My dog’s breed is actually on here! Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
Deposit | Yann Mingard | Via
Not all data centers are the same. There are cloud storage mega-centers all over Silicon Valley that take care of our smartphone camera rolls and contacts lists. There are the NSA’s data centers, which do similar things but the permissions are (at least in theory) different.
In his series Deposit, Swiss photographer Yann Mingard reveals another type of data storage facility: the privately owned bunker space within which individuals, companies and even nation-states secure their most precious code, papers, and in some cases, genetic material. These data centers aren’t intended to intercept or analyze data; they’re merely meant to protect the contents from virus, loss and—most of all—from snooping.
Mingard’s exquisite darkened images of data centers from Switzerland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom form the fourth and final chapter of Deposit, a sprawling four-year project which meditates on the anxieties of contemporary life. Deposit delves deep into the real and perceived threats to human survival, and the emerging technologies that promise security.
I-880 Cypress Viaduct Construction (part 5 of 5)
This is a barely professional color film of the last part of the construction of the 880 Cypress St. Viaduct back in 1957. There are some wonderful aerial and passenger seat views of the finished structure and surrounding neighborhood.
My HO Layout continues to grow with the addition of another 26” X 4’ module to the far end. The two left modules were shifted to the right and the new module rests on the left side of the layout.
I’m adding a portion of Oaklands infamous “Cypress Structure” double decker 880 freeway as a view block at the end of the layout. A concrete plant looms over the freeway and a petroleum tank farm rests against the back of the layout, helping disguise the edges of the 880 as they disappear into the wall.
In the foreground of the first photo is a 1964 GTO in metallic aqua, a really enjoyable Williams Bros. kit.