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tumblr sunday on monday– iowa’s numerical fun fact

Iowa hung this post from the tumblr of “thepowerofmoonlight” on The Bulletin Board the Number People Use (the one outside the Math and Statistics bay in the SciTech Library) and posted it on the general Noakes Library tumblr, too.  After … Continue reading

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i’m going to make a font out of my hand lettering–any advice or suggestions?

I’ve decided I’m finally going to make a computer font out of my hand lettering. Several fonts, actually, I hope: one of all caps, one of bolded all caps, and one of my upper and lower case printing, all of … Continue reading

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wise words from a special guest

(I’m a great admirer of Teddy Roosevelt, as a person iif not always as a politician,  and I’m really looking foward to the new Ken Burns documentary.  Image via Pinterest, which is my new Internet timewaster of choice. Find me … Continue reading

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at least mine is pocket safe

This gorgeous notebook belonged to the great scientist Marie Curie, and it is still being studied.  For short periods of time.  By scholars who have signed a waiver. And the rest of the time, it has to be kept in … Continue reading

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foo dogs on parade

I am working on a commission drawing with a fantasy China theme, and it looks like it is finally time put some serious effort into learning how to draw a foo dog, that faithful guardians of all things Chinese, at … Continue reading

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a series of tubes

Remember how Senator Ted Stevens once famously told us that “the Internet is a series of tubes”?  (If you don’t, read about it here.)  This is apparently an analogy with staying power, since I was instantly reminded of it when … Continue reading

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world cup bonus: fashion, design and sarcasm

Regular reader Wolfie is tirelessly patient as he reteaches me the rules of soccer (excuse me,”association football”) every four years so we can watch the World Cup together.  He also sends me cool links. So, for those of you more … Continue reading

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a valuable topical link

The soccer (or, as Wikipedia insists on calling it, the “association football”) World Cup is in full swing now, and if you are only a casual watcher of the Beautiful Game,  it really adds something to your enjoyment (and authority … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– zird walking

In many parts the Knotted Rope universe, primitive birdlike creatures that look like small feathered dinosaurs with wings survive into the present day.  They can either glide or fly, are good hunters, and are loyal to whoever they first see … Continue reading

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car spotting on the internet

A visit to the house email account yesterday afternoon uncovered a missive from reader Sean Bieri, who can be relied on to have something interesting to share.  Yesterday’s email was no exception: he handed me this picture, which he had … Continue reading

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