Saturday Linkages: Audio Jars, Cutting Glass Bottles and Assorted Rants

E.B. White’s letter to the ASPCA responding to his failure to pay a dog tax:

Audio Jar – Open Source Speaker Housings:

Bread geeks bring native wheat species back to Los Angeles | 89.3 KPCC via @KPCC

Working Undercover in a Slaughterhouse: an interview with Timothy Pachirat via @BoingBoing

Easy way to cut glass bottles:

Frugal food: 10 DIY tips to save money while eating better and healthier – Boing Boing via @BoingBoing

These, and more linkages, are from the Root Simple twitter feed

Saturday’s Quote: Spring


NOTHING is so beautiful as spring—   
  When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;   
  Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush   
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring   
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;         
  The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush   
  The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush   
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.   

     –Beginning of the poem, Spring, by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89)

Saturday’s Quote: Farmers, the Sexiest Men and Women Alive

Photo from the Library of Congress

“When the next batch of huricanes hits and the oil wells run dry, whom do you want to wake up next to?  Someone who can program HTML or someone who can help a cow give birth?  Do you want someone with Bluetooth or someone with a tractor?  How can someone who makes food out of dirt not impress you?”

-Lou Bendrick