notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2014-03-03

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Will Kane for SFGate.com: Oakland neighbors increasingly use surveillance for security.

 Jesper Jurcenoks uses an iPad to check the surveillance system in his Oakland hills neighborhood. “We will not a let a criminal enter or leave our neighborhood undetected,” Jurcenoks, founder of the nonprofit Neighborhood Guard, says of the surveillance system. Photo: Lacy Atkins, The Chronicle

Will Kane for SFGate.com: Oakland neighbors increasingly use surveillance for security.

Jesper Jurcenoks uses an iPad to check the surveillance system in his Oakland hills neighborhood. “We will not a let a criminal enter or leave our neighborhood undetected,” Jurcenoks, founder of the nonprofit Neighborhood Guard, says of the surveillance system. Photo: Lacy Atkins, The Chronicle

2013-07-12

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Lego Mindstorms Projects: Drop7 with Lego Mindstorms NXT (via):
After a bit of googling I found where some people had used frozen sausages as a stylus and that made me wonder if that would work for a robot
I was all out of those little breakfast sausages but I did have some hot dogs in the fridge so I gave one of those a try and BINGO!

Lego Mindstorms Projects: Drop7 with Lego Mindstorms NXT (via):

After a bit of googling I found where some people had used frozen sausages as a stylus and that made me wonder if that would work for a robot
I was all out of those little breakfast sausages but I did have some hot dogs in the fridge so I gave one of those a try and BINGO!

2013-03-14

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Conclave results for adjacent popes, by NBC Today via Sascha Pohflepp.
Edit: the first photograph is actually of John Paul II’s funeral, rather than Benedict’s election, but there is one rogue phone camera in the bottom corner, so it still looks as if it’s the availability of technology, not the type of event, that dictates the difference in camera usage.
Edit: see also.

Conclave results for adjacent popes, by NBC Today via Sascha Pohflepp.

Edit: the first photograph is actually of John Paul II’s funeral, rather than Benedict’s election, but there is one rogue phone camera in the bottom corner, so it still looks as if it’s the availability of technology, not the type of event, that dictates the difference in camera usage.

Edit: see also.

2012-08-30

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iamdanw:

HOW MANY SCREENS DEEP ARE WE THE PIXELS ARE BECOMING UNSTABLE (via In Pictures: Paralympic Torch Relay | Londonist)

BWAAAAAHM.

iamdanw:

HOW MANY SCREENS DEEP ARE WE THE PIXELS ARE BECOMING UNSTABLE (via In Pictures: Paralympic Torch Relay | Londonist)

BWAAAAAHM.

2012-04-09

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Mark Zuckerberg’s dog Beast being photographed by an iPad. (via)
This is possibly the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in a while. (I’m assuming that this photo was taken with an SLR, given the narrow depth of field.)

Mark Zuckerberg’s dog Beast being photographed by an iPad. (via)

This is possibly the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in a while. (I’m assuming that this photo was taken with an SLR, given the narrow depth of field.)

2012-03-27

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“ [Android] it did well with dominant Web brands, offering 14 Yahoo apps to the iPad’s five and seven Amazon apps to the iPad’s 4. There are 20 Google apps for the Transformer Prime and only eight for the iPad; Google+, most notably, is missing on the iPad. ”

Sascha SeganThe iPad Wins Because Android Tablet Apps Suck: An Illustrated Guide at PCMag (via).

I was interested by this section of the article. It seems that a bunch of web companies are either finding it easier to produce Android apps, or have decided that for business reasons their apps fit better away from Apple’s platform.

Whatever the reasons, this bias towards Android seems limited to Yahoo, Amazon, Google, and the like. Odd.

2012-03-15

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From the iFixit teardown of the new iPad:

On the non-A5X side of the logic board:
Texas Instruments CD3240 driver device
Broadcom BCM4330 802.11a/b/g/n MAC/baseband/radio with integrated Bluetooth 4.0+HS and FM transceiver
2 x 4Gb Elpida LP DDR2 = 1 GB DRAM in separate packages in a 64-bit configuration
Fairchild FDMC 6683
Broadcom BCM5973 I/O controller
Broadcom BCM5974 microprocessor
Apple 338S0987 B0LI1150 SGP

From the iFixit teardown of the new iPad:

On the non-A5X side of the logic board:

  • Texas Instruments CD3240 driver device
  • Broadcom BCM4330 802.11a/b/g/n MAC/baseband/radio with integrated Bluetooth 4.0+HS and FM transceiver
  • 2 x 4Gb Elpida LP DDR2 = 1 GB DRAM in separate packages in a 64-bit configuration
  • Fairchild FDMC 6683
  • Broadcom BCM5973 I/O controller
  • Broadcom BCM5974 microprocessor
  • Apple 338S0987 B0LI1150 SGP

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Top: iPad during screen removal, iFixit.

Bottom: A portion of The Scream by Edvard Munch, National Gallery, Oslo (via Wikipedia).

2012-02-16

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“ ATTENTION USER: We know you were enjoying the frictionless access to content that is the implicit promise of a hyperlink, but we would rather you bounce off the outer berm of our walled garden, because ad rates are higher on our tablet apps or something? All we know is, somebody on the 13th floor needs to show steady growth in “engagement” on “post-PC” devices. ”
Christopher Mimms at Technology ReviewAll Web Developers Should Stop Doing This Immediately, suggesting more accurate text for those annoying iPad (and iPhone) “interstitials” that attempt to get you to download native applications. (via)

(via adactio)

2012-02-03

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Frameweb:
Main Tunnel on the Hida Tunnel. Taken from a truck for high-lift work, looking down from the tunnel ceiling before opening to the public.
From the new iPad application Tunnel for iPad ($10), with images and captions by engineering photographer Hoichi Nishiyama. (via)

Frameweb:

Main Tunnel on the Hida Tunnel. Taken from a truck for high-lift work, looking down from the tunnel ceiling before opening to the public.

From the new iPad application Tunnel for iPad ($10), with images and captions by engineering photographer Hoichi Nishiyama. (via)

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