Swimming with the Razorfishes

Saturday, September 16, 2006



Thursday, September 14, 2006

"Your life-jacket can be found under your seat, but please do not remove it now. In fact, do not bother to look for it at all. In the event of a landing on water, an unprecedented miracle will have occurred, because in the history of aviation the number of wide-bodied aircraft that have made successful landings on water is zero. This aircraft is equipped with inflatable slides that detach to form life rafts, not that it makes any difference. Please remove high-heeled shoes before using the slides. We might as well add that space helmets and anti-gravity belts should also be removed, since even to mention the use of the slides as rafts is to enter the realm of science fiction."


Why do I miss the film advance lever?


Best thing I've seen on a résumé all week: "Certified SCRUM Master".

That just sounds dirty. And I had no idea you could be certified in it.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006




The "gapless playback" in iTunes 7 fucking rocks. Thank you Apple for making iTunes suck that much less.

Funky new windows in iTunes 7.
Also a nicer iPod window within iTunes. I like how it separates video / audio and others. Better than the old way. Notice the new tab and scroll bar widgets. I assume this is what we can expect in the next OS release.
And, of course, the first video I played in the new iTunes was Paul Strand's Manhatta. I like playing a film shot in 1920 on new software and hardwar.

Monday, September 11, 2006


Not only does Alec Soth have a blog, but he updates often and is funny. Funcking A!

Sunday, September 10, 2006


Memorial, Inwood Park

From a September 11th memorial in Inwood park.

Memorial, Inwood Park

I always like memorials that attempt to give a sense of the scale of loss.

Memorial, Inwood Park

I'm not sure how much I like writing on the flag, however.

Memorial, Inwood Park


Lots of great art in New York now that the summer is over.

I managed to get to Moma's Dada exhibit on Saturday. Great stuff. It closes on Monday; worth sneaking out for a long lunch if you haven't seen it.

The John Stevenson Gallery has a remarkable lineup, including vintage Imogen Cunningham prints.

Ten Magnum photographers are exhibiting photos showing the impact of global warming. This is happening in the United Nations General Assembly visitors' lobby. I can't find a website for this, but it is in the UN. That giant building at the end of 46th street with all the illegally parked cars.

And The Aperture Foundation is showing a collection of vintage prints by Lola Alvarez Bravo. Looks like a great show.

And this is just a a few of the things that I find interesting. So much is going on.


Tantalizing... Or should I say quälend.