Some quick facts about Austin’s moonlight towers (constructed 1894–1895) including a map.
Here’s a great site for finding interesting historical sites in your area or when you travel.
This is from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, so it’s authentic and not some kind of sales pitch or ad-driven site.
You can also get a nation-wide map of more places to explore. Maps + history + real-world sites? For me, that’s heaven. 🤷🏻♂️
Before there was Model-View-Controller, in 1979 there was THING-MODEL-VIEW-EDITOR.
This paper is 14 pages and lays the foundation for all iOS apps and most apps today in general. 🤯
At the end, they finally get to “MODELS – VIEWS – CONTROLLERS”.
A little bit of Austin music history…
Where there is now a CVS Pharmacy on North Lamar Boulevard in Austin, there was once the Skyline Club, a music venue in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Elvis even played there in 1955. Most infamously, Hank Williams and Johnny Horton played their last shows there. It’s an interesting story…
I love this quote from Albert Einstein. It pretty well sums the best of science, being passionately curious.
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.Albert Einstein
The thing is, I always had a slight cognitive dissonance about this museum. Is it a museum about buildings? Or a museum about building things? Or just a museum in a building? Whatever the case, I’m there!
This looks like a great place to visit for some quiet time and to soak tip some pre-industrial America while in DC. Or maybe enjoy some genealogical and historical manuscripts, if that’s your thang. Or just looked around with mouth wide open. 😲🤩
(DAR = Daughters of the American Revolution)