Alex (yakshaver) wrote,

I am a relay station

Amping some signals:

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning
This is seriously scary, and if you you ever go anywhere near the water, you should read it. I grew up on the water and this was all news to me. To think that a parent — a sensible, responsible parent — could be within feet of a drowning child and not notice sent chills down my spine.

Today's xkcd
For every geek who's ever been roped into being free tech support for your non-technical friends and relatives.

The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
256 years old and going strong. I especially recommend their RSA Animate series of illustrated talks. (Which remind me of something I wrote back in 1995, on my first web job, when someone at HBS decided a great way to use this web thingy would be to put up talking-head videos of lectures. I wrote a memo arguing that it would both be a better use of bandwidth (those were dialup days, remember) and better information design (though I don't think I knew that term yet, or even if it existed) to instead do (essentially) slide shows. RSA Animate is that same basic idea, with a far better implementation than I could ever come up with. )

Public domain sheet music
Welcome to the Petrucci Music Library! Our goal is to create a virtual library containing all public domain music scores....

3 July 2010 — 65,000 scores.

Public domain sheet music and recordings
There ought to be but one large art warehouse in the world, to which the artist could carry his art-works and from which he could carry away whatever he needed...

— Beethoven
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