Monday, August 10, 2009

Van Gogh brushstrokes

There are 1753 brush strokes in Van Gogh's "Vincent's Bedroom in Arles".

The whole video about catching fake Van Gogh paintings with computers is here.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Godard tweets

So I did a Twitter search for Godard as in Jean Luc Godard.
And it's interesting because in a matter of a few hours there were two famous quotes by Godard that were going around and mentioned by a good number of people who I am guessing were not connected to one another.

To be or not to be. That's not really a question. showed up 8 times in 40 tweets.

A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necessarily in that order showed up 4 times in 40 tweets.

The first quote is one I had never heard from Godard and I am not sure where everyone else heard it. I am guessing a meme is going around.

Monday, August 03, 2009


I visited the Huntington Library this weekend. It's a beautiful place. Of course, I forgot my camera, which is actually a good thing because otherwise I would have spent too much time snapping photos and not enough time looking at the beauty and sheer size of the place. However, there are many good photos over at Flickr.