Swimming with the Razorfishes

Saturday, July 23, 2005

One day while I was driving, I pulled up to a red light. Alongside my car was a man in a suped-up Fast and the Furious-inspired shitbox. As we sat and waited for the light to go green, he began to slowly crawl as if anticipating the light change.

I could tell he wanted to get ahead of me.

I gripped the wheel a bit tighter than usual. Something inside me wanted to beat this asshole. The light turned green, and I got the quick jump ahead. I felt a rush of masculinity wash over me. But, alas, my victory was short-lived. And, in a matter of a few seconds, he accelerated and quickly overtook me. And do you know why he beat me?

Because his penis is bigger than my penis.*

Via the Hanging Stranger

Friday, July 22, 2005

HP disbands research groups, fires Alan Kay.

It is so sad watching this once-great company destroy itself.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

BBC News: China revalues its currency

Wow -- this is huge. Invest in car companies.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005


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Your first kiss.

Uh oh. I think I'm going to have a blackout tonight. The lights are dimming.

Uh...way too much time on your hands. Also a little freaky.

ComputerWorld: Visa, Amex cut ties with processing firm hit by security breach

This is good. CardSystems was negligent on a number of counts; the only way companies will take security seriously is if not doing so affects their balance sheet.

New York Times: Amassing a Treasury of Photography

Eastman Kodak Co. said Wednesday it is cutting as many as 10,000 more jobs as the company that turned picture-taking into a hobby for the masses navigates a tough transition from film to digital photography. [via The Washington Post]

Please don't stop making Tri-X. Please don't stop making Tri-X.

RIP: Scotty.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005


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I'm having one of those days that just feel like something is missing.

Just in case you haven't seen it, seven words you can't say in kindergarten. Don't play too loud if you are at work.

Monday, July 18, 2005

PhaseOne announced new digital backs: P 45, P 30 and P 21

The P 45 digital back has a 39 MP sensor and will send images to a storage unit over a wireless link. Pretty cool, and some serious resolution.

Other than the Hasselblad H1, I'm not sure what bodies the new P-series will work with.


New York Skyline
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It was a little foggy today.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Best part of Meet the Press this morning: while Ken Mehlman is stammering and blubbering, trying to avoid a yes/no question posed by Tim Russert, John Podesta, sitting to his left, whispers to him, "say 'yes.'"

Laugh-out-loud fun.