Vitruvian Man

Leonardo Da Vinci


The Motorcycle Diaries

Road Trip

Based on the factual seminal journey of Ernesto Che Guevara, the iconic revolutionary. Deals little with politics, but covers the life changing experiences of the young doctor, that shaped his later life.

Go watch it.

Name: The Motorcycle Diaries
Year: 2004
Director: Walter Salles
Stars: Gael Garcia Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna.


Maria Full Of Grace

Substance-Abuse

A touching and harrowing tale of an innocent drugs mule and her effort to escape the poverty and hopelessness of her life in Columbia.

Worth a look.

Name: Maria Full Of Grace
Year: 2004
Director: Joshua Marston
Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Guilied Lopez.


In Bruges

Hitmen

Two hit men go to Bruges to cool their heels and wait to hear from their boss. Farrell and Gleeson in superb form.

Go watch it.

Name: In Bruges
Year: 2008
Director: Martin McDonagh
Stars: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson


Head-On

Love In Hamburg

Two suicidal Turks agree to help each other as friends, but inevitably fall in love.
With English subs.

Worth a look.

Name: Head-On
Year: 2004
Director: Fatih Akin
Stars: Birol Unel, Sibel Kekilli


Authentic Chilli Con Carne Recipe

Texas Chilli - No Beans

Ingredients

4lbs Silverside/Round beef, trimmed and cubed (not minced or ground)
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 400g can chopped tomato
3 fresh jalapenos, chopped
1 500ml water
2 tbspn chilli powder
2 tbspn cumin
1 tspn pepper
1 tbspn salt
cooking oil

Method

Cut the beef into approx. 1 inch cubes
Brown the cubed meat in a large chilli pot
In a fry pan with oil soften onion and garlic
Add tomato sauce, water and the rest of the ingredients to the chilli pot and stir well
Simmer very gently on lowest setting with the lid on for four hours, adding more water (or tomato) if necessary
The final thickness should be between a sauce and a stew
Serve with corn chips and green salad

Note

Buy extra cans tomato (I normally buy 3 cans)
Taste after 2 hours cooking and adjust flavour by adding more cumin and chilli
Taste after 3 hours cooking and adjust flavour again if necessary

Prep Time
20  mins

Cook Time 
4 hours

Servings
Normally feeds 4 people

Blue Wall

White Window


Are You Beer

Beer Is The Answer


Happy Flowchart

Easy To Follow Path To Happiness



Confident

Give Him The Job


Video - Quantum Computer

Google / NASA's New Toy

Short video tour of the D:Wave Quantum Computer shared by Google and NASA.

Yin / Yang

Harmony



Time Magazine Changes Its Mind

Eat. Don't Eat.


Still Life

White Plates Empty Bottles


Abec Bearings

Steel



Lost Pet

Flyer



The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race

By Jared Diamond
UCLA Medical School

Discover Magazine, May 1987.

To science we owe dramatic changes in our smug self-image. Astronomy taught us that our earth isn't the center of the universe but merely one of billions of heavenly bodies. From biology we learned that we weren't specially created by God but evolved along with millions of other species. Now archaeology is demolishing another sacred belief: that human history over the past million years has been a long tale of progress. In particular, recent discoveries suggest that the adoption of agriculture, supposedly our most decisive step toward a better life, was in many ways a catastrophe from which we have never recovered. With agriculture came the gross social and sexual inequality, the disease and despotism, that curse our existence.

At first, the evidence against this revisionist interpretation will strike twentieth century Americans as irrefutable. We're better off in almost every respect than people of the Middle Ages, who in turn had it easier than cavemen, who in turn were better off than apes. Just count our advantages. We enjoy the most abundant and varied foods, the best tools and material goods, some of the longest and healthiest lives, in history. Most of us are safe from starvation and predators. We get our energy from oil and machines, not from our sweat. What neo-Luddite among us would trade his life for that of a medieval peasant, a caveman, or an ape?

For most of our history we supported ourselves by hunting and gathering: we hunted wild animals and foraged for wild plants. It's a life that philosophers have traditionally regarded as nasty, brutish, and short. Since no food is grown and little is stored, there is (in this view) no respite from the struggle that starts anew each day to find wild foods and avoid starving. Our escape from this misery was facilitated only 10,000 years ago, when in different parts of the world people began to domesticate plants and animals. The agricultural revolution spread until today it's nearly universal and few tribes of hunter-gatherers survive.

Book - Sun Tzu And The Art Of Modern Warfare

I Am Reading

Interesting take and interpretation of Sun Tzu's Classic strategy on War. Distilled into 6 chapters with examples of from wars and battles.



Three Flags

Jasper Johns



Book - The Cholesterol Myths

I Am Reading

Doctor Ravnskov's in depth look at of fat consumption, the misinformation, the lies, the corporate funding, the egos, and the politics behind behind the current hysteria. He provides an exhaustive list of references to support his case against the establishment and mainstream media.



Global Warming And All That

Save The Planet

Alan Savory posted a TED Talk video on YouTube explaining deforestation as one of the main causes of global warming, how it can be stopped, reversed and in the process bring an end to global warming. No, its not your vehicle, electric lights or computers. It's the deforestation, silly!

Savory explains his 20 year investigation and research into the problem and his fix. If your a carnivore or a paleo fan, you'll be pleased to learn, meat production will help solve global warming. Go eat meat.

Watch the video, learn and enjoy.

Book - The World Until Yesterday

I Am Reading

An interesting read from Jared Diamond, author of guns, germs, and steel; collapse: how societies choose to fail or survive; the rise and fall of the third chimpanzee.

Interested to learn some aspects of traditional societies and what they endure, compared to living in the West or in the modern world.

I didn't agree with all his observed views, but still enjoyed the book.



Movies - Mr Nice

Howard Marks

The highs, lows, travels and travails of a nice, decent drug smuggler.

Based on the autobiography of Howard Marks, a long-time successful and non-violent drug smuggler. Rhys Ifans carries the part well. You get a feel for Marks' character through Ifans onscreen portrayal. Sometimes funny, easy watching.

Worth a look.

Name: Mr Nice
Year: 2010
Director: Bernard Rose
Stars: Rhys Ifans, Chloe Sevigny, David Thewlis.


Chromium Browser Flash Plugin Problem

No YouTube

After a recent Debian Linux upgrade, Chromium browser would not work on YouTube. I was previously running a pretty old version of Chromium, but it was stable, so I left it. No need to change it if it works.

The upgrade from Squeeze, an old testing, to Jessie, current testing went smoothly with only a couple of minor problems.

Adobe announced it would stop support for Linux Flash plugins, Chromium developers switched from Adobe to the Google Flash plugin. I checked Chromium to see which plugins were installed:

chrome://plugins

Only the PDF plugin was installed.

To fix it, in an xterm logged in as root, I did:

# apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree

next I did:

# update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install

Finally, checked which version has installed:

# update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --status

Close all Chromium browser windows and restart Chromium. Flash should work.

Here's the Debian Wiki on PepperFlashPlayer plugin.

Here's the Debian Wiki on Testing.

Here's the Debian Wiki to upgrade using Aptitude.

I did a full dist-upgrade. Its probably safer to do a safe-upgrade.

Done!

Lists





Spectacles

Poor Vision Or Not?

I suffer with hyperopia (longsighted/farsighted). I've been using reading glasses for around 10 years. In that time, my eyesight has slowly deteriorated. Specsavers would write to me and advise it was time for my bi-annual eye test. I would ignore the letter and continue using the glasses I had.

My expensive Specsaver eyeglasses were broken in a tussle, and I didn't fancy paying £100 for replacements. I opted for a £2 pair of reading glasses from a local supermarket. When I needed another pair, as my eyesight weakened, more cheap reading glasses, it was.

Over time, I went from 1.25 x magnification to 1.5. From 1.5 to 2 x mag, and then up to 2.5 where I stopped. I came across the Bates method as a possible means of curing poor eyesight. It didn't seem to work for me.

A few months back I came across the video below - Myopia: A Modern Yet Reversible Disease - on YouTube. I followed the suggestions, and really went at it. In the space of a couple of months, my eyeglasses went from 2.5 to 2.0, then down to 1.5. I'm now using 1 x magnification, el-cheapo reading glasses.  I'm aiming to be free of eye glasses by Xmas.

This method works and does not cost.

Watch the video and see what you think.

Boat Sink

Still Water


Skate - Short Note On Rockered Skates

To Rock Or Not?

Rockering skates traditionally does wheel size:

80-80-80-76

Full rocker or banana rocker does wheel size:

76-80-80-76

The Bauer skates have:

80-80-76-76,

A Hi-Low chassis, Bauer skates are famous for, as they hold the patent, no other skates manufacturer can copy. Its known as an aggressive stance, as the skater leans, with his weight thrown in a forward direction.

Unconsciously, I used a different rocker this week and last. My wheels were wearing at the rear from slides I practiced, and switched the rear two wheels to the front. After rotating wheels, I practiced backwards skate, and heavily wore down what was now the front wheel on right and left skates. It was down to around 72m.

I was now running:

80-80-76-72

I noticed it allowed much quicker turns in the slalom and in general skate. It was done quite by chance, as I had not realized how worn the front wheels on both skates were, till I got home and measured.

I like the set-up. It produces very fast turns and good stability. I'm gonna run with it for a while and see how it goes.


Movie - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Drug Induced Delirium

There's a fine line between genius and insanity, and Gilliam straddles that line with impunity. All his work is marked with flashes of both and show him as one of the most creative directors working today.

Depp produces a flawless performance based on Hunter S. Thomson, the infamous gonzo journalist. Depp spent time with Thomson, observing his mannerisms and reproduced them for the screen. Del Toro plays his psychotic and psychopathic lawyer, Dr Gonzo.

The movie has a feel that it's fueled by an excess of drugs and alcohol. Appropriate.

Name: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Year: 1998
Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro.


Movie - Let The Right One In

Swedish Vampires

Teen vampire flick with a difference, unlike any other you've seen. I didn't bother with any of the Twilight Saga franchise of clones. I'm not into horror or gore.

Let The Right One In is very different. No super-human powers, howling at the moon, or beast transformations.

Slow paced, moody, watchable.

Give it a shot.

Name: Let The Right One In
Year: 2008
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Stars: Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson.



Book - Inline!: a Manual for Beginning to Intermediate Inline Skating

Inline!

Authored by William Nealy, an accomplished cartoonist and inline skater. The book is filled with tips, pointers, insights and advice for new (me) and intermediate skaters.

Nealy offers how-tos and how-not-tos in a fun, easy, read.

You can pick it up used on Amazon.co.uk for pennies.

Or Amazon.com for cents.

If you're a newbie skater, it's worth the cost of postage.

Get it!



HBOs - True Detective

Crime Thriller

Watched HBOs True Detective, a TV series in 10 episodes. Brilliant performances from Matt McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as the detectives tracking a serial killer.

I watch almost no television, but this was essential viewing.

If you haven't seen it and you get a chance. Take a look.

Name: True Detective
Year: 2014
Director: Cary Fukunaga
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan.
Episode List: Season 1


Freestyle Skating Video

Awesome Wheels

These guys are totally insane.

I love this vid; the edit, the track, the skate.

Inspired fun.

The Art of Slalom

How Its Done

Slalom video by Sinead Howick.

Great style. Great control.

Watch and enjoy!



Skate - Slalom Skating

A Few Thoughts

I bought Naomi Grigg's book "The Art of Falling", as an intro to Freestyle Slalom skating, last month. I've been working through some of the simpler exercises and drills.

After a couple of weeks regular effort, I noticed a big improvement in my balance and posture. As with most people I have a strong side and a weak side when skating. Slalom throws your weak side in your face, everyday. You can't miss it. As you work between the cones, your weight shifts from side to side and back again. Slalom highlights your dependence on your strong side, which cannot be used as a crutch if you mirror a maneuver.

Doing the forward snake through the cones, leading right foot, no problem. Not a single cone displaced. Try left foot. As I weave through the line of cones and kick first one, then two, then three, its obvious my weight shift is wrong. It also highlights weakness in my ankles, which are used extensively, to weave through obstacles.

Slalom improves edge usage and control. The space from one cone to next is fixed and restrictive. You must use those edges correctly to get the tight turns you need. That means, bending those ankles low, first to the left, then to the right.

It may produce frustration initially, as you can't get the maneuver right, analyze where it went wrong. You kicked the third cone. Why? Too much weight on the back foot. You need more forward weight on the front foot, to whip it left then right, then left again. The weight needs to be correct. Too much weight on the back and the rear skate will drag all those cones off the white line. Where was the weight distribution in the skate? Was it ball of foot? Was it back at the heel? Was it mid-foot? The leading foot needs enough weight to guide and to lean the edges.

As you kick the cone off the line, observe where your weight is. Make a mental note and compare where it should be. Do the same maneuver again, this time concentrate on getting the weight right. When you do the maneuver correctly, observe where your weight was at each point. Notice the weight transfer.

I used this method when I first started, as I had real difficulty with fast left turns. I couldn't get my weight in the right place. Right turn, no problem. I kept doing the right turn and noticed where my weight was at each point in the turn. then I mimicked it on the left side. Eventually, I got it.

In Slalom, as your weight shifts from leg to leg, with control, it works muscles hard. After a couple of days rest, I got back to the park, lined up the cones and blasted through a forward snake with left foot leading. No errors.

I found I had difficulty with forward cross left foot leading. It again showed my weakness on that side particularly when its the leading foot. I persisted by working it every day. No matter how many times I kicked those cones. Today, I finished the criss-cross left foot leading, without an error.

When you skate normally, if your balance is a little off, you can rectify by adjusting your stride, your speed or lean. You can conceal it. With Slalom if your balance is off, you can't hide it, you'll kick the cones.

It may feel unpleasant, it may frustrate, it may irritate, but Slalom works. Slalom will improve your skating. Even if you only do a simple weave through a line of cones, it will help. Trust me.

Go buy 10x cheap bright green / yellow / orange / blue cones and get down the park or somewhere quiet, you can practice and mess up without worry.

I use the white line on a basketball pitch to get a straight line. Its a useful guide. Cone spacing is normally set at 50cm, 80cm, or 120cm. As a beginner, I don't bother with a measure tape. I just eye them up. Once I'm more proficient, I'll ensure distance is accurate.

Don't fret if you kick cones more often than not. Keep pitching. You will improve along with your balance.



Forward Snake




Forward Cross



Quotes - Mark Twain

If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first.


The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.


In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.


Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.


Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.


It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.


Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.


It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.


Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.


The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.


Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.


If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.


The lack of money is the root of all evil.


A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he uses in conversation.


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.


Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.

Movies - Hamlet

Prince of Denmark

To Be Or Not To Be?

Mel Gibson gives on of his better performances as the Prince of Denmark.

Run-time is 2 hours long, which is half the length of the 4 hour stage show, but provides excellent viewing anyway.

If you are not a Shakespeare fan, here's your chance.

Name: Hamlet
Year: 1990
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Stars: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates.


Quotes - Oscar Wilde

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.


Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.


Children begin by loving their parents; then judge them; sometimes, they forgive them.


I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.


It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.


I can resist everything except temptation.


What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.


An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.


Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.


There is no sin except stupidity.


Those whom the gods love grow young.


There is nothing so difficult to marry as a large nose.


Everything popular is wrong.


One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.


I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.


The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.


Why was I born with such contemporaries?

Skate - Demon Crash Pants

Short Protection

A few thoughts on protection for your derriere. When I started skating, I didn't bother with crash pants, but after a few falls and limping home with bruised buttocks, I realized protection was necessary.

With little knowledge and little experience in this area, I searched on amazon and found Black Canyon Protective Ski Shorts. At £24, they seemed reasonable and affordable. The reviews were okay, getting 4 or 5 stars, with positive feedback. I went ahead and made the purchase.

On receipt, I inspected them, and  arranged an immediate  return to Amazon and a refund.

I've taken some heavy falls when skating in damp slippery conditions, with a lot of debris on the ground. The Black Canyon Ski Shorts, were way too poorly padded for my taste. The padding on the hips, thighs, and rear was wholly insufficient. It was more like polystyrene foam you find inside the packaging of TVs, DVDs, computers and other electronic goods. It's easily compressed between thumb and finger. No way was that going to protect bone or muscle from a heavy fall, at fast or slow speed.

Further falls persuaded me I had to pay more and get some serious protection for my rear end. I bought Demon Flex Force X Short D30 Body Protection - Black. The Demon Flex shorts contain D3O, an exotic material, which is normally soft and flexible, but on impact transforms and solidifies to become rigid, and provide protection. Returning to its previous soft state after the impact energy has dissipated.


The Demon Shorts were double the price of the Black Canyon Ski Shorts and I expected double the protection, which the shorts mostly provided. I did find the design of the shorts fell short in one area.

The Demon D30 shorts are comfortable with good fit well and provide plenty of protection for hips, thigh, buttocks and most importantly the coccyx. The coccyx is the tail bone at the end of the spine.

The bones on which you sit, the lowest bones are called ischial tuberosity and ischial ramus.

I had a couple falls on different occasions where the padding on the rear leg and coccyx padding opened to allow ischial bones to strike the floor without any protection.

The shorts look fine standing upright as in the photos. When you bend at the waist, the leg and coccyx padding separate, leaving just the thin layer of lycra material to save you from impact. Demon need to provide more padding here.

It's disappointing, so I can't recommend these shorts for skaters. Maybe they work for snowboarding or BMX. They certainly didn't work for me if I took a backwards fall when I hit a twig, pebble or just lost my balance.

I considered buying an ice hockey girdle, but my backwards skating has improved enough, I don't need so much protection now.

I feel comfortable enough to skate the first 15 to 20 mins of each session just working on backwards skating. I'm not great, but I'm not at the beginner stage either. I can't see myself blowing another £50 to £80 on new crash pants. I'd prefer to put the money towards new, better boots and better wheels.


Skate - Flexmeter Wrist Protection

Totally Awesome

Its been a year since I started skating, and its been a blast. Skating on cold frosty mornings, wet mist covered asphalt, debris scattered tarmac, and more recently, dry sunny weather, which is my favourite.

After mastering forward skating and staying upright, I worked on stopping. Once those were in the bag, I started skating backwards, then the pain comes in spades. Even if ya skate well, the debris scattered across the basketball courts, presents unwanted obstacles. I tend to fall over a lot, particularly when I practice new methods, tricks, stunts, spins, jumps or pivots.

Falling is painful. To make it less so, I purchased a pair of flexmeter wrist guards. They are superb and offer a very high degree of protection. Designed by a French surgeon who specializes in wrist breaks, and similar trauma.

The flexmeter comprise a strong top and bottom plastic support brace with velcro wrap-around straps which allow adjustment to ensure a tight, secure fit.

The top brace has a hinge-point which is flexible enough to allow upward wrist movement on impact. The length of the supports (upper and lower) and hinge movement, transfer and dissipate the impact energy up the arm, and over a greater area, instead of concentrating it on the fragile wrist bones.

I've taken a lot of falls, mostly skating backwards, or practicing spin pivots. A few hurt, most didn't, thanks to the Flexmeters superior design.

Before the flexmeters, I used K2 wrist pads, which were very short in length, and would ensure you felt the full force of each fall. It would send a stinging thud into wrists and forearms. Hours after the fall, my wrists would hurt like hell. I haven't experienced any similar pain using the Flexmeters.

The Flexmeters are expensive, but worth the outlay. They are superb. Solid construction and thoughtful design equate to a high recommendation, particularly if you prize break-free wrists.

They saved me so many times. I love these.

Levi Jeans Number System

Demystified

At present I have one pair of Levi's legendary 501's. I looked to purchase another pair, and was confounded by the variety of styles, shades, colours and numbers.

After googling, I got some answers.

Product Lines

* Red Tab
* Silver Tab (this line started in 1990 and is marketed to a more fashion-forward demographic; the last five years this line got a make-over to resemble an urban wear look rather than the traditional Levi's look)
* Dockers
* Levi Strauss
* Type 1 - discontinued but still available in Asia
* Engineered - discontinued but still available in Asia
* Circle R
* Red Loop
* Levi's Vintage Clothing (L.V.C)
* Levi Strauss Signature
* Next Cube Blue Print (N3BP)
* Capital E

In 2000, the "Launderette" advert for Levi's 501s was named the 6th best television commercial of all time, in a poll conducted by The Sunday Times and Channel 4, a UK based newspaper and TV channel.

Numbered Styles

* 501 Button Fly
* 503 Skinny (women)
* 504 Slouch Straight (women)
* 505 Straight Leg
* 506 Standard Fit (men)
* 507 Boot Cut (Men)
* 508 Loose (Men)
* 509 Loose (Men)
* 511 Skinny (Men)
* 512 Boot Cut (Men)
* 512 Slim Fit (Men
* 514 Slim (Men)
* 514 Slouch Boot Cut (women)
* 515 Boot Cut (women)
* 516 Slim Fit (discontinued)
* 517 Boot Cut (men)
* 518 Super low Boot Cut (women)
* 519 Flared (women)(discontinued)
* 519 Flared (women)(discontinued)
* 522 Stretch (men)
* 523 Straight Cut (men)
* 524 Classic Straight Cut (men)
* 525 Boot Cut (women)
* 527 Low Boot (men)
* 529 Slim Boot Cut (Women)
* 529 Low Straight (men)(discontinued)
* 539 Comfort Straight (men)
* 542 Low Straight/Low Flared (women)
* 544 Boot Cut (women)
* 550 Relax Fit
* 551 Flare (women)
* 555 Relax Fit Straight (discontinued)
* 556 "Billie May" Regular Fit (women)
* 557 "Eve" Square-Cut (women)
* 558 "Patty Anne" Slim Fit (women)
* 559 "Marissa" Square-Cut Boot (women)
* 559 straight relaxed (men)
* 560 Comfort Fit (men)
* 565 Wide Leg, Loose Fit (women)
* 567 Loose Boot Cut (men)
* 569 Loose Straight (men)
* 570 Straight Fit (women)
* 571 Slim Fit (women)
* 572 Boot Cut (women)
* 573 Loose Fit (women)
* 576 Loose Fit (women)
* 579 "Bobby Anne" Skinny
* 581 Boot Cut (men)
* 582 Loose Fit (hips)
* 584 Boot Cut stretch (men)
* 606 Skinny
* 646 Bell bottom (Men)
* 646 Capital E Vintage Flared (women)
* 901 Tapered (men)
* 907 Twisted Boot cut (men)
* 927 Boot Cut (men)
* Capital E Skimmer Skinny (women)
* Premium City Straight (women)
* Type 1 Iconic Fit
* Type 1 Real Loose
* Type 1 Tough Boot

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Orange Tab
* 630 straight
* 631 skinny
* 632 bell
* 622 big bell
* 637 big bell
* 602 big bell

400 series is mostly twill pants in Khaki and Tan, 1960s, plus stretch Levi's

600 series is an assorted selection, including men's black jeans, yarn-dyed (601), boys, mostly sanforized jeans (601, in the 60s, 602, 603, 604, up to 640)

700 is the women's series, including the 701 Lady Levi's (1935), 710 up is men's shirts, mostly twill (1960s)

800 is mostly Slim fit jeans in tan, sand and black twill. 801 is mostly shorts, in sand twill, Bravo Blue Twill, all from roughly 1962-66.

Source: Levi-jeans-number-system

What Is Art?



Supermoon

Full Moon

A supermoon is a full moon that comes closest to the Earth than any other time during its orbit. The moon appears as a giant ball hanging in the night sky. Technically its called a perigee moon and oribits 225,000 miles from earth.

A supermoon is also called a Perigee moon and appears approximately 15 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a normal full moon. Its an awesome sight.

Five days ago, on August 10 this year we had a particularly bright supermoon, its orbit came closer than its usual proximal swing-by. Supermoons are regular appearances in our skies, occurring about every 13 months.

When the moon is furthest away from the earth during its orbit, its called an Apogee moon and orbits 250,000 miles from earth.

Here are dates for some future supermoons:
  • 9 September, 2014
  • 28 September, 2015
  • 14 November, 2016
  • 2 January, 2018