The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is making it easier for people to view its massive collection without ever having to leave home. Using a finely tuned API, SFMOMA will send images of art to your smartphone’s text message inbox.
All you need to do is text “send me” followed by a keyword (mood, color, or items) or emoji to 572-51, and the museum will instantly reply with a corresponding work of art. “When you say ‘Send me a landscape’ you won’t get 791 landscapes, you’ll get a landscape chosen just for you,” Jay Mollica, SFMOMA’s creative technologist, wrote in a blog post. “You may one day be able to visit your landscape in SFMOMA’s galleries, or you may be the only person to see it for years to come.” ****************** Sent after texting "send me 🍔"
"Eddie Anderson; 21 Years Old; Houston, Texas; $20" by Phillip-Lorca diCorcia
The Sledge Hammer
Sledge hammers come in many shapes and sizes ranging from small one handed variants that weigh as little as two pounds to large two handed variations that can weigh over twenty pounds. These tools are often used in demolition and to drive posts into the ground. Sledge hammers are also sometimes used by law enforcement to break down doors. In terms of combat, sledge hammers can be used as a weapon, but they can be slow depending on their weight. Historically speaking, most war hammers were around three pounds, and so having a sledge hammer of a similar weight could work as a weapon if needed. Anything heavier than seven or eight pounds would likely be too heavy to use effectively unless the handle is long enough to compensate for the weight. Many pole axes in medieval times had a hammer on the back. The handles of these weapons could vary in length, with some exceeding five feet, and the weight of the head could vary as well, however they often did not get heavier than seven pounds. Speaking of handle length, another problem with many sledge hammers is their lack of reach. Sledge hammers, unlike war hammers, do not need long handles to help distance you from your opponent, and so using a light sledge hammer with a long handle would be the best option. When actually fighting with a sledge hammer, it would be a good idea to have one hand at the base of the handle, and one near the head. This would shorten your reach, but would help make the weapon more manuverable. We also think that using the handle as a weapon would also work well as it's fair easy to move around. Using the head should be reserved for when you know you have a clear shot because missing would result in you being left wide open and needing to struggle to stop the hammer's momentum. Having a weapon that is hard to manuvere and that has a short reach may work fine with smashing a few zombie skulls, but it would definitely be hard to fight against a competent opponent, especially if they are armed.
This is an all time favorite for me. I took it this afternoon while working. Mike Meekin with his two grandkids. It's cool because we were out working at the old hunting camp where Mike grew up working and guiding as a kid. It's fun to hear him tell my girls the stories of horses, rivers, and bears. #family#alaskan#history
There is so much excitement and anticipation around the #eclipse coming up on Monday. I mean, what's not to love! The moon blocking out the sun and darkness in the middle of the afternoon! It's a phenomena that the whole country is anticipating (and hoping to have the right glasses to view). But could I tell you about another day that the sun was darkened and refused to shine? It was the darkest day in #history 2000 years ago when the Son of Man was hanging on a cross. The scripture gives this account in Mark 15:33-34: "At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” The sun was darkened for three hours as the Father turned away from the Son. For the first time in all of eternity there was a separation of the Father and the Son. Our finite minds can't comprehend such love for us that God would sacrifice His Son. And why would the Son willingly give His life for the sins of the whole world? It's beyond our human comprehension. Darkness in the middle of the day. Creation mourning the killing and death of the Lord of Creation. But praise God it didn't end there...not in darkness! The darkest day in history was turned into a glorious daylight as the Son arose on the third day! Salvation was complete.
The eclipse on Monday will be an amazing event. Amazing, but not life changing. I pray that it is a reminder of that day so long ago when love eclipsed darkness and salvation became a reality for each and every person on the planet. That is life changing, but only if you receive it.
I hope you are careful on Monday as you look at the sun, but I pray that you are always careful to look AT The Son!
"Turn your eyes upon #Jesus . Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim. In the light of His glory and grace."
A brilliant day at the Los Altos History Museum! Our founder again assisted Steve Yvaska- The Seasoned Collector- at the second annual Let's Talk Antiques event!
We always learn so much from Mr. Yvaska, and can't wait for our third run together next year!
We would also like to give a very big thank you to Steve and the Los Altos History Museum for all of their help, love, support, and endless fascination with history.