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Hot Pipes Olympus C5050 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Sunday, May 18th, 2008.

Inspector
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Inspector iPhone 6S Kiryat Ono, Israel Sunday, October 2nd, 2016.

More Than You Know It
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More Than You Know It iPhone 6S Herzlia, Israel Monday, September 26th, 2016.

World’s Gooeyist
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The Gherkin, the Cheesegrater and now the Walkie Talkie. From atop The Monument.

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World’s Gooeyist iPhone 4S London, England Saturday, June 29th, 2013.

Thomas Edison’s Back Garden Jetty
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Thomas Edison’s Back Garden Jetty iPhone 4S Fort Meyers, Florida Saturday, April 20th, 2013.

Car Pet (or My Other Goat is a Camel)
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Car Pet (or My Other Goat is a Camel) iPhone 4S Hod Hasharon, Israel Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012.

Jet Age Jim
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Jet Age Jim iPhone 4S Brussels, Belgium Tuesday, May 15th, 2012.

Hot Pipes
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Hot Pipes Olympus C5050 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Sunday, May 18th, 2008.

Beach Baskets
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Beach Baskets Nokia 6630 Tuesday, August 15th, 2006.

Pipe to Red Sea
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Pipe to Red Sea Olympus C5050 Eilat, Israel Saturday, July 31st, 2004.

Self-portrait with Wendy-House
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Self-portrait with Wendy-House Olympus C5050 Ra'anana, Israel Saturday, July 17th, 2004.

Bullet at Rest
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I rode this one too, to Kyoto. Just a bit disappointingly, it’s like any other train once you’re inside, except for the profusion of wooden take-away sushi lunches.

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Bullet at Rest Minolta (pocket) Tokyo, Japan Wednesday, September 18th, 2002.

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Thursday, December 7th, 2017

On the eve of US recognition of Israel’s capital, very much in-the-loop Ambassador Ron Dermer speaks (three paragraphs at a time!) to the Global Politico podcast.

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs. An article at Business Insider.

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

In these recent interviews by Maureen Dowd, Jarod Lanier is less interesting than Tom Hanks.

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

TechCrunch takes iPhone X to Disneyland. A great review of considered real-world use.

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

“Yesterday we had a fight about whether I’d been dismissive about him saying his feelings had been hurt by my dismissing his feelings during a previous fight…” From the amusing but very dark Narcissism: a reflection by Laura Kipnis in Spiked.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

New British prime minister Theresa May’s first major decision was the nuclear plant at Hinckley Point and it seems she took the easy way out.

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

I’m wrestling with taking too many pictures these days, and why don’t I just stop, but not as well as does the author in “What We See When We Look at Travel Photography”.

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Monday, September 5th, 2016

This article explains — and demonstrates — all the advanced basics we need to know regarding photography with the iPhone. The aperture is fixed but everything else — shutter speed, focus, ISO, white balance — can be set. Only three apps are required: Camera+ (for the manual stuff), AfterFocus (to compensate for the lack of aperture control), and Slow Shutter Cam (because Camera+ doesn’t go slower than 1/4s).

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Gateway

Frederik Pohl

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Published in 1976, the themes nonetheless feel contemporary some 40 years later: environmental destruction, economic inequality, social alienation, childlessness. It’s all very naturalistic. We never encounter any aliens because they are long gone, and we don’t understand their amazing technological artifacts at all. And the people are in constant emotional turmoil.

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

As announced at WWDC 2016, Macworld summarizes the new things in iOS 10. Among them are voicemail transcription, a new Home app for HomeKit-enabled devices, and a redesigned Control Center.

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Productivity is for robots.

Kevin Kelly

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Centralized or distributed computing? It’s a pendulum.

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

I scrolled straight past the recent entries at The Setup and clicked only on Charlie Lloyd’s based on his job description. And I guessed right. “At work we’re on small MacBook Pros with maxed-out RAM and external monitors on standing desks,” he writes. Check. “I do my coding and writing in TextMate.” Check. Since he passes these tests of sameness with me, the rest is all gold.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

It’s been a couple of days since reading “What’s Next in Computing?” by Chris Dixon and I’m still harking back to it. It’s kind of made me a quasi-believer in the Singularity, made me think that these are the final handful of years in which there’ll be some continuity with what has always been. Disconcerting.

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

A story and video of a young reporter kind of blown away, so to speak, by some new VR porn demoed at CES. [Via DrudgeReport]

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Interesting, easy-to-understand breakdown of colors used in iOS app icons in 2015. Reds are most popular, then blues. By Hwee-Boon Yar. [via MacStories]

Friday, December 25th, 2015

A professor of medieval history laments the contemporary propensity to be surveilled just as Europeans were by the Church. [Via aldaily.com]

Friday, December 18th, 2015

China is taking the lead on converting from fossil fuels to renewables, which is one major reason it’s happening. This is predicted to foster a WWII-scale economic boom, which is the other.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Web site heat map tool HotJar is so impressive and so is Maltese founder David Darmanin, interviewed here by Stephen Esketzis in Feb 2015.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Once they see it they say, Oh is that the thing? And I say, Yes it is the thing. And they ask, Has it changed your life? And I shrug. And they are so disappointed.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

I’m not sure that I agree with the author’s criticism of the Apple Watch screen, and unlike him I like how small the thing is, but his comparison—that Apple Watch leather is to leather as the pink chicken sludge of chicken nuggets is to chicken is insightful and in retrospect obvious. Article is complete with apt photo illustrations. [via Daring Fireball]

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Anyone noted the similarity between an Apple Watch and a NASA astronaut? I think we should be sold.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Awe-inspiring handywork (diagnostics, 3d-printing, junkyard salvage) by Paul Mangiamele on Bilford, an Audi A6 that had been standing around for 2 years and didn’t start. He paid $450.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson

♦♦♦

Simplistic, kind of repetitive, engrossing, not too much I didn’t already know I don’t think, but necessary reading. Nice last paragraph even if redundant last chapter.

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Magic and all that is ascribed to it is a deep presentiment of the powers of science.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

China lands on the moon in
first soft landing since the Russians in 1976.

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Dr Mark Post of Maastricht University serves the world’s first non-lethal hamburger.

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Holy smokes. WiSee interprets human movements by the disturbances they cause in the force, er, wifi environment using existing hardware. By Qifan Pu at the University of Washington.

Monday, May 27th, 2013

University of Michigan doctors 3-D printed a bioresorbable splint that expanded the bronchus and saved the life of 6-month-old Kaiba. Science Daily reports.

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Hanna Rosin writes on the iPad and young children. The beginning could have appeared anywhere, the middle in any number of magazines, the end in only a small handful. And a rather relevant topic at the moment in this house, where Good Morning is spoken as “Where the iPad gone!”

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

7,500-year-old cheese discovered. “The most important ingredient for cheese-making is milk and only domesticates can be milked. Thus, it is unlikely that the origins of cheese-making predates the Neolithic,” says the researcher breezily.

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Dutch scientists are testing self-healing concrete. The method is bacteria that produce limestone when wet.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Andy Ihnatko, MacTech Conference attendee, on the group tour of Disney Animation, an advance screening of Wreck-It Ralph, and John Lasseter’s desk. [via TidBits]

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

“There were many, many truly ingenious features revealed…” David Pogue writes that Apple’s latest product announcements are “dizzying”.

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

“Nation on the Move” is the magnificent second episode of the America Revealed PBS series. Interestingly, the show is British-made.

 
 

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