My brother hipped me to these the other day. WIRED published these recently and here they are online. Apparently these daguerreotypes belong to the library and they are a pretty incredible view at our city a long long time ago. For those wondering what exactly a daguerreotype is, I constacted Wikipedia:
The image in a Daguerreotype is formed by the amalgam, or combination, of mercury and silver. Mercury vapor from a pool of heated mercury is used to develop the plate that consists of a copper plate with a thin coating of silver rolled in contact that has previously been sensitised to light with iodine vapour so as to form silver iodide crystals on the silver surface of the plate.
So now you know. Check ’em out though, they are pretty phenomenal pictures of our city in its infancy.
So, I just found some more time in my days. Im going to get this going again. What’s been up with you?
If your first question is “Where have you been?” My answer is “Lazytown.” My own personal Lazytown, not the one involving strange puppet children and a young raver heroine.
It’s not that there hasn’t been things to write about, either. In the past week there has been plenty to chat about. Big money for the streetcar, Martin Wade being a sunnabitch, and Lebron James. So we’ll start fresh here. Plenty of fun and interesting things have developed in the year or so since I last posted so I’ve got some catching up to do. You’ll be hearing more from me.
In the mean time, let’s nerd out! My brother just did this for the website io9. The television show “Firefly” had one of the worst intros ever, he has set out to rectify that by giving it some of that ’80s flavor. It was a golden age for theme songs and opening montages, and it makes me want to watch the show all over again…with more synths. Some people seem very upset by this lighthearted attempt to reimagine their favorite show, but then again Star Trek taught nerds that they never need to let go of anything. Anywho, enjoy, I guess it is going viral or something.