The Electronical Rattle Bag

Internet scrapbook of Paul Greer (@burningfp). Animation, etc.

Kutiman - Thru You Too - GIVE IT UP
“Thru You Too coming soon I would like to thank all the musicians that are in this project and to all of you out there for sharing your knowledge and talent on the internet. See the original videos that make this video In the list below.. some of the videos disappeared over time :( plz help me find and credit them . thank u Vocals - Piano - (tnx to Viret867 for finding it :) Drum Roll - This video is missing :( plz help me find it . Bass - Drums Swing - Drums Beat - Electric Guitar - This video is missing :( plz help me find it . DoubleBass - Trombone - This video is missing :( plz help me find it . Classic Guitar - Keyboard 1 - Cymbal - Saxophone - Tuba - Keyboard 2 - Electric Guitar 2 - (video is missing :( but that’s his channel Strings - Horns - Keyboard 3 - DoubleBass 2 - Cello 1 - Cello 2 - Bassoon - Over the last couple of days I had a very touching and sincere correspondence with Mrs. Deryn, one of the Cellist featured in “Give it Up” (cello 2). I would like to deeply thank her for that. Deryn and I both respect each other’s views on the matter of seeking permission to use material, and I fully understand why she and her partner reacted a bit negatively at first. I shared with Deryn my true motivation and intentions in creating Thru You Too, and I’m glad that she completely understands and accepts my ethos behind the project. She expressed her great appreciation to the artistic and musical outcome, and that she is happy to be part of the amazing group of musicians featured on the video. I encourage you to check out all the fantastic musicians’ YouTube channels, there is some amazing stuff there to be found :) “


Bookmarks before browsers

These four medieval bookmarks are 500-700 years old, yet they are smarter than what we use for our modern books - or even in our web browsers. Some just help you find your way back to a certain page, but others do so much more: they mark text column and line, in addition to the page. The lower one, for example, is like a computer that you program. Sliding it up and down, and turning its disk, means you will find your way back to a very specific place: the very line where you left off the day before.

More information on these rare devices and how they work in this blog I wrote about them.

Pics: Leiden, University Library, BPL 2001 (top); Utrecht, UB, MS 146 (bookmark labeled “B”); Amsterdam, Universiteitsbibliotheek, MSS I G 56-57 (heart-shaped bookmarks); and Harvard, Houghton Library, MS 277 (bottom).


The maps of Piri Reis, a 16th-century Ottoman Admiral famous for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation), a book which contains detailed information on navigation as well as extremely accurate charts describing the important ports and cities of the Mediterranean Sea. In 1513 he produced his first world map, based on some 20 older maps and charts which he had collected, including charts personally designed by Christopher Columbus which his uncle Kemal Reis obtained in 1501 after capturing seven Spanish ships off the coast of Valencia in Spain with several of Columbus’ crewmen on board. See more here: