Tripping Out in the Marin Headlands

You know, I discovered the Insta360 Nano camera that shoots in 360º—panorama photos, panorama videos, livestreams in 360º… This little camera rocks! It stitches in real time. Now, it’s certainly not the picture quality of my Canon 5D DSLRs, but it’s instant, it’s crazy small and light, and this counts for a lot. So last weekend I took it up… Continue reading

Actual Innovation

So much of what passes for innovation is little more than swapping whose bank accounts profits go into while putting others out of business. Yeah, Uber, I’m looking at you! The convenience of your app: yeah, innovative. Everything else: all that is hideous about capitalism! But Tesla… Now these guys are innovative! They are seriously changing personal transportation! Their impact… Continue reading

What Just Happened?! [Updated]

Pianist Denis Kozhukhin I was completely unfamiliar with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, which pianist Denis Kozhukhin performed last tonight. Words fail me in describing this musical experience. The piece is insanely difficult, filled with explosive, muscular rhythmic dissonances that create a complex musical texture accompanied by powerful, angular, quasi-a-tonal melodic machinations that survive the fray generally… Continue reading

Art of the Gif

Feeling a bit giffy today? These are from a post I encountered at this link at fubiz. Other gifs of the naked model can be found at this link. And then we have this cool animated gif. <img class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-826635″ src=”http://www.fubiz.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Poetic-and-Absorbing-Wavy-Animated-GIFs-6.gif” alt=”” width=”900″ height=”444″ />… Continue reading

A New Lease on Life

I came across this awesome story on Imgur about a 1907 upright bound for the dump. sicksick0331 gave it a new life. It could never play again without a complete rebuild; so, he turned it into a desk. So glad he shared! I found an old upright piano that someone on craigslist was giving away for free. They had said… Continue reading

I Believe in Synchronicity…

It starts around 1 minute and 20 seconds and the energy transference is complete rather quickly! For an explanation of how it happens, check out this link at Open Culture. Here’s the short answer from Gizmodo: “the metronomes are transferring energy to the platform they’re on, which then transfers that energy back to the metronomes—until they all sync up and… Continue reading

The Falsum

The falsum is a mathematical symbol that represents a logical contradiction or false equivalence. Wiktionary defines it as “an untruth, falsehood, fraud, deceit, lie; forgery.” Perhaps it could be extended to mean alternate truth, as if such a thing could exist. The symbol, “⊥“,  looks like the upside down letter “T.” I am joining others, more clever than I, in… Continue reading

Movie Review: Woman in Gold

A couple of weeks ago I watched Woman in Gold. I saw it on Netflix. I highly recommend this timely film, which is based on a true story. The film is based on the true story of Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee living in Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles, who, together with her young lawyer, Randy Schoenberg [yes, grandson of… Continue reading