FYI September 25, 2016

Rhett Jones: ‘The Final Countdown’ Played on 64 Floppy Drives Would Make Gob Bluth Proud

Paweł Zadrożniak: The Floppotron: The Final Countdown

Quotes September 26 & 27, 2016

“Every judgment, all of them, point back to a judgment we hold against ourselves.”
Lynne Forrest

“It is all a question of weeding out what you yourself like best to do, so that you can live most agreeably in a world full of an increasing number of disagreeable surprises.”
M.F.K. Fisher, How to Cook a Wolf

All progress occurs because people dare to be different.
Harry Millner,

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”
Steve Furtick

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Much tongue and much judgment seldom go together.”
Roger L’Estrange, 1616-1704

“Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge.”
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948

“Happy is the man who can do only one thing; in doing it, he fulfills his destiny.”
Joseph Joubert, 1754-1824

“People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.”
Will Rogers

Shorpy September 25, 2016

1921. "Dort touring car at San Francisco Public Library." Waiting for Marian to clock out. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.

1921. “Dort touring car at San Francisco Public Library.” Waiting for Marian to clock out. 5×7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.


August 10, 1952. "Art Frandle and Steven Lee (10 months)." The latest dispatch from Blue Earth, Minnesota. Kodachrome by Hubert Tuttle.

August 10, 1952. “Art Frandle and Steven Lee (10 months).” The latest dispatch from Blue Earth, Minnesota. Kodachrome by Hubert Tuttle.

Images September 25, 2016





Images September 24, 2016







For an original Christmas feast, serve this fabulous Turkwhatthefucken.

For an original Christmas feast, serve this fabulous Turkwhatthefucken.












FYI September 24, 2016


Once again just because I love this one!


Andrew Liszewski: Badass T-rex on a Jetski Is Exactly Why We’ll Miss the Summer



Alaska T-Rex!

We are Cory & Kristen Williams and in August 2014 we made the long drive from Southern California to Alaska to move into our new home in Eagle River. Here we’ve had the chance to explore Alaska, experience lots of wild events, meet lots of great people and endure the extreme temperatures that the north is known for. On December 20th, 2014 we got engaged after our Polar Plunge under the Northern Lights then later married by our favorite lake on May 23rd, 2015. Then on June 23rd, 2016 we had our first child. A baby girl named Chell.
“Dude” is me, Cory. I am the dude. “Like” is a joining word which is used to express similarities and “HELLA” is slang for “a lot” or in my case, “the greatest amount”. So together, “DudeLikeHELLA” means “The best me I can be”.



Andrew Liszewski: The World’s Largest Elevator Can Lift 6.7 Million Pounds of Ship


Quotes September 24, 2016

“Be yourself, because an original is worth more than a copy.”

I think we have all experienced passion that is not in any sense reasonable.
Stephen Fry

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
Harvey Firestone,
entrepreneur and corporate leader

Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.
Dave Mustaine

Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough. Mark Zuckerberg

“What is one’s personality, detached from that of the friends with whom fate happens to have linked one? I cannot think of myself apart from the influence of the two or three greatest friendships of my life, and any account of my own growth must be that of their stimulating and enlightening influence.”
Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance

“…the true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life…”
William Morris, “The Aims of Art,” in The Collected Works of William Morris

Prisons of stone and iron may hold the body for long and painful years in darkness, but they cannot shut out the light of truth from the truth-loving soul; they cannot destroy the peace of the dutiful spirit.
Hubbard Winslow

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
Victor Kiam

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.
Ron White

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.
Theodore Roosevelt

One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.
Franklin P. Jones



907 Updates September 24, 2016

Best method(s)for balancing budget’s to be fair for all? Is this impossible due to graft, corruption and entitlement?
Devin Kelly: Anchorage mayor: State cutbacks leading to an extra $24 million in city expenses
In his discussion with the Assembly on Friday, Berkowitz used the word “inappropriate” to describe several actions by the state, such as the Department of Corrections and the regulatory decisions for Municipal Light and Power.

He said the city was investigating what it already pays to cover state expenses. He said that may include police officers testifying in court or apprehending prisoners who walk away from halfway houses.

Alaska Author Dave Koster:
CAITLIN SKVORC: Witchy work: Wasilla author hopes to publish with public’s help
To pre-order a copy of “Wine Bottles and Broomsticks,” visit
For more information about the book, follow Dave S. Koster on Twitter @daveskoster


The DEC Contaminated Sites Program has posted an Interim Technical Memorandum on its Guidance and Forms web page, listed under the category of “Screening and Establishing Cleanup Levels”, that compares DEC cleanup levels for Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctonoic Acid (PFOA) to EPA’s Health Advisory Levels. The document provides DEC cleanup levels for soil and groundwater as well as a general understanding of EPA lifetime health advisory levels and how it differs from the groundwater cleanup levels.
If you have questions regarding this memorandum, please contact Ted Wu,, (907) 451-2269.
Kevin Gardner
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Contaminated Sites Program
Desk: 907.269.7658
Cell: 907.268.9875



Music September 24, 2016

Shorpy September 24, 2016

Cincinnati again circa 1907. "Fourth Street west from Main." The WURLITZER sign makes its umpteenth appearance on these pages. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Cincinnati again circa 1907. “Fourth Street west from Main.” The WURLITZER sign makes its umpteenth appearance on these pages. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.