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A couple decades back, these two would have been Japanese tourists taking photos of every random thing possible. Today, they’re Chinese (based upon the loud ai-yaaahs).
Who will they be two decades from now? IDK.
OTOH, these conventioneers might be Japanese – I can’t tell. But I can tell you that the tiny flash on this DSLR isn’t effective when you’re photographing the top of a tall building, as dude was doing:
On It Goes…
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Well, not actually because this particular car vs. bike from last year happened to be the impatient cyclist’s fault, because he went across against a red, because bike riders don’t have as much time to cross as they used to, owing to the newish dedicated cyclist light Oh well.
Anyway, I would have said that Santa installed all the new hardware, but I was beaten to the punch by Dale Danley / Panhandle Park Stewards, who naively wonder why the Panhandle Bandshell went away despite the fact that the “partners” of PPS are the same people who made the harmless bandshell go away.
(So I don’t know, I’ll consider the Panhandle Park Stewards ranking someplace north of that horribly corrupt Willie Brown S.L.U.G. vehicle for the while. Enjoy your “partnership” with the corrupt RPD, and the NIMBYed-up NoPNA, and the millionaires’ kid’s school as you garden, Deutsches Jungvolk und Bund Deutscher Mädel.)
Anyway, you can look forward to the flashing lights of traffic cams when errant drivers err at Fell and Masonic. (UCSF shuttle van drivers beware, beware!)
Aphid vs. Orchid at Our Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park – BTW, Wicked Plants “Leaves” Oct 30thFriday, October 21st, 2011
Can you spot the pest on this orchid from our San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers?
Do you see the tiny Clue near the middle between the two petals? Look hard:
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BTW, the Wicked Plants: Botanical Rogues & Assassins exhibition is leaving us October 30th, so get on over there soon.
The indispensable Whole Wheat Toast was on the scene last Saturday:
And if that’s not animated enough for you, check out this tribute from six Japanese Michael fans who labored together after hours.
This one’s going viral in Tokyo right now. You won’t find a better-produced, manifestly infringing IP violation than this.
I’ll tell you, back in my day, the ideal graduation gift for rich kids was a baby BMW of some sort – you know, with a giant bow atop a convertible roof. But Steve Jobs is trying to upset the Apple cart by getting people to think that an iPad is the best gift for matriculates.
I don’t know, maybe it is. However, this new ad campaign…
…says the iPad is “The Best Way to Experience the Web.”
First of all, Apple means the best portable way to experience the web, right? And then, what’s this deal about using the word “experience” as a verb? (Is “experiencing the web” a passive event like watching a movie? Are you a creator, at least sometimes, or a merely a consumer of the Web? Mmmm.)
Anywho, the big beef, of course, if the absence of Adobe’s Flash. I know that it, like a strong federal government, might whither away at some point, as Lenin said, but we aint there yet, comrade. In 2010, anyway, You Can’t “Experience” the Web Without Flash.
The smaller beef would be the absence of industry-standard inputs and outputs. I’ll tell you, I wouldn’t trade my aging netbook, which is worth about $100 and was somewhat crippled by one of the many Intel vs. NVIDIA spats, for any kind of iPad. I mean, iPads can’t run Photoshop or nothing, right? (BTW, is there an App for Photoshop? I’d like to see what that would look like. Srsly.) Oh, to run ‘Shop I’d need a MacBook Air (Apple’s name for their expensive netbook with hinges that used to fall apart if you looked at them the wrong way) or a four-figure laptop? Oh, O.K.
Hey kids, you’ve taken your SATs, right? Try this:
Regular Web is to expensive, portable, compromised iPad Web as
Regular bike is to expensive, portable, compromised Dahon Brompton bike.
Brompton folding bikes are nice for the people who use them for commuting. (They’re pretty expensive, and there are a lot of design compromises involved of course.) These things are popular, but are they The Best Way to Experience Cycling? Hells no.
A regular bike is cheaper AND better for most people of course.
(Time’s tide will smother you, Apple.)