Sunday, June 30, 2019

Tesla Book Find

Saw this at Costco today. This is surprising to find something like this there, it appears to be leather bound but the website says it's vinyl, just beautiful and less than $10. From Canterbury Classics out of San Diego.

This from their website: At the time it was first published in 1893, The Inventions, Researches, and Writings of Nikola Tesla was considered the bible of electrical engineering and inspired generations of inventors. This volume, edited by Tesla’s contemporary, Thomas Commerford Martin, includes extensive discussion of Tesla’s early work and inventions and contains more than 300 illustrations that demonstrate the practical application of his ideas. Tesla, who was born in what is now Croatia, is best known for his research into the use of high-frequency alternating currents and wireless transmission. Many of his ideas have found practical application in the modern world, and he continues to be a source of inspiration and fascination to this day.  

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Big Little Lies Music

The great theme music for the HBO series Big Little Lies is done by Michael Kiwanuka from an album he put out in 2016 called Love and Hate. This music for the opening of the show is soo good I always look forward to hearing it. So I searched for who did the song and found the album on Google Music. For the last week I can't stop listening to it. The songs are so heartfelt and melodic, soulful and memorable. 
This tremendous album must be found out by more people. 
Also there are some great youtube videos.

Lyrics to the song

A home for my stuff

I have been struggling to find the right way to put my stuff online. I wanted to get away from social media having all my stuff. I tried building a website but it was soo time consuming and it didn't really work for what I wanted to do. They basically use templates. I wanted simple, I like simple. I'm back to using Blogger, the blogging site from Google with my own domain I can post long form ideas here, movie and TV reviews, book and audiobook reviews, interesting podcasts, comments about this or that and have that sidebar (on the right side of the page) filled with links to my archived content. I've got links to my art, audiobooks, my articles I've written on including my book (Fulton Avenue) and my Uncle Jack's unpublished book (film and TV director Jack Smight). I have links to the original photos of the two monuments I help build, The Jack Norworth Memorial and The Toto Memorial. I have links to websites I have designed. I'll be writing posts about good content, things that are new and interesting that I want to share. Stay tuned.