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Just like polarized sunglasses, a polarizing lens filter reduces glare from the sunlight that reflects off water and even haze. Some comparison shots taken with and without a polarizer are nothing short of amazing, so given my predilection for landscapes,…
Another pot de yaourt on the streets of San Francisco
Source: iFixit.com: iPad Teardown I found this photo to be unexpectedly beautiful. Without any context, it seems to be an art piece, a reaction against consumerism, the curtains pulled back on the Wizard of Oz. It’s none of the above…
Two weekends ago, Stephanie and I drove up to visit Terrie who’s living in a yurt at the Bodega Goat Ranch. A few words about me and Terrie. We first met in San Diego in 2005 at ETech. My friend…
After visiting Terrie and her kids, we headed over to Joy and Kyle’s for a barbecue with Marcia and company. The budding suburban farmers that they are, Joy and Kyle recently added chicks to their homestead, which will one day…
It’s not every day that I see a Triumph TR2 on my way to work
Last weekend Nate and Sarah hosted an Easter party at their house up Petaluma. There were no children in attendance, so the easter egg hunt included 60 bottles of beer that they’d hidden all over the yard. Turns out brown…
This is 4505’s signature dog, studded with bacon and smoked, then topped with Namu Kimchi $$$ sauce, scallions, and chicharrones. Procured at the Ferry Building Farmers Market on Saturday. Golden Dog ‘Zilla Style
The Tradesmen Door
Source: Wikipedia: Peace symbols I was taken by how similar the word for “peace” is in Hebrew and Arabic, not just the sound of the words, but the very letter shapes themselves.
Ideal Bookshelf 6, GW by Jane Mount At first I thought they were just some random, thematically similar books painted together, but when I thought of it as a person’s “portrait” (idealized or otherwise) it took on another dimension. For…
Screenshot from “MeeGo 1.0 on Many Devices and Screen Sizes” This one just boggles the mind. Apparently a QR Code (a sort of fancy 2D barcode for URLs) that I generated pointing to http://justinsomnia.org/ ended up in a YouTube demo…
Geo Tracker LSi 4×4 with lift kit, massive off-road tires, and safari-style roof rack. The mud splatters are a nice touch.
Claudine threw a birthday party for Danny over at St. George Spirits in Alameda this weekend. If you know your spirits, you might be familiar with their Hanger One Vodka or Absinthe Verte, the first American-made absinthe on the market…
BMW 3.0 CS on Mason between Pine and California It’s funny, I’ve been taking these photos of cars lately, but I’m not really a car person. Mostly it’s just entertainment for me on my walk to and from work, but…
Perhaps you recall Pou Bel, the aptly named Citroën deux chevaux? Well today I found him a mate: Culotte. That’s French for underpants. Le deux chevaux, Culotte
BMW 2002 with wheels curbed
On Sunday, we visited San Bruno Mountain State Park with Julie, Patrice, and Eva. This time we managed to hike the entire Summit Trail unimpeded by the fog. The peak of San Bruno Mountain, sporting several antennas View towards San…
It takes some serious cojones to build a car with an asymmetrical body. The license plate “easter egg” is a nice touch. For another unique tailgate, if that’s your thing, check out the Volvo C30.
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While Xeni fawns, Cory has a different take:
To read later: The Collapse of Complex Business Models by Clay Shirky
In such systems, there is no way to make things a little bit simpler – the whole edifice becomes a huge, interlocking system not readily amenable to change.
Health Care/Insurance comes to mind… #
Whoa: First Camera, Then Fork
Keeping a photographic food diary is a growing phenomenon with everything from truffle-stuffed suckling pig to humble bowls of Cheerios being captured and offered for public consumption.
On complexity and obsolescence:
I cherish purchasing my annual National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, but it’s worth noting that:
This lyric from The Good Life’s “Lovers Need Lawyers” just never gets old:
I could never take another’s hand, it’s to you I’m condemned.
Check this out: I loaned $25 to a baker in Iraq
This entrepreneur is 40 years old. He is a baker. He has been working in this business for long time. He is a skilled and experienced man. He will use this loan to replace his old clay oven with new one and to buy a kneading machine. He has a good reputation in the market. His bread is fresh and flavorful and he has constant clients. People come from all districts to purchase bread from him.