I say "very temporarily" because I've looked at the really popular stuff on there, and it's either super-saturated or half-naked... okay, fine, and it's also really good. I'm not going to quit my day job anytime soon.
One sad note - it seems like pictures have to be 3000px on a side to qualify for their store. Cropping? No selling bluebird coasters for me!
2. Martha Stewart on "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me". Maybe I'm going daft, but I thought the story about not being able to date Anthony Hopkins because she kept being reminded of "Silent of the Lambs" was pretty hilarious.
Out & about running errands today, I was heading from my wife's office to a friend's place to feed her cats. I had planned on looking up the route in advance, just to confirm what I thought was the right path, but due to a combination of being illegally parked in a loading dock and blocked in by students & pizza, I got out of there as fast as I could and was on the road before I remembered to check the map.
On a lark, I pulled out my phone. I didn't unlock, swipe, search, navigate, or scroll -- after all, I was driving, and that would be both dumb and illegal (as of Sept. 1st). But I pressed the button to wake up the phone, held it up to my ear, and said, "how do I get to <friend>'s house?"
The best I was hoping for was a look-up in my address book followed by a map I could squint at and zoom in on. What I got was a map overview immediately followed with turn-by-turn navigation instructions. The phone was still locked! But it validated my route and started saying, "in a quarter mile, turn left on...". It was perfect. Absolutely what I wanted, but I never would've asked for it. I put the phone down and let it navigate my way there. It even brought me to the right apartment block entrance -- I always have to drive in and look for the landing with the bicycle or tomato plants. ;-)
And then I used Siri to dictate those FB/G+ posts.
Maybe I got lucky. Maybe there are advantages to living in the 15th largest city in the country, in terms of attention & coverage. I don't know, but I can tell you that this is a taste of what living in the future should be like.
(Is there anyone here who isn't on FB/G+? jnala? Just curious.)
This describes Aperture's partial move to sandboxing, and how to get your preferences into the right place. It saved my Gallery plugin, which is a big relief.
Chip the glasses and crack the plates!
Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
That's what Bilbo Baggins hates --
Smash the bottles and burn the corks!
Cut the cloth and tread on the fat!
Pour the milk on the pantry floor!
Leave the bones on the bedroom mat!
Splash the wine on every door!
Dump the crocks in a boiling bowl;
Pound them up with a thumping pole;
And when you're finished, if any are whole,
Send them down the hall to roll!
That's what Bilbo Baggins hates!
So carefully! carefully with the plates!
Apparently I was missing out.
The hover-text read:
Umwelt is the idea that because their senses pick up on different things, different animals in the same ecosystem actually live in very different worlds. Everything about you shapes the world you inhabit --from your ideology to your glasses prescription to your browser window size.
And indeed, browser, geographic location, and even browser window size were factors in constructing the comic that you saw. Wow!
Remember my long-delayed Brust order? I figured it was just something that's slipped through the cracks, but there's been an update. This is *not* an April Fool's joke -- at least, not by me. The joke could definitely be on me, but I'll have to wait & see!
("April 3rd! That's soon... Oh!")
If you're so inclined, that's the story, and here are more instructions ( https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/02/
The only revelation I've had is watching the opening credits -- wait, that *entire* song was in English? Not just Japanese with occasional English words thrown in? Whoa. I never knew.