From my Twitter stream:
- My dad had cataract surgery, and now that eye has perfect vision—he no longer needs a corrective lens for it for distance (which, as an amateur astronomer, he likes a lot).
- Darren's Happy Jellyfish (bigger version) is my new desktop picture.
- Ten minutes of mesmerizing super-slo-mo footage of bullets slamming into various substances, with groovy bongo-laden soundtrack.
- SOLD! Sorry if you missed out.
I have a couple of 4th-generation iPod nanos for sale, if you're interested.
- Great backgrounder on the 2009 H1N1 flu virus—if you're at all confused about it, give this a read.
- The new Nikon D3s professional digital SLR camera has a high-gain maximum light sensitivity of ISO—102,400. By contrast, when I started taking photos seriously in the 1980s, ISO—1000 film was considered high-speed. The D3s can get the same exposure with 100 times less light, while producing perfectly acceptable, if grainy, results.
- Nice summary of how content-industry paranoia about technology has been wrong for 100 years.
- The Obama Nobel Prize makes perfect sense now.
- I like these funky fabric camera straps (via Ken Rockwell).
- I briefly appear on CBC's "Spark" radio show again this week.
- Here's a gorilla being examined in the same type of CT scan machine I use every couple of months. More amazing, though, is the mummified baby woolly mammoth. Wow.
- As I discovered a few months ago, in Canada you can use iTunes gift cards to buy music, but not iPhone apps. Apple originally claimed that was comply with Canadian regulations, but it seems that's not so—it's just a weird and inexplicable Apple policy. (Gift cards work fine for app purchases in the U.S.A.)
- We've released the 75th episode of Inside Home Recording.
- These signs from The Simpsons are indeed clever, #1 in particular.
- Since I so rarely post cute animal videos, you'd better believe that this one is a doozy (via Douglas Coupland, who I wouldn't expect to post it either).
- If you're a link spammer, Danny Sullivan is quite right to say that you have no manners or morals, and you suck.
- "Lock the Taskbar" reminds me of Joe Cocker, translated.
- A nice long interview with Scott Buckwald, propmaster for Mad Men.
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