Wandering the Web in Search of the World….

This blog has migrated. It’s wandered off.

Posted in Uncategorized by rcmckee on 21 November 2013

It’s over HERE now.

24,000-Year-Old Body Is Kin to Both Europeans and American Indians – NYTimes.com

Posted in History, Humans by rcmckee on 21 November 2013

Last few days have been tapping lightly on my wanna-be archaeologist/historian tendencies…

We seem to be kind of all mixed up back a ways….

 

24,000-Year-Old Body Is Kin to Both Europeans and American Indians – NYTimes.com.

BBC News – Warsaw Ghetto: The story of its secret archive

Posted in History by rcmckee on 28 January 2013

BBC News – Warsaw Ghetto: The story of its secret archive.

 

Throughout the bitter days of the Warsaw Ghetto, a clandestine group of researchers compiled a vast archive detailing every aspect of life in this prison city built and then obliterated by the Nazis. Led by a historian, Emanuel Ringelblum, the group then buried the archive for for future generations.

 

 

 

Another thing that would be worth reading.

Cool bit of history uncovered… again

Posted in History by rcmckee on 2 January 2013

10 Feet Below Waters Off Midway Atoll, a Famous Flying Dud – NYTimes.com.

 

I remember reading about the Buffalo as a kid, very briefly.

It’s interesting that one somewhat survives here.

Toldjaso

Posted in Good guys by rcmckee on 30 December 2011

Great Santa on a Screaming Harley….

It’s been HOW long?

Posted in Dazed and Confused, Meta Me by rcmckee on 5 December 2011

Great Santa on a Screaming Harley…. (saw that yesterday, actually; pic to follow when rights revert)  it’s been 15 months since I posted anything here.

Rumor notwithstanding I am NOT dead.  At least not entirely.  Braindead, I dunno.

Will be fixing this soon. SOON soon.

Charles Darwin’s ecological experiment

Posted in Technomagic by rcmckee on 2 September 2010

Yet another of those just excessively cool things to learn about…..

Charles Darwin’s ecological experiment on Ascension isle.

A lonely island in the middle of the South Atlantic conceals Charles Darwin’s best-kept secret.

Two hundred years ago, Ascension Island was a barren volcanic edifice.

Today, its peaks are covered by lush tropical “cloud forest”.

Excessively useful and cool link.

Posted in Good guys, Humans by rcmckee on 6 July 2010

History. It’s everywhere.

Posted in History, Humans by rcmckee on 22 April 2010

Even in that old closet no one’s looked in for like a hundred and thirty years.

Clerks Find Papers From 1881 Gunfight At OK Corral

Yet more nifty tech.

Posted in Technomagic by rcmckee on 23 March 2010

Paralyzed Graffiti Artist Draws With His Eyes.

A group of artists and hackers have crafted a gadget that lets a paralyzed graffiti artist continue making art using only his eyes. And it costs about as much as an iPod shuffle.

I’m not getting into the argument about what this guy does with his talent. I’m not hugely a fan of graffiti as such, but I don’t see it as The End of Life As We Know It either, and some of those guys are just incredibly talented, so..

but the tech, and the price… yow. That’s good to know.

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