Archive for date: October 17, 2004

The Prokudin Gorskii Collection

October 17, 2004 | Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

The autochrome images of World War I subjects reminded me of the excellent Prokudin-Gorskii collection that you can see at the Library of Congress website. They also have a rather large archive of the three-color separation images that you can search and use, most of which are fairly mundane landscapses, but some of which include […]

Red Sox 6, Yankees 4, 12 innings

October 17, 2004 | Baseball | By: Mark VandeWettering

This teaches me not to turn off games in the 7th inning. Looks like I missed some real theatrics. But sorry Sox, your defeat is inevitable. Note to the Cardinals: don’t pussy foot around with the Astros.

Podcast #21

October 17, 2004 | Audioblogs and Podcasting, Brainwagon Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Where your disgruntled host lauds Jon Stewart’s appearance on Crossfire, including a short clip and further rants about the commercialization of the “podcast platform”.

Autochrome Images of World War I

October 17, 2004 | Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

World’s Armed Forces Forum points to some magnificent color autochrome images from WWI. These images were among the first color images produced, and show remarkable detail and color fidelity. Great stuff. Autochrome images were created by a rather interesting process which you can read more about from either this page or from the U.S. patent.

Lego, the Type Designer’s Friend

October 17, 2004 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Mark Simonson has a really nifty website on typography. I originally found it because he built a mechanism for holding filmstrips of fonts out of Lego so he could scan them, but if you dig around you will find that there are plenty of other nifty things having to do with type design and typography, […]