Tuesday the Eleventh of December, 2018

4,000-Year-Old Game Board Carved into the Earth Shows How Nomads Had Fun
"Archaeologists say that the rock shelter and it's ancient game board were used by nomadic cattle herders during the Bronze Age, about 4,000 years ago." (filed under: games board history stone)

Glanced at: Game Systems - Part 4What is behind the spread of a mysterious allergy to meat? | News | The GuardianTIME Person of the Year 2018: The Guardians | Time.com
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Monday the Tenth

Cragne Manor
"The game was written and programmed by more than eighty authors. Each contributor was assigned one room. We didn't tell anybody what was going on in anybody else's room." (filed under: if secrets)

Glanced at: No move is a good move for the Guardian columnist 63 years in post | Paul Chadwick | Opinion | The GuardianQuipu - WikipediaAnchorhead - DetailsScorched rice - WikipediaMeet the Bottomless Pinocchio, a new rating for a false claim repeated over and over again - The Washington PostYour Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and Theyre Not Keeping It Secret - The New York TimesPodcast Roulette

Thursday the Sixth

CQ archive
"Concrete Quarterly is published by The Concrete Centre and encompasses design guidance, aspiration, inspiration, vision and latest projects." (filed under: construction architecture history)

Glanced at: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus - WikipediaTwo images of the miners' strike, an instant apart: so which is the classic? | Art and design | The Guardian

Friday the Thirtieth of November

NaNoGenMo entry 2018: "Out of Nowhere"
"...a 50,000-word stage play generated from the English example sentences given in late 19th and early 20th century European phrasebooks. Among a cast of seventeen, each character is assigned their own phrasebook and will only use verbatim sentences from it in their speech." (filed under: nanogenmo language creations)

Glanced at: William Cantelo - WikipediaMartin Creed: Toast review plenty to chew on in show of surprises | Art and design | The GuardianStrange earthquake waves rippled around Earth, and nobody knows whySentinel Island's 'peace-loving tribe had centuries of reasons to fear missionary | World news | The GuardianDaymark - Wikipediaextremely_great_expectations.txtChoose Your Safari Adventurehttps://github.com/NaNoGenMo/2018/issues/65Velvet Black Sky -- 100 stories from an alternate universeVocabularyclept poem - WikipediaCompany Tried to Patent My Work After a Job Interview Patent PandasThe Commons: The Past Is 100% Part of Our Future | Flickr BlogRock gong - Wikipedia

Wednesday the Twenty-First

A vast 4,000-year-old spatial pattern of termite mounds: Current Biology
"Each mound is composed of approximately 50 cubic meters of soil that required the excavation of over 10 km3 of earth, equivalent to ∼4000 great pyramids of Giza — making this the greatest known example of ecosystem engineering by a single insect species." (filed under: insects history architecture emergence) (via: zarba)

Glanced at: AlgoTransparencyThe Story Behind That IKEA Photo of AmsterdamHigh score, low pay: why the gig economy loves gamification | Business | The GuardianThe Exeter Book riddles in context - The British LibraryThe Bees (Virgils Georgics: Book IV) TheTLSTrain to Busan (2016) - IMDbJust One | Board Game | BoardGameGeekDecrypto | Board Game | BoardGameGeekDNA barcoding - WikipediaAvoid London for days, police warn motorists amid swarming protests | Environment | The Guardian

Tuesday the Thirteenth

'It's impossible!' – Christian Marclay and the 24-hour clock made of movie clips | Art and design | The Guardian
"But four or five is very hard. At five, the baker gets up, the street cleaner gets up. But between, in that weird hour – you’re not going to rob a bank at 4am." (filed under: art time films)
This artist uses jigsaw puzzles, with the same die cut pattern, to make these terrific mashups / Boing Boing
"I favor puzzles from pre-digital years, when the picture was typically a photograph of a single subject, such as a galloping horse or a ballerina or the Empire State Building." (filed under: art mutation puzzles)

Glanced at: Mel Andringa's Mosaic Art | FlickrFenixlight LimitedLost In Vivo midnight secret changes | Rock Paper ShotgunThe Fox in the Forest | Board Game | BoardGameGeekChristian Marclay, Telephones, 1995 - YouTubeFavorite sequences from Christian Marclay's "Videoquartet": 1. No - YouTube

Tuesday the Sixteenth of October

Never Seen And Sometimes Barely Heard, Loopers Fill In Hollywood's Soundtrack : NPR
"As they record, the loopers stand in a circle under two overhead microphones. A scene plays silently on a big screen. On cue, and often off-mic, they start to walk around and talk. They record random scraps of [crowd] dialogue, to be mixed later into the scene they're watching." (filed under: films secrets sound)

Dial-a-Piratecode deploy daysGlanced at: The bacterial horror of hot-air hand dryers - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health PublishingBreaking down the script - WikipediaSound Effects - The Use of Walla WallaTake Two | Odd Hollywood Jobs: Inside the life of a looper | 89.3 KPCCThe Voices Hiding in Your Favorite Movies by Every Little Thing from Gimlet MediaInvasion of the frankenbees: the danger of building a better bee | Environment | The GuardianIf Educational Videos Were Filmed Like Music Videos - YouTubeVictorian Era Games: Peter Coddle's Trip To New YorkYour Inner Mind Is a Work of ImaginationViking place names and language in England

Tuesday the Ninth

The Wreckage, The Collapse – BLDGBLOG
"The 100-ton jack pushes two large timbers against the bearing walls of the museum. Each visitor to the museum must pass through the turnstile in order to see the exhibition. Each input on the turnstile ever so slightly expands the jack, and ultimately if enough people visit the exhibition, Samson could theoretically destroy the building." (filed under: art demolition)

Glanced at: Talk: Iron Gall Ink - Conservation challenges and research - Collection Care blog'Devoid of personality': BBC verdict on early Bowie audition unearthed | Music | The GuardianPhotoworks UK | Commissions new photography, produces exhibitionsList of names in English with counterintuitive pronunciations - Wikipedia

Wednesday the Third

Hatnote Listen to Wikipedia
"Listen to the sound of Wikipedia's recent changes feed. Bells indicate additions and string plucks indicate subtractions. Pitch changes according to the size of the edit; the larger the edit, the deeper the note." (filed under: wikipedia sound)

Glanced at: Fascist Spain meets British punk: the subversive genius of Judge Dredd | Ian Dunt | Opinion | The GuardianIntroducing The Goblin: A new, distant dwarf planet bolsters evidence for Planet X | Astronomy.comDon't take paracetamol for painful emotions - NHSAmerican Mathematical Society :: Feature Columnbayer92.pdfWhen you randomly shuffle a deck of cards, what is the probability that it is a unique permutation never before configured? - Mathematics Stack Exchange

Sunday the Thirtieth of September

Critics call London’s new phone kiosks eyesores | The Seattle Times
"[Phone boxes] are still considered vital infrastructure, and companies with proper licenses can keep building them so long as local councils cannot credibly object to the particular site or design." [...] "A lot of them are advertising totems with a telephone handset on it." (filed under: phones advertising law london)

Glanced at: How Japan's hopping rover nailed the first ever asteroid landing | WIRED UK'AIRPLANE': HIGH-STAKES CHAIN LETTER - The New York TimesFirst Look: Vulcan 7 by Nigel Planer and Adrian Edmondson

Friday the Twenty-Eighth

Order of the Occult Hand - Wikipedia
"The Order of the Occult Hand is a whimsical secret society of American journalists who have been able to slip the meaningless and telltale phrase "It was as if an occult hand had…" in print as a sort of a game and inside joke." (filed under: news secrets language hands)

Glanced at: This Podcast Cant Legally Tell You Amway Is a Pyramid Scheme | Vanity Fair - Defcon Voting Village report shows that hacking voting machines takes less time than voting / Boing Boing - Time to shine: a 17th-century night clock The British Museum Blog - jubilee line london underground buttons -
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