A 2003 iSight sitting on top of a 2012 iPad:
The iSight was built to work with a great many products, and as a result is extensible. The lead is a standard Apple firewire lead nested inside an adapter which can fit onto many different attachments. On the attachment, there’s a thumbscrew, so that same clear plastic hook can join onto items of many different thicknesses (such as the iPad). That’s four levels of modularity.
The iPad was built to be useful for two years, tops, before being replaced. Its dock connector is already out of date. Its case is incompatible with the previous model.
Which is better designed? Which will retain its value longer?
Playing with trying to show bus timetable intervals:
Where the number at the top is the (contrived) bus number, the numbers in pale yellow are the hours between which the bus operates and the numbers in stronger yellow are the intervals at which the bus visits the station. An attempt to improve on the original (not pictured).
Brave has some of the best Pixar film music since Ratatouille, and an excellent depiction of a lute — placing it alongside Ghibli’s Whisper Of The Heart for interesting (non-tropic) #film music.
@briansuda just playing around with SimpleCV, looks like working with Kinect depth data is extremely easy! tutorial.simplecv.org/en/latest/examples/kinect.html
Feeding the geese @ Reykjavik, Iceland with the #family
Checked into Gullfoss, Iceland.
#todo: photos + location in the same note. Currently photos are email upload only. Other possibillity is to derive location data from EXIF metadata
Spotted the Game of Spiky Chairs filming crew @ Þingvellir /cc Brennan Novak
Which begs the question: is this bus a venue? A moving venue? #geo
Checked into a Grayline bus for the late evening golden circle tour — doing the touristy thing for once with the #family
I have this bad musical habit of always hearing music in my head as sung vocal notes (dum de daa, etc.). New project is to train myself to constantly experiment with reorchestrating it in as many different forms as I can.
Instagram’s NINE seconds-of-white-screen-before-anything-happens is not exactly a pleasant experience #webdotjs