Sometimes you just wanna quit your job and devote all your time to working with history and reading and learning and finding ways to convey knowledge and help others understand that you’ve just come across another really interesting piece of historical information that is summed up neatly “in this one anecdote I just have to tell you”. And then you remember to be grateful for the job you have and all that comes with it.
Like this (from our Swedish brothers and sisters @nobelprize):
The concept of “365”, or one-photo-a-day-for-a-year, is nothing new. Many have done it before, quite a few have been successful in their endeavour and many have probably failed.
I want to try it for 2015, first and foremost as a contract with myself, as a daily task, something to make into a routine. I don’t know where this contract will take me. Hopefully, it will be a nudge to play more with my camera(s), to be more alert when around.
I will use photos both from my newly aquired Fujifilm X-E1, my Olympus OM-D EM5, my phone and perhaps some of the older equipment as well.
The ground rule: to publish one photo per day in 2015. They will all be publised over at Flickr.
I am also pleased to see that Stephen Hacket, the guy that first introduced me to “365” a couple of years ago is at it again.
Happy new year!
On 25 Dec. 2009, Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in jail. That is 5 years ago. His fellony was “ to subvert state power”, mainly through coauthoring Charter08, a call for democratic reforms. Liu Xiaobo is currently the only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Norwegian Amnesty International has a petition calling for his release. Go sign it!
I går pynta vi treet.
Etter å ha kjøpt og bragt treet hjem, blitt møtt av jublende døtre i trappa og dekket busken i bling, kjente jeg en viss overraskelse over følelsene som kom. Hvorfor betyr denne grana så mye? Der og da var det ingen av oss som kunne klart forklare buskens historie, hvor kom den fra og hvordan kom den til oss? Men det kan Internett:
The use of evergreens […] to decorate homes around the winter solstice is a European tradition that goes back centuries. Then in Germany medieval Christians began decorating evergreen trees with apples to symbolise the garden of Eden. This eventually morphed into the tradition of Christmas trees as we know them now where it stopped being apples, and many other ornaments took their places and you eventually get what we are used to seeing in homes today. However, decorating Christmas trees really did not spread far beyond its German roots until the 1840s when queen Victoria encouraged Prince Albert who was born in Germany to decorate a tree as he had done when he was a child. Once a sketch of the Royal family next to their tree appeared in The (Illustrated) London News, […] Christmas trees became extremely fashionable…
Og det lærte jet i dag tidlig, på vei til jobb, av en av verdens beste podcaster; Stuff You Missed in History Class, i episoden Christmas Tree Ship. Podcasten har tilogmed en egen “Missed in history” bloggpost med masse esker kildehenvisninger:)
Og er du klar for lift dybde-/lengdelesning er denne litt lengre artikkelen fra history.com verdt et besøk!
Jeff Bezos, sjef for “interessante, men også skumle”-Amazon:
Where you are going to spend your time and your energy is one of the most important decisions you get to make in life. We all have a limited amount of time, and where you spend it and how you spend it is just an incredibly levered way to think about the world.
Et fantastisk råd til en hver forelder, venn eller kjærste! Så fortsetter han med å snakke om hvordan den innsikten påvirker tidsbruk med investorer og… gjesp. Heldigvis slipper du lese det, fordi jeg hentet ut det viktigste her over. Så; lek med barnet, ring en venn eller kryp opp i armkroken til kjærsten!
via I Asked Jeff Bezos The Tough Questions — No Profits, The Book Controversies, The Phone Flop — And He Showed Why Amazon Is Such A Huge Success.
Ever since I started working in a museum 7 years ago I’ve become increasingly aware that people are not that good at taking written instructions. Signs to closed areas, the bathrooms, ticket booths, what have you. Sometimes I’d ask myself and my colleagues whether there might be something wrong with the signs? The lettertype. The placement.
And sometimes there is. But sometimes people simply don’t read.
Her vil jeg ha et bilde.
Dette er fra Cinemateket og lørdagens Halloweenfeiring, og er tematisk ikke koblet mot denne posten på annen måte enn at jeg måtte teste å publisere rett fra Byword til notatene her, og at det kanskje er et slags teppefall. Om ikke for et nytt liv som blogger, så ihvertfall for å prøve å blåse litt støv av denne installasjonen min.
Så, om du leser dette: det funker skikkelig bra å publisere rett fra Byword til WordPress.
En ting du må huske: skal du ha med et bilde fra iDingsen din, må du, etter at du har satt det inn i markdown vha bildeknappen
huske å laste bildet opp (samtidig som du publiserer) i feltet “resources”. Men det kommer i dialogboksen etter at jeg har skrevet dette…