Friday, March 07, 2014

Slastyonoff's "Two Oceans" film

Back in the nineties when Domai was a new site, Andrey Slastyonoff was one of the great finds for me. Not only did he have great models with exceptionally womanly figures, he also made very interesting, artistic photos which I was delighted to buy and present to my members, many of which became fans of his.

Some of the time since then, he has been busy with his own site, but I have kept buying from him from time to time.

Slastyonoff's latest project, in progress, is a lyrical nude art movie (not porn at all) called "Two Oceans", about the two "universes" of the ocean and woman meeting. I suggest you check it out, and if you like, support the project. (I have.)

Two Oceans home page.

Two Oceans Indiegogo page, where you can help.

Starling Murmurations

[Thanks to Tommy]

I think I blogged this phenomenon a couple of years ago, but this is the best video I've seen of it.

Personally I think that no matter how one looks at it, there has to be some non-material or at least some speed-of-light communication involved to make a couple hundred thousand bodies acto so coordinatedly.

Monday, March 03, 2014

High Dynamic Range? There's an app for that

High Dynamic Range? There's an iPhone app for that. (Am I behind the times, using that phrase?)

Sunday, March 02, 2014

My Danish teen sex epiphany

My Danish teen sex epiphany, article.
Raised in America, I had never slept at a boyfriend’s place before. What would his parents think of me?  What would I say to them? I walked down the stairs with great trepidation, wondering if I should gather up my things and bolt. Even without articulating it to myself, my real fear was: Would they think I was a slut?
But Peter’s mother, Eva, greeted me at the bottom of the stairs with a huge smile. “Good morning!” she said. “Breakfast is almost ready. Do you prefer coffee or tea?” She was so sweet and warm and matter-of-fact that I wanted to cry with joy.

Amazon on Sunday

Amazon recently became so big in the UK that they now have their own delivery network!

Yesterday I ordered two bluray discs. Today, Sunday, I got an email from Amazon UK:
"Your order, containing the item(s) listed below, has been posted through your letterbox."

I thought of course it was a mistake. But just to make sure, I checked my mail  box, and lo, there were the movies I had ordered maybe 16 hours before, Saturday evening!

I rarely need anything delivered that fast, but it's still impressive.
And you never know what you may need: years ago, my hard disk died on a Sunday. In desperation, I checked in a nearby PC World, and what do you know:
1: they were open on Sunday.
2: They had a Mac shelf.
3: They had just the software I needed (DiskWarrior).
4: It saved my disk!

The same software (I think it was), by the way, later saved important and unique data for my friend Laurie. He had been copying all his professional, irreplacable photography to an external disk, when the disk died. And incredibly, the folder he'd been copying also disappeared from his computer! This was five years of work!

He came to me, and I fired up the software, and we tried to get the disk to connect. We tried all kinds of things, nothing worked. Finally, when I had about given up, with the parts of the disk exposed to the winds, Laurie unplugged the cable and plugged it again, and said "try the button now". I did, and lo, the thing connected!

I said: "Don't touch a thing! Lets us copy all your work to my computer before we do anything else." So we started the copying, and went out to lunch. When we came back, I had all the photos safely, but when we tried to repair the external disk, it just died forever, so much scrap iron...
So I copied the files to a writeable DVD to give to him. Talk about a close call.

ELECTRIC DEADS fish in a pool

I thought it would be nigh impossible to find this old favorite, it was never even published on CD to my knowledge. God bless Youboob.

This is what it sounds like when you have to get your message out, fast!

I love this. I wish I'd had the chance to see Electric Deads live. (Though admittedly I am not a big rock concert goer. I like the music, but I don't like beer, pot, crowded rooms and protracted noise.

Oh, I almost forgot: the best part is the lyrics. On first listen, they may seem like just your typical "fuck the authorities" punk lyrics, but later it dawns on one they are also about totally different things (dare one say "love"? Nah), and have layers and layers, and lift this already brilliant work of art well above mere "hard rock".
[Update much later: I can't believe that nobody called me on this joke. It's impossible to make out a single word of the lyrics!)

Dang, they even had their debut concert in the street I lived in a couple years later! 

For those who like this (both of you), here are more MP3s from Electric Deads. And more here, including a different version of Fish.

I heard it originally on a great Danish LP from the early eighties, Complication - A Danish Compilation. It had a good selection of underground punk and alternative of the time. (What a crazy idea to even mention it here. It was an acquired taste in a specialized time, and it's probably impossible to find now.)

By the way, I seem to have lost the ability to save youtube videos. (Mac, Snow Leopard.) keepvid or savevid don't work, and neither does trying to save the file from the Safari Activity window. Any ideas?

Andreas W said:
The DownloadHelper plugin for Firefox seems to have no problems to grab Youtube (and a lot of other) video files.