Tumblr pals, have you seen this Yellow Lab?
Dear family friends have lost their dog Charlie who got rattled during a traffic accident and jumped out of the car, and now they’re trying to find him and bring him home. More info here.
In claiming that Americans are looking for rights in all the wrong places, Professor Emily Zackin targets two flawed mindsets: (1) that the exclusive source of new individual rights is the federal Constitution, as opposed to the state constitutions; and (2) that constitutional rights in general are exclusively negative, just libertarian prohibitions on governmental action, not affirmative calls for the government to act.
My best friend’s book is reviewed in the fucking Harvard fucking Law Review. I liked Professor Emily Zackin when she was horse-obsessed summer camp bunkmate Emily Zackin, but I am disgustingly proud of her brilliance now.