March 15, 2010
Welcome to Elgin Park, population 1 (Michael Paul Smith, its creator)
Time stopped there in 1964,
yet it's had about 20 million views
and some days approaches 750,000 page views on Flickr.
Jim Koscs' New York Times story tells you all about it.
Or just browse the Times' slide show.
describes his photos
[above and below]
Necklace inspired by Matisse
Created by New-York-based artist Emily Miranda, based on Matisse's paper cutouts "Oceania, the sea" and "Oceania, the sky."
Brass ($800) or 14K gold ($3,200).
[via Sandra Ballentine and the New York Times]
I don't know what it is but I like it, like it, yes I do.
Chromatherapy Bottle — 'Tip and base flash with 7 different colors'
As we used to say on Neurosurgery, "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."
Young me, now me
No se habla Latin?
Urban Help — Device Jewel
Anxiolytic jewel for external use only. Instructional video here.
Created by Ana Cardim.
Why you might not want to store your photos on Facebook
Excerpts from her article follow.
Facebook doesn't have the capacity to store all the world's photos without shrinking them first. Facebook just announced that it will increase its maximum photo size by 20%. But even with the upgrade, the photo quality on Facebook isn't useful for more than onscreen viewing.
Chris Chute, a digital imaging research analyst at IDC, said that "720 pixels will provide for a richer photo experience online, but to create a 4x6 print would still require additional data."
It's also troubling that most users aren't aware that uploading a picture to Facebook — and then deleting it from your camera — means you've lost the original image for good.
... fewer than a third of people surveyed knew that photos on social-networking sites are stored at a decreased resolution. This is probably because Facebook photos look just fine on a computer screen. But when they are printed, the images cannot be cropped or enlarged without looking blurry.
Want to frame a 5x7 of the great group shot from the family vacation? Better not store it on Facebook. Looking forward to viewing your Facebook pictures on a high-definition television? Don't get too excited.
Sudoku Loo Roll
"A toilet roll with 9x9 Sudoku puzzles imprinted. Each puzzle is different."
Suitable for ages 8+ (years).