January 27, 2010
--Lisbon from the Castle of São Jorge and run through TiltShiftMaker, a nifty little toy to make landscapes look like just-out-of-focus miniatures.
Wow, water and sewer, the networks that really connect us all. How daunting it must've been to set that up in a frontier America town...
Wow, Apple Tablet AND State of the Union ON THE SAME DAY??
AUTO-BEATNIK POEM NO. 41: INSECTS
ALL CHILDREN ARE SMALL AND CRUSTY.
AN IRON CAN SAW ALL DRAGONS,
AND ALL PALE, BLIND, HUMBLE WATERS ARE CLEANING.
AND FLYING WOEFULLY IS LIKE CLOSING SWEETLY,
A INSECT, DUMB AND TORRID, COMES OF THE DADDYO,
HOW IS A INSECT INTO THIS FUR?
--Anonymous Computer, Glendale, California, from this March 3, 1961 issue of LIFE Magazine. Weirdly, Bill Bryson and others quote it with lines 2 and 4 missing.
"Our safeguard is that, no matter how intelligent we are able to make computers, we can always reach down and pull out the wall plug. Of course, we will have to make sure we don't supply the computer with an arm that could keep us from unplugging it."
--Frank Matthews (same LIFE article)
"I feel bad for all the furries looking for Avatar movie porn who have to wade through the Avatar: The Last Airbender porn."
Yesterday, watching through the front window of the MBTA train, I saw emergency exits every few hundred yards. Where do they exit to?
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/01/27/cuddle-class-couches.html - man, that is the most appealing vision of commercial air travel I've seen
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/1/22/ - mildly NSFW take on today's Apple Madness. FROTH.
Following live gdgt feed . Remember when they called it "the Jesusphone"? (PS is this stuff taking down Twitter?)
"so much more intimate than a laptop" -Jobs
"this just proves to me that everybody in the focus group...
...is a dude" -Kj
Wow, MadTV called it first.... RT @cobiegoesboom
wait wait wait.. ipad? you mean like.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTzhXMbOWHE ?
All this iPad 3Ging makes me wanna go over my iPhone bills, both in terms of MB used and that damn SMS thing. (Hahaha, welcome to AT+T, iPad. Suckers.)
$500 Price point ain't bad! I was kinda skeptical about "better than netbook" but now I at least need to see if it makes a good doodle pad.
Heh, and of course, now the iPhone feels slightly less cool- still, Palm bested Newton with "inferior" tech; pocketability is a sweet thing.
Hmm - does the AppStore let you put iPhone software on iPad or do you have to fork out again?
I wish Apple and not Microsoft used placenames for project codenames, because I want to think of people working up the iDaho. Or maybe the iOwa.
It's dumb enough that my XP install pretends the Dell's touchpad is a PS2 mouse; dumber that it's stuck with f'in "tap to click" set to "on". Tap to click is such a terrible idea anyway. Really, any "gesture" that is trivial to replicate on accident is terrible, terrible UI. Same with "drag on side of trackpad to scroll" - unless the trackpad has physically demarcated "scrollzones".
Can't believe how much I'm tweeting/kisraeling today.
"So, Steve Jobs has done what he tried to do in the 80s: he's created a closed Mac. http://ow.ly/115jc "