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Invisible Motion in Video

That's nifty. I like the eye example more than the pulse stuff, but the pulse stuff might be the best application thus far.

New Eyeglasses

For years I've worn a pair of rimless Silhouette eyeglasses. They were lightweight, flexible, and worked well. I got a pair of sunglasses and a new pair in the same model four years ago, but it was time for a change.

I ended up going with the Oakley Clubface frames. I didn't even know what they were called - I simply liked that they had a little bit of a rim along the top and the color seems to work. I don't do well with very square frames or lenses, so these are round enough to work.

Oakley Clubface

I didn't notice until well afterwards that they were named "Clubface." Perfect for a golf instructor, right? The Oakley site says:

We marveled at the smooth contours of high-end golf sticks when we designed CLUBFACE, a work of C-5™ alloy that hits the sweet spot on original style. All that dimensional curvature creates a fresh look from every angle. UNOBTAINIUM® earsocks maintain a comfortably secure fit, and spring hinges bring precise mechanics to a frame that puts dimension in personality.

You have to get your hands on CLUBFACE to appreciate the art of 3-D thinking. Five metal compounds gave us an alloy that flows into curves and contours without adding excess weight, so you'll have the comfort you deserve and the durability you need. From the dimensional nose bridge to the subtly concave earsocks, we worked every angle to give the active look a new definition.

Uhm, yeah. They're just eyeglasses frames, people.

App.net Free Service

App.net's new direction.

I still don't see the appeal of app.net. Twitter's been fine, and nobody I want to hear from is exclusively on app.net.

Tiger’s Quest for 18 Majors

He needs one this year.

And yes, I'm filling space. :)

What’s Wrong with SI?

From 2007: What's wrong with Sports Illustrated?

Apparently SI is losing money and is in danger of going away very soon.

The last time I seriously looked at an issue of SI1 was in high school.

Footnotes

  1. Not including the waiting rooms at a doctor's office or something.

Reliving the Early 1990s Pittsburgh Pirates

Now I can!

MLB Opens Its Vault to Destroy Your Productivity

What Months?

What months have 28 days?

All of them! :)

Monetizing Planes and Conveyor Belts

If I could monetize planes and conveyor belts I'd be rich!

That page is still getting traffic. Maybe that proves that there IS an idiot born every minute. :P

A Peculiar Test Drive

I really hope to be able to afford a Tesla (i.e. I hope they become less expensive) some day, but these three posts tell an interesting tale of media bias. Why a journalist would be biased against electric cars I have no idea, but… there you have it.

Brooks PureDrift Shoe Review

The takeaway:

In conclusion, Brooks has a shoe with a great deal of potential in the PureDrift. The first incarnation has some shortcomings that I was able to remedy with an insole swap, but I think only some minor tweaks would be required to take this shoe to another level in future incarnations. I’d redesign the integrated footbed to remove seams along the margins, soften the sole just a tad, or include a slightly beefier insole (like the current PureCadence 2 insole). With the tweak I made, I foresee this shoe remaining on my active rack for quite awhile!

The rest of the review is here.

Getting Rid of Duplicates in Mac OS X’s Open With…

This article talks about how to get rid of duplicate entries in the "Open With…" contextual menu.

I've had this command in my nightly (user) cron file for many months now:

# Flush Launch Services Cache
/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/
LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user

Lake Peigneur Sinkhole Disaster

Wow. I hadn't ever heard of this.

Safari Still Craps Out Too Frequently

Seriously, it's 2013. I have 32 GB of RAM. And Safari still craps out all the time and has to reload every page I've loaded with as few as 20 tabs open.

Rarely can you even close tabs to rectify the situation. It seems like once it gets into that state it won't let you get out of it very easily.

Clearing the cache regularly doesn't seem to help.

It's 2013 and we have Mac OS X 10.8 and Safari 6.x. C'mon, people, figure this crap out.

iMovie’s Publish to YouTube Window Fullscreen?

Why would iMovie's modal "Publishing to YouTube" window ever need to go fullscreen?

Publishing to YouTube

Mountain Lion QuickTime Player Audio Skips after Fast Forwarding?

Talk about a bug that shouldn't exist, right?

Fortunately, there's an easy fix: type purge into your Terminal window.

That's it.

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