National Park Daguerrotypes

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Binh Danh uses the oldest photographic technique from the early 1800s, Daguerreotype.  It’s an involved technique that uses a sheet of copper plated with silver and buffed to a mirror finish.  Then, treated with some fumes, the plate becomes light sensitive.  After exposing something on the plate, and here comes the good part, you use mercury … Continued

James Bond Plays James Bond

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It’s on the short list of the greatest games of all time, I’m talking about Goldeneye 007  Did you know that that game is 17 years old?  Did you know that the movie it’s based on is 19 years old?  Did you know that we’re all getting old? Anyway, Jimmy Fallon was “interviewing” Pierce Brosnan recently, and … Continued

New Spin on Old School Globes

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When you think of a Globe, you probably remember a peeling wobbly globe from elementary school that still had The U.S.S.R. defined on it’s map.  That was fine for simple schooling, and learning about the earth and the countries, but it’s not something that you could use for serious.  Not in any sense of the … Continued