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October 25, 2018

Google Glass auto-uploads to Google Photos as well as default Google+

It took a while to find this out; I couldn't get any info on the internets so I ran an experiment, making a short Glass video starring (who else) Gray Cat (above) and then seeing what happened.

The video auto-uploaded as usual to Google+ as well as to Google Photos at the same time.

Excellent news since Google+ is shutting down in August 2019.

I'm stoked.

Bonus: I discovered I can easily post Glass vids on Twitter with a click or two, so from now on I'll be putting them up there as well as uploading them to YouTube. 

I wish Glass's now-defunct "Upload to YouTube" hadn't been deep-sixed: it was simple and convenient.

Oh well, you can't have everything.

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P.S. Now that YouTube's made it so easy to subscribe — just move your cursor over the round picture of me in my pepperoni T-shirt (in the live video link at the top of this post, not the screen shot just above) then click the big red SUBSCRIBE button.

Hop on board the bandwagon: 1,000,000 by December 31, 2018 or bust.

October 25, 2018 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Bottle of Banyuls — Juan Gris

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Pasted papers, oil, charcoal, gouache, pencil on canvas; 21.65"H x 18.11"W; 1914; Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland.

Gris was 27 when he created this piece; he died at age 40 in 1927.

October 25, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

250 Things an Architect Should Know — Michael Sorkin

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The complete list is here.

[Published in "What Goes Up" (2018) by Michael Sorkin; via Reading Design]

October 25, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sumo Wrestler Stress Ball — "Japanese traditional sports stress relief"

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From the website:

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The Sumo Wrestler Stress Ball is a brilliant idea, brilliantly executed from a design by Masato Yamamoto.

There is nothing more squeezable than the tire-like body of a sumo wrestler and you will soon be addicted to manipulating this unique stress ball, which is a replica of a sumo wrestler adopting a classic pose from the traditional Japanese sport.

There are two colors of wrestlers (beige, white), so get both if you want to stage sumo bouts!

Features and Details:

• Instructions: Japanese

• 3.5" x 2.4" x 2.2"

• Silicone sponge

• Made in Japan

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$60.

Yo Susan — no sweat!

October 25, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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