Here are some longform weekend reading. Stumbled on these during the past week or so.
— John Naughton on why he loves his Leica.
Adrian Lee on Facebook’s satire tag in Maclean’s.
My own take is that this Facebook satire tag just proves once and for all that some people really do need to just log off the internet.
Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri, August 17, 2014.
Considered one of the 3 great Shinto matsuris. This one is always a lot of fun. But watch the cameras. With all that water splashing about, you’ll want your gears well protected.
A tweet by Lydia Botters.
You would never think it, but even in 140 characters you’ll find perfectly crafted gems like that one.
Kenneth Jarecke captured a photograph of a burnt Iraqi soldier back in the first Gulf War. It was, or rather still “is”, a horrifying image. But except for a couple of notable exceptions (mainly European publications), no one published the photo.
Kenneth Jarecke: “If we’re big enough to fight a war, we should be big enough to look at it.”
Out of the blue I just decided to get this baby, the Seiko SKX009K. It is not exactly a high-end luxury watch, but the for the price, the quality is hard to beat.
— Peter Fitzsimons on the magnificent one-point win by the New South Wales Waratahs over their rivals the Crusaders, a New Zealand outfit. I read this article today and the hairs on my back stood with excitement! For the Waratahs, the win was a sweet reward after almost two decades of trying.
Today, my employer made an announcement: removal media, mainly USB devices, will shortly become a no-no throughout the company. Who would have thought that these ubiquitous, useful devices could turn out to be so harmful? But it is precisely those qualities that make USB devices akin to sharing “hypodermic needles”. Potentially a deadly practice. Here’s why.