Real Photogravure Letter Card Of Gloucester, 1938
Mar22

Real Photogravure Letter Card Of Gloucester, 1938

I’m always on the look out for old things related to photography so it was with extreme joy that I found a miniature treasure trove of items in a number of charity shops yesterday. In addition to some old naval photos and postcards and someone’s photo album featuring pictures from the 1940s in South Africa (I’ll scan and upload those at some point in the future) I also found a photogravure letter card dated September...

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Architectural Photography By Weronika Dudka
Mar15

Architectural Photography By Weronika Dudka

Weronika Dudka is a Leicester-based design student who has discovered a fondness for photographing brutalist and modernist buildings. Understandably so, as I’ve got a similar love for those particular architectural styles which more often than not meets with much shaking of the head when I express it. There’s a beauty in the geometry, symmetry, and repetition that’s hard to get across to people who can’t see...

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Portsmouth, Alien Invasion – Air Corps
Mar14

Portsmouth, Alien Invasion – Air Corps

The defence of Portsmouth during the alien invasion by the Squirmy Munge wasn’t simply limited to the home or street patrols; the island city had itself a small but well-prepared, well-cared-for, and very effective air force operating out of the area that would naturally become Portsmouth Airport after the war. Linda Matheson was probably the most well-known of the Portsmouth Air Corps pilots. Her tenacity and bravery in air...

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FriendFeed Is Dead
Mar09

FriendFeed Is Dead

Nothing lasts forever, and so it is with FriendFeed which has been the place I’ve visited most and liked the most on the internet for a great many years now. It was the best social network with the best social networking tools and there’s been nothing even remotely close to it in terms of friendliness or usability since its arrival. And that’s the worst part of it; nothing else has come close at all. I saw...

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The Crackerjack Book Of Games
Mar03

The Crackerjack Book Of Games

Found, appropriately enough, on the always excellent Found Objects are these pictures from the 1965 Crackerjack Book of Games. Pictures on that site, yes, but no text to go with them. Fortunately, though, I’ve been able to dig out some of the game instructions. 1965 was a very different time. The Microwave Game Here’s a fun activity for all you kids whose fathers are working with one of those new-fangled industrial...

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Afghanistan Honour Killings
Mar03

Afghanistan Honour Killings

From the New York Times a quite disturbing read on how women in Afghanistan suffer in a culture so horribly twisted by tradition, social indoctrination, and religious interpretation that it sees the murder of a family member preferable to allowing people – daughters, nieces, or cousins – to simply live their lives the way they want. A Thin Line of Defense Against ‘Honor Killings’: Gul Meena, 16, survived a brutal attack by...

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