Saturday, November 19th, 2022

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World Cup Group Stage Predictions

Here are my Group Stage predictions.

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Group E

Group F

Group G

Group H

11/19/2022 7:19 am | | Tags: world cup, soccer

"271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book"

In 1692 an artist known only as "A. Boogert" sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of water. The premise sounds simple enough, but the final product is almost unfathomable in its detail and scope.

Spanning nearly 800 completely handwritten (and painted) pages, Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l'eau, was probably the most comprehensive guide to paint and color of its time. According to Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel who translated part of the introduction, the color book was intended as an educational guide. The irony being there was only a single copy that was probably seen by very few eyes.

11/19/2022 8:00 pm | | Tags: art, colors, history, book

Vox populi, vox Dei

Elon Musk used the most familiar portion of the quote, but the full quote is rather important and changes its meaning.

This quote comes from a letter between Alcuin and Charlemagne.

Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.

And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.

11/19/2022 8:08 pm | | Tags: latin, history
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