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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Got our #EuropaReport tickets!! I love hard-science movies. #cantwait!


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TheGlassLog: #Glassware review: #CNN for #Glass: Super Service, Kind of Crappy Content

[caption id="attachment_13117196162" align="aligncenter" width="560"]An example of a CNN card on Glass.  Seems cool enough--and it is!  No NYTimes-for-Glass-style disappointment here. An example of a CNN card on Glass. Seems cool enough--and it is! No NYTimes-for-Glass-style disappointment here.[/caption]

The CNN service* for Glass is actually pretty awesome. It leaves New York Times for Glass in the dust, actually. You enable it like any other Google-sanctioned service (just go to your myglass page) but when the content shows up, you get a nice bang for your buck.

@NYTimes reports on how JPMorgan can, effectively, bribe the USG to avoid trials or, you know, consequences.


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From the article:

JPMorgan Chase is pulling out its checkbook to help mend frayed relationships with the government.


More:

The hefty payouts started on Tuesday when JPMorgan struck a $410 million settlement with the nation’s top energy regulator, which had accused the bank of devising “manipulative schemes” to transform “money-losing power plants into powerful profit centers.” The agreement was a record fine for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, whose most recent settlement with a big bank totaled only $1.6 million.


More:

The bank’s new approach comes down, at least in part, to dollars and cents. While the settlements are expensive, they pale in comparison to the sort of legal bills that come with long — and embarrassing — legal battles.


More:

The conciliatory tack also reflects a growing recognition among bank executives that JPMorgan was swiftly losing credibility in Washington. At least eight federal agencies are investigating the bank, and some regulators have portrayed JPMorgan as something of a bully.


Wow. Seems like bribing the government is a great way to avoid accountability--not to mention a jail term!

Life is so much easier when you're rich!

Read the whole article: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/07/30/jpmorgan-to-pay-410-million-in-power-market-manipulation-case/

@NYTimes reports on House Food Stamps bill that will cut 5 million from program. #screwrepublicans


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From the article:
The food stamp program has become a target for conservatives in Congress as it has grown over the past decade. Nearly 48 million people currently receive food stamp benefits, and the program costs about $80 billion a year.

Many Republicans say the program is rife with fraud, with hundreds of ineligible people receiving benefits. The Agriculture Department says that fraud rates are low and that the people who receive the benefits need them because of a tough economy.


Read the whole article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/31/us/politics/house-plan-on-food-stamps-would-cut-5-million-from-program.html

So we have almost no problem with spending trillions to stop terrorists from killing Americans, but keeping *poor* Americans fed? Yeah, we don't like that so much.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Damn. I should have gotten two of these last week. #???????????


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TheGlassLog: #Glassware review: The New York Times for #Glass is kind of pointless

[caption id="attachment_13117196155" align="aligncenter" width="560"]What you see when the New York Times delivers "content" to Glass. What you see when the New York Times delivers "content" to Glass.[/caption]

One of the first services* to become available and officially sanctioned by Google was the New York Times service for Glass. I get their daily headlines email so I thought this would be great. I'd get the headlines throughout the day as the stories broke rather than having to wait until the next morning, right? Well, not so much. In fact, it's almost like the New York Times service for Glass is a big tease.

But NOT GUILTY of aiding the enemy for giving USG secrets to Wikileaks! #betterthannothing


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Just sold these to a fellow in France! They were the first shoes I bought in #NYC over 5 years ago! #Converse #Chucks #ChuckTaylors


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@NYTimes reports on the city of Richmond, CA using Eminent Domain to buy potentially defaulted loans from banks to PROTECT home owners. YES.


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From the article:
The city is offering to buy the loans at what it considers the fair market value. In a hypothetical example, a home mortgaged for $400,000 is now worth $200,000. The city plans to buy the loan for $160,000, or about 80 percent of the value of the home, a discount that factors in the risk of default.

Then, the city would write down the debt to $190,000 and allow the homeowner to refinance at the new amount, probably through a government program. The $30,000 difference goes to the city, the investors who put up the money to buy the loan, closing costs and M.R.P. The homeowner would go from owing twice what the home is worth to having $10,000 in equity.

This is awesome. I love this because the banks are getting shafted as much as home buyers usually are. But this makes sense for the city of Richmond to do since, if they don't, they'll lose a huge amount of productive citizens.

This is one of the few good ways Eminent Domain should be used. Read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/30/business/in-a-shift-eminent-domain-saves-homes.html

Monday, July 29, 2013

TheGlassLog: #Glassware review: Twitter for #Glass needs work: UPDATED

[caption id="attachment_13117196131" align="alignright" width="300"]So, yeah, for some reason, when I have the Twitter service for Glass enabled, I get Tweets posted by just a handful of people. For some stranger reason, most of the tweets I get are from British comic book writer Warren Ellis.  Having his Tweets delivered to my eyeball can be a mixed blessing. >_< So, yeah, for some reason, when I have the Twitter service for Glass enabled, I get Tweets posted by just a handful of people. For some stranger reason, most of the tweets I get are from British comic book writer Warren Ellis. Having his Tweets delivered to my eyeball can be a mixed blessing. >_<[/caption]

So, there are two Twitter services* for Glass. One is officially sanctioned and visible on each Glass-user's myglass page on Google. Then, there is an unofficial service you can use called "Social Sharing for Glass" from Jon Gottfried. Though, I think it used to be called "GlassTweet" but was changed due to Google demanding no one use "Glass" in the title of their product. Regardless, neither Gottfried's nor the officially sanctioned service work very well. This may not be the fault of the devs, but the limitations of the current Glass OS. I'm coming at this from a user's perspective, so I can't comment on what is definitely going on behind the scenes.*

*This post has been updated with information to correct this issue! Please keep reading! Thanks!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

yesterday we saw a skunk. Can you see it? #throughglass


Taken with thepete's Glass.

TheTweeted: Really, @Twitter? There isn't a rule on here that...

Really, @twitter? There isn't a rule on here that prohibits threats of rape? #Really? twitter.com/femfreq/status… cc: @femfreq

TheGlassLog: Why owning Google #Glass (right now) isn't as Awesome as You Might Think

[caption id="attachment_13117196088" align="alignright" width="224"]Your humble TheGlassLogger skeptical but wanting to believe as he tries out Glass for the first time. Your humble TheGlassLogger skeptical but wanting to believe as he tries out Glass for the first time.[/caption]

If you're one of the many people who wish they had been able to pick up an Explorer Edition Glass device, you may want to consider yourself a little lucky. Don't get me wrong, I love my Glass. Taking photos and video is easier than with any device I've ever owned (and I've owned many cameras, including two pairs of dedicated video glasses). However, the software just isn't there yet and Google's UI is a bit too minimalistic to be practical when considering all the cool-as-hell stuff Glass is capable of doing.

In my last post on TheGlassLog, I described how Google Glass doesn't really run "apps" nor does it really use "cards". Both "apps" and "cards" are words Google uses to describe how Glass works. In my previous post, I described "apps" as "services" (because they are not really installed on Glass but are run on a server somewhere) and "cards" as "books" on a "bookshelf" (because Google's "cards" can come with interior content thus causing the "card" metaphor to fall apart).

All Your Eggs on One Bookshelf

Now, imagine the bookshelf I described in my last post. It's perpendicular and directly to the right of your head. Every service you enable for Glass delivers content to this bookshelf. This bookshelf is also where your texts, emails, photos and videos are kept. This, alone, can make for a very confusing jumble of content to navigate through. Now think about all those services you'll want to enable.

[caption id="attachment_13117196089" align="aligncenter" width="600"]What it looks like when you are swiping forward to go backward through the books on your shelf (aka your Glass stream).  The thumb nails don't render quickly, so you really don't have much of an idea of what you're scrolling past. What it looks like when you are swiping forward to go backward through the books on your shelf (aka your Glass stream). The thumb nails don't render quickly, so you really don't have much of an idea of what you're scrolling past.[/caption]

When I first got Glass, I enabled almost every service Google had officially sanctioned. Tumblr, Twitter, Google+, CNN, NY Times, and a few others. Suddenly, I had my texts, emails, photos, and videos mixed in with my Tweets, news updates and Japanese pop-culture posts.

[caption id="attachment_13117196090" align="aligncenter" width="600"]The myglass page features each service in it's own box.  This is easy enough to use, but it's strange that there is no way to disable these services from Glass, itself.  You can access this page from a browser on a mobile device (even an iOS device) or the MyGlass app on an Android device, but not Glass. The myglass page features each service in it's own box. This is easy enough to use, but it's strange that there is no way to disable these services from Glass, itself. You can access this page from a browser on a mobile device (even an iOS device) or the MyGlass app on an Android device, but not Glass.[/caption]

In short, content on Glass is organized the way it is in a junk drawer. Only, this isn't junk--it's your content! You don't just toss all of the stuff you collect during your days onto a single shelf. You have different shelves for different types of things. It should be the same for Glass.

Here are some more examples of what swiping deep into your bookshelf looks like currently:

[caption id="attachment_13117196111" align="aligncenter" width="560"]Sometimes the icons for the types of files are visible, so that helps in navigating at least a little bit.  But, honestly, not so much. Sometimes the icons for the types of files are visible, so that helps in navigating at least a little bit. But, honestly, not so much.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_13117196113" align="aligncenter" width="560"]When thumbnails for your files do start to show up, they're practically off the screen.  As a result you have to just randomly stop swiping based on the relative dates that do show up.  Of course, I hate relative dating--Google really needs to get more specific.  How about marking off the nearest hour for the files created in that hour?  Anything is better than only citing a 24-hour window. When thumbnails for your files do start to show up, they're practically off the screen. As a result you have to just randomly stop swiping based on the relative dates that do show up. Of course, I hate relative dating--Google really needs to get more specific. How about marking off the nearest hour for the files created in that hour? Anything is better than only citing a 24-hour window.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_13117196114" align="aligncenter" width="560"]So, when you slow down while swiping through your bookshelf, thumbnails generate faster but by then it's too late for them to really be helpful.  If you keep swiping you have to wait for thumbnails for the rest of your files to render.  Of course, waiting for thumbnails is a pain on most devices.  But really, it's not just Google that should have gotten past this problem by now. So, when you slow down while swiping through your bookshelf, thumbnails generate faster but by then it's too late for them to really be helpful. If you keep swiping you have to wait for thumbnails for the rest of your files to render. Of course, waiting for thumbnails is a pain on most devices. But really, it's not just Google that should have gotten past this problem by now, one would think, anyway.[/caption]

So, What's a Google to do About It?

The main bookshelf should be for your own stuff--like texts and email. Your photos and video need their own shelf. Then for news services, they should get their own shelf, too. Then your social networking needs to be on a separate shelf, too. Hell, better yet, these shelves should all be customizable.

Currently, the way you enable services for your Glass is by going to https://glass.google.com/myglass and flipping these little switches. Why not add a pulldown to allow us to decide what shelf each app should be displayed on?

As far as navigating these new shelves, how about swiping up or down? Currently, swiping up does nothing and swiping down functions like the "back" button on Android devices. So, fine, use a two-finger swipe-down to navigate between shelves. Sure, currently, a two-finger swipe-down puts Glass into sleep mode, but why not change that to a three-finger swipe-down?

Having all content on just one shelf is kind of absurd. In fact, it was the very first thing I complained about when I got Glass just over a month ago.

Hopefully, when the next Glass OS update comes in early August, we'll see this problem fixed. To me, it seems like one of the more obvious problems to solve.

Thanks for reading TheGlassLog! Next time I'll be reviewing the Twitter service for Glass. Missed any past posts in TheGlass Log? Read them here!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

TheTweeted: Finally caught up with #GameOfThrones and 1) wow a...

Finally caught up with #GameOfThrones and 1) wow and 2) is winter no longer coming, or has that slogan been retired?

Is this stuff even food??? Oh, why do I shop at a place with a dollar $ign in its name?


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TheTweeted: TheGlassLog: When an App isn't an App: How Google...

TheGlassLog: When an App isn't an App: How Google #Glass Really Works and How it Doesn't Run Apps thepete.us/1G

Another shot of yesterday's gorgeous sky over the Hudson #throughglass (but not posted #throughglass--there's no Instagram for #Glass yet :( )


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TheGlassLog: When an App isn't an App: How Google #Glass Really Works and How it Doesn't Run Apps

[caption id="attachment_13117196078" align="alignright" width="224"]Your humble TheGlassLogger learning how to shoot video by navigating the bookshelves of Glass at Google's "Glass Store" on the 8th floor above the Chelsea Market. Your humble TheGlassLogger learning how to shoot video by navigating the bookshelves of Glass at Google's "Glass Store" on the 8th floor above the Chelsea Market.[/caption]
Let me explain how Google has decided we should use Glass. Imagine you are standing next to a book case, perpendicular to it. It'a a book case that has one shelf and that shelf is exactly to the right of your head. When you tap the touchpad that is the side of the Glass device, itself, one of the books on the shelf slides out so you can see it. Google calls each of these "books" cards, but that's confusing to me for reasons that will become clear in a bit. So, I'm going to stick with calling them "books."


Swipe forward on the touchpad and the book is replaced by what ever book is behind you on the bookshelf. Swipe backward on the touchpad and what ever is in front of you on the bookshelf becomes visible. Just imagine each swipe is pushing those books forward or backward on the shell. The default book is always the Home Screen which displays the time and the phrase "ok glass" (you know, just in case you forget o_O).

C'est ne pas une App

I shot this beautiful sky over #FortTryonPark #ThroughGlass yesterday. Seems like it's almost as a nice a day today.


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Why I don't like Batman as a character anymore.

The other day, I opened up the YouTube app on my iPad Mini and it recommended a video to me featuring a UK-based American comic called Reginald D. Hunter who, in the clip explains that Bruce Wayne is a rich white guy who beats up street criminals and how Batman is a conservative's wet dream.

And when you stop and think about it, he's 100% right. Bruce Wayme is a disgustingly rich guy who can afford to spend millions on the Batmobile, the Batwing, the Batcopter, an endless supply of batarangs, all the equipment in the Bat Cave, and more.

Wouldn't those millions be better spent helping to fund schools in Gotham's poorest neighborhoods? Schools that could provide a good education so that kids don't grow up to be thugs like the one that killed Bruce's parents. Hell, he could fund after school programs so that poor kids have some place to go and won't get mixed up with the bad elements in Gotham. He could also fund a jobs program to help poor folks train to get jobs or HEY how about Wayne use those detective skills to find or even creat new jobs to hire those poor folks that are so desperate for work that they turn to illegal stuff?

Or, you know, he could dress up in a bat costume and beat on thugs. Which ever works better, I guess.

Seriously, I'm not a fan of Batman anymore because of this obvious truth: criminals largely exist because there are not enough legal opportunities for poor kids growing up and adults who grew up poor. The whole super-hero concept plays on the fantasy that violence against violence could make a difference when, obviously, it will, at best, prolong the violence, or even make it worse.

I know I sound like a bleeding-heart liberal, but do the math. Crime will always exist, but in tight communities with plenty of opportunities to make a good living, they put walls and gates up to keep people without those opportunities from getting in. So, if you think there isn't a correlation between money/opportunities and poverty/street-crime I think you're just plain batty.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Seeing this sign made me feel like I was a 14 year-old again. Mainly because it made me giggle like one.


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I think I found the stairway to heaven #throughglass! Oh, it's just the big steps up to Fort Washington Avenue. #DontGoIntoTheLight!


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DO NOT MOVE THIS VEHICLE (How could someone? With the help of The Hulk, maybe.)


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Wedge of sky #throughglass. (That's not a cross--that's an ancient TV antenna. Seriously.)


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So much for that 60F weather we've had for the past couple days. I suspect we'll be sweating again soon.


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NYTimes reports on Federal Judge Rosemary M. Collyer challenging the Obama Admin's policy on drones killing Americans.


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Read the whole article (it's really good!): http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/20/us/politics/judge-challenges-white-house-claims-on-authority-in-drone-killings.html

Here's an excerpt:
Judge Collyer said she was “troubled” by the government’s assertion that it could kill American citizens it designated as dangerous, with no role for courts to review the decision.

“Are you saying that a U.S. citizen targeted by the United States in a foreign country has no constitutional rights?” she asked Brian Hauck, a deputy assistant attorney general. “How broadly are you asserting the right of the United States to target an American citizen? Where is the limit to this?”

She provided her own answer: “The limit is the courthouse door.”


SWEET! It's so nice to see someone in power have the same feelings as me. Hell, I think she should be saying this even if there had been no Americans killed. All humans are created equal, right? So they deserve a trial before they are found guilty, sentenced to death and executed, right? Just because there's an (undeclared) war on terror going on doesn't mean their are no rules.

Another gem from the article:
Mr. Hauck acknowledged that Americans targeted overseas do have rights, but he said they could not be enforced in court either before or after the Americans were killed. Judges, he suggested, have neither the expertise nor the tools necessary to assess the danger posed by terrorists, the feasibility of capturing them or when and how they should be killed.

“Courts don’t have the apparatus to analyze” such issues, so they must be left to the executive branch, with oversight by Congress, Mr. Hauck said. But he argued, as Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has in the past, that there are multiple “checks” inside the executive branch to make sure such killings are legally justified.

Judge Collyer did not buy it. “No, no, no,” she said. “The executive is not an effective check on the executive.” She bridled at the notion that judges were incapable of properly assessing complex national security issues, declaring, “You’d be surprised at the amount of understanding other parts of the government think judges have.”


This is what "abuse of power" looks like. Right here. When one branch of government stops another branch from doing it's job. This is also a great example of what "undermining the United States Government" looks like. The Obama Admin needs to stop trying to sabotage how our government is supposed to work.

Riding the #Toronto #subway late last October. So different from #NYC's!


Riding the #Toronto #subway late last October. So different from #NYC's!


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Thursday, July 25, 2013

From earlier tonight: the #Chrystlerbuilding #ThroughGlass from 47th and almost 2nd Ave.


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Reflections #throughglass er in glass...?


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#Citibike seemed unpopular today. Must be the 60F weather. Usually this stand is empty.


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Hey @ryokoszk, look who sponsored the screening of "????" at @JapanSociety I went to tonight! (US title: "The Great Passage") cc: @ryoksp


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TheTweeted: So nice to need to wear my hoodie tonight! It's be...

So nice to need to wear my hoodie tonight! It's been so hot in NYC!

Damn. I knew I should not have bothered turning CNN back on on my #Glass. @CNN you think THIS is a "Top Story"?? #ridiculous


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TheTweeted: Guy on a subway platform was playing/singing "Who'...

Guy on a subway platform was playing/singing "Who's Gonna Drive You Home" just now and I couldn't help but think: #inappropriate

Yesterday at #forttryonpark the weather was beautiful. Today, it's cold and rainy. #WeCantHaveNiceThings even #throughglass


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@NYTimes reports on how the Arctic Sea has melted so much, shipping routes are being established by one of the industries that caused #GlobalWarming. #irony


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Read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/25/business/energy-environment/polar-thaw-opens-shortcut-for-russian-natural-gas.html

Re: Here is how you can save time in social media (a spam-ish email from @Hootsuite)

What follows is an email I got from Hootsuite earlier today. I call it "spam" because I don't appreciate sales emails. I know technically I agreed to receive it because I agreed to their terms of service when I signed up with them, but seeing as they pulled the hard sell AND made a false claim I'm still looking at this as spam.

So, what follows is the email they sent me and what follows that is my reply--not that they'll get it since the sales pitch is from a "no-reply" address. Great sales tactic, guys. This forces people like me to blog about their problems with Hootsuite--you know, so Google can index said posts and show them to people who might be looking for Hootsuite reviews or opinions on Hootsuite customer service. I think potential Hootesuite customers would be interested learning about how Hootsuite treats their users. Or, in my case, their former users. Anyway, here is the email:

On Jul 25, 2013, at 10:05 AM, Craig at HootSuite wrote:


You are one of our most active HootSuite users but are not taking full advantage of what Hootsuite offers. For example, right now…

You are NOT saving time with social media because you don’t have HootSuite Bulk Scheduling
You are NOT working smarter because you don’t have HootSuite Team Members to share the workload
You are NOT getting expert social media training because you don’t have access to HootSuite University
You are NOT demonstrating social media success to your boss because you aren’t tracking metrics (like follower growth, brand mentions, “Likes”, clicks, etc.) without HootSuite Advanced Analytics
To get all this and more out of HootSuite you need to upgrade to Pro today! Try HootSuite Pro Free for 30 days and see how much more productive you can be.

No Risk! You will not be charged if you change your mind before the end of your 30 day Free trial.



Thank you,

Craig Ryomoto
Director, HootSuite Pro


Wow. You know what? You're right. I'm not doing those things. You know why?

Because:

You are NOT respecting me as a potential customer by telling me what I should do.

You are NOT respecting me as a person by using bold faced fonts to try and convince me that your product is something I should try.

You are NOT going to get me as a customer because I do NOT appreciate the hard sell.

Oh and you are WRONG that I am one of your most active HootSuite users because I have not opened your iOS app in months and haven't visited your site in even more months.

Now I'm going to click unsubscribe. Thanks!

-Pete

TheTweeted: Whoa--North Korean TV is just what I expected it t...

Whoa--North Korean TV is just what I expected it to look like--watch @dguttenfelder's video instagram.com/p/cMMbwlAw8p/

NYTimes reports on the Guardian reporting on Microsoft giving the USG access to Microsoft Outlook & Hotmail users' emails. This is more that MS has admitted to in the past. #YAY (FYI this story is from 7/11/13)


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My Reaction to the "47 Ronin" Trailer.

If you haven't seen it feel free to go find it on YouTube. I won't repost it here. Read on to see why.

The White Messiah Complex is in full force with this film. Seriously? Take one of the seminal stories from Japanese history and rejigger it with a white guy saving the day? This is shameful. As for the fantasy elements they look like fun. I'm annoyed they had to go and stick in a white guy. It's only what we white guys have been doing for centuries. Can we please let our fear of a small dick go please? /rantover /fornow

The previous was what I posted on the i09.com post featuring the trailer. I could go on about how absurd it is, but I won't I think my above commentary covers things.

Oh HOW I could go on!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

TheTweeted: The funny thing about #Chromecast is that I can ki...

The funny thing about #Chromecast is that I can kinda already do that with the HDMI port on my tablet. Also, doesn't Twonky do this, too?

TheTweeted: Been watching Japanese Spider-Man eps & finall...

Been watching Japanese Spider-Man eps & finally 1 of the commercials Marvel.com runs before each ep was something I want. #wow

Loving @dguttenfelder's photos on Instagram from inside #NorthKorea. They are fascinating.


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Strange sounds from my neighborhood yesterday. I was glad for the comparatively calm subway we were heading to.





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TheTweeted: Hell, @anthonyweiner "warned us" of further bad be...

Hell, @anthonyweiner "warned us" of further bad behavior. Why didn't he just admit said behavior then? B/c he thought he might get away w/it

TheTweeted: My opinion on @anthonyweiner isn't about his priva...

My opinion on @anthonyweiner isn't about his private life. It's about his inability to follow his own rules. Can he follow NYC's rules?

TheTweeted: Why do men of power think it's OK to lie and ask u...

Why do men of power think it's OK to lie and ask us to vote for them anyway? COUGH@AnthonyWeinerCOUGH nytimes.com/2013/07/24/nyr…

TheTweeted: Really interesting video on UTIs and treating them...

Really interesting video on UTIs and treating them from Discovery News on YouTube. youtu.be/hWoO7jUVwto

TheTweeted: After everything @anthonyweiner is still on Twitte...

After everything @anthonyweiner is still on Twitter. He's like an alcoholic who hangs out in bars but claims "I only order ginger ale."

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My new sake cup and bottle set. Now I don't have to go out to drink sake! #ihopethatsnotabadthing


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Earlier today: Shadows on the building the Strand Bookstore is in. #throughglass


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Earlier today, Broadway, south of 14th a bit. #throughglass


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Android does an amusing thing when you get so angry at it that you shake it frantically.


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A close-up of my iPad 2 signed by @NeilTyson back on 3/15/12. Just need to get @ProfBrianCox to sign it!


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TheTweeted: Fellow NYC-based Japan-fans: The new Japanese film...

Fellow NYC-based Japan-fans: The new Japanese film "The Great Passage" is screening on Thursday 7/25. see it free: newyork-tokyo.com/wp/fune

See, this is me, back when I was a blond, getting my iPad 2 signed by renowned astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. And Best Buy wants me to trade it in for a *discount* on a new iPad 4? They clearly don't know me! (They should, I've spent enough time/money in their stores!)


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Trade in my iPad 2?? Hell no! My iPad is autographed by @neiltyson! #BestBuyIsOnTheCrack


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TheTweeted: Hey, @NYTimes, your recent editorial on Japan's ne...

Hey, @nytimes, your recent editorial on Japan's new PM seems to suggest that the economy be priority #1 but what about #FukushimaDaiichi?

Monday, July 22, 2013

TheTweeted: I'm turning off #CNN for #Glass. I really don't th...

I'm turning off #CNN for #Glass. I really don't think some royal baby is "World News" let alone something I need fed to my eyeball.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The #moon was looking pretty full and bright over my neighborhood tonight after the movie--especially #throughglass


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@SierraRein and I @JapanSociety earlier tonight just before watching "Fly with the Gold". It's been a while since we've both been to the JS for a movie.


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Tonight's movie: "Fly with the Gold" @JapanSociety It was a fairly realistic, fairly depressing (but good) take on an American style heist movie. Oh and Tadanobu Asano is in it.


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TheGlassLog: My Most Favorite Thing About Glass Right Now

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So many people out there seem to think that Glass is supposed to be some perfect device. After all these months of it being in the hands of thousands of people (many of whom are writing on the web about their experiences) the media and some non-media types on the Internets are still expecting to be "blown away" by Glass. Simply, Glass won't blow you away unless you are reeeeally easily impressed. I'm not and wrote about the thing I hate most about Glass last week (You can also read my initial impressions of Google Glass, good and bad, as well). It's definitely easy enough to see the potential of the form factor, but the ONLY thing Glass does really well right now is take photos and video. Google would have you believe that it also allows you to share them with ease, but really, it only allows you to share them with people you know on Google+ with ease. Sharing with everyone else is kind of a pain in the ass.

So, is the camera my favorite thing about Glass right now?

Whew! Looks like things are finally cooling down...well, a little, at least.


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Screenshot of the #OLPC XO-1's wifi screen--each circle is a wifi network and each XO logo is another XO I could connect with. The XO had mesh networking so I could share my internet connection with another XO up to a kilometer away--pretty amazing!


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