Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tweets of old obscurity.

Here is a #FollowFriday no-brainer -->>
RT @TweetsofOld If you want quirky, obscure history with great websites and visuals: @ptak and @quackwriter @TheOldFoodie #FF
9:58 AM Aug 27th via web

Obviously. I started following the @ptak long before I began following @TweetsofOld, so I already knew about Ptak Science Books: The History of Ideas--unusual connections in the history of science, math, art and social history's blog.

Here is JF Ptak Science Books Post 1120, in which John Ptak of Asheville, NC discusses:

Rounding out the image dump from yesterday are these additions to the developing category "Strange Things in the Sky" ...

Strange Things in the Sky Department: Tetrahedra, Horse & Steamship Balloons, Swimming Pools & Exploding Moons.


ptak @GardnersGazette @claudiadrake @mariacastello @de_kunst @Kophieps @Lissa_X_Shauns @Doallas Thank you for the RTs!
about 7 hours ago via web in reply to GardnersGazette

Friday, August 27, 2010

J.D. Salinger's toilet.

J.D. Salinger photograph by Maurey Garber, 1950
We can scarcely imagine anything the reclusive author would have hated more than this.

RT @ForbesLife J.D. Salinger's Toilet Offered for $1 Million on eBay:
6:03 PM Aug 17th via web

Marilyn Young commented that there is something wrong with this tweet to which I replied:

It's Phony RT @editormarilyn @GardnersGazette: RT @ForbesLife J.D. Salinger's Toilet Offered for $1 Million on eBay:”
6:06 PM Aug 17th via web

This could well be a hoax aimed at those who are overly worshipful of the Catcher in the Rye author, but as the vendor seems legit we doubt it. We won't speculate on the process of authentication however. The full listing for the curious commode reads as follows:


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lost in Translation --

Ed. Note -- Link Update Aug. 31 - UPDATE: Exelon To Acquire Deere's Wind Energy Unit For $900M
about 5 hours ago via web

Exelon. RT @Drudge_Report Deere Gives up on Wind, Sells Wind Energy unit...
about 5 hours ago via web

Interesting. RT @Kevin_Jackson Geospatial Cloud Computing In Support Of National Policy | CIO/CTO Update…
10:49 AM Aug 30th via web

... #Farnborough air show --The cost of weapons: Defence spending in a time of austerity --
10:11 AM Aug 30th via web

RT @fossilenergygov Federal Task Force Sends Recommendations to President on Fostering Clean Coal Technology #CCS

RT @jaxport JAXPORTinTheNews: #DredgingToday – Corps of Engineers Completes Jacksonville Harbor Project Early
10:54 AM Aug 11th via web

RT @thepanamacanal ACP received 3 bids today from int'l firms vying to dredge and excavate the Pacific Access Channel entrance. #panamacanal
4:19 PM Aug 6th via web

RT @JBJNews Hanjin, Longshoremen deal could come soon: Jacksonville Port Authority Chief Commercial Officer sai...

Hanjin update "@JaxBusinessNews News Update: St. Johns Ferry to close for repairs at docks - A multimillion dollar .."