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Einstein vs Stephen Hawking—Epic Rap Battles of History

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There needs to be more humor like this!!

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | no comments » | Apr 26, 2011 22:36:58

Talk: Palo Alto Camera Club on Apr 27, 2011

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Underwater housings in Indonesia

I’m giving a talk tomorrow night (Wednesday, April 27, 2011) at the Palo Alto Camera Club about underwater photography. I’ll show some of my favorite images and talk about how I captured them. I hope to see you there!

The talk starts at 7:30pm and will be held at the Baylands Nature Center, Palo Alto:
[PACC calendar] [talk location]

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | 1 comment » | Apr 26, 2011 08:28:35

Weekly Twitter Digest: 2011-04-25

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| link | trackb | no comments » | Apr 25, 2011 07:01:00

Weekly Twitter Digest: 2011-04-18

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  • Why T-Shirts Matter « Psychohistory http://j.mp/faO3Ub (via Instapaper) #
  • Nilay Patel • Amazon Cloud Player and how bandwidth killed the copyright star http://j.mp/hGfqUH (via Instapaper) #
  • 5:13am BART. Yee-haw. @ San Francisco International Airport (SFO) ? http://instagr.am/p/DDZiJ/ #
  • Got upgraded to first class. Great, but too much potential for douche-baggery (guy next to me is at full volume on the phone). #
  • Vegas, baby. @ McCarran International Airport (LAS) ? http://instagr.am/p/DDlw_/ #
  • Been in Vegas for 15 minutes; already smell like smoke. #
  • Made it for #NAB show opening. James Cameron and Vince Pace will be speaking. #
  • Vegas Hilton bathroom humor @ Las Vegas Hilton Convention Center http://instagr.am/p/DDrOO/ #
  • Vegas weirdness: diamond skull @ McCarran International Airport (LAS) ? http://instagr.am/p/DDtrO/ #
  • At Panasonic booth, and John Ellerbrock's 3D underwater video is on the demo reel! #NAB #
  • Travis' octocopter at the GoPro booth @ 2011 International CES #CES11 http://instagr.am/p/DD9JS/ #
  • GoPro booth is absolutely insane with order lines @ 2011 International CES #CES11 http://instagr.am/p/DD9Vg/ #
  • Not sure why Instagram is putting CES in the tags for the Vegas Convention Center. #
  • Got a demo of the Sony alpha SLR doing autofocus in video – pretty fast! #NAB #
  • The most extreme booth scenario: live tattoo (RED booth) @ #NAB 2011 http://instagr.am/p/DENrC/ #
  • Love the press rooms at conventions: food, drinks, chairs, tables, internet, computers. #NAB #
  • Ikonoskop A-cam raw video camera on display at #NAB (want!) http://ow.ly/i/afFh #
  • UW folks out in full force at #NAB Drinks with John Ellerbrock, Bob Cranston, Evan Kovacs, Pete Romano, and others. #
  • @HootSuite_Help hi! Love your product. When I try to add a contact to a list (iPhone app), hootsuite crashed. How can I help debug? #
  • Hmmm. @cardmunch is ignoring addresses, companies, titles. Not good. #
  • I hope @CardMunch quality goes back to what it used to be. Cannot on it in current state @Bowei @sidviswanathan @sudeep_y @adamnash #
  • @lettershome I didn't know about the narrow ISO range. Need to do more investigation… #
  • Cisco kills Flip, cuts 550 employees. http://ow.ly/4yNz2 #
  • Aerial view near Death Valley @ San Francisco International Airport (SFO) ? http://instagr.am/p/DF_xB/ #
  • Great job on the iPhone app, @NABShow! Made it easy to find exhibitors and sessions. #
  • Heh. :) RT @alexkingorg: AAUE – Always Assume User Error #
  • WWF conservation campaign involving coral reefs. @ Powell St BART http://instagr.am/p/DGEY2/ #
  • Apple announces Final Cut Pro X: $299, 64-bit, Grand Central Dispatch support (finally!) http://ow.ly/4z0CZ #
  • @ericyng I have that problem all the time. #
  • RT @wetpixel: Post: NAB 2011 show coverage: Eric Cheng reports from NAB Show 2011… http://wpx.in/gPZBmX #
  • Carwash to rain correlation remains at 100%. WTF?? #
  • NAB 2011 show coverage. This time, the link works! http://ow.ly/4zKOy #
  • @thondeboer not a 3D display! But cool. Pam thinks your use of "frakkin" is a Thon-ism. I had to educate her. :) #
  • @manukumar I want to see the protected stuff. Private Twitter account is a great idea! #
  • Anyone know if LACP is better via a switch or via direct 2-port connection to target machine? (both have 2 link-aggregated ports). #
  • @polpich I use hootsuite fluid, too! #
  • @polpich Rotate it beforehand! ;) #
  • Sonic.net introduces free outbound fax. Awesome! http://ow.ly/4zX4i #
  • I'm about ready to give up Yahoo Messenger. I get spam addition requests every day, and no one uses it anymore. #
  • MPlayerX, an excellent new (free) Mac OS X video player http://ow.ly/4A0gv #
  • Love Tapbots products! RT @johnolilly: Tweetbot is nice. Search timeline is fantastic feature. #
  • @tonywu looking for ID of squid http://ow.ly/4AlR7 #
  • I feel like I'm in Mad Men. #
  • This fancy faucet handle totally defeated me for 30 seconds (found at a SF design firm) http://instagr.am/p/DJjjQ/ #
  • Have 3 display attached to my Mac Pro. % change of all 3 coming on successfully after computer sleep? about 33%. #
  • @andymanson @hootsuite was what got me using lists. #
  • I'm retiring my MSN Messenger and Yahoo Chat accounts as of now. They are dead to me. Skype, AIM/iChat and Gtalk remaining. ;) #
  • esurance needs to rethink their QR code ad placement strategy http://instagr.am/p/DJqtz/ #
  • RT @dweekly: Bubble much? iPad app maker Flipboard, with no revenues, raises $50m on a $200m valuation. http://t.co/Y0T7e4Z #
  • @esurance Wow – impressed that you are listening! It's at the Mission/5th garage in SF. :) #
  • Congrats to Erena Shimoda! Her work is up at Gensler as part of art show. @ Gensler World Headquarters http://instagr.am/p/DKRcz/ #
  • @dane rectified. ;) #
  • @HootSuite feature request: add link to Instagram in tap-hold actions. :) #
  • Morning routine #tiltshiftgen #camera+ @ Millbrae Caltrain Station http://instagr.am/p/DLQwt/ #
  • Happy Birthday, Anushka! @ Xanh Restaurant http://instagr.am/p/DMgZw/ #
  • Guest Post: Eric Roberts on the Dangers of Escalating Enrollments « Computing Education Blog http://j.mp/fcSxa1 (via Instapaper) #
  • RT @macgeekpro: Halftone, a wonderful vintage printing effect photo iOS app is free for the weekend only: http://j.mp/hQxZiR #
  • "The Tragic Death of the Flip" from Pogue http://ow.ly/4BLva #
  • Headbanger fail. Awesome. http://ow.ly/4BMrf #
  • New ice cream place? Want to try! @ Hayes Valley http://instagr.am/p/DOTEy/ #
  • Look up for the model @ Azalea Boutique http://instagr.am/p/DOVT2/ #
  • Impressed with @esurance's quick response to Twitter mentions! http://ow.ly/i/ataS #
  • @foh9tweets I was just in Vegas last week! Too bad we didn't overlap. Will you make it to SF? #
  • Yo quiro underdog @ Underdog http://instagr.am/p/DO78S/ #
  • Baby trio @ Underdog http://instagr.am/p/DO8D9/ #
  • San Francisco snapshot http://instagr.am/p/DQ3d3/ #
  • Took Zyrtec this morning, and spend much of the late afternoon crashed out on the couch. Anti-histamines and I do not agree. #
  • Beautiful Raja Ampat underwater slideshow by my friends, Burt Jones and Maurine Shimlock. http://ow.ly/4Cf1H #
  • Brilliant! @postagram – great way to send your @instagram photos as printed postcards; only $.99 each via an iPhone app http://ow.ly/4CfhO #
| link | trackb | no comments » | Apr 18, 2011 07:01:00

The Mountain, by Terje Sorgjerd

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The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

Beautiful time-lapse footage from El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain.

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | no comments » | Apr 16, 2011 17:14:02

The books on my Kindle as of April 14, 2011

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A friend asked me for book recommendations today, so I grabbed a list of all the books that I have purchased for Kindle: (read more »)

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | no comments » | Apr 14, 2011 20:14:27

Weekly Twitter Digest: 2011-04-11

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  • 5MB attachments are normal now, at work. ARGH. May have to switch to online mail (only) to prevent dupes from cluttering drive. #
  • Pam's new sperm whale necklace @ Mountain View Caltrain Station http://instagr.am/p/C2FZE/ #
  • Read the fine print @ Mountain View Caltrain Station http://instagr.am/p/C2FdM/ #
  • @thondeboer wouldn't ping pong with grown men just be… ping pong with grown men? :) #
  • Overheard on Caltrain just now: "it sounded horrible when I tried to start it." (stopped a unscheduled station) #
  • #caltrain engine "has had enough," we're told. Train dead! (Palo Alto station) #
  • The audacity of getting paid http://ow.ly/1snnrU #
  • RT @sterlingz: The Value of Twitter — Shawn Blanc http://j.mp/i5degc (via Instapaper) #
  • Want to see a couple hundred whale sharks at once? Wetpixel is running whale shark trips to Isla Mujeres this August! http://ow.ly/4u06B #
  • Pam just discovered lolcats and can has cheezburger. She is confused and does not think it is funny… which is funny! #
  • Cat vs Dog http://ow.ly/4u4ju #
  • Happy that @Crashplan is working again! Support came through… (although, it did take 8 days to diagnose and reply) #
  • First Zyrtec of the allergy season. #
  • @ManuKumar Whoah. Front and center on the CMU website! :) #
  • RT @andybiggs: I will be on NBC's @todayshow on May 24, so mark your calendars, ladies and gentlemen. #
  • Lunch with Chris MacAskill (@baldy) at Smugmug @ Smugmug http://instagr.am/p/C5RRB/ #
  • GoPro 3D housing in the house! Can't wait to try it. http://ow.ly/i/a2oe #
  • @canarychicken hah! Out him, publicly. :) #
  • @djjackmelo yes, i use Ikelite DS-125 strobes and INON S-2000 strobes. #
  • Forecast said rain. @ San Francisco Chronicle http://instagr.am/p/C6p7N/ #
  • Exciting morning. Apparently, I have a chipped tooth. http://instagr.am/p/C6wEI/ #
  • My good friend, Andy Biggs, will be on the TODAY Show on May 24 to talk about taking better pictures. http://ow.ly/4vrBi #
  • Another week, another plan to rip up our street. http://instagr.am/p/C68S5/ #
  • We ate actually permanent connections, not temporary. @adamnash @ LinkedIn http://instagr.am/p/C68la/ #
  • Oh, Google. You are so clever. http://ow.ly/i/a511 #
  • RT @adamnash: I think @echeng has a very cool professional graph. Look at the sub-communities! http://t.co/Op1vrBT #in #
  • The 10 Best Obnoxious Responses To Misspellings On Facebook | someecards.com http://j.mp/hf2vVK (via Instapaper) #
  • At the NCUPS meeting to see Berkley White speak. #
  • Join me in Indonesia this coming Oct/Nov 2011! I'm leading a trip to Komodo and Flores aboard the Damai II. http://ow.ly/4wzL7 #
  • Look what they gave me at the NCUPS meeting! http://instagr.am/p/C9tu7/ #
  • Marty Snyderman is here at the NCUPS meeting, as well! #
  • @adamnash that is one dense social graph. #
  • @adamnash Gorillas don't run! They lift heavy things. #
  • Google apps keeps asking my iPhone for a password (via Exchange). Requires iPhone reboot to stop. Very disruptive. #
  • A woman at the car wash just tried to tip me. Guess all non-Caucasians look the same. #
  • Unlocked Google account with captcha and iPhone now gets mail again #google #fail http://ow.ly/1sr2vP #
  • Quickbooks (online) is one of the few apps that still causes me rage. #
  • I followed instructions to reconnect an account in Quickbooks Online, and it deleted all transactions from the account. massive #fail #
  • Downtown SF is insane right now! I guessed that something happened in the sports world and confirmed on teh Twitter. #
  • Pam, out on the town in SF… @ Katana-Ya http://instagr.am/p/DAnRs/ #
  • My mom is getting fancy. http://instagr.am/p/DAtZN/ #
  • @denverscanner Thank you! I will give that a try. #
  • @denverscanner Recovered account! Thank you for your recommendation. I was about to go looking for recovery options—saved me lots of time. #
  • @danemhoward Fantastic gift! #
  • Canon Lenses are Better Investments than Stocks http://ech.cc/hfPeSD (via @phototrek) #
  • Started following people I don't know on Twitter, and (therefore) am committing to using Lists. https://twitter.com/#!/echeng/lists #
  • Having some dysfunction in dealing with my "Following" list vs Twitter usernames I put in lists. #
  • Got a call from a friend who used the ol' "trapped in the SWAT armory" excuse for not picking up my call. #
  • Adobe Introduces Photoshop Touch SDK and iPad apps that interact with Photoshop http://ow.ly/4xiUg #
  • First look at Adobe Color Lava, Adobe Eazel, Adobe Nav (iPad apps that talk to Photoshop) http://ow.ly/4xiWV #
| link | trackb | no comments » | Apr 11, 2011 07:01:00

A dude burning his shirt on the sidewalk. Why not?

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Last month, I went to a local bánh mì place for lunch and spotted a guy standing outside, burning his shirt on the sidewalk. He kept holding his hands out over the flames, like he was warming himself up. It was in the 50s outside, and most people around walked by him like everything was normal (but putting a few more feet between). I love SF!

The video is a little shaky because I was hit with an adrenaline rush when I walked close to him. I’m always on guard when I’m close to crazies.

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | no comments » | Apr 10, 2011 19:04:06

GoPro 3D HERO Review

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GoPro 3D Hero housing with two GoPro HD HERO cameras installed

GoPro 3D Hero housing with two GoPro HD HERO cameras installed

A few days ago, GoPro announced the GoPro 3D HERO System, the world’s smallest 1080p 3D camera. The 3D Hero System consists of a housing that accepts and aligns two GoPro HD HERO cameras for 3D capture, and GoPro CineForm Studio software, which is available as a free download on GoPro’s website.

GoPro sent me a 3D HERO to test, and it arrived today. Full review over at Noodletron.

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | 3 comments » | Apr 7, 2011 01:07:09

Weekly Twitter Digest: 2011-04-04

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| link | trackb | no comments » | Apr 4, 2011 07:01:00

Barber Lounge art show opening

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The Barber Lounge hosted its 4th anniversary party tonight, an art show opening featuring works by local artists. 9 of my aluminum prints are hanging in the hair-washing nook (that felt strange to type). The prints will be there until July 5, so if you missed the party tonight, you can still walk in and see them when you have time (and, maybe, get a haircut).

Thanks to everyone who was able to come out—it was great to see all of you! (read more »)

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | 1 comment » | Apr 3, 2011 00:20:58
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