The Putter is a beautiful short film about a Putter Together— i.e. someone who puts together scissors by hand. I love watching professionals make things by hand. (Via @Kottke)

Steve Jobs, New York City, 1983.
Today Apple announced that they are teaming up with IBM to target the enterprise market.

Steve Jobs, New York City, 1983. Today Apple announced that they are teaming up with IBM to target the enterprise market.

From Grantland’s review of Mad Men’s mid-season finale.

From the streets of Seattle’s Capitol Hill, the 12th Man celebrates the Seahawks victory in Super Bowl XLVIII. See more on my Flickr page.

Thomas Prior took some incredible and insane photographs of the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico.

(via Kottke)

Thomas Prior took some incredible and insane photographs of the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico.

(via Kottke)

Oakland photographer Simon Christen spent two years creating this time-lapse masterpiece of San Francisco’s fog.

New United States Capital?

One reason the area now know as Washington D.C. was chosen to be the location of the national capital was because it was roughly the geographic center of the original thirteen states. If the United States had to relocate its capital using this rule today, where would it be? Three possible answers:

  1. Just based on the geographical extremes of the continental US, the geographic center is near Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

  2. Throwing Alaska and Hawaii in the mix really changes things, Alaska in particular. Alaska pulls the geographic center so far north and so far west that the geographic center is not even in US territory. It is in British Columbia, Canada, near Prince George.

  3. Maybe the more reasonable solution is to take population into account. According to the 2010 census, the population center of the United States is near Plato Missouri.

This Google Map pins all three candidates for new United States national capital.


One more thing: when will I learn and remember the difference between capital and capitol? Likely never.