@ryannamba

Seeking simplicity.

lizclimo:

happy st. patrick’s day

lizclimo:

happy st. patrick’s day

(via tastefullyoffensive)

Source.

Mar 16, 2014
I was hoping for “Love Pirate” but okay, “Beautician” it is. (at Musée Mécanique)

I was hoping for “Love Pirate” but okay, “Beautician” it is. (at Musée Mécanique)

Mar 8, 2014
"Ready for sleep at 6:21AM"? Uh, I think I need to drink less caffeine.

"Ready for sleep at 6:21AM"? Uh, I think I need to drink less caffeine.

Mar 6, 2014

"It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery but the friction."

Henry Ward Beecher (via simplifyyourlife)

Mar 2, 2014

Who wants $50s?

Not being intentionally dumb here, but does anyone actually want $50s from an ATM?

I think the fact that these machines dispense such large bills is a pretty clear example of when a company makes decisions that are convenient or efficient from its own perspective, but fail to account for what its users actually want. Few must prefer those big bills, which are such pains to actually use.

I bet if you looked at withdrawal patterns, you’d see a lot of strange dollar amounts at machines prone to dispensing $50 bills. Say, lots more $80 withdrawals than might be considered normal.

It’s like soda machines that somehow think it’s a good idea to dispense $1 coins. Are you kidding me?

Mar 1, 2014
This from Isaac Newton, perhaps the greatest scientific mind of all time.

This from Isaac Newton, perhaps the greatest scientific mind of all time.

Feb 27, 2014

"The enemy of art is the absence of limitations."

– Orson Welles

Feb 26, 2014

"When the way comes to an end, change. Having changed, you pass through."

– I Ching

Feb 25, 2014

"Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy."

– Lao Tzu

Feb 24, 2014

Preparing for the panopticon

In thinking about digital privacy and expectations of that, it occurred to me: What about creating privacy “zones” with set designations? For example, just as gaming worlds might set certain areas as safe (towns) and others as player-killing-allowed (contested territories), perhaps we could do the same. Open spaces are public; private buildings are more restricted; bathrooms and sensitive areas like doctor’s offices even more so.

We could even devise a system like Creative Commons has — A1-P1-V0 zones would allow capture of audio and photos, but not video, for example. (Or something along those lines.)

Zones could be bounded via geofencing and permissions managed via controller chips, maybe. Although it would be relatively easy to get around that, I guess, and I could see people balking at that to begin with. Enforcing permissions would be tricky, but doable in a range of ways — technology on each capturing device (like the controller chips) or in the host area (like movie theaters that use lasers to disrupt video capture of the movie screen).

I suspect it’ll only be a matter of time before we’re living in a panopticon-style world of observation and recording. Best that we start hammering away at new social norms and expectations before we crash into them.

Feb 22, 2014

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