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- This fascinating Pinterest board collects photos, floor plans and other artifacts of Toronto’s Carnegie libraries, most of which are still in service today, although their fireplaces are no longer in use.
- Back to the frozen future with these two vehicles designed to handle snow. The steam-powered Xrot 9213 is still able to free up the Bernina line in eastern Switzerland. Meanwhile, we’re not quite sure where the massive Antarctic Snow Cruiser is.
- I’m not done with trains. The NYT has a great piece on the Bailak-Amur-Mainline (BAM) branch of the Transsiberian.
- Speaking of Siberia, thanks to an amazingly cool weather trick, this Finnish village briefly saw itself reflected in the night sky. Better than an X-Files episode.
- These photos are why I’m trapped in Tokyo forever now. A grittier version of the future emerges from subtle animated GIFs.
- Le 3e lieu m’a tuer – une fois de plus, Mlle Salt a le coup de gueule précis. Pendant ce temps, en Seine-et-Marne, les bibliothèques sont vides (et pour cause).
- This knee-jerk response to a WSJ op-ed daring to question the relevance of library schools is a bit beside the point, however.
- Don’t buy $12 chocolate bars from bearded hipsters.
- binder makes iPython notebooks hosted on GitHub interactive. Looks awesome.