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May 17, 2019

"Untitled (for Leo Castelli)" — Donald Judd

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His 1977 apotheosis of minimalism — five identical concrete boxes, 84" x 84" x 89" —

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is on display in the Wilshire East Sculpture Garden of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

May 17, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Storytelling ± ADHD

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Wonderful illustration by Dani Donovan.

From "How I run a company with ADHD" by Andrew Askins.

Encore:

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Ms. Donovan's website is a portal to an original and stylish way of looking at the world.

Fair warning: the wormhole's prone to closing unexpectedly, so you may never be able to find your way back.

May 17, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Where Google goes for news

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Above, Google's top 20 sources, which account for more than half of article impressions.

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Columbia Journalism Review story here.

May 17, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Notes on the Apple Watch

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After years of watching... the scene, I took the plunge a couple weeks ago and bought the Series 3 (above and below), on sale for $199.

With the latest Series 4 iteration starting at $384, $199 seemed as good a price as I'll ever get.

I bought the watch for one reason: to ditch the sweat-soaked terry wristband with its embedded plastic holder securing my long-time music player, the iPod nano, now discontinued.

The tipping point came during a race a couple months ago when a light rain bricked the nano. 

Though I was able to dry it out enough afterward to get it working again, it froze again soon afterward and I decided enough was enough.

The watch is water-resistant to 50 meters and specifically stated to be rain- and sweat-safe.

I must say it took a couple hours to figure out how to move the music I wanted from my iTunes library on my Mac to the watch, but I finally did succeed.

I then turned to the rest of what the watch can do, and have had a great time learning its capabilities.

Things I really like besides the music player:

• Talking to Siri to set and stop alarms

• The heart rate function

• Dark Sky weather app (no cost since I already have it on iPhone)

• The 99-cent altimeter app I bought

• The alarm sounds and vibrations

Considering the nano cost $150, the watch seems quite reasonably priced.

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It's wonderfully comfortable and easy to use, a beautiful exemplar of world-class industrial design.

May 17, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Planet Lollipops

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From the website:

Using a classic candy making process, confectioners create edible works of art in these planetary lollipops.

A 2D image is encapsulated in distinct pops and flavors that are visually out of this world.

Each lollipop gets its own flavor: tropical punch (Mercury), cherry (Venus), cotton candy (Earth), pear (Mars), key lime (Jupiter), guava (Saturn), blackberry (Uranus), mango (Neptune), strawberry/kiwi (Pluto), and marshmallow (Sun).

Hand made in Clarendon Hills, Illinois.

Each measures 4.5"H x 1.25"Ø.

$30.

May 17, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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