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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

This hospital allowed a dying police officer a final visit from his horse...

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:11:07 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/+GlennMurrayCopywriter/posts/DhL83N4nbKQ

Very moving.

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Former IT salesman: 'In part I blame the American mindset that took hold'

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:10:12 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/joris-luyendijk-banking-blog/2012/may/30/former-it-salesman-voices-of-finance>

"Joris talks to an expert in banking systems about the competitive
spirit – and the time when he thought he was doing good"

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Art Students Transform an Electrical Tower into a Stained Glass Lighthouse

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:08:02 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/07/stained-glass-electrical-tower/

"Back in 2010, a trio of art students from Klasse Löbbert in Germany
took it upon themselves to transform a boring electrical tower into a
translucent, stained glass installation."

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The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 02:45:56 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/the-pitchforks-are-coming-for-us-plutocrats-108014_full.html>

"But the problem isn’t that we have inequality. Some inequality is
intrinsic to any high-functioning capitalist economy. The problem is
that inequality is at historically high levels and getting worse every

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Full-Color Printing With Aluminum Nanostructures As A Palette

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 02:45:32 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/web/2014/06/Full-Color-Printing-Aluminum-Nanostructures.html>

"Plasmonics: Arrays of metal-topped nanopillars give a broad palette of
colors for printing high-resolution, fade-resistant images"

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The Lemon Market of Programming Language Adoption

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:35:10 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://outspeaking.com/words-of-technology/the-lemon-market-of-programming-language-adoption.html>

"Choosing a programming language is like buying a used car because you
can't have complete information about how the language will meet your
needs until it's either helped your project succeed or held back the

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Oluwaseyi Sosanya invents 3D-weaving machine

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:33:46 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.dezeen.com/2014/06/23/oluwaseyi-sosanya-invents-3d-weaving-machine-show-rca-2014/>

"Royal College of Art (RCA) graduate Oluwaseyi Sosanya has created a
loom that can weave in three dimensions and used it to create a shoe
sole, presented at the institution's annual degree show"

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When Marnie Was There - Studio Ghibli - Trailer (Omoide no Marnie - 思い出のマーニー)

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:08:33 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCAjMGl1mJg

"First trailer of Omoide no Marnie (When Marnie Was There) new Studio
Ghibli film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty)."

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The dark side of .io: How the U.K. is making web domain profits from a shady Cold War land deal

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:07:21 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://gigaom.com/2014/06/30/the-dark-side-of-io-how-the-u-k-is-making-web-domain-profits-from-a-shady-cold-war-land-deal/>

"The .io domain is a hit, but few startups using it appreciate the
associations it carries — a mass expulsion that took place within living
memory, and a crucial staging-post for the “War on Terror”."

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Marmota Café

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:16:12 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.etsy.com/shop/laMarmotaCafe

Adorable marmot costumes!

Also via Muse.

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