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The perilous path up Congo’s Mt Stanley
OCTOBER 13, 2017 | FT | Martin Fletcher.

the southern section of Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park, reopened after two decades of near-constant conflict in 2014. Happily that section contained two of Virunga’s great glories — its 300-odd mountain gorillas, nearly a third of all those left in the world, and the Nyiragongo volcano, in whose crater the world’s largest lava lake bubbles and spurts like some malign, sinister being.

But I heard stories while there of Virunga’s third glory — the mysterious, snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains at its northern end, the original “Mountains of the Moon” Ptolemy identified as the source of the Nile some 1,800 years ago.
Uganda  Africa  travel  nostalgia  Congo  mountaineering 
2 days ago by jerryking
No Effort Online
"Tales from the Leet" is that old Flash animation.
flash  video  romeo  juliet  nostalgia 
2 days ago by zara2stra
'Baby Driver' is an ode to iPod nostalgia
It took a while to get going, but it's safe to say we're living in a golden age of digital music. Terrible compression is a thing of the past, and the rise of streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music give us instant access to almost anything we want to hear. But while we've gained so much, there's also a sense that we've lost something. Sharing a playlist isn't the same as burning a CD for your sweetheart or, going even further back, manually dubbing a mixtape. As our music has become less physical, so has our attachment to it. That's something that struck me while watching Baby Driver, director Edgar Wright's new mashup of car chases, heist films and excellent tunes. Its lead character, Baby (Ansel Elgort), is perpetually connected to a pair of headphones, experiencing life as if it's a never-ending music video. But his earbuds aren't attached to a smartphone; they're plugged into one of his many iPods. He has a box full of them, each with their own colors and ornamentations. Basically, a different iPod for every mood.
BabyDriver  EdgarWright  AnselElgort  Film  Music  Nostalgia  MP3Players  CassetteTapes  Audio  DigitalMusicandAudio  iPod  iPodNano  iPodClassic  Engadget  Opinion  Retrospective  Analysis  Zeitgeist 
3 days ago by dk33per

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