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Monday,  02/09/15  08:34 PM

Blogging the blues ...

Old meets new: A guitar cover of Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' in the styles of 10 famous guitarists.  By the well-named Andre Antunes.  Carlos Santana, Steve Vai, Kurt Cobain, Angus Young (AC/DC), Slash (Guns 'n Roses), Brian May (Queen), Mark Knopfler (Dire Straights), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Joe Satriani, and Eddie Van Halen.  It's awesome.  The guitarists I know well (Santana, Knopfler, Satriani, and Van Halen) were covered perfectly.  I love it. 

An idea whose time has come: Uber for helicopters.  Yes of course we all want this.  We might not be able to afford it yet, but we want it... 

There's a new 'zine in town: Apple World Today, launched by former TUAW staffers.  (TUAW = "the unofficial Apple weblog", recently decomissioned by new owner AOL)  Subscribed! 

And AWT are off to a good start with: Preparing for the Apple Watch.  A detailed list of launch features.  My favorite right now is that I'll be able to use Apple Pay from my iPhone 5S. 

A nice long read: There goes the neighborhood, again.  In which a new Oakland homeowner in a newly gentrified area digs into the history of his house, and discovers the waves of settlers.  Most interesting. 

Another good long read: Six stories from the Russian North.  I've been thinking a lot about settlement on Mars (!), and I believe settlement near the polar circle is a good proxy.  Amazing. 

This is a picture of Kaierkan, Russia, which translates as "death valley".

PS did you know there's such a place as the White Sea?  Brrr..