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Yearly archive for 2016

The iPhone on this carpet is impossible to spot

The iPhone on this carpet is impossible to spot

Remember when the internet went crazy over that dress? Well, this is basically that again, only this time, the simple question isn’t “what color is this dress.” It’s “where the hell is the iPhone on this carpet?”

This is a great illusion!

The iPhone on this carpet is impossible to spot

Feels like temp is 101° but, my hair looks good

Feels like temp is 101° but, my hair looks good

My hair looks good

What’s good for the goose is apparently NOT good for the gander

Why does a Navy reservist who was deployed to Afghanistan get 2 years probation and a fine yet Hillary Clinton gets off without even a slap on the wrist?

This isn’t a political party affiliation thing, it’s a “Why are we letting them get away with this?” thing.

Just shameful.

Navy Times (RE Bryan Nishimura): http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/crime/2015/07/29/navy-engineer-sentenced-for-mishandling-classified-material/30862027/

Facebook’s Filter Bubble Is Getting Worse

Facebook’s Filter Bubble Is Getting Worse

Hi there. If you’re reading this piece, consider yourself lucky. Don’t take it for granted. Especially if you’re like the 62 percent of American adults who get their news from social media, as a recent Pew Research poll showed, and you usually find our posts on Facebook.

Facebook is becoming an echo chamber that prevents us from being confronted with opinions we don’t agree with

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/facebooks-filter-bubble

 

Blade Runner | Typeset In The Future

Blade Runner | Typeset In The Future

After studying Alien in intimate detail, it’s time to look at the typography and design of Ridley Scott’s other classic sci-fi movie, Blade Runner. Based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Blade Runner cements Scott’s reputation for beautiful, gritty, tech noir science fiction.

Once again, Dave does an amazing job of dissecting a film in amazing detail. This time is my favorite: Blade Runner!

Fathers day around-the-house

Patio at night Tiki torches Tiki torch detail Patio during the day

I worked on the back patio and installed some lights and Tiki torches for Father’s Day.

Fathers Day card from my doggies

Fathers Day card from my doggies

Fathers Day card from my doggies

How Yahoo derailed Tumblr

How Yahoo derailed Tumblr

When Mayer showed up 20-30 minutes late, Karp and the audience listened as she talked about her time at Google, the thinking behind the ad sales transition and her intention to help Tumblr grow. Concerns went mostly unaired. One engineer made a GIF of Karp fiddling with his phone while Mayer talked on the screen overhead. He was Photoshopped to be eating while she talked.

Interesting perspective on how badly Yahoo! screwed up tumblr. I guess it could have been worse.

http://mashable.com/2016/06/15/how-yahoo-derailed-tumblr

Mr. Robot returns to TV on July 13th

Mr. Robot returns to TV on July 13th

According to this info on tvnfo.com Mr. Robot returns on July 13th! YAY! If you don’t already watch the show – it’s great! You should binge on season 1 now!

The Ad Campaign that Convinced Americans to Pay for Water

The Ad Campaign that Convinced Americans to Pay for Water

Even if they could afford it, many people would balk at the thought of paying $10,000 for a sandwich. And yet the majority of Americans pay a similar markup, essentially, for a bottle of water.

Americans weren’t always so open-minded about opening their wallets for H20. Mere decades ago, they would have laughed at paying astronomical markups for a liquid that flows freely, and usually safely, from their taps at home.

That all began to change in the 1970s, with a crazy idea from a Frenchman who wanted Americans to buy fizzy water in green glass bottles shaped like bowling pins.

A great look into one of the many ways clever marketing has molded us into what we are today.

http://priceonomics.com/the-ad-campaign-that-convinced-americans-to-pay/

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