Not sure about this scrapbook. Some nice interiors and products, but all a bit too tastefully hipster.
Also quite a good scrapbook, although a higher adolescent incidence of naked ladies (so 40% chance of NSFW).
Sorting out my bookmarks, I have a few image scrapbooks like this. Love this one. No comments, just interesting images grabbed from all over. Absorbing. (Occasionally NSFW.)
Simple tip for improving tonal separation: “Pull up Unsharp Masking. Set the Amount for somewhere between 8 and 15% (depending on taste, subject, and printer). Set the Radius for around 60 pixels. Set the Threshold to 0.”
Interesting look at why soldiers torture prisoners. Lays much of the blame at (a) the normalisation of torture as a technique in films/TV watched by troops and (b) the training soldiers go through that prepares them for being tortured themselves. (Subscribers only.)
On the cuts. The bigger the cuts, the more it makes the economy seem in more trouble than it is, and this in turn makes the previous Labour government look more incompetent. Also, the Liberals as a friendly fig leaf hiding the Tories’ extreme ideas. Fuckers.
A good account of the inconsistencies of the Browne Report into the future of funding Britain’s higher education. Sounds like it’s written by people for whom education is simply a way of earning MOAR MONEY.
A good account of just how huge an international star Sarah Bernhardt was. Also, the fedora was originally a hat worn by women. (Subscribers only unfortunately.)
About Yahoo! and Delicious, and other things they’ve closed, and Flickr, and the fact all the content on Yahoo! Video will be deleted in March. *sigh* (via Simon Willison)
It’s staggering, as ever, to see how financially unequal the country is, but also fascinating to see how people don’t realise it. I’m not sure I’d have responded much more accurately, and it’s also probably similar in the UK. (via @ianbetteridge)
Watching ‘The Inbetweeners’ series 1. Wanted to dislike it because everyone seems to love it. Turns out it's OK.
@tedmills I felt like I should have enjoyed it more. It all felt a bit by-the-numbers, but I was also in a bad mood, so it might be just me.
@danhon I ended up changing our network from WEP to WPA2 (should probably have done it anyway), changed password, and hurrah internet radio!
Tactical shopping mission successful, minimum casualties, acceptable levels of civilian deaths. Area still highly dangerous.
About to wander into the West End to try and spend Christmas Gift Tokens without killing any other shoppers. Is this possible? We'll see...
Now that there are nazis in Upstairs, Downstairs - I'm hoping they'll wheel out the mystical artifacts and climatic fight atop a zeppelin
Flickr could still add a "Make this look like shit" button to compete with instagram. #innovation
Parents Everywhere: your WEP password is important. Write it down. Also, your tv's aspect ratio is wrong.