Jonathan Ive and Steve Jobs have been working together since the first iMac and share an obsession with design details and user experience that I, for one, greatly appreciate. This is a very nicely done piece by Laura Sydell at NPR.
Wonderful short on polar bears discovering and messing with spy cameras.
[via The Daily Beast Videos]
Playing around with Instagram on the iPhone. Fun.
João Silva, 44, a South African photographer on contract with The New York Times, stepped on a mine while accompanying American soldiers patrolling an area near the town of Arghandab in southern Afghanistan on October 23rd, 2010. Despite immediate help from medics, both his legs were lost below the knees.
Now his friends are auctioning some of his most famous photographs to cover his medical bills. You can also donate to his medical fund via paypal at this site: Support Joao Silva
Warren, Connecticut. The snow is almost over but the wind continues to howl outside. These days people make a huge deal out of storms like the one that just hit the East Coast (the Weather Channel effect) but in fact, this storm has lived up to the hype: we have about 20″ of snow on the ground here and more in drifts.
The driveway will be no fun to clear but we’re going down the road to dig Dave out and he’ll come up here to help Gary and me get things cleaned up at our place. We’re putting that off as long as possible.
The good news is that we never lost power throughout the entire storm (yet) and so, have been able to stay connected to the outside world through the internet. What was life like pre-net? Probably better but hey, it makes for great entertainment during a big storm.
Hope you’re warm and dry wherever you are.
Professional photographer Joe McNally gets to the top of the beacon mast on top of the Empire State Building to get a shot.
Warren, Connecticut. I’ve been collecting these Tibetan prayer flags for many years now and our backyard is starting to look a bit like Everest base camp. Our cat, who died a year ago is buried right under them and hopefully the flags and her spirit will keep the rodent population down in the backyard while at the same time bringing peace to the world.
I hope you’re warm and cozy wherever you are and may your world be as peaceful and rodent free as my backyard.
The two most popular hosted blogging platforms, tumblr and WordPress are duking it out. This blog runs on WordPress but it’s an installed version, not the hosted version that the article is about. Interesting statistics and the fact that new venture money is being aimed at tumblr is significant.
All of these services go down, but tumblr suffered an outage that lasted more than a day and infuriated some of the more popular bloggers hosted there. No doubt WordPress has gone down in a similar fashion.