Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-11-12

  • Strange and Curious Wills of the Georgian Era in the Canterbury Court – Geri Walton

    WILLIAM SHACKELL, ESQ. – Governor of Plymouth – 12 October 1782
    “I desire that my body may be kept as long as it may not be offensive, and that one of my toes or fingers may be cut off to secure a certainty of my being dead, I also make this further request to my dear wife, that as she has been troubled with one old fool, she will not think of marrying a second.”

  • Interactive marginalia – Liza Daly – Medium

    marginalia and annotation considerations . . .

  • Character Building – Futility Closet

    A man gets well pummelled at a public school; is subject to every misery and every indignity which seventeen years of age can inflict upon nine and ten; has his eye nearly knocked out, and his clothes stolen and cut to pieces; and twenty years afterwards, when he is a chrysalis, and has forgotten the miseries of his grub state, is determined to act a manly part in life, and says, ‘I passed through all that myself, and I am determined my son shall pass through it as I have done;’ and away goes his bleating progeny to the tyranny and servitude of the long chamber or the large dormitory. It would surely be much more rational to say, ‘Because I have passed through it, I am determined my son shall not pass through it; because I was kicked for nothing, and cuffed for nothing, and fagged for everything, I will spare all these miseries to my child.’

  • Projection Mapping Central – Projection Mapping Central
  • Cards Against Humanity Saves America

    So we’ve purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built.

    On Day 1, all Cards Against Humanity Saves America recipients will get an illustrated map of the land, a certificate of our promise to fight the wall, some new cards, and a few other surprises.

  • Gendered Text Project
  • Game of Drones: Mexico’s Cartels Have a Deadly New Weapon

    The aerial drone in the rear cargo bay was armed and ready to be deployed. Sitting in an open plastic case beside an AK47 assault rifle and spare clips. The 3DR Solo Quadcopter carried a shrapnel-filled IED that was in turn rigged to detonate by remote control.

    It was the first time a weaponized Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) had been found in the hands of an organized crime group in Mexico.

    “[Such] explosives and weapons are for the exclusive use of the Army,” said State Attorney Carlos Zamarripa

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