From outpost @ cockatoo island 2011, this guy is cool

"Born in Warwickshire, Will grew up in the Suffolk countryside and spent several years in London and Glasgow before moving to Sydney, Australia. His grandfather, Norman Sillman, is a sculptor so he had easy access to modern and classical art and art theory when he was growing up. His official art training consists of Ravensbourne College of Art, Wimbledon School of Art and Glasgow School of Art. Most of his work, if pigeon-holed, is either semi-figurative or conceptual. His cast concrete works that appear on city streets are poignant and clever."

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Concrete Cast Art

Born in Warwickshire, Will grew up in the Suffolk countryside and spent several years in London and Glasgow before moving to Sydney, Australia. His grandfather, Norman Sillman, is a sculptor so he had easy access to modern and classical art and art theory when he was growing up. His official art training consists of Ravensbourne College of Art, Wimbledon School of Art and Glasgow School of Art. Most of his work, if pigeon-holed, is either semi-figurative or conceptual. His cast concrete works that appear on city streets are poignant and clever.

Pull the Green Apple

The SR-71A Flight Manual is a source of inspiration, over a 1000 pages of what I would refer to as more than useful stuff, unlike the Flight Manuals of today.

I also like to refer to this aircraft as the flying fuel tank, 80k lbs of fuel, basicall yeverything aft of the pilot in the fuselage is fuel…

I do like this page, where else can you get referred to ‘Pull the Green Apple’

Got love the update J58 flow diagram!

Primary Function: Strategic Reconnaissance

Contractor: Lockheed-Martin Skunkworks

Power Plant: 2 Pratt and Whitney J-58 axial-flow turbojets with afterburners

each produces 32,500 pounds of thrust

Length: 107.4 feet (32.73 m)

Height: l8.5 feet (5.63 m)

Weight: 140,000 pounds (52,250 kg) Gross takeoff weight

80,000 pounds (30,000 kg) JP-7 fuel weight

Wingspan: 55.6 feet (16.94 m)

Speed: over Mach 3.2 / 2,000 mph (3,200 kph)

Range: over 2000 miles (3200 km) unrefueled

Altitude: over 85,000 feet (26,000 m)

Unit Cost:

Crew 2

NTFS-3G read write mode and dirty journal

There are still, after all these years, still only two ways to get around the issue of a unclean NTFS, ie goes into hiberation, power loss or however else it gets a dirty journal. Note this still permits the drive to be mounted as RO.

1) drop the drive out and put into a external enclosure and attached then de-attach to a windows machine. Removing from within windows (ie no reboot is adequate)

2) Boot system using a liveCD like knoppix and mounting the system, this sometimes seems to correct the drive.

Nonetheless, the benefits of being able to read and write to NTFS from non-window machines makes this all worth it.

Sculptures by the Sea 2011

Well another year and another lot of sculptures, its always interestign to see whats there and what lends it self well to interesting photography. Following on from last years effort of some interesting light painting, this thought was carried on with view to refine it a bit more.

To be honest probably did no better than last year and really was about prepared as a i was last year, ie not enough batteries and too late etc..

nonetheless, a few edits of the better images from the evening…

A time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011.

now THIS is what i call cool timelapse photography

Originally shared by +NASA

A time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011.

Original Link: http://vimeo.com/32001208

Credits Editing: Michael König; Music: Jan Jelinek – Do Dekor (Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records)