September 2009 Archives
From an analysis of the speed of a meme in cyberspace.
from Emulsion Compulsion
Front and back shots of Breguet's 5947, the Classique Rattrapante (Split-Second Chronograph). A split-second chronograph has the ability to time 2 events with the same start time; i.e. a race where you start the chronograph with the start of the race stop the first second hand with the winner and stop the other with the runner-up. As long as both cross the finish line within 60 seconds you know the difference, the "split".
2 shots of the movement, taken with different points of focus in the depth of the movement. With the added split bridge the movement has about 4mm of visible depth.
(All pictures are mine)
The movement is based on the venerable Lemania 2310, same movement that is used in Patek Philippe chronographs and the base of the Omega 321 which drove the original "moon watch" speedmaster
(Or why professional photographers are professional photographers)
On a recent trip to NYC, I took some pictures of pieces of jewelry in Chanel's window, including a bracelet and pair of earrings, flowers in black and white diamonds.
Yesterday I noticed on the website of Guido Mocafico (previously referenced once and again) a picture of an almost identical piece
- Art Dico - A collection of illustrations from French dictionaries at the University Pierre-Mendès-France in Grenoble
- Mike's Electric Stuff - Including a very good collection of old and unusual vacuum tubes, from mercury rectifiers to little WWII acorn tubes. Nicer presentation, but less material than the Virtual Valve Museum
- Biblical Criticism Online - An online and easy-to-use breakdown of the sources of the Old Testament narratives.
Philip Harland is a professor at York University, near Toronto, who teaches religion and ancient history. He's put many of his lectures online in the form of Podcasts, 3 complete series' so far and 2 more nearing completion. The topics vary but center on the first 3 centuries of the common era and religious practices then, frequently the weirdness of early Christianity.
- Paul and His Communities
- Early Christian Portraits of Jesus
- Diversity in Early Christianity - Heresy and Struggles
- Honoring the Gods in the Roman Empire - Centering on Asia Minor (Incomplete)
- Historical Jesus in Context (incomplete)
One very useful resource for the background reading on series three is the Gnostic Society's online Nag Hammadi Library . So far they have provided the Apocryphon of John, Eugnostos the Blessed and The Sophia of Jesus Christ. Another useful resource for series three is the Internet Encyclopedia of Philospohy's article on Middle Platonism.