Saturday, January 19, 2019

Old motivational posters

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Motivational posters are a minorly annoying feature of modern office life. Yes, we all need banal sayings to guide us on our way. I guess they've been around for some time -- these three are from the 1930s and 40s. So, read them and heed their wise advice!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Confusion and clarity

On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question. -- Charles Babbage

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Self portraits of women painters painting

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This is a sample of a nice collection of self portraits by women painters showing them at work. It is from La boite verte's post Des autoportraits de femmes peintres en train de peindre. There are many more at the link, as well as captions identifying the artists.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Visiting a Russian convenience store

A previous post took us to a roadside café in India, today we're visiting a Russian convenience store in a small village. I realize I'm taking a chance here, for all I know this video is nothing but Russian propaganda designed to throw another election Trump's way. Regardless, as a fearless internet journalist I'm willing to risk facing a Bob Mueller grand jury to speak truth to power, etc., etc., etc. Enjoy.