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May 14, 2019

Dog Walking 2.0

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By Tom Gauld.

Best magazine cover of the month.

May 14, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Have I seen this before?

From time to time I'll watch a series on Netflix or Amazon and have a vague sense that I've already watched it — but I can't remember what comes next.

So I keep watching and scenes and themes play out so familiarly that now I'm almost sure I've already watched it — but if that's the case, how come I haven't the faintest idea what comes next?

The thing is, I rarely watch a movie or tv show/series a second time, nor do I read books again.

Yet here I am, all ready for/looking forward to episodes 12 & 13 of Season 3 of "Colony," having enjoyed the first 11, while still feeling like I already saw them when the season appeared in 2016.

While noodling around YouTube for the trailer up top, I saw that there won't be a Season 4. 

Too bad, I like these strong characters and the unexpected twists and turns of the story.

May 14, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

10 Principles of Good Design — Dieter Rams

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I happened on them in an excellent 2015 article by Donald Norman and Bruce Tognazzini titled "How Apple is Giving Design a Bad Name."

From the piece:

One of us, Tognazzini, worked at Apple with Steve Jobs in the early days. Norman joined Apple shortly after Jobs departed and then left shortly after Jobs returned in 1996. We were not present during the shift from the days of easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products (where Apple could honestly brag that no manual was necessary), to today's products where no manual is included, but is often necessary. We do know that before Jobs returned, Apple had a three-pronged approach to product design: user experience, engineering, and marketing, with all three taking part in the design cycle from day one to when the product shipped.  

May 14, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

The view from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight deck

Fasten your harness 'cause you're gonna be upside down and extremely close.

May 14, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: inedible.

Close up:

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May 14, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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