THRASHED BY A LADY CYCLIST (1899)
"An extraordinary scene was witnessed the other morning in Peel-lane. a hug and little-used thoroughfare connecting Little Hulton with Tyldsley. The principal participants were a young lady cyclist and a youth of nineteen or twenty. The lady was proceeding at a good pace, when in a quiet part of the road a young man, who had apparently been imbibing, stepped into the roadway, and addressing some remarks to the cyclist, made as if he intended to pull her off the machine. She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using, her fists in scientific fashion, to the delight of several colliers who came upon the scene. Tho young man made off, and the cyclist, who is believed to be a Bolton lady noted for her athletic powers, rude on towards Tyldesley. "
July 11, 2014, 12:08 p.m.
A quick introduction to Magento development on Heroku
This Was Britian
For the last two decades we have become an economy that is dependent almost entirely on finance and retail, the former supplying the cheap credit spent on stack-em-up, sell-em-cheap clothing and food.
Just as we have got used to £2 T-shirts and having ripe bananas in the depths of the British winter, we have got used to cheap food, and we do not really care where it has come from.
Slightly depressed after reading this, but it's all bang on point.
The Substance of Style
Anderson’s scavenger-hunt aesthetic stands him in good company, alongside Quentin Tarantino, David Gordon Green, James Gray, and the other Anderson, P.T. But what makes Wes Anderson distinctive is the sheer range of art that has fed his imagination
Fantastic series covering the influences and inspirations of Wes Anderson. Part 5 video shows just how dense his films are.
Fitness by design
The promise of this movement is nothing less than minimal-effort self-improvement; of the language of A–B testing, always in beta, perpetual optimisation and analytics, but applied to the body and mind, to yourself.
Interesting article on the growing raft of body-data products, triggered by a diabetes diagnosis.
From one perspective I had a major reality check from a medical professional, delivered in an uncompromising manner. On the other hand, a suite of services and devices I assembled helped me become aware of my behaviour and then change it. Effectively, I'd healed myself through data.
We're not thick - we just need some good advice.
Android: A visual history
Google’s Android operating system has undergone a pretty incredible metamorphosis in the three short years since it debuted on the T-Mobile G1. Think about it: three years, eight major releases. Eight.
Early sketches from the web’s finest
Title: Early sketches from the web’s finest
Summary: Most designers are accustomed to starting their work on paper. If you’re a designer, you’ve probably got a notebook or two sitting around with random brilliant sketches. Often the initial sketches themselves are something to be proud of — and it’s a shame that no one ever sees them.
Date: 2012-11-15 05:10:29
Another fantastic chrome experiment - amazing use of WebGL for the stars.