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New artwork every day as your Chrome’s homescreen.

Get a new painting every day as your browser’s homescreen. I love the Chrome add-on, Google Arts & Culture. They display quite a range of artwork from famous artists to lesser-known artists. And if you don’t like the particular artwork for that day, you can simply skip it by clicking the refresh option. I rarely […]

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Picasso drips

Picasso drips

Drip lines are drawn down the base of the Picasso sculpture. As the snow melts, remnant salt lines are left behind. These vertical lines look like a drawing. Whose drawing? Perhaps Paul Klee? Is Paul Klee drawing on a Picasso? Here’s a few Paul Klee works that look a bit like this photo. Rayo multicolor, […]

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Snowflakes on Chicago Picasso, screenshot of video

Video: Snowflakes gently landing on the Picasso in Chicago

Happy little snowflakes softly land on the cold hard metal of the Picasso sculpture. Such a beautiful scene: the contrast of the white snowflake against the dark, aged corten steel. I find this two-minute, 46-second video very calming. Nothing “happens” in this video. Just snowflakes falling down. Landing. Sitting. Then all of the sudden scooting. […]

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Sewing as Kintsugi

You know what I like to do when I’m on the Metra? I like to sew. I repair gloves. I’ve had these gloves since college, making them at least twenty years old. My Aunt Grace and Uncle Jerry gave them to me. Since I’ve had them for so long, I don’t want to get rid […]

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Surfing down the Picasso

Surfing the Chicago Picasso

Every morning I walk by the Chicago Picasso. Not just by it, but I walk right up next to it, so I can run my hand along the base. With all the snow we’ve been getting, it’s been fun seeing how the base changes. From all white covered in snow. To melting snow. To salted […]

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Turning around to take the photo

Ever see something cool along your commute, but you don’t stop to take the photo? I bet it happens to thousands of people every day. It almost happened to me today. Along my commute, I pass by the giant Picasso public sculpture in downtown Chicago. The Chicago Picasso Backside of Chicago Picasso sculpture. This sculpture […]

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Google auto-complete for Maldre

Try Google auto-complete on your name

If you type your last name into Google, what auto-complete suggestions do you get? Here’s mine: maldred lord of allerdale is an interesting one. No relation. Also curious is the bottom of the list, mal dress. What is a mal dress? Is that a typo for dress that you get at the mall? Do people […]

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All the Twitter accounts with the letter t repeated

Just for kicks, I typed in twitter.com/twitttttttter to see if anyone has the account. Someone does. Of course. But only three followers. Three! What about all the various letter lengths with the repeated? Is any of them really popular? Here they all are, sorted by longest name to the shortest name. The maximum number of […]

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