Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Gods' Man" (1929) by Lynd Ward.

(click to enlarge)

see the stunning 1929 original.
or: the stunningly affordable Dover Edition.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tell the computer what you desire.

If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area...tell the computer what you desire, and it will recommend some places to you:

It is very, very, very smart. So don't worry about stumping it. It knows where you can find comic books and diners, for example:

(Actually I just wanted a way to remind myself, when temporarily brain-erased, what exists to make me feel better in the Bay Area: good food, bookstores, nearby hikes, hidden stairways, etc., my favorite places. I would say it is a concise, highly selective database, except...I apparently couldn't narrow it down to less than 16 favorite pizza places!...also it was a good way to learn some primitive database coding. Hope it is useful.)