Since October is right around the corner, I thought I'd share one of my favorite spooky vintage cartoons. Mickey Mouse – The Haunted House is a 7-minute cartoon from 1929. In this classic, a very frightened Mickey Mouse has to navigate a haunted house full of skeletons, a grim reaper, and other creepy surprises. I loved this cartoon as a kid and I still love it today. This animation style fills me with joy.
Along with being one of the greatest card magicians in history, Ricky Jay, who died in 2018, was an esteemed collector of books and ephemera documenting the history of magic, hokum, and strange exhibitions. If you enjoyed Jay's books like Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women, Jay's Journal of Anomalies, and Extraordinary Exhibitions, now is your chance to… READ THE REST
Clive Sinclair, the British entrepreneur whose tiny and inexpensive gadgets pioneered a computing revolution in the UK and beyond, is dead at 81. [The Guardian. ↬ Joel Johnson] His daughter, Belinda, said he died at home in London on Thursday morning after a long illness. Sinclair invented the pocket calculator but was best known for… READ THE REST
In 1907, Charles Bennett began selling the Junior typewriter, which he renamed the Bennett for a second, improved model in 1910 that included a ribbon and a paper table. From the Virtual Typewriter Museum: Two screws on the side enabled the user to lift the keyboard off the machine, in order to clean the typewheel,… READ THE REST
Before we had access to drones, aerial videography and photography were really left to the professionals, or at least those who could afford the right equipment. But with superior tools, like the Phantom DJI Drone, taking breathtaking shots is completely possible — as long as you know what you're doing, that is. Whether it's content… READ THE REST
If you love drawing and creating characters, today's world is your oyster. That's because animation skills are in high demand in a wide range of industries, including game development, web design, editing, entertainment, and so much more. If working in animation sounds like it could be up your alley but you don't have a portfolio… READ THE REST
Whether you're capturing a memorable trip to the beach or content for your business, a good camera can really take content to the next level. And before you complain that a fancy new camera isn't in your budget these days, there's a must-have model with an even more impressive price tag that definitely deserves your… READ THE REST