What a Wonderful World ISTJ, rescue scuba diver, cyclist, piano player, reader, technologist, weekday vegetarian, non-drinker, non-smoker, music lover, nature lover & investor. These are my thoughts & experiences as they come to pass. This blog reminds me that the world we live in really is wonderful!
A Fluke Shot: The tail of a Minke Whale taken in the Antarctic Sea.
Saturday 8/23/2014

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A Fluke Shot: The tail of a Minke Whale taken in the Antarctic Sea.

99percentinvisible:

A magic building with rotating rooms

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99percentinvisible:

A magic building with rotating rooms

humansofnewyork:

“I had forty acres and a new home out in California. I was working as a stone mason. I could bring in $6000 cash some weeks. Then I was walking home one night and someone tried to kill me. I got brain damage. I lost my sense of smell, my sense of taste, most of my hearing, and now I can barely stand without getting dizzy. I must have fallen and cracked my head open thirty times since then. Everything I knew has been washed out into the water. I’ve tried to commit suicide several times.”
Wednesday 5/7/2014

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humansofnewyork:

“I had forty acres and a new home out in California. I was working as a stone mason. I could bring in $6000 cash some weeks. Then I was walking home one night and someone tried to kill me. I got brain damage. I lost my sense of smell, my sense of taste, most of my hearing, and now I can barely stand without getting dizzy. I must have fallen and cracked my head open thirty times since then. Everything I knew has been washed out into the water. I’ve tried to commit suicide several times.”

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prostheticknowledge:

HOLO Magazine

First issue of the new computational arts magazine put together by the team behind Creative Applications is out now.

Intended to be published twice a year, it could be considered to offer a different insight to the subject which the internet (a fast-attention medium) couldn’t produce. Usually, coverage on this topic in print is esoteric, but the tone here is far more informal to it’s advantage - over 200 ad-free pages with beautifully designed layouts. There are interviews with animator David O’Reilly (famous for his one-off Adventure Time 3D glitch episode and the graphics for the Spike Jonze film Her), artist Racquel Myers who works with the graphical limiations of the Commodore C64, and installation artist Zimoun (who I have covered here before) who creates simple minimalist works with basic materials.

Here is a two-minute review put together by Steven Watson on the magazine:

All in all, it is a satisfying publication on the subject even if you are already familiar with some of the projects included from the internet. A promising first issue which does justice to the subject.

You can find out more about the magazine at the project’s website here

tumblrbot said: WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER WHEN YOU ARE IN A BAD MOOD?

Venlafaxine.

Sunday 4/27/2014

Saturday 4/12/2014

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emergentfutures:

Gartner: 195M Tablets Sold In 2013, Android Grabs Top Spot From iPad With 62% Share


In comparison, last year, Apple led the tablet category with nearly 53% of sales on 61 million units, compared to Android at nearly 46% with 53 million tablets sold.

Full Story: Techcrunch

Turnaround…
Thursday 3/6/2014

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emergentfutures:

Gartner: 195M Tablets Sold In 2013, Android Grabs Top Spot From iPad With 62% Share

In comparison, last year, Apple led the tablet category with nearly 53% of sales on 61 million units, compared to Android at nearly 46% with 53 million tablets sold.

Full Story: Techcrunch

Turnaround…

The battle between gravity and hair… (at Rima Nazir’s House)
Monday 3/3/2014

The battle between gravity and hair… (at Rima Nazir’s House)

Friday 2/7/2014

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chipotle:

After (my) lunch today, Techmeme lit up with articles about Twitter’s earning report that contain headlines or subheads like:

It’s magical when the same set of numbers can be summarised so completely differently! Accounting!

Saturday 1/25/2014

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minimalmac:

Apple - Mac 30 - Thirty years of innovation (by Apple)

Imagine what we can accomplish in the next 30 years.

Happy 30th Mac! The first Mac I owned myself was the Performa 550 but had used many at work before that. I fell in love and never looked back.

I’ve owned dozens since and am still just as amazed and impressed today with my MacBook Air as I was that first time I used a Mac.That is the standard all technology should have.

Has it really been that long?

Peace Rallies in Afghanistan: How come this doesn’t make international news, but a radical with a weapon and a death-wish does? Media organisations you need to be part of the solution of state building.
Tuesday 1/21/2014

Peace Rallies in Afghanistan: How come this doesn’t make international news, but a radical with a weapon and a death-wish does? Media organisations you need to be part of the solution of state building.

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"Don’t ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday."
Sunday 1/12/2014

Unknown.
"Look at things and listen and feel."
Saturday 1/11/2014

Ernest Hemingway, from The Garden Of Eden
"Starve the ego, feed the soul."

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wisdom;

ponderabout.com
Thursday 1/2/2014