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Friday, January 31, 2014

"Oops!" or "What happens when I plug a USB keyboard into my #Glass."


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UPDATE: turns out that it's only a pointing device thing. I plugged in another USB keyboard and it worked reasonably well. Still massive bugs, but I was able to login to YouTube and Netflix without THAT much trouble (was still a pain, though).

Anybody ever see an icicle grow up? I found this in my freezer.


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One of the stories #CNN pushed to my #Glass after the #SOTU speech the other night. #hardnews #throughglass #nationalimportance #thankgodforcnn #notreally


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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

ThePeteMiniTV: The American flag flying high above #FortTryonPark on Monday. He's got his little buddy, the POW flag hanging with him. #WashingtonHeights #WaHi #NYC

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No, it's not a small gothic church. It's a subway stop. #WashingtonHeights, #NYC has some weird structures. #WaHi


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The #GeorgeWashingtonBridge in the distance and the Heather Garden in the, uh, closetance. (Another from Monday) #WaHi #WashingtonHeights #NorthernManhattan #NYC #GWB


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The beautiful (but flower-free) Heather Garden at #FortTryonPark #WashingtonHeights (#WaHi) #NorthernManhattan #NYC on Monday when there was snow and 40F+ temps.


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THE BIG STEPS of #NorthernManhattan from the top! #wahi #washingtonheights #nyc #goodworkout


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THE BIG STEPS of #NorthernManhattan #WaHi #WashingtonHeights #NYC (from my walk to the park on Monday.)


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TRIUMPH #throughglass #nyc #sidewalk


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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

From yesterday's walk to the park: the sky over #Broadway looking beautiful! #nyc #wahi #washingtonheights #Manhattan


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AMERICA: where we spy on ourselves and lock up 83 year-old anti-war activist nuns for sabotage. A land of the free.

[caption id="attachment_13117201831" align="aligncenter" width="768"]83 year-old nuns: the real threat to America! 83 year-old nuns: the real threat to America![/caption]

This is kind of insane. I mean, I know she broke the law, but is it fair to really call her a "saboteur"? I mean, she's an 83 year-old nun! I really don't think she's going to be a threat to America. And the fact that she is being treated like one really tells you something about our country. Something really bad and deeply hypocritical.

Read the original AP article.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Crap...here comes that #PolarVortex again! By 6AM tomorrow, #NYC will see 10F weather. The high tomorrow will be 19. #yeesh


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Bookseller? You mean I can buy books offline?? ...but, why would I want to do that? (Seriously, give me a reason!!)


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There was free wine tasting in #UnionSquare on Saturday. Do tastebuds even work in 20 degree weather?


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Seriously--Gandhi seemed totally chill in #UnionSquare on Saturday. That guy is so cool! (#shootmenow before I pun again!) BTW all my photos today are #throughglass.


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From Saturday: Gandhi was just chillin in #UnionSquare #NYC.


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From Saturday in #UnionSquare #NYC: Lincoln looks to be having a bit of a dandruff problem. Poor fella.


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From Saturday: UFO landed on a subway entrance in #UnionSquare #NYC #notreally


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From last Saturday: George Washington and his horse in #UnionSquare #NYC #statue #snow


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Oh, Edward! Will you ever stop calling attention to the USG's probably criminal activities? #Snowden is actually a #hero.


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Sheesh. This 40F+ weather will be gone by 3pm ET today. Looks like that damn polar vortex is dipping back down. Going for a walk right now!


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Whoa--the purple cloud of cold is no longer over the east coast! It's 40F out! I'm putting on shorts and going for a walk!! #notreally #shortsweather


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Yipes! NPR reports on Oxfam finding that the rich/poor divide is growing so fast there could be unrest (deservedly so, I'd say).


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From the article:
In the U.S., where the gap between rich and poor has grown at a faster rate than any other developed country, the top 1 percent captured 95 percent of post-recession growth (since 2009), while 90 percent of Americans became poorer.

"Oxfam is concerned that, left unchecked, the effects are potentially immutable, and will lead to 'opportunity capture' — in which the lowest tax rates, the best education, and the best healthcare are claimed by the children of the rich," the relief agency writes. "This creates dynamic and mutually reinforcing cycles of advantage that are transmitted across generations."

In other words, Oxfam says that if trends continue, the rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer.

"[People] are increasingly separated by economic and political power, inevitably heightening social tensions and increasing the risk of societal breakdown," the report says.


That's right, Oxfam is worried about societal breakdown. What the hell is wrong with big money people? Why do they seem to see no need to temper their greed? Or is it that being a non-rich person I just son't understand what it's like to have more money than I could possibly spend in my lifetime?

Yeah, I'm sure it would all make sense if I had more money than I could spend in my lifetime. Can someone hook me up so I can better understand this?

Thanks.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Just me 'n' my #Glass. Not #throughglass.


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Aaaand the time wasters arrive on #Google #Glass. Actually, Tennis for Glass is weirdly fun.


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My eye.


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We have reached the middle ground in how fricken cold it is in #NYC today. Am reconsidering my plan to go out today.


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This is what happens when the only thing I eat all day is coffee.


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...and then Instagram a screenshot of it?


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And here is me wearing my v2 Google #Glass. (This photo obviously not taken #throughglass!)


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SWEET! I have one of my favorite features about #Glass back! I winked this photo #throughglass! #loveit!


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Here's the new #Glass! Plugged in and charging where the old one used to do the same. So nice to have a Glass back in my life. I love #theinternetonmyeyeball


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My v2 Google #Glass is here!! Can't wait to post new photos taken #throughglass again!!


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Thursday, January 23, 2014

It was a #spooky evening in #Manhattan! See if you can tell where I took this. (Yep, still missing my #Glass and here's another one #throughglass from last month!) #nyc #night


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My Week with the Fitbit Force

[caption id="attachment_13117201768" align="aligncenter" width="560"]My wife's Fitbit Force (she still has hers).  The Force comes in two colors, black and "slate" (which is like a teal).  Buy it on Amazon for $130. My wife's Fitbit Force (she didn't return hers as I did). It's displaying the number of calories she's burned today. The Force comes in two colors, black and "slate" (which is like a teal). Buy it on Amazon for $130. Photo courtesy of my wife.[/caption]

When I first read about the Fitbit line of fitness trackers, I was vaguely interested in them. I felt like they were cool enough but nothing I was particularly interested in. Then I read that they could monitor sleep patterns. That piqued my interest, since I'm just not very good at sleeping. If competitive sleeping was an Olympic sport, I would be so bad, I'd be the last kid picked in gym class.

So, I've been interested for a while in better understanding how I sleep. So, when my wife decided to get the Fitbit Flex, I thought to myself how much better the Flex would be if it actually functioned like a watch, as well. So, I took another look at the Fitbit line and found the Force. I decided to get one and my wife decided to exchange her Flex for one, as well, since I did the work of tracking two down at a Best Buy here in the city.

The Christmas-themed Empire State Building, reflected. (Still missing my #Glass, so here's another photo #throughglass from the holiday season.)


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Another #SketchOfTheDay of my pal @jaythepal. This is a closer likeness but I feel like the hair on the last one was better. Sketched this today for 1.17.14's SotD.


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Here is a #SketchOfTheDay I did earlier today of @jaythepal. He's my puppet! Watch him at jay.thepal.us!


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#SketchOfTheDay drawn yesterday for 1.15.14. It's Skelly-chan waking up! #Skellychan #HelloSkelly HelloSkelly.com #skeletons #skulls #drawing #sketch


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Random black-eyed bear drawn back on 1.16.14, when I wasn't so behind on #SketchOfTheDay.


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The Empire State Building dressed in it's Christmas best, nestled in, behind some buildings by #BryantPark #NYC. (Really missing my Google #Glass today, so here is a photo #throughglass from last month.)


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